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2018 ORGANIC SEED CATALOG Why do FREE Shipping *On orders over $10 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds

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Welcome to our 2018 catalog! We grow because we believe in the power of seed. In times of dynamic change, a small positive force in the right place can wield great power. Despite their small size, seeds are a significant lever for change. I started High Mowing because I believe that the positive power of seeds is the best way to accelerate our transition to a healthier food system. I started High Mowing because I needed an answer to the question: how can I make a difference in this world? At High Mowing, we believe that organic agriculture makes us healthier in all ways, and it starts with healthy seeds. In fact, we believe that organic seeds are the most powerful vehicle for positive change in the world. Over the years, we’ve sought out and found partners in both predictable and unpredictable places. It is these alliances that deepen our shared values and amplify our collective work so that it may have heightened effect. Our work would mean very little if it were not of use to you—our growers. The more you succeed, the greater our positive change can be. This year, we invite you to share your reasons for growing, as we have shared ours in the pages of this catalog. We encourage you to harness the power of your positive impact on our world. We need more growers like you, making more of this kind of impact. Thank you for being a part of this. With gratitude, Tom Stearns, Owner & Founder COVER PHOTO: (Left) Tending gardens at the Family Room; (Middle) harvesting Cortland F1 storage onions at Foote Brook Organic Farm; (Right) pulling weeds atThe Farm at theVermont Youth Conservation Corps. Read more about these organizations on p. 101. 4 EASY WAYS TO ORDER phone (866) 735-4454 toll free 8 AM – 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday, with extended Saturday hours 9 AM – 5 PM January through April. web highmowingseeds.com fax (802) 472-3201 Fax the order form (p. 55) anytime. mail Send the order form (p. 55) to: High Mowing Organic Seeds 76 Quarry Road Wolcott, VT 05680 payment options Mail orders can be paid for by check, money order or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express). Fax, phone and web orders can be paid for by credit card. limitation of liability Farming and gardening is risky business, with weather extremes and many other variables outside our control. The responsibility of High Mowing Organic Seeds extends only to the purchase price of the seed. *Prices are in effect through November 1, 2018 and are subject to change. We offer FREE SHIPPING!* *On orders over $10, see page 55 for details. The Safe Seed Pledge In 1999 High Mowing Organic Seeds guided a coalition of 9 other seed companies in drafting a statement about the signers’ stance on genetic engineering. To date the Pledge has been signed by over 370 seed companies worldwide. “Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms poses great biological risks, as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.”

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41 New Varieties for 2018 Mexican Sunflower p. 104 Merengo F1 Celery p. 20 Brentwood One-cut Lettuce p. 47 Darkibor F1 Kale p.42 Sora Radish p. 76 Kordial F1 Kohlrabi p. 44 Red Racer F1 Tomato p. 88 Dazzling Blue Kale p. 43 Smooth Operator F1 Summer Squash p. 81 Esmee Arugula p. 36 Scarlet Kale p. 42 Mardi Gras Blend Bush Bean p. 3 Red Long of Florence Onion p.63 Naval F1 Carrot p. 16 Enchanted F1 Sweet Corn p. 23 Orangeti F1 Spaghetti Squash p. 85 SS 141 Snap Pea p. 65 Sweet Alyssum p.102 French Fingerling Potato p. 72 Green Hokkaido Kabocha Squash p. 84 Ezbruke One-cut Lettuce p. 47 Mardi F1 Cauliflower p. 18 Honey Boat Delicata Squash p. 84 Roma II Bush Bean p. 4 Michal F1 Eggplant p. 28 2150 Mardi Gras Blend Bush Bean...................................................3 2157 Roma II Bush Bean............................................................................4 2342 Naval F1 Carrot...............................................................................16 2312 Mardi F1 Cauliflower....................................................................18 2398 Merengo F1 Celery.......................................................................20 2385 Enchanted F1 Sweet Corn......................................................23 2433 Tasty Green F1 Cucumber.....................................................26 2468 Michal F1 Eggplant.........................................................................28 2516 Ironman Kale Mix Salad Greens........................................33 2013 Esmee Arugula..................................................................................36 1805 Popcorn Shoots................................................................................40 5050-QMG Cilantro Microgreens..................................................40 1740-QMG Collards Microgreens..................................................40 2485-QMG Green Wave Mustard Microgreens................40 2520-QMG Lacinato Kale Microgreens....................................40 2533 Darkibor Fl Kale..............................................................................42 2531 Scarlet Kale..........................................................................................42 2534 Dazzling Blue Kale........................................................................43 2538 Kordial F1 Kohlrabi.......................................................................44 2614 Brentwood One-cut Lettuce................................................47 2617 Ezbruke One-cut Lettuce........................................................47 2548 Cantarix Lettuce............................................................................49 2547 Celinet Baby Leaf Lettuce......................................................53 2705 Red Long of Florence Onion................................................63 2763 SS 141 Snap Pea................................................................................65 2813 Dashen F1 Bell Pepper...............................................................66 84030 Reba Potato......................................................................................72 84002 Adirondack Blue Potato.......................................................72 Your Source for 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds 84140 French Fingerling Potato.......................................................72 2855 Sora Radish..........................................................................................76 2890 Green Machine F1 Zucchini..................................................80 2914 Smooth Operator F1 Summer Squash.........................81 2949 Havana F1 Butternut Winter Squash...........................83 2952 Honey Boat Delicata Winter Squash............................84 2935 Green Hokkaido Kabocha Winter Squash..............84 2944 Orangeti F1 Spaghetti Winter Squash........................85 3009 Red Racer F1 Tomato.................................................................88 6050 Superior Licorice Mint............................................................ 99 7015 Sweet Alyssum...............................................................................102 7161 Alaska Nasturtium Mix .........................................................104 7108 Mexican Sunflower.....................................................................104 1

