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2014 ORGANIC SEED CATALOG 100% Certified Organic Seeds Over 600 varieties, including 55 NEW this year www.highmowingseeds.com ∙ (802) 472-6174 Since 1996, offering only

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Four Easy Ways to Order phone (802) 472-6174 8 AM – 6 PM EST, Monday through Friday, with extended Saturday hours 9 AM – 5 PM January through April. web www.highmowingseeds.com Welcome to our 2014 catalog of organic seeds! Change is in the air. Our lives and our work are all about change. As you, our customers, change and grow, so do we. The seed needs of organic farmers and gardeners of the future are not going to be the same as today. So, as we look toward innovation, integrity and quality as our guiding principles, we will be asking all of you to participate with us in helping to create this future. Help us by letting us know your needs, your thoughts and your dreams. This catalog is filled with the very best varieties for organic growers. We know because we have grown them all. Many times. Some we have developed here on our Vermont farm. All have proven themselves across the country on farms and gardens of all scales. Whether you love the uniqueness and story of heirlooms and op’s or the uniformity of hybrids, we have the largest selection of certified organic seeds in the world. Seeds may be the smallest but most important tool on your farm. Choose wisely and let us know how we can help. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Having more fun than ever, fax (802) 472-3201 Fax the order form (p. 51) anytime. mail Send the order form (p.51) 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 effective November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014. The Safe Seed Pledge and seeds the basis “ Agriculturelives depend.providemust protectupon which our We this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who The High Mowing Seeds Sales Staff want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically are here to help you! 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. Tom Stearns, Founder High Mowing Organic Seeds ” Cover photo: Stephen, Charles and Katie plant corn seedlings in the HMS production field.

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New for 2014 Some of our new varieties this year! 2150 Velour Bean, p.5 2261 Aviv Beet, p.8 2362 Murdoc F1 Cabbage, p.11 2328 Miami F1 Carrot, p.14 2379 Allure F1 Sweet Corn, p.19 2424 Silver Slicer Cucumber, p.21 2502 Vitamin Green Asian Green, p.29 3172 Granadero F1 Tomato, p.78 2542 Curly Roja Kale, p.37 2700 Alto Leek, p.39 2540 Regal Oak Lettuce, p.43 2689 Cabernet F1 Onion, p.53 2669 Pride F1 Scallion, p.54 2799 Bangles Mix Pepper, p.58 2804 Xanthi F1 Pepper, p.59 2947 Orange Summer F1 Winter Squash, p.72 2868 Butterflay Spinach, p.67 2948 Tiana F1 Butternut Squash, p.71 3171 Caiman F1 Tomato, p.74 2519 Braising Mix , p.28 NEW New varieties for 2014 item #/variety page 2156 Northeaster Bean .....................................................................5 2150 Velour Bean ................................................................................5 2261 Aviv Beet......................................................................................8 2362 Murdoc F1 Cabbage .............................................................11 2368 Produsa F1 Cabbage ............................................................12 2328 Miami F1 Carrot ......................................................................14 2291 Resistafly F1 Carrot ................................................................14 2316 Janvel F1 Cauliflower ........................................................... 16 2312 Tipoff Romanesco F1 Cauliflower ................................... 16 2396 Diamant Celeriac ...................................................................17 2379 Allure F1 Sweet Corn ............................................................19 2377 Natural Delight F1 Sweet Corn ........................................ 20 8113 Dutch White Clover Cover Crop ....................................... 91 2419 Manny F1 Cucumber ............................................................ 21 2424 Silver Slicer Cucumber ........................................................ 21 2471 Diamond Eggplant ............................................................... 24 2479 Solaris F1 Fennel.................................................................... 25 7072 Crackerjack Marigold........................................................... 88 7149 Golden Yellow Zinnia .......................................................... 90 7021 Pacific Beauty Calendula.................................................... 87 86600 Nootka Rose Garlic ............................................................ 26 2501 Tokyo Bekana Mustard ....................................................... 29 2502 Vitamin Green Asian Green .............................................. 29 1730 Mild Mix Microgreen.............................................................31 1731 Onion Microgreen..................................................................31 1733 Spicy Mix Microgreen...........................................................31 2519 Braising Mix ............................................................................ 28 1710 Ancient Eastern Blend Sprouts ........................................ 