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What’s in a description? Here’s what you’ll find in our variety listings: ITEM CODE VARIETY NAME VARIETY FEATURES LINE:  Indicates if variety is open-pollinated (OP), HEIRLOOM or HYBRID (see definitions below).  Indicates disease resistances (if applicable) – resistance key is in the Cultural Information for that crop type.  Indicates useful information such as fruit size, commercial uses and other important attributes that make the variety unique. 2926 Sugarbush F1 90 days HYBRID • HMOS EXCLUSIVE • PM • Compact bush habit • 2.5 lbs Heavy, attractive dark green fruits with sweet, deep orange flesh. Nicely rounded fruits are about 5” tall and wide with a small interior seed cavity. Compact bushy vines with strong powdery mildew resistance. Exceptional sweetness! Bred by Dr. Brent Loy at the University of New Hampshire and produced on High Mowing’s seed farm. DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplant if a commonly transplanted crop or from seeding if commonly direct sown; based on Vermont conditions. ATTRIBUTION: Certain varieties that were bred by our partners, public or independent breeders have been identified at the end of the descriptions. Seed Definitions: OPEN-POLLINATED (OP): These varieties have genetic diversity, can have more variation than hybrids, and can be pollinated by themselves or another plant of the same variety to produce seeds that are “true to type”—just like the parent plant. If an OP is cross- pollinated by a different variety of the same species, it will produce seeds that are hybrids. HEIRLOOM: Heirlooms are open-pollinated varieties that either pre-date, or are unaltered by, the last 100 or more years of modern breeding work. These varieties have been passed down from neighbor to neighbor or through families for generations, and are prized for their unusual appearance, genetic diversity and excellent flavor. HYBRID: Created by deliberately crossing two different parent varieties from the same species, hybrids combine the best traits of these varieties to produce greater disease resistance, yield, uniformity and flavor. F1 means “first generation offspring.” These are not genetically modified but are created through traditional plant breeding techniques. Artichokes Cynara scolymus Bees pollinating flowering artichokes. CULTURAL INFO: Days to maturity are from transplanting. Although artichokes are perennials, certain varieties can be grown as annuals, even in cold climates, by exposing the young plants to cool temperatures to vernalize them. Start seeds indoors at least 10 weeks before the last frost date. Sow thickly as germination rates are typically not high. Plant ¼” deep and keep at 65-70°F. Transplant to larger pots or cells when roots are well developed. Harden off before planting outside but get them out 10 days or more before the last frost date so they’ll experience temperatures between 40-50°F. They can tolerate light frost, but protect if harder frost is expected. Soil preparation is required as artichokes do best in rich, well-drained soil with neutral to slightly acidic pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Fertilize heavily at planting and continue to side dress in the early season of rapid growth. SEED SPECS: 560-680 (625 avg) seeds/oz, 9-11M seeds/lb. M=1,000. Direct seeding rate, 2 seeds every 12”, thin to 1 plant in rows 5’ apart. Transplants: 24”-30” apart in rows 5’ apart. Please see Planting Chart on page 111 or go to highmowingseeds.com for more info. Wonder® F1 Tavor 1505 Wonder® F1 88 days HYBRID • Spineless • High yielding High quality spineless hybrid with excellent flavor. After a long search we are quite pleased with this hybrid artichoke that consistently sized up in our northern climate with one main and two side chokes per plant. Has thick, dense 5” heads with good bright color. Very firm with a tender and delicious center. 1501 Tavor 90 days OP • 3-4’ tall • Short vernalization period Improved Imperial Star-type adapted for organic production. Nearly spineless plants yield 7-8 artichokes averaging 4.5” in diameter. Artichokes are green with purple tips and are buttery and tender when steamed. Can be grown as an annual from seed in one season. ARTICHOKE SEED - SOLD BY SEED COUNT 1501 Tavor 1505 Wonder® F1 Larger volumes available; please call for pricing. 2 10 $2.95 $3.95 100 $14.42 $18.00 250 $26.75 $32.00 500 $35.00 $55.00 1M $55.00 $93.00 5M $52.00/M $83.00/M highmowingseeds.com toll free (866) 735-4454

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Beans Phaseolus vulgaris BEANS Jamie cleaning Jacob’s Cattle dry beans in the High Mowing seed mill. CULTURAL INFO: Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Beans are tender annuals that prefer full sun, average fertility and well drained soils. Bush varieties do not require support but pole varieties will require varying amounts. Direct seed after all danger of frost has passed. Inoculant may be used to increase yields. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are par ticularly sensitive to cool soils and may rot at soil temperatures below 55°F. Germination is apparent within 7-10 days. Snap beans can be sown through the summer every 1-2 weeks for a continuous harvest all season. Store unwashed snap beans at 40°F and 90% humidity for 7-10 days; can or freeze for long term storage. Dry beans should be harvested when pods are at least 70% brown and threshed when pods are dry enough to break easily. Dry the threshed beans to approximately 10-15% moisture before storage or allow to continue drying in breathable bags. DISEASE & PESTS: Root rot is caused by several different soil-borne fungi; prevent by planting into well-drained soil when temperatures have warmed. To avoid disease, only handle plants in dry conditions. Wide spacing allows more airflow between plants, helping to dry plant surfaces. Infected plants should be removed immediately. RESISTANCE KEY: AN-Anthracnose, BCMNV-Bean Common Mosaic Necrosis Virus, BCMV-Bean Common Mosaic Virus (races indicated if known), CTV-Curly Top Virus, DM-Downy Mildew, FW-Fusarium Wilt, PM-Powdery Mildew, PMVPod Mottle Virus, R-Rust SEED SPECS: 70-220 (145 avg) seeds/oz, 1.1-3.5M (2.3M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1 oz approx. 145 seeds. Direct seeding rate: Bush, 8 seeds/foot in rows 18-30” apar t. Pole, 8 seeds/foot in rows 5’ apart. Please see Planting Chart on page 111 or go to highmowingseeds.com for more info. SNAP BUSH 2210 Provider 50 days OP • BCMV (NY15), DM, PM, PMV • 5-6” uniform pods The standard fresh market variety for green beans. Provider comes through every year with early, heavy yields of attractive, uniform beans. Plants are vigorous and productive with strong root systems, even under adverse conditions. Good resistance to mildew and virus. Purple seeds. 2022 Jade 55 days OP • BCMV (BV1, NY15), CTV, R • Heat tolerant • 6-7” long pods Gourmet-quality long, slender, stringless green beans. Commercial yields of glossy medium green beans for fresh market sales or the garden. Large, 18-22” tall plants produce yields comparable to Provider and Strike. Pale green seeds. 2255 Strike 55 days OP • BCMV (BV1, NY15) • Suitable for mechanical harvest • 5-6” pods Strike it rich with heavy harvests ideal for processing or freezing. Stringless, smooth beans are medium green in color. Strike is known for its concentrated pod set; great for canning. Widely adapted, disease resistant variety. White seeds. COLORED SNAP BUSH 2233 Red Swan 54 days OP • 4-6” flattened pods Stringless snap with a unique eye-catching red hue! Deep rose-purple pods are flat, like Romano beans, with rich hearty flavor. Beans turn bright green when cooked. This variety, made by crossing a purple snap bean with a pinto bean, was bred by Minnesota bean breeder Robert Lobitz. Tan seeds. Limited availability in 2018. 2232 Gold Rush Yellow Wax 55 days OP • BCMV (NY15) • Concentrated harvest • Holds well • 4-5” pods Early variety with a concentrated harvest perfect for preserving. Lemon-yellow pods with green tips are round, straight and tender. Fine flavor and crisp texture ideal for pickling or lacto-fermenting. Pods hang in clusters around the main stem, making them easy to pick. White seeds. new 2150 Mardi Gras Blend 55 days OP • HMOS EXCLUSIVE • BCMV (NY15) • Matures evenly • 4-6” pods Pre-mixed purple, yellow and green snap beans make an eye-catching custom blend. No more hand mixing after a bean harvest – our tri-color bean blend makes it easy and efficient to offer bags of colorful beans! Varieties selected for their excellent flavor and even rates of maturity. Plant successions and harvest these beautiful, festive beans all season. Includes Gold Rush Yellow Wax, Royal Burgundy and Strike snap beans. Your Source for 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds Provider Strike Gold Rush Yellow Wax Jade Red Swan new Mardi Gras Blend 3