32 1709 Green Kale Sprouts............................................................... 32 1711 Red Clover Sprouts ............................................................... 32 5106 Greek Oregano....................................................................... 85 2542 Curly Roja Kale ....................................................................... 37 2541 Lech F1 Kohlrabi .................................................................... 38 2700 Alto Leek .................................................................................. 39 2693 Striker F1 Leek ........................................................................ 39 2540 Regal Oak Lettuce ................................................................ 43 2689 Cabernet F1 Onion ............................................................... 53 2669 Pride F1 Scallion .................................................................... 54 2799 Bangles Mix Pepper ............................................................. 58 2801 Candlelight Pepper .............................................................. 60 2802 Dwarf Little Blue Pepper.................................................... 60 2803 Feher Ozon Pepper .............................................................. 59 2804 Xanthi F1 Pepper .................................................................. 59 2868 Butterflay Spinach................................................................ 67 2909 Desert F1 Zucchini ............................................................... 69 2911 Dark Star Zucchini ................................................................. 70 2946 Bagheera F1 Winter Squash ............................................. 72 2947 Orange Summer F1 Winter Squash ............................... 72 2948 Tiana F1 Butternut Squash................................................ 71 3171 Caiman F1 Tomato .................................................................74 3181 Goldie Ground Cherry ......................................................... 78 3172 Granadero F1 Tomato .......................................................... 78 3173 Roni F1 Tomato ...................................................................... 75 3190 Hinona Kabu Turnip ............................................................. 80 3191 Tokyo Market Salad Turnip ................................................ 80 Andrew and Bridget loving watermelon harvest day. 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hAvE yOu vISITED OuR WEbSITE? Our site is a great source of information with resources to help you grow! You’ll find: • Guidelines for planting, harvesting, and seed saving • Information on pests and disease • Additional photos and videos of our varieties • Recommendations for easy to grow varieties ....... Our ever-expanding archive of e-newsletters, how-to videos, blog posts and more: www.highmowingseeds.com hOW TO uSE ThIS CATALOG Our catalog is arranged by crop type in alphabetical order. Within each crop type, varieties are sub-divided according to color, size, type, or hybrid/open-pollinated as appropriate for each crop. For example, Cabbage is divided into Green, Red and Savoyed types. Within each of those subdivisions, varieties are arranged according to days to maturity with earliest maturing varieties coming first. Under each oval photo, find cultural information for each crop type. This includes the seed specifications, information on pests and disease and how to grow, harvest and store each crop. We often have further details on our website. At the beginning of each description, heirloom varieties are noted if applicable. SAvE 10% ON yOuR 2014 SEED ORDER WITh OuR COmmuNITy SuppORTED SEEDS pROGRAm In a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), customers invest in their farmer before the crop has even been planted. This investment expresses support for the farmer’s endeavor and provides income at a time when costs are high and sales are low. High Mowing Organic Seeds has adopted this model for our seeds. Purchase your seed credits before midnight on December 21st, and we’ll thank you by offering you a 10% discount on your seed credits for 2014. For example, if you purchase $1,000 worth of seed credits, you will pay only $900. You can get seed credits in any amount and they can be redeemed anytime from January 15th, 2014 through December 31st, 2014. Thanks for your support! to learn more, please check out our community supported seed share program on our website: www.highmowingseeds.com Artichokes Cynara scolymus 1501 Tavor Imperial Star 90 days Why buy An Imperial Star type for organic production. This is an improved variety yielding 7-8 uniform buds per plant, each averaging 4.5” in diameter. Buds are green with purple tips and are sweet and tender when eaten. Plants are nearly spineless, average 3-4’ tall and have a short vernalization period. It can be grown as an annual from seed in one season. Organic Seeds? • Because conventionally grown seed crops are heavy users of synthetic agricultural chemicals (they are in the ground longer and have less chemical restrictions than food crops). • Because seed bred and produced organically will yield plants that are more adapted to, and more likely to thrive under, organic growing conditions. • Because increased demand will lead to an increase in variety selection and development, and increased availability of more organic seed! 1501 Tavor Imperial Star Please visit WWW.hIGhmOWINGSEEDS.COm for cultural information. 1501 Tavor Imperial Star arTIchokeS 10 100 250 $20.35 $36.75 sold by seed count 1501 Tavor Imperial Star 500 $49.90 1m $78.75/M 5m $73.50/M $2.75 3 www.highmowingseeds.com • phone (802) 472-6174 • fax (802) 472-3201