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BEANS Royal Burgundy Maxibel Haricot Vert new Roma II Blue Coco Rattlesnake 4 Tavera Haricot Vert Dragon Langerie Northeaster Kentucky Wonder Blue Lake FM-1 2230 Royal Burgundy 55 days OP • BCMV (BV1, NY15) • Large plants • 5” pods Gorgeous deep purple stringless pods with green interiors. Almost-black beans make a stunning display when mixed with yellow and green beans, especially raw in salads. Beans turn green when cooked. Widely adapted, grows well in cool conditions. Displayed highest resistance to white mold in our trials. Virus resistant. Light brown seeds. FRENCH FILET BUSH 2258 Tavera Haricot Vert 54 days OP • AN, BCMV • Compact, high yielding • 4-5” pods Extra-slender, stringless French filet beans with incredible flavor! Similar to Maxibel in quality, but shorter in length and darker green. These exceptionally tender french filet beans are perfect lightly steamed and served with butter or in bean salad. Round pods are ready for picking when 4-5” long. White seeds. 2200 Maxibel Haricot Vert 65 days OP • AN, BCMV • Large plants • Tender 6-8” pods Unsurpassed French filet bean for gourmet markets. Known for its long, slender, medium green pods with a delicate tender texture. Heavy producer of 6-8” beans on good sized plants. Maxibel will keep you loaded with fresh beans; pick frequently for optimal tenderness and yields. Speckled brown seeds. ROMANO BUSH 2234 Dragon Langerie 55 days fresh, 95 dry HEIRLOOM • Versatile • 6-8” flat pods Unique purple-streaked white pods, also known as Dragon’s Tongue. Popular for eating fresh as a snap bean with super flavor and crispness – a clear winner in our taste tests. Streaks fade when cooked. Versatile variety also makes a great shelling bean or dry bean. Purple seeds. new 2157 Roma II 59 days OP • BCMV (NY15), R • Stringless • 5-6” pods A popular Italian Romano-type long beloved for its distinctive flavor and high yields. Broad, flat beans have the buttery flavor of the Romano pole bean, but produce on easy, compact bush plants. Beans retain flavor after processing. Excellent eating quality, suitable for freezing or canning. POLE 2156 Northeaster 56 days OP • Very early • 7-8” flattened pods Romano bean with buttery flavor and hearty texture. Nor theaster is consistently one of the earliest pole beans in our trials and is well-suited to short seasons. Flattened, pale green pods on tall, vigorous vines. Quick to harvest as beans are easy to distinguish from the foliage. Re-discovered by Rob Johnston of Johnny’s Selected Seeds. White seeds. Unavailable in 2018. 2235 Blue Coco 65 days HEIRLOOM • Tolerant of heat, cold and drought • 6-7” pods Vigorous, high yielding dark purple snap beans. Beautiful plants with violet flowers and dark green leaves with contrasting purple undersides and stems. Plants are well adapted and produce an abundance of sweet, tender beans in a variety of conditions. French heirloom dating back to the 18th century. Brown seeds. Unavailable in 2018. 2160 Kentucky Wonder 65 days HEIRLOOM • BCMV, R • Snap or dry bean • 7-9” pods Unbeatable productivity, consistency and flavor. Introduced in Kentucky just prior to the Civil War, this classic variety has proven its excellence over many generations. Pods are stringless, solid and meaty with great flavor. Use fresh for snap beans, or dry on vines for an excellent soup bean. Brown seeds. 2161 Rattlesnake 65 days HEIRLOOM • 10’ tall vines • 8” long pods Exceptional heirloom flavor fresh, shelled or dry! Picked fresh, beans are round and dark green with unusual purple streaks that fade when cooked. Shelled beans are beige, with rattlesnake streaks when fully dry. Signature addition for roadside stands and farmers markets. Streaked seeds. Unavailable in 2018. 2155 Blue Lake FM-1 66 days OP • Prolific • 5-6” pods Stringless bright green pods that set the standard for flavor. More prolific than many of the bush types, this famous variety grew over 8’ tall in our trials. Pods are slightly shorter than those of our previous strain. Should be picked early and often. White seeds. highmowingseeds.com toll free (866) 735-4454

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DRY 2026 CA Blackeye 46 Cowpea 65 days fresh, 80 dry OP • FW (3) • Cool tolerant • Upright habit Our earliest dry bean and one of the most popular black-eyed peas grown in the South. The classic Southern pea, with a cream-colored seed coat decorated with a single black “eye.” High yields of long green pods that can be eaten fresh, frozen, dried or canned. Vigorous plants have a more upright habit than CA Blackeye 5. Bred by UC Davis and the CA Agricultural Experiment Station. Vigna unguiculata 2060 Light Red Kidney 85 days OP • Widely adapted • Bush habit Exceptional culinary quality, with silky texture and thin skin. Mild flavor and drier texture excellent for chili, bean salads, baked and in soups. Medium sized plants are sturdy and widely adapted, producing well even in cool, wet climates like the Northeast. 2030 Calypso 90 days HEIRLOOM • Bush habit Widely adapted, delicious bean for baking and soups! Dependable and early yields of 4–5 beans per pod on sturdy plants. Also known as Orca or Yin Yang for its distinctive black and white pattern that is retained in cooking. Mild flavor and creamy, rich texture. Beans double in size when cooked. 2020 Eclipse 90 days OP • AN (race 7), BCMV, R • White mold tolerant • High yielding Eclipses other black beans! An earlier and higher yielding version of the Black Turtle bean we all love, Eclipse has impressed nearly everyone by having all the flavor and color of the traditional Black Turtle but returning many more pounds of beans and maturing nearly a week earlier. Eclipse also resists rust, anthracnose, BCMV and shows tolerance to white mold. Upright plants are highly uniform, do not lodge and do a synchronous dry down. Released in 2004 by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. 2050 Jacob’s Cattle 90 days HEIRLOOM • Excellent cooking bean • Bush habit Incredible red and white speckled heirloom. Full-flavored bean that holds its shape under long cooking and possesses a rich aroma. Legend has it that it was a gift from Maine’s Passamaquoddy Native Americans to Joseph Clark, the first white child born in Lubec, Maine. 2021 Vermont Cranberry 90 days HEIRLOOM • Versatile • Short-season • Bush habit Amazing Vermont heirloom with unsurpassed rich flavor. Can be used as a snap, shell or dry bean. As a dry bean, the variety stores exceptionally well. Maroon-colored beans are decorated with darker red, cranberry markings. This variety, dating back to the 1800s, is well suited to short-season, cool summer climates. 2040 Silver Cloud Cannellini 95 days OP • BCMV, CTV • Bush habit • Rust tolerant Improved white bean with excellent culinary qualities. Shelling and cooking beans prized for their smooth, meaty texture and dense, nutty flavor. Ideal for minestrone; also known as fagioli or white kidney. Bred by Washington State University for higher yields, greater disease resistance and more upright habit than the famous heirloom. 2035 Quincy Pinto 106 days OP • BCMV & BCMNV (all races), CTV • Upright bush habit Very high yielding pinto ideal for slow-cooking and canning. Large, medium- to late-maturing beans with delicious creamy flavor. The first pinto variety with genetic resistance to BCMV and CTV, bred in collaboration with Washington State University. Susceptible to Rust. Speckled tan seeds. Limited availability in 2018. SOYBEANS - Glycine max CULTURAL INFO: Edamame soybeans are usually eaten as a fresh bean. Direct seed in well-drained soil that is 60-85°F. Do not plant in colder soil. Inoculant may be used to increase yields. Succession plant every 1-2 weeks for a continuous harvest. Harvest when beans are plump in pods and leaves begin to change from bright green to a slight yellow-green. Handpick only bright green pods with at least two beans per pod or harvest whole plants and bunch for market. Pods can be refrigerated for up to a week or blanched and frozen for storage. Steam for 5 minutes to release beans. GMO POLICY: Through a combination of controlled stock seed production, field isolation and inspection, and policies for harvesting and handling, we focus on prevention of GMO contamination in all our seeds. All soybean seed lots are also tested to confirm zero detectable level in 10,000 seeds. No contaminated seed lots will ever be sold. SEED SPECS: 68-110 (90 avg) seeds/oz, 1.1-1.8M (1.4M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1 oz approx. 90 seeds. Direct seeding rate: 6 seeds/ft in rows 12-30” apart. 2253 Chiba Green 75-80 days OP • Early • Compact habit Early edamame with delicious, very large green seeds. Consistently 5-7 days earlier than Midori Giant, yet still blew away the competition for flavor. Compact, upright plants make harvesting easy and produce predominantly 3-seeded pods with attractive deep green color. Widely adapted throughout North America. Great for small gardens! Your Source for 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds CA Blackeye 46 Cowpea Light Red Kidney Calypso Eclipse Jacob’s Cattle Vermont Cranberry Silver Cloud Cannellini Quincy Pinto Chiba Green 5 BEANS

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Black Jet Shirofumi GARDEN COMBO INOCULANT FOR BEANS 94535 Guard-N (Treats 8 lbs) 94536 Guard-N (Treats 50 lbs) Midori Giant 2245 Black Jet 80 days fresh, 104 days dry HEIRLOOM • Early • Compact plants Gorgeous and unique black soybean for use fresh or dry. Erect, bushy plants 2 feet high offer powerful yields in small space. Flavor best when used as dry beans, but can be boiled in the pods in salted water and enjoyed fresh. Skin is thinner and more delicate than many black beans. Great complement to Chiba Green. Brought back from obscurity by our friends at Johnny’s Selected Seeds. 2241 Midori Giant 80-95 days OP • Reliable producer • Highly vigorous plants Early maturing, high yielding variety with large, buttery seeds. Rich, flavorful beans; one of the most popular soybeans for edamame. Consistently yields over 90% two and three-seeded pods with a clear pubescence. Well-branched, tall and sturdy plants. Widely adapted throughout the U.S. and Canada. A sure winner for both commercial production and home gardeners! 2250 Shirofumi 95 days OP • AN, BCMV • Medium-large plants • Short harvest window Gourmet edamame soybean with exceptional flavor. Sweet, nutty flavor and smooth texture. Medium to tall plants produce prolific pods with clear pubescence, containing an average of three beans each. Warm days and cool nights are important for good yields. SPECIALTY 2023 Windsor Fava 75 days HEIRLOOM • Tall 4’ plants • Cold tolerant Hardy plant with large, nutty beans. English variety dating to 1863 with delicious flavor when eaten as a shell bean. Plants produce 5-6” pods each holding 3-5 large, plump beans. Great for freezing or drying. Plants require cool conditions and are not heat tolerant. Hardy to 12°F. Buff colored seeds. Vicia faba Windsor Fava $5.50 $6.95 Why We GROW “ Each of us at High Mowing cares a great deal about these seeds. They are the reason we are all passionate about the work we do. –Jodi, Breeding and Product Development More on p. 56. BEANS “ BEANS - OPEN-POLLINATED - SOLD BY SEED WEIGHT 2245 Black Jet Soybean 2235 Blue Coco Pole (unavailable in 2018) 2155 Blue Lake FM-1 Pole 2026 CA Blackeye 46 Cowpea Dry 2030 Calypso Dry 2253 Chiba Green Soybean 2234 Dragon Langerie Bush 2020 Eclipse Dry 2232 Gold Rush Yellow Wax Bush 2050 Jacob’s Cattle Dry 2022 Jade Bush 2160 Kentucky Wonder Pole 2060 Light Red Kidney Dry 2150 Mardi Gras Blend Bush 2200 Maxibel Haricot Vert Bush 2241 Midori Giant Soybean 2156 Northeaster Pole (unavailable in 2018) 2210 Provider Bush 2035 Quincy Pinto Dry 2161 Rattlesnake Pole (unavailable in 2018) 2233 Red Swan Bush 2157 Roma II Bush 2230 Royal Burgundy Bush 2250 Shirofumi Soybean 2040 Silver Cloud Cannellini Dry 2255 Strike Bush 2258 Tavera Haricot Vert Bush 2021 Vermont Cranberry Dry 2023 Windsor Fava 1 oz $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $4.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $4.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $4.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $3.50 1/2 lb $9.85 $9.85 $7.50 $9.85 $9.50 $14.50 $8.95 $8.75 $7.50 $7.70 $9.00 $7.70 $6.60 $8.75 $7.70 $14.50 $9.85 $7.10 $7.10 $9.85 $7.25 $8.75 $7.25 $14.50 $7.25 $7.25 $14.00 $9.00 $12.00 Larger volumes available; please call for pricing. *Please see shipping charges on page 55 for individual items weighing 25 lbs or more. 6 1 lb $14.70 $14.70 $11.00 $14.70 $12.00 $23.10 $11.95 $10.75 $10.25 $11.55 $14.00 $11.55 $9.25 $14.00 $11.55 $23.10 $14.70 $10.30 $10.30 $14.70 $10.50 $14.00 $10.50 $23.10 $10.50 $10.50 $18.75 $14.70 $18.00 5 lb $11.80/lb $11.80/lb $8.50/lb $11.80/lb $9.00/lb $19.00/lb $8.60/lb $8.30/lb $7.60/lb $9.60/lb $11.00/lb $9.60/lb $8.10/lb $11.60/lb $9.60/lb $19.00/lb $11.80/lb $8.50/lb $8.50/lb $11.80/lb $8.80/lb $11.60/lb $8.80/lb $19.00/lb $8.80/lb $8.80/lb $15.60/lb $12.00/lb $16.00/lb 25 lb* $9.20/lb $9.20/lb $6.80/lb $9.20/lb $7.80/lb $16.20/lb $7.60/lb $7.40/lb $7.00/lb $8.80/lb $9.00/lb $8.80/lb $7.20/lb $9.60/lb $8.80/lb $16.20/lb $9.20/lb $7.50/lb $7.50/lb $9.20/lb $8.20/lb $9.60/lb $8.20/lb $16.20/lb $8.20/lb $8.20/lb $12.50/lb $10.00/lb $13.20/lb 50 lb* $8.00/lb $8.00/lb $6.00/lb $8.00/lb $6.50/lb $14.50/lb $6.40/lb $6.25/lb $6.20/lb $7.20/lb $7.80/lb $7.20/lb $6.70/lb $7.90/lb $7.20/lb $14.50/lb $8.00/lb $6.40/lb $6.40/lb $8.00/lb $7.40/lb $7.90/lb $7.40/lb $14.50/lb $7.40/lb $7.40/lb $11.60/lb $8.38/lb $11.00/lb highmowingseeds.com toll free (866) 735-4454