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Beans Phaseolus vulgaris snap bush 2210 provider 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. 2159 bronco BcMV 55 days Not as wild as the name implies, this eye-catching gem is more refined than Provider or Strike. Dark green beans are glossy and round averaging 5.5” long. Bronco has impressive yields, and durability is good for shipping and fresh markets. Widely adapted for many regions and excellent resistance to Bean Common Mosaic Virus. One of our favorite snap beans and now available organically. White seeds. 2233 Red Swan 2022 Jade Roland is learning to love veggies early! BEAN PLANTING INFO: Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Seeding depth: 1-2”, Bush– Direct seeding: 8 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: 2-3”, Row spacing: 18-36”. PoleSeeding rate: 4 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: 6”, Row spacing: 12” between double rows, on 4’ center beds with trellis in the middle. CULTURAL INFO: Beans are tender annuals that prefer full sun, average fertility and well drained soils. Direct seed after all danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-95°F. Beans are particularly 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 every 2-3 weeks for a continual harvest all season. Store unwashed snap beans at 40°F and 90% humidity for 7-10 days, can or freeze for long term storage. DISEASE & PESTS: Root Rot is caused by several different soil-borne fungi; prevent by planting into welldrained soil when temperatures have warmed. To avoid disease in general only handle plants in dry conditions. Wide spacing allows more air flow between plants, helping to dry plant surfaces. Infected plants should be removed immediately. RESISTANCE KEY: aN-anthracnose, BcMV- Bean common Mosaic Virus (races indicated if known), cTV-curly Top Virus, DM-Downy Mildew, PM-Powdery Mildew, PMV- Pod Mottle Virus, r-rust SEED SPECS: 70-220 (145 avg) seeds/oz, 1100-3500 (2300 avg) seeds/lb varies between varieties. Seeding rate: Bush900 seeds/100’ (~.5 lb/100’), 130M seeds/acre (~57 lbs/acre) using 8 seeds/ft, 36” row spacing. Pole- 900 seeds/100’ (~ .5 lb/100’), 96M seeds/acre (~42 lbs/acre) using 4 seeds/ft, double rows 12” apart on 4’ centers. M=1,000 colored snap bush 55 days BcMV (BV1, NY15), cTV, r 2233 Red Swan Long, slender, stringless green beans are both tasty and attractive. A gourmet quality bean with commercial yields for fresh market sales or the garden. Large plants average 18-22” tall. Beans average 6-7” long and are glossy medium-green in color. Yields are comparable to Provider and Strike. Heat tolerant. Pale green seed. 2255 Strike BcMV (BV1, NY15) Stringless snap with a unique red hue unlike any bean we’ve ever seen! Rosy-purple pods are 4-5” long and flat, like Romano beans. Bush plants grow to 12-15” tall. This variety was bred by the late Robert Lobitz of Minnesota who crossed a purple snap bean with a pinto bean to produce this eye-catching result. Beans turn bright green when cooked. Tan seeds. 54 days 55 days 2232 Gold Rush yellow Wax 55 days BcMV (NY15) Strike it rich with early, heavy harvests. Stringless, smooth beans average 5-6” in length, and are medium green in color. Strike is known for its concentrated pod set which allows for heavy harvests that are ideal for processing or freezing. This widely adapted variety is also a good selection for mechanical harvests. White seeds. Early picking with a concentrated harvest period. Pods hang in clusters around the main stem, making them easy to pick. Lemon-yellow pods with green tips are round, straight, and tender. Fine flavor and ability to remain in prime condition on the plant over a period of time. White seeds. 2230 Royal burgundy BcMV (BV1, NY15) 55 days Gorgeous deep purple color, 5” stringless pods with green interiors. Widely adapted to growing well in cool conditions. Lovely plants with purple veins tend to be large. Great market display when mixed with yellow wax and green beans, purple color fades to green when cooked. Showed greatest resistance to White Mold among bush beans in our trials, and has tested virus resistance. Light brown seed. 2159 Bronco 2022 Jade 2232 Gold Rush Yellow Wax 2210 Provider 2255 Strike 2230 Royal Burgundy The Organic Seed Source for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners bEANS TAb 4 BcMV (NY 15), DM, PM, PMV 50 days