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Beets Beta vulgaris BEETS Cole, Mika and Charlotte (L to R) weeding and thinning beets at The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. CULTURAL INFO: Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Hardy biennial that can tolerate light frosts and freezes. Beets can be grown for greens or roots. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked and up to 6-8 weeks before first frost date. Requires moderate fertility and moderate drainage. Thinning of seedlings is optional and results in a more uniform root size and fewer undersized roots. Optimal germination temperature is 55-75°F. For continuous harvest, plant every 2-3 weeks. Optimal storage conditions for roots are 32°F and 95% relative humidity for up to 6 months. Prevent pests and diseases like damping off, root rot and Scab with removal of plant debris, crop rotation and increased airflow. DISEASE & PESTS: Damping off and root rot are caused by a number of individual fungi and can best be avoided by maintaining well drained soils. Leaf spots are prevalent during periods of frequent rainfall and high humidity. Scab can commonly occur on the outer skin of the root. Prevention includes removal of plant debris, crop rotation and increased airflow. RESISTANCE KEY: RZ-Rhizoctonia SEED SPECS: 1.5-2.5M (2M avg) seeds/oz, 25-40M (32.5M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/16 oz approx. 125 seeds. Direct seeding rate: Baby leaf, 40 seeds/foot in rows 12-18” apart. Roots, 15 seeds/foot in rows 18-24” apart. Please see Planting Chart on page 111 or go to highmowingseeds.com for more info. DARK RED GLOBE 2290 Early Wonder Tall Top 45 full size leaf, 60 beets OP • Early greens • Excellent baby beet • 2-3” roots A sure crop for early spring greens and roots. Quick-growing tops perfect for early beet greens; roots size up quickly for bunched baby beets. Also a great full size beet with vibrant tops. Similar quality to Detroit Dark Red for early season crops. See baby leaf photo on p. 37. 2265 Boro F1 50 days HYBRID • Stores well • Baby or full size • 2-6” roots One of the sweetest beets we’ve tasted! Superb flavor, resistance to leaf spot and the ability to stay tender support a wide range of uses. Juicy roots can be harvested baby and beyond 3” with good quality up to 6”. Tops regenerate quickly for clean, healthy leaves all season. Deep red color with minimal zoning. From our partners at Bejo Seeds. Precision sized. 2261 Aviv 55 days OP • Highly uniform • Excellent for canning • 2-4” roots Uniform, attractive open-pollinated beet. Aviv was bred for highly uniform roots and that is exactly what impressed us about this variety in our trials. This improved variety has been selected for quality and produces globe shaped, slightly flattened red beets with sweet, balanced flavor. Unavailable in 2018. 2280 Detroit Dark Red 55 days HEIRLOOM • Quality tops • Uniform 3” roots Top notch heirloom variety, well known for high quality roots. Tops are strong. A standard type for the home garden or direct market sales. Uniform, 3” round roots store well and are excellent for eating fresh or canning. First developed by a Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada and further selected for improvements by D.M. Ferry & Co., who officially released it in 1892 as Detroit Dark Red. 2285 Red Ace F1 60 days HYBRID • Stores well • Suitable for mechanical harvest • 3” roots Tried-and-true variety with great uniformity and healthy tops! Red Ace F1 excels for both fresh market and industry growers due to its wide adaptability and high yield potential of uniformly sized and shaped beets. Good disease tolerance and fast regrowth result in upright, glossy, bright green tops. Available as raw or pelleted seed. Precision sized. 2262 Shiraz 60 days OP • RZ • Tall tops • Excellent for processing • 3-4” roots Unparalled aesthetics and taste with impressive resistances make Shiraz a reliable choice. A strong parent line of three different heirlooms give Shiraz genes that can’t be beat: tall, succulent tops for high quality greens and easy bunching, rhizoctonia resistance and exceptionally smooth, round roots. 2289 Rhonda F1 65-70 days HYBRID • Very long storage • Uniform size and shape • 3-4” roots Excellent storage beet with sweet flavor. Very similar to Boro, sharing its sweet flavor and smooth texture, even after months of storage. Tuck Rhonda F1 away all winter and beets will still be hard and sound come spring. Round, deep red roots and nice strong tops. Two weeks later than Boro F1 for staggered harvest from a single planting. Precision sized. Your Source for 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds Early Wonder Tall Top Boro F1 Shiraz Aviv Detroit Dark Red Red Ace F1 Rhonda F1 7

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Bull’s Blood Cylindra Touchstone Gold Guardsmark Chioggia SPECIALTY 2260 Bull’s Blood 35 days baby leaf, 60 beets HEIRLOOM • Deep purple leaf for salad mix • Baby beet • 2-3” roots Striking dark red-purple leaves provide incredible contrast in salad mixes. Eliot Coleman’s choice for a red leaf in winter salad mixes. Roots are also tasty and tender when harvested early as baby beets. Tolerant of heat and cold. Color intensifies as plants mature. See baby leaf photo on p. 37. 2288 Touchstone Gold 55 days OP • Improved germination • Uniform shape • 3” roots Improved gold beet with mild flavor and vibrant color retained in cooking. From Alf Christianson Seed Company, the breeders of Red Ace F1 and Guardsmark Chioggia, this is an improved golden beet with better germination and uniformity than standard golden types and less zoning. Attractive solid green tops quickly shade out weeds. Germinates best in warmer soil. Precision sized. 2273 Cylindra 56 days HEIRLOOM • Great for processing • Specialty appeal • 1-2” wide and 5-6” long roots Unique 6” long cylindrical beet with fine texture and sweet flavor. A favorite with chefs due to uniform slices and ease of peeling. Popular at markets thanks to its unusual shape. Great for pickling! 2269 Guardsmark Chioggia 60 days OP • Uniform • Bolt tolerant • 3” roots Unique and beautiful candy-striped beet. Alternating rings of dark red and white make this variety a popular choice for specialty markets. A new strain of the popular Italian heirloom, improved by Alf Christianson Seed Company for better uniformity and bolt tolerance. BEETS BEET SEED - OPEN-POLLINATED - SOLD BY SEED WEIGHT 2261 Aviv (unavailable in 2018) 1/16 oz $2.95 1 oz $14.00 1/4 lb $33.00 1 lb $88.00 5 lb $79.80/lb 25 lb* $70.00/lb 2273 Cylindra 2280 Detroit Dark Red 2290 Early Wonder Tall Top 2262 Shiraz $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $7.25 $5.00 $4.50 $19.00 $16.00 $8.60 $6.95 $50.00 $40.00 $20.00 $18.00 $140.00 $38.00/lb $17.60/lb $15.80/lb $110.00/lb $35.40/lb $16.40/lb $15.20/lb $104.00/lb BEET SEED - OPEN-POLLINATED - SOLD BY SEED COUNT 2260 Bull’s Blood 2269 Guardsmark Chioggia 2288 Touchstone Gold 100 $2.95 $3.95 $2.95 1M $7.35 $7.50 $7.50 5M $3.40/M $3.80/M $6.00/M 25 M $2.60/M $2.96/M $5.60/M 100 M $2.25/M $2.75/M $5.25/M BEET SEED - HYBRID - SOLD BY SEED COUNT 2265 Boro F1 2285 Red Ace F1 2285P Red Ace F1- Pelleted 2289 Rhonda F1 100 $3.75 $2.95 $4.25 $3.20 1M $10.00 $6.60 $7.50 $9.50 5M $6.40/M $3.44/M $3.50/M $6.05/M 25 M $3.95/M $3.00/M $2.96/M $3.50/M 100 M $2.95/M $2.45/M $2.75/M $2.75/M Larger volumes available; please call for pricing. *Please see shipping charges on page 55 for individual items weighing 25 lbs or more. **For 500M, add $14. For 1000M, add $28. 50 lb* $64.50/lb $32.50/lb $15.60/lb $14.80/lb $88.00/lb 500 M** $2.10/M $2.30/M $4.80/M 500 M** $2.70/M $2.16/M $2.46/M $2.50/M 100 lb* $58.50/lb $30.50/lb $14.80/lb $14.25/lb $81.50/lb 1000 M** $1.95/M $2.15/M $4.45/M 1000 M** $2.50/M $2.05/M $2.25/M Partners in Feeding Our Communities High Mowing’s donation program supports organizations that provide farm and nutrition education with initiatives such as community gardens, school gardens and food bank gardens. Thanks to these partnerships, our seeds are now in the hands of the food system leaders of tomorrow. In 2017, one of our largest donation recipients was the national community gardening organization Katie’s Krops. H igh Mowing is proud to partner with Katie’s Krops in using seeds to teach kids across the country how to grow healthy food and healthy communities. Katie’s Krops is a national community gardening organization supporting 100+ young growers in 33 different states. Katie’s Krops empowers growers ages 9-16 to help end hunger in their local communities by providing the necessary tools to start and maintain vegetable gardens. Produce from these gardens goes directly to the local communities, providing food donations to soup kitchens and food pantries. It brings us great joy to see our seeds helping these young growers to learn, teach and grow for their local communities. High Mowing is proud to partner with Bejo Seeds and Katie’s Krops to invest in the next generation of farmers and gardeners. High Mowing’s organic seeds are now in the hands of these growers thanks to the Katie’s Krops youth gardening program. 8 highmowingseeds.com toll free (866) 735- 4454