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french filet bush romano bush pole beans HEIRLOOM – High yielding, deep purple snap bean. Vigorous, climbing plants have violet flowers and beautiful dark green leaf color with a purple underglow. Not the earliest variety, but among the highest yielding of two years of trials. Plants are well adapted, producing sweet, tender beans in hot, dry and cool conditions. This French heirloom dates back to the 18th century. 2258 Tavera haricot vert aN, BcMV 54 days 2121 pension BcMV 53 days 2235 blue Coco 65 days fresh bEANS TAb Extra-slender, stringless French filet beans. Similar to Maxibel in quality, but shorter in length and darker green. These exceptionally tender french filet beans are perfect for green bean salads and fresh eating. Round pods are ready for picking when 4-5” long. Plants are compact and high yielding. Incredible flavor! White seeds. 2024 Coban haricot vert 55 days aN, BcMV Romano bush bean with wonderful flavor and tenderness. Pension was a favorite in our taste tests, beating other market standards like Early Bountiful and Roma II. Medium, flat green pods average 6" long. Plants are a bit floppy (typical of Italian types), but hold themselves up. Can also be eaten as a shell bean when pods are full and tender. Good heat tolerance and virus resistance. White seeds. 2234 Dragon Langerie HEIRLOOM – Also known as Dragon's Tongue. Unique purple streaked white pods are 6-8” long and flat, like a Romano bean. Commonly eaten fresh as a snap bean with super flavor and crispness – a clear winner in our 2008 taste tests. Streaks fade when cooked. Can also be eaten as a shell bean when beans are tender and swell in pods. Used as a dry bean. Purple seeds. 2160 Kentucky Wonder BcMV, r 65 days High-quality, great tasting filet bean with excellent yields and vigor. Beans are 4-5” long, slightly flat and very thin. Appealing flavor and texture. Compared to Tavera in our trials, Coban yielded more overall and shows no signs of disease late in the season. Our grower in the west reports that this filet is better able to tolerate a range of conditions. Compact plants stand upright in the field. Brown seeds. NEW 55 days fresh, 95 shell HEIRLOOM – Unbeatable productivity, consistency, and flavor. Introduced in Kentucky just prior to the Civil War, this classic variety has proven its excellence through the test of time. Pods are 7-9” long, stringless, solid, and meaty. Known to have a favorable bean-y flavor. Use fresh for snap beans, or dry on vines for an excellent soup bean. Brown seeds. NEW 55 days BcMV 2150 velour haricot vert This slender, violet eye-catcher is the most elegant bean we’ve seen! Luscious purple color and straight stringless pods make this variety both visually and edibly appealing. Compact bush plants support 4-5” long pods, producing over a long harvest window. Resistant to bean mosaic virus and halo blight. Light Brown Seeds. The buttery flavor and hearty texture of this Romano bean will take your garden by storm! So named for its suitability in short-seasoned climes, Northeaster is consistently one of the earliest pole beans in our trials. Flattened, pale green pods grow 7-8” in length on tall, vigorous vines. Our 2012 trials crew loved picking this variety because plants climb well and beans are easy to distinguish from the foliage. White seeds. 2156 Northeaster 65 days 2200 maxibel haricot vert aN, BcMV 65 days The most popular French filet bean and unsurpassed as a gourmet market specialty. Known for its long, slender, medium green pods with a delicate tenderness. Heavy producer of 6-8” beans on good sized plants. Maxibel will keep you loaded with fresh beans for a good amount of time. Pick frequently for optimal tenderness and yields. Speckled brown seeds. 2234 Dragon Langerie 2160 Kentucky Wonder NEW 2121 Pension (Top to bottom) 2258 Tavera Haricot Vert, 2024 Coban Haricot Vert, 2200 Maxibel Haricot Vert 2156 Northeaster NEW 2150 Velour Haricot Vert 2235 Blue Coco 2161 Rattlesnake 5 www.highmowingseeds.com • phone (802) 472-6174 • fax (802) 472-3201

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2161 Rattlesnake 2155 blue Lake Fm-1 Stringless bright green pods on plants that grew over 8’ tall in our trials. More prolific than many of the bush types, this famous variety has been a favorite for many years and sets the standard for excellence in string bean flavor. At 5-6” in length, the dark green pods are slightly shorter than those of our previous strain. Should be picked early and often. White seeds. 66 days 2030 Calypso soybeans Glycine max - Edamame soybeans are grown similarly to processing soybeans but are eaten as a fresh bean. Pods are boiled in salted water and beans are shelled as a snack. Soybeans prefer warm conditions and well drained soils. Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Seeding depth: 1-2”, Direct seeding: 6-10 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: 2-3”, Row spacing: 16-30”. Direct seed after danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°F. Germination is apparent in 7-10 days. Inoculant (see page 3) may be used to increase yields. Make succession plantings every 1-2 weeks for a continuous harvest through early summer. Harvest entire plants by clipping at the base when beans are plump in pods and color begins to dull but before pods turn yellow. Remove lower leaves and bunch stems together. SEED SpECS: 1500-2M seeds/lb (1800 avg). Seeding rate: 880 seeds/100’ (~.5 lb/100’), 154M seeds/acre (~86 lbs/acre), using 8 seeds/ft, 30” row spacing. M=1,000 HEIRLOOM One of the all time best for baking and soups! Calypso produces a dependable and early yield of 4–5 beans per pod on sturdy 15” tall plants. Also known as Orca or Ying Yang for its contrasting black and white colors with a dotted eye. Flavor is mild, texture is smooth. When cooked, beans double in size and retain their distinctive coloring. Widely adapted and well-loved by bean aficionados for its creamy rich texture and striking color. Bush habit. 90 days HEIRLOOM Kidney shaped, white and red speckled dry bean with a larger red eye. It is full-flavored, holds its shape under long cooking, stands up well to plenty of seasoning, and possesses a rich aroma. The name Jacob’s Cattle is the oldest name to be given to this incredible heirloom but it is also known as Trout bean or Appaloosa bean. Hailing from Prince Edward Island, legend has it that it was a gift from Maine’s Passamaquoddy Indians to Joseph Clark, the first white child born in Lubec, Maine. Bush habit. 2050 Jacob’s Cattle 90 days 2241 midori Giant 2021 vermont Cranberry 2155 Blue Lake FM-1 HEIRLOOM An incredible Vermont heirloom variety that 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. Rich flavor is unsurpassed. Bush habit. 90 days Early maturing with large seeds. Sweet, buttery, and high yielding, it is one of the leading green vegetable soybeans available. Consistent heavy producer, yielding over 90% two and three-seeded pods with a clear pubescence. This is a sure winner for both commercial production and home gardeners. Plants average 16-17” and are well-branched, tall and sturdy. 68 days 2250 Shirofumi aN, BcMV 90 days fresh, 110 dry 2040 Silver Cloud Cannellini 75 days shell, 95 days dry BcMV, cTV 2060 Light Red Kidney 2030 Calypso Silver Cloud is an improved white cannellini with higher yields, greater disease resistance and an upright bush habit. Also known as fagioli, haricot blanc or white kidney, cannellini are prized as cooking beans for their smooth, meaty texture and a dense, nutty flavor. Often used in soups, this is the classic Minestrone bean. Silver Cloud was bred by Washington State University as an improvement over the much loved heirloom. Excellent as either a shelling or a dry bean. Tolerant to bean rust. Bush habit. A gourmet edamame soybean known for exceptionally sweet, nutty flavor and smooth texture. Medium to tall plants produce prolific pods with clear pubescence, containing an average of three beans each. Harvest pods when full and green. Short harvest window for best quality. Warm days and cool nights are important for good yields. specialty HEIRLOOM Vicia faba - English variety dating to 1863 with a deliciously nutty flavor when eaten as a shell bean. Plants average 4’ tall and produce 5-6” pods that hold 3-5 large plump beans. Great for freezing or drying for winter storage. Dry beans are a brown to buff color. Plants require cool conditions and are not heat tolerant. Reliably hardy to 12°F. 2023 Windsor Fava 75 days 2050 Jacob's Cattle 2021 Vermont Cranberry 2241 Midori Giant 2023 Windsor Fava SUPPLIES Garden Combo InoCulant for beans #94535 GUARD-N (Treats 8 lbs) OMRI Approved: #94536 GUARD-N (Treats 50 lbs) OMRI Approved: soybean InoCulant #94573 N-DURE (Treats 300 lbs) OMRI Approved: 2040 Silver Cloud Cannellini 2020 Black Turtle 2250 Shirofumi $5.50 $6.95 $8.80 The Organic Seed Source for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners bEANS TAb 6 HEIRLOOM — Exceptional flavor fresh, shelled or dry! Picked fresh, beans are round and dark green with unusual purple streaks. Streaks fade when cooked. Shelled beans are beige, and when dry are tan with rattlesnake streaks. Vines can reach up to 10’ tall with 7-10" pods when mature. Signature addition for roadside stand and farmers' markets! Speckled seeds. 65 days dry beans 2020 black Turtle 85 days 2060 Light Red Kidney Exceptional culinary quality, with a silky texture and thin skin. Mild flavor and dry flaky texture is best baked or in soups. Medium sized plants are sturdy with a bush habit. Widely adapted, producing well even in cool, wet climates like the Northeast. Bush habit. HEIRLOOM Believed to have originated in southern Mexico and Central America over 7,000 years ago, Black Turtle beans are one of the tastiest beans we know. They have a deep, rich flavor that works superbly in soups, frijoles, refritos, chili, and as refried beans. High yielding and easy-to-grow bush variety. Bush habit. 100 days

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open pollinated, sold by weight 2020 Black Turtle 2235 Blue Coco 1 oz $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $4.10 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $4.95 $4.10 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $4.10 $2.75 $3.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 1/2 lb $6.90 $9.85 $7.50 $7.50 $10.50 $9.25 $11.00 $7.50 $8.00 $7.70 $7.40 $6.60 $8.00 $14.50 $15.00 $8.00 $6.95 $9.20 $10.50 $7.40 $13.25 $8.65 $6.85 $8.00 $8.00 $9.25 $9.00 BeaNS 1 lb $9.35/LB $14.70/LB $11.00/LB $11.00/LB $14.70/LB 5 lbs 25 lbs 50 lbs $5.60/LB $10.20/LB $7.00/LB $7.00/LB $9.50/LB $7.00/LB $8.20/LB $8.25/LB $8.00/LB $7.60/LB $8.70/LB $17.90/LB $17.00/LB $8.70/LB $6.70/LB $9.50/LB $11.00/LB $9.00/LB $17.00/LB $8.90/LB $6.55/LB $8.50/LB $7.80/LB $9.50/LB $9.90/LB $7.15/LB $11.80/LB $8.50/LB $8.50/LB $13.10/LB $11.00/LB $13.25/LB $8.50/LB $9.90/LB $9.60/LB $9.00/LB $8.55/LB $10.15/LB $21.00/LB $22.00/LB $10.15/LB $8.35/LB $11.00/LB $13.10/LB $10.20/LB $20.00/LB $10.40/LB $8.20/LB $9.50/LB $9.00/LB $11.20/LB $11.55/LB $5.70/LB $11.25/LB $7.25/LB $7.25/LB $10.00/LB $11.00/LB $7.25/LB $8.45/LB $8.80/LB $8.50/LB $8.15/LB $9.15/LB $19.40/LB $18.50/LB $9.15/LB $7.20/LB $10.50/LB $12.50/LB $9.60/LB $18.50/LB $9.45/LB $7.10/LB $9.00/LB $8.00/LB $10.50/LB $11.00/LB bEANS / bEETS TAb 2155 Blue Lake FM 2159 Bronco 2030 Calypso 2024 Coban 2234 Dragon Langerie 2232 Gold Rush 2050 Jacob's Cattle 2022 Jade 2160 Kentucky Wonder 2060 Light Red Kidney 2200 Maxibel 2241 Midori Giant Soybean 2156 Northeaster 