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Broccoli Brassica spp. BROCCOLI Paul and Taylor evaluating mid-season broccoli trials. CULTURAL INFO: Days to maturity are from transplant; add 15-20 days if direct seeding. Broccoli is a cool season hardy biennial grown for spring and fall crops and prefers cooler conditions, ideally 60-75°F. Seedlings exposed to stress may form uneven, premature heads. Broccoli heads should be harvested while buds are still tight. After the main head is harvested, regular harvesting of side shoots encourages fur ther production. Cool broccoli immediately after harvest to retain quality. Store at 32°F for 10-14 days. RESISTANCE KEY: FY-Fusarium Yellows, PM-Powdery Mildew, DM-Downy Mildew SEED SPECS: 5.6-9.4M (7.5M avg) seeds/oz, 90-150M (120M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/32 oz approx. 225 seeds. Direct seeding rate: 3 seeds every 12”, thin to 1 plant in rows 18-30” apart. Transplants: 12” apart in rows 18” apart. Please see Planting Chart on page 111 or go to highmowingseeds.com for more info. BROCCOLI - B. oleracea var. italica 2300 De Cicco 48 days HEIRLOOM • Abundant side shoots • 3-4” heads Italian variety known for tender stalks and mild flavor. Reliable multi-cut variety that produces a compact, 3-4” bluish-green central head followed by a prolific set of side shoots. Variable maturity results in a long harvest period for both central heads and side shoots. Excellent home garden variety. 2301 Batavia F1 60 days HYBRID • PM • Uniform • Short harvest window • 5-6” heads Our earliest hybrid with dark green color and well-branched domes. Well adapted and vigorous with the added benefits of earliness, cold hardiness and powdery mildew resistance. Not as heat tolerant and has larger beads than Belstar F1; prefers cool conditions. Short harvest window of uniform main domes for stem or crown cuts. From our partners at Bejo Seeds. Limited availability in 2018. 2302 Belstar F1 65 days HYBRID • FY, DM • Compact habit • Heat tolerant • 6-8” heads Our most heat tolerant broccoli for spring, summer and fall crops. Compact plants have round domes, small to medium beads and short stems with a thick main stalk. Domes span 6-8” at maturity and average 1.5 lbs. Ideal for short-stemmed crown cuts or florets. 10-14 day harvest window. From our partners at Bejo Seeds. 2305 Fiesta F1 75 days HYBRID • FY • Uniform • Short harvest window • 6-7” heads Impressive late season variety for fall harvests. Uniform maturity and stand of welldomed heads. Medium beads slightly larger than Belstar F1. Ideal for dense plantings of single cuts with a harvest span of less than one week. Well adapted; performs best in warm days and cool nights. 2315 Waltham 29 80-85 days OP • Fall crop • Many side shoots • 5-6” heads Best variety for bunched side shoots. Sturdy 20” plants suppor t 5-6” dark bluegreen heads with medium to large beads and long stalks (hard to find with modern hybrids). Developed to withstand increasing cold for fall maturity. Heat sensitive. SPROUTING BROCCOLI CULTURAL INFO: Sprouting broccoli has many small shoots rather than a single head. Can be planted in spring or summer for a quick harvest, or late fall for overwintering. Fall planting (under protection in colder climates) with a late winter harvest results in impressive yields just when demand for fresh greens is high. Shoots are mild, much sweeter and more tender than broccoli. 2495 Hon Tsai Tai Flowering Broccoli 37 days OP • Fall crop • Gourmet selection Dark green leaves, purple stems and sweet, petite florets. Similar to broccoli raab with a sweeter flavor and delicate texture. Young flowering shoots are delicious in fresh salads, stir-fries and pasta dishes. Best for fall harvest; shorter days cause stems to elongate. Harvest just before bright yellow blossoms open. Brassica rapa var. purpurea Your Source for 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds De Cicco Belstar F1 Waltham 29 Batavia F1 Fiesta F1 Hon Tsai Tai Flowering Broccoli 9

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BROCCOLI Spring Raab Broccoli Raab Te You Flowering Broccoli Santee F1 Sprouting Broccoli 1960 Spring Raab Broccoli Raab 45 days OP • Italian specialty • Large 30” tall plants Italian specialty with mild mustard flavor and broccoli-like florets. Delicious traditionally cooked in olive oil with garlic and pepper flakes. Easy to grow and loaded with folic acid and vitamins. Plant early spring to midsummer or overwinter in mild climates. Brassica rapa var. ruvo 2494 Te You Flowering Broccoli 50 days OP • Heat and cold tolerant Thick, succulent stems, crisp leaves and mini broccoli florets; also known as Chinese broccoli. Stems are best harvested young; perfect lightly steamed or sauteed with Hoisin sauce. Tolerant of heat and cool temperatures with resistance to mildews. Plant late spring to early fall. Brassica oleracea 2311 Santee F1 Sprouting Broccoli 75-115 days HYBRID • Specialty crop • Excellent for overwintering Mini purple heads on leafy stalks; also known as broccolini. Abundant, tender burgundy spears and mini broccoli heads are flavorful and packed with nutrients. Unlike most sprouting broccolis, Santee F1 doesn’t require cold treatment to initiate bud development. Can be overwintered for impressive yields. Brassica oleracea var. italica BROCCOLI SEED - OPEN-POLLINATED - SOLD BY SEED WEIGHT 2300 De Cicco 1/32 oz $2.95 1/8 oz $3.80 1/2 oz $5.50 2495 Hon Tsai Tai Flowering Broccoli 1960 Spring Raab Broccoli Raab 2494 Te You Flowering Broccoli 2315 Waltham 29 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $5.00 $6.50 $7.10 $3.80 $8.00 $11.75 $12.90 $5.50 BROCCOLI SEED - HYBRID - SOLD BY SEED COUNT 2301 Batavia F1 2302 Belstar F1 2305 Fiesta F1 2311 Santee F1 Sprouting Broccoli 25 $2.95 $2.95 $2.95 $4.85 500 $17.30 $15.25 $18.00 $53.30 Larger volumes available; please call for pricing. *Please see shipping charges on page 55 for individual items weighing 25 lbs or more. 2 oz $12.10 $15.00 $24.75 $30.00 $12.10 1M $24.00 $25.50 $25.50 $77.50 1/2 lb $29.00 $42.00 $63.00 $90.00 $29.00 5M $21.00/M $23.00/M $23.00/M $70.50/M 1 lb 5 lb $49.00 $43.00/lb $72.00 $68.00/lb $115.00 $150.00 $125.00/lb $49.00 $43.00/lb 25 M $18.70/M $20.60/M $20.60/M $65.00/M 25 lb* $65.00/lb 100 M $16.45/M $18.15/M $18.15/M $61.50/M Show your High Mowing Spirit! HATS T-SHIRTS new 94303 Organic Cotton Cap $15.50 Our cotton caps are 100% certified organic cotton twill and feature our logo embroidered on the front and a self fabric adjustable closure with a brass slider and hidden tuck-in. Available in charcoal grey. 94302 Blue Trucker Hat $15.50 Our trucker-style hat features our logo embroidered on the front and an adjustable, breathable mesh back. Available in navy blue with cream mesh. new 94304 Camo Trucker Hat $15.50 Our camo trucker-style hat features our logo embroidered on the front and an adjustable, breathable mesh back. Available in camo with camo mesh. 94320 Organic Cotton T-Shirt $20.00 Our t-shir t is 100% cer tified organic, ultra-soft lightweight cotton and made in the USA. The High Mowing Organic Seeds logo is printed on the front (left chest) and the back (centered below the collar) with water-based inks using a unique environmentally sound process that is sturdier, more comfor table and more attractive than traditional plastic-based inks. Men’s tees are standard fit and come in ocean blue. Women’s tees are longer, moderately fitted with a slight scoopneck, and come in amethyst. Please note that the Women’s tees run small; we recommend ordering up a size if you prefer a more relaxed fit. PLEASE INDICATE FIT: Men’s/Women’s AND SIZE: S, M, L, or XL 10 highmowingseeds.com toll free (866) 735- 4454