2121 Pension 2210 Provider 2161 Rattlesnake 2233 Red Swan 2230 Royal Burgundy 2250 Shirofumi Soybean 2040 Silver Cloud Cannellini 2255 Strike 2258 Tavera 2150 Velour Filet 2021 Vermont Cranberry 2023 Windsor Fava $13.25/LB $16.60/LB $11.00/LB $12.25/LB $11.55/LB $10.80/LB $10.00/LB $12.10/LB $23.10/LB $25.00/LB $12.10/LB $9.65/LB $13.70/LB $14.70/LB $10.80/LB $22.00/LB $12.60/LB $9.45/LB $11.00/LB $10.20/LB $13.25/LB $14.30/LB Beets Beta vulgaris dark red globe 2290 Early Wonder Tall Top 45 days Earliest variety! Quick growing arching tops make perfect beet greens for a first harvest, while roots size up quickly for a second harvest of delectable baby bunched beets. Early Wonder also makes for a wonderful full size beet with vibrant tops. Not as hardy as Detroit Dark Red, but of similar quality for early season crops. 2265 boro F1 hybrid 2260 Bull's Blood & 2290 Early Wonder Tall Top One of the sweetest beets we have ever tasted! Its sweet flavor, field resistance to leaf spots and ability to size up and stay tender offer a wide range of uses. Juicy red roots can be harvested at any time from baby to beyond the 3” standard and will remain smooth and in good quality at sizes up to 6”. Tops average 12” tall and regenerate quickly making for clean healthy leaves throughout the growing season. NEW 50 days Kathryn harvesting trial beets for our staff CSA. 2265 Boro F1 Aviv was bred for highly uniform roots and that is exactly what impressed us about this variety in our trials. This improved open-pollinated variety has been selected for quality and produces attractive globe shaped, slightly flattened red beets. Flavor is earthy with a balanced sweetness. 2261 Aviv 55 days BEET PLANTING INFO: Days to maturity from direct seeding, if transplanting subtract 14-21 days. Seeding depth: 1/2”, Roots- Seeding rate: ~10 seeds/ft in single row, Plant spacing: thin to 2-3”, Row spacing: 12-18”. Baby Leaf- Seeding rate: ~40 seeds/ft in 2-4” bands, Row spacing: 2-4” between bands. CULTURAL INFO: The beet is a 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 last frost date. Optimal germination temperature is 55-75°F. For a continuous harvest of greens and beets, plant every 2-3 weeks until 6-8 weeks before frost date. Optimal storage conditions for roots are 32°F and 95% relative humidity for up to 6 months. 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 in midlate summer, 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 air flow. SEED SPECS: 1,250-1,875 seeds/oz (1,560 avg), 20,000-30,000 seeds/lb (25,000 avg). Seeding Rate: Roots- 320M seeds/acre (13lbs/acre) using 10 seeds/ft, 18” row spacing. Baby Leaf- 22M seeds/100’ (~14oz/100’), 220M seeds/1000’ (~9lb/1000’) using 40 seeds/ft on 30” beds, with five 2-4” bands with 2” between bands. M=1,000 7 www.highmowingseeds.com • phone (802) 472-6174 • fax (802) 472-3201

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2280 Detroit Dark Red HEIRLOOM Still a top notch variety, well-known for high-quality roots and strong tops comparable to leading hybrids. A standard type for the home garden or direct market sales. Uniform, 3” round roots are sweet and smooth. 55 days 2273 Cylindra HEIRLOOM A uniquely-shaped 6” cylindrical beet with especially sweet flavor and a fine grain. While primarily a processing beet, it is a favorite with chefs due to uniform slices and ease of peeling. Popular at markets for its unique shape. 56 days 2285 Red Ace F1 hybrid 60 days Tried and true! Red Ace excels for both fresh market and industry growers due to its wide adaptability and high yield potential (up to 5 tons/acre) of uniformly sized and shaped beets. Good disease tolerance and fast regrowth result in erect, bright green, glossy tops. Works well for mechanical harvests. Stores well. 2269 Guardsmark Chioggia Candy-striped beet with alternating rings of dark red and white that are unique and beautiful, making this variety a popular choice for specialty markets. Increased uniformity and bolt tolerance. A new strain of the popular Italian heirloom, improved by Alf Christianson Seed Company. 2289 Rhonda F1 hybrid 65-70 days Excellent storage beet with exceptionally sweet flavor. Compared to Boro, it is similar in size and appearance, but takes about two weeks longer to mature, allowing for staggered harvest from a single planting. Rhonda shares Boro’s sweet flavor and smooth texture, even after months of storage. Tuck Rhonda away all winter and beets will still be hard and sound come spring. Excellent uniformity of round, deep red roots, nice strong tops; excellent storage beet. 2288 Touchstone Gold specialty 2260 bull’s blood 35 days baby leaf, 60 beets HEIRLOOM Grown primarily for striking dark red-purple leaves that 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 to heat and cold. Color intensifies as plants mature. 2285 Red Ace F1 2288 Touchstone Gold From the breeders of Red Ace F1 and Guardsmark Chioggia comes an improved golden beet. Touchstone Gold offers higher germination rates, more uniform round roots and less zoning than standard golden types. Solid green tops are long and attractive, and quickly shade out weeds. Vibrant golden yellow flesh retains its color when cooked and is sweet and more mild than red beets. Best germination occurs in warm temperatures. 