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BRUSSELS Brussels Sprouts Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera Paul sets up Brussels sprouts seedlings at a plant sale. CULTURAL INFO: Days to maturity are from transplant; add 15-20 days if direct seeding. Brussels sprouts are cool season biennials that prefer temps of 45-75°F, with optimal growth at 60-65°F. Direct seed as soon as ground can be worked in spring or start transplants indoors 4-6 weeks before setting out. Can tolerate frost once hardened off. Fertilize well at planting and side dress again about three weeks later. Snap tops off plants in late summer to encourage sprout production. Sprouts become sweeter after a few light frosts in fall. DISEASE & PESTS: Diseases and pests are best prevented by production practices that build soil and promote vigorous plant growth. Black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris) first appears as V-shaped, yellow lesions at leaf margin. Pull up infected plants immediately. Plantings should never be worked during wet conditions. Fusarium yellows, caused by the bacteria Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinan, manifests as yellowing of the lower leaves 2-4 weeks after transplanting. Yellowing moves to upper leaves and causes wilt. Fungal diseases can also be prevented by spraying with copper hydroxide, but check with your certifier before applying. Clubroot is a soil borne disease which stunts the roots of the plants so that they are not able to develop normally. Rotate crops and add lime to raise soil pH to 7.2. Cabbage looper, imported cabbage worm, and diamondback moth are of the Lepidoptera order and can be controlled by Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and/or spinosad, preferentially in rotation with one another to prevent selection of resistant individuals (check with your certifier before applying). Protect plants from flea beetles by using floating row covers in the early season. Control root maggots with beneficial nematodes or by covering with row cover early in the season. RESISTANCE KEY: FY-Fusarium Yellows, PM-Powdery Mildew, RS-Ring Spot, WBWhite Blister SEED SPECS: 6.8-11.3M (9.3M avg) seeds/oz, 110 -180M (150M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. Direct seeding rate: 2 seeds every 18”, thin to 1 plant in rows 18-30” apart. Transplants: 18” apart in rows 18-30” apart. Please see Planting Chart on page 111 or go to highmowingseeds.com for more info. 2314 Dagan F1 100 days HYBRID • Early • Suited for sales on-the-stalk Early, reliable variety for main-season sales both on and off the stalk. Has tall, straight stalks that resist lodging and work well for on-the-stalk sales. Doesn’t require topping. Nicely wrapped tight sprouts with a bright medium green color and a small attachment site. From our partners at Bejo Seeds. 2309 Doric F1 120 days HYBRID • FY • Uniformly sized sprouts • Upright sturdy habit A standout hardy variety for late fall and early winter production. Tall plants produce dense, dark green sprouts on an upright, sturdy stalk. Good uniformity up and down the stem. Flavor improves after cold exposure. Another great variety from our parnters at Bejo Seeds! 2317 Nautic F1 120 days HYBRID • PM, RS, WB • Easy to harvest Disease resistant variety for a reliable crop of tightly wrapped sprouts. Nautic F1’s sprouts are spaced further apart, allowing plants to dry out quickly to avoid spread of disease and making it easier to harvest individual sprouts. Vigorous and sturdy plants with 1” sprouts. Dagan F1 Doric F1 Nautic F1 BRUSSELS SPROUTS SEED - HYBRID - SOLD BY SEED COUNT 2309 Doric F1 2317 Nautic F1 2314 Dagan F1 Larger volumes available; please call for pricing. 25 $5.10 $5.10 $5.10 500 $33.50 $33.50 $33.50 1M $58.00 $58.00 $58.00 5M $55.00/M $55.00/M $55.00/M 25 M $49.92/M $49.92/M $49.92/M YDoaugraSnoFu1rcBerfuorss1e0l0s%prCoeurttsifgierodwOinrggaanticS, Nanodni-wGoMoOd FParromje.ct Verified Seeds 1111

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Cabbage Brassica spp. CABBAGE Cole and Mika weeding cabbages at The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. CULTURAL INFO: Days to maturity are from spring transplanting; if transplanting in warm weather subtract 10-14 days; direct seeding add 14 days. Cabbage is a hardy biennial closely related to broccoli and kale. The trick to growing cabbage is steady, uninterrupted growth with good fertilization and ample water. Cabbage does best in cool, temperate climates but can be grown anywhere with the right varieties and good care. In most areas you can plant an early crop for fresh eating and a late crop primarily for winter storage. Direct sow when daytime soil temperatures warm to 65-75°F or start seeds indoors or in cold frames 4-6 weeks before planting date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75°F but seeds will germinate in soils as cool as 50°F. Seedlings can tolerate light frost after they’ve hardened off. Plant into well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Cabbage prefers a pH of 6.5-6.8 for optimum growth. Keep seedlings well-watered. Cabbage is a heavy feeder; fertilize well at planting and side dress again three weeks later. Cabbage is mature when the tight outer leaf of the head begins to fold back on itself. Light fall frosts make heads sweeter and improve flavor. Cabbage is best stored at 32°F and at 95% relative humidity. Fresh market varieties store for 2-3 weeks while storage and processing types store for 2-6 months or longer. DISEASE & PESTS: Prevent diseases and recurrent pest pressure with crop rotation and cover cropping. Fungal and bacterial diseases like fusarium yellows, blackleg and black rot are best prevented by production practices that build soil and promote vigorous plant growth. Broad spectrum applications like copper hydroxide can also be used to prevent fungal diseases. Always check with your certifier before applying organic control measures. Prevent the soil borne disease clubroot by rotating crops and adding lime to raise soil pH to 7.2. Pests of the Lepidoptera order such as cabbage looper, imported cabbage worm, and diamondback moth can be controlled by Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and/or spinosad, preferentially in rotation with one another to prevent selection of resistant individuals. Protect plants from flea beetles by using floating row cover in the early season. RESISTANCE KEY: BL-Blackleg, BR-Black Rot, BS-Black Speck, BSR-Bacterial Soft Rot, CR-Clubroot (races indicated if known), FY-Fusarium Yellows, T-Thrips, TB-Tip Burn, TMV-Turnip Mosaic Virus SEED SPECS: 4.8-9.5M (7.3M avg) seeds/oz, 78-156M (117M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/32 oz approx. 225 seeds. Direct seeding rate: 2 seeds every 12”, thin to 1 plant in rows 18-30” apart. Transplants: 12-18” apart in rows 18-30” apart. Please see Planting Chart on page 111 or go to highmowingseeds.com for more info. Golden Acre Copenhagen Farao F1 Caraflex F1 12 Murdoc F1 GREEN 2298 Golden Acre 62 days OP • Early fresh market • Compact habit • 3-4 lb heads Super early, adorable green heads on compact plants; perfect for smaller households! This cute OP impressed us in our 2015 trials with its small stature and high percentage of marketable heads. Round and solid, with delicate but crunchy texture and sweet, spicy flavor with buttery under tones when cooked. Few outer wrapper leaves; short harvest window. Habit suitable for dense plantings. Earlier and more uniform than Copenhagen. 2366 Farao F1 63 days HYBRID • TB, T • Early fresh market • 3-4 lb heads Delicious, early heads are sweet and tender! Leaves are thin and juicy with a slight peppery bite, perfect for stir-fries and egg rolls. Small, uniform heads with attractive rosebud wrappers are great for smaller households and pack nicely in boxes. Round heads with a short core hold well in summer heat; habit suitable for dense plantings. 2348 Copenhagen 65 days HEIRLOOM • Early and adaptable • 3-4 lb heads Compact heirloom for home gardens and direct markets. Solid heads are somewhat variable in size ranging from 3-4 lbs and 6-8” in diameter with uniform maturity. Compact plants sit close to the ground, handy for smaller gardens. Heads hold well before and after harvest. Great for slow cooking, slaws and sauerkraut! Unavailable in 2018. 2349 Caraflex F1 68 days HYBRID • Fresh market • Stores 10 weeks • 1.5-2 lb heads Green sweetheart for fresh and gourmet markets. Prized for its unusual coneshaped heads and thin, sweet leaves that are delicious eaten raw or in stir-fries, slaws or egg rolls. Extremely uniform with good wrapper leaves for insect and sun protection. Sara Schlosser of Sandiwood Farm loves how perfectly Caraflex F1 packs a box! 2362 Murdoc F1 80 days HYBRID • Excellent processing type • Stores well • 4-7 lb heads Unique hefty heads perfect for fresh eating, kraut or processing. Caraflex F1’s big brother, with the same tender, crisp juicy leaves and unusual cone-shape, but supersized! Grows up to 10” in diameter at the base; excellent storage qualities. Distinctly silky texture excellent for sauerkraut. One of our favorite varieties from Bejo Seeds. highmowingseeds.com toll free (866) 735-4454

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2357 Capture F1 85 days HYBRID • FY, BR, T • Main season fresh market & processing • 4-6 lb heads Black rot-resistant fresh market cabbage for organic growers! Full size green cabbage for fresh market or processing; short term storage ability. Excellent disease resistance—grows best in susceptible climates where black rot and thrips are present. Uniform heads sit high on the stalk with good wrapper leaves. 2296 Passat F1 90 days HYBRID • FY, T • Storage & processing • Upright habit • 6-8 lb heads One-stop-shopping for all your cabbage needs! Versatile late-season variety with large, dense heads and early vigor. Ideal for slaws, sauerkraut, storage and fresh eating, with quality that improves in storage. High Brix and classic texture with a shor t core. A gorgeous, uniform late season variety to replace Kaitlin F1. Good resistance to leaf diseases and black rot. Bred by Bejo Seeds for the kraut and processing industry in Holland. 2356 Drago F1 93 days HYBRID • FY • Late fresh market • 3-4 lb heads Highly uniform heads for a perfect box count. Round, dense heads with a very short core. Heads sit high on the stem; easy to harvest with few thick wrapper leaves. Holds very well in the field without splitting; good resistance to tip burn. A tasty coleslaw cabbage. 2359 Impala F1 105 days HYBRID • Long storage • 6-8 lb heads High quality heads hold exceptionally well in field and storage. Dense, medium sized heads with open green wrapper and snow white interior, indicating high vitamin C content. Sits high on stem for easy harvest, disease prevention and efficient cleaning out of storage. Potential for 10 lb heads under ideal conditions. Intermediate resistance to thrips. RED 2369 Red Express 62 days OP • Fresh market • Compact habit • 2-4 lb heads Heads up quickly into tidy little red cabbages perfect for smaller portions. Performed well in our trials, with very nice color and early maturity. Compact habit; can be densely planted at 8” spacing with Farao F1 and Famosa F1 for an earlier harvest and knock out market display! Great for northern climates and small spaces. 2354 Integro F1 85 days HYBRID • Fresh market • Moderate storage • 3-4 lb heads Uniform red cabbage for fresh market or short-term storage. Our earliestmaturing red hybrid cabbage. Heads are very dark purple with an attractive silver sheen and oblong shape measuring about 5” wide by 7” tall. Suitable for mini heads at 8” spacing. Matures a few weeks earlier than Buscaro F1, but holds well in the field. Another great variety from Bejo Seeds. 2361 Buscaro F1 105 days HYBRID • TB • Fresh market • Moderate storage • 4-5 lb heads Full sized heads with sweet, juicy flavor for fresh market use. Large plants give rise to hefty heads with a gorgeous red/purple hue and distinctive silvery sheen. Heads are round to slightly oblong; beautiful color in salads and slaws. Moderate storage capacity; ideal for processing with a medium sized core. SAVOY 2363 Famosa F1 68 days HYBRID • Durable fresh cabbage • 2-4 lb heads Gorgeous early savoy cabbage for fresh market use. Dark green, heavily savoyed wrapper leaves and bright green heads make Famosa F1 a head-turner in our trials every year. Outer leaves are thick and durable, while the inner leaves are tender and delicious with mild flavor that gets sweeter as winter approaches. Intermediate resistance to downy mildew. 2368 Produsa F1 80 days HYBRID • Main season fresh market • Short-term storage • 2-3 lb heads High yielding, classy late season savoy with tightly crumpled leaves. The French call this chic type “chou frisé”, or curly cabbage. Very crinkled outer leaves with interior undulating folds of lime green. A great complement to Deadon F1’s purple-sage color, or plant with early season Famosa F1 for an extended harvest. Heads are 6-8” in diameter. Limited availability. 2353 Deadon F1 105 days HYBRID • FY • January King-type • Long storage • 4-5 lb heads Cold hardy with striking sage-purple wrapper leaves and lime green interiors. Freezing temperatures only improve its sweet, delicious flavor and intense purple color - one of our New York growers harvests them well into early winter, finding them sweeter with each frost. Uniform and vigorous with high yields of 6-10” heads. Another stellar variety from our partners at Bejo Seeds. Your Source for 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds Capture F1 Drago F1 Red Express Buscaro F1 Produsa F1 Passat F1 Impala F1 Integro F1 Famosa F1 Deadon F1 13 CABBAGE

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