55 days 2273 Cylindra NEW 2289 Rhonda F1 2260 Bull’s Blood (full size) 2261 Aviv open pollinated, sold by weight 2261 Aviv 2273 Cylindra 2280 Detroit Dark Red open pollinated, sold by seed ct. 2260 Bull's Blood 2269 Guardsmark Chioggia 2288 Touchstone Gold hybrid, sold by seed count 2265 Boro F1 2285 Red Ace F1 2289 Rhonda F1 2280 Detroit Dark Red 1/16 oz $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 BeeTS 1 oz $13.00 $6.80 $5.40 $4.50 2269 Guardsmark Chioggia 1/4 lb $30.00 $15.00 $9.35 $7.80 1 lb $80.00/LB $38.00/LB $21.85/LB $18.40/LB 5 lbs $75.00/LB $36.00/LB $19.20/LB $16.30/LB 25 lbs $70.00/LB $33.00/LB $18.00/LB $15.25/LB 2290 Early Wonder Tall Top 100 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 1m $6.40/M $9.75/M $18.60/M 5m $2.90/M $4.20/M $7.60/M 25m $2.25/M $3.20/M $6.55/M 100m $2.10/M $2.50/M $6.00/M 100 $3.70 $2.75 $3.70 1m $10.15/M $6.25/M $10.15/M 5m $6.45/M $3.50/M $6.45/M 25m $4.00/M $2.85/M $3.60/M 100m $3.05/M $2.45/M $3.05/M The Organic Seed Source for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners bEETS TAb 8 60 days

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Broccoli & Sprouting Broccoli Brassica spp. broccoli – var. italica sprouting broccoli 2300 De Cicco HEIRLOOM Italian variety known for tender stalks and mild flavor. An excellent choice for the home gardener. A reliable, multi-cut variety which produces a compact, 3-4” bluish-green central head followed by a prolific set of side spears. Variable maturity results in a long harvest period for both central heads and side spears. Best for spring or fall production. 48 days 2301 batavia F1 hybrid Our earliest variety for spring and fall harvests, best grown in cool conditions. Not as heat tolerant as Belstar with larger beads, dark green color and wellbranched domes. Short harvest window of uniform main domes for stem or crown cuts. Batavia is welladapted and vigorous. A great all-around broccoli with the added benefits of earliness, cold hardiness, and Powdery Mildew resistance. 60 days 2310 Rosalind Katie L shows off broccoli during our variety training session in the trials field. We munch our way through these trainings every other week all summer. BROCCOLI PLANTING INFO: Days to maturity are from transplant; add 15-20 days if direct seeding. Seeding depth: 1/4-1/2”, Direct seeding: 3 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: 8-12”, Row spacing: 18”. Plants require 1 sq ft/plant. CULTURAL INFO: Broccoli is a cool season hardy biennial grown for spring and fall crops. Plants prefer the hot days and cool nights of late summer. The best quality comes from summer plantings for fall harvest. Transplant for spring crops, especially in the Northeast where seasons are short. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-75°F, but broccoli will germinate as low as 50°F. Plant outdoors as soon as the chances of hard frost has passed. Fall plantings can be direct seeded or transplanted in late June or July. Broccoli is relatively tolerant of frost but seedlings exposed to just four days of temperatures of 40°F or below (or other environmental stresses) may form uneven, premature heads (known as buttoning). Ideal temperature for head development is 60-65°F. Broccoli heads should be harvested while buds are still tight. Check fields every 2 - 3 days; once heads are loose, quality is quickly compromised. After the main head is harvested, some varieties produce side shoots with smaller heads. Regular harvesting of side shoots encourages growth. Cool broccoli immediately after harvest to retain quality. Store at 32°F for 10-14 days. Broccoli can be blanched and frozen for storage. DISEASE & PESTS: Black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris) first appears as V-shaped, yellow lesions at leaf margin. Pull infected plants immediately. Fusarium yellows (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinan) is a bacterial disease that yellows the lower leaves 2-4 weeks after transplanting. Yellowing moves to upper leaves and causes wilt. Prevent fungal diseases by spraying with copper hydroxide, and/or oxidate. The best prevention comes from practices that build soil and promote vigorous plant growth. Head rot of broccoli and cauliflower, caused by several different bacterial species, can develop quickly under high moisture and temperature conditions. Insect pests, including cabbage looper, imported cabbage worm, and diamondback moth, are largely of the Lepidoptera order and can thus be controlled by Bacillus thuringiensis and/or spinosad, preferably in rotation, to prevent selection of resistant individuals. RESISTANCE KEY: rS-ring Spot, WB-White Blister, FY-Fusarium Yellows and Wilt SEED SPECS: 4,375-9,375 seeds/oz (6,875 avg), 70-150M seeds/lb (110M avg). Seeding rate: 96M seeds/acre (~14 oz/ acre), using 3 seeds/ft, 12” plant spacing, 18” row spacing. M=1,000 Purple-headed broccoli for the true broccoli connoisseur. Its striking color and well-domed heads make it an excellent choice for specialty markets. Heads average 4-6" with medium to fine beads. Purple color fades to green when cooked. Does best in cool fall conditions and good fertility. 60-65 days Sprouting broccoli has many small shoots, rather than a single head. Most varieties require cold treatment, or vernalization, before making sprouts; some modern varieties do not. Seeding depth: ½”, Direct seeding: every 9”, Plant spacing: 30”, Row spacing: 36”. Summer varieties can be planted late spring for a fall crop. Cold dependent varieties are more appropriate for an over-wintering crop; can be planted in late summer in mild climates. Plants grow slowly during the fall and winter months. When temperatures climb in late winter, they'll start to grow again to produce prolific amounts of small purple or white florets on long, bright green leafy stems. Harvest shoots in late-winter to early spring when demand for fresh vegetables is high. Shoots are mild-flavored, much sweeter and more tender than typical fall broccoli. Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Pinch terminal bud to encourage side shoots. SEED SpECS: 4,375-9,375 seeds/oz (6,875 avg), 70-150M seeds/lb (110M avg). Seeding rate: 96M seeds/acre (~14 oz/acre), using 3 seeds/ft, 12” plant spacing, 18” row spacing. M=1,000 2495 hon Tsai Tai 37 days Brassica rapa var. chinensis - Dark green leaves 2302 belstar F1 hybrid FY 65-70 days Our most heat tolerant broccoli for spring, summer and fall crops. Compact plants have round domes, small to medium beads and short flowering stems with a thick main stalk. Domes span 6-8” at maturity averaging 1.5 lbs. Ideal for short-stemmed crown cuts or florets. High resistance to Downy Mildew, Fusarium Yellows and Wilt. (Photo above, left) with purple veins and stems have petite florets best harvested right before the bright yellow blossoms open. Similar to broccoli raab in culture and use, with a sweeter flavor and delicate texture. Young flowering shoots add a sweet, mild mustard flavor to fresh salads, lightly steamed, in stir-fries, or in cream-based pasta dishes. Best grown in mid to late summer when the days are becoming shorter and stems elongate. 2305 Fiesta F1 hybrid FY 75 days Impressive late season variety for fall harvests. Fiesta has uniform maturity and stand with a short harvest window. Well-domed heads have medium beads slightly larger than Belstar. Ideal for dense plantings of single cuts with a harvest span of less than one week. A well-adapted variety performing best in late summer warm days and cool nights. Not as heat tolerant as Belstar and shouldn't be used for spring plantings. 2310 Rosalind 2302 Belstar F1 2315 Waltham 29 A great variety for the home garden or direct markets that favor bunched side shoots. A standard for open-pollinated broccoli with a good size main dome and lots of side shoots. Sturdy 20” plants support 5-6” dark blue-green heads with medium to large beads and long stalks (hard to find with modern hybrids.) Developed to withstand increasing cold of fall maturity. Spring plantings do well but heads are smaller in size and sensitive to intense summer heat. 2305 Fiesta F1 2315 Waltham 29 80-85 days 2300 De Cicco 2301 Batavia F1 2495 Hon Tsai Tai 9 www.highmowingseeds.com • phone (802) 472-6174 • fax (802) 472-3201

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45 days Brassica rapa var. ruvo - A traditional Italian specialty; mild mustard flavor and broccoli-like florets. Easy to grow, loaded with folic acid and vitamins. Plant early spring to midsummer; overwinter in mild climates. Large plants grow to 30” tall. 2494 Te you Flowering broccoli 50 days Brassica oleracea - Young, thick stems and crispy, flavorful leaves with a mini-broccoli floret. Also known as Chinese broccoli. Succulent, smooth stems and dark leaves resemble broccoli. Stems are best when young and tender. Tolerant of heat and cool temperatures with resistance to mildews. Plant late spring to early fall. 2494 Te You Flowering Broccoli 2311 Santee F1 Sprouting Broccoli 2311 Santee F1 hybrid Sprouting broccoli 75-115 days broccolini as it has mini heads on leafy stalks. Abundant, tender, flavorful spears, are packed with nutrients. Unlike most sprouting broccolis, it doesn't require cold treatment to initiate bud development. Can be overwintered for impressive yields. Brassica oleracea var. italica - Also known as open pollinated, sold by weight 2300 De Cicco Broccoli 2495 Hon Tsai Tai 2310 Rosalind Broccoli 1960 Spring Raab Broccoli Raab 2494 Te You Flowering Broccoli hybrid, sold by seed count 2301 Batavia F1 Broccoli 2302 Belstar F1 Broccoli 2305 Fiesta F1 Broccoli 2311 Santee F1 Sprouting Broccoli 2315 Waltham 29 Broccoli BroccolI & SProuTINg BroccolI 1/32 oz $2.75 $2.75 $5.25 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 1/8 oz $3.80 $4.50 $15.00 $6.25 $5.00 $5.30 1/2 oz $5.50 $6.75 $40.00 $11.25 $12.75 $9.50 2 oz $12.10 $16.95 $109.00 $23.65 $30.00 $20.00 1/2 lb $30.50 $48.00 $60.35 $90.00 $51.00 25 $2.75 $3.40 $2.75 $5.05 500 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 $55.00 1m $25.25/M $25.25/M $25.25/M $81.60/M 5m $22.20/M $22.20/M $22.20/M $73.50/M 25m $19.65/M $19.65/M $19.65/M $68.00/M 1960 Spring Raab Broccoli Raab Brussels Sprouts Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 2309 Doric F1 hybrid FY 120 days A stand-out for late fall and early winter production. Tall plants produce dense sprouts with good uniformity up and down the stem. Strong stalks hold plants upright. Flavor improves after cold exposure. This hardy variety features firm, dark green sprouts on a sturdy column. 2317 Nautic F1 hybrid PM, rS, WB 120 days High disease resistance for a reliable crop. Nautic’s sprouts are spaced further apart along the stem, allowing plants to dry out quickly to avoid spread of disease and making it easier to harvest individual sprouts. Each sprout is tightly wrapped and averages 1” in diameter. Plants are vigorous and sturdy averaging 30” tall. hybrid, sold by seed count 2309 Doric F1 2317 Nautic F1 BruSSelS SProuTS 25 $5.30 $5.30 2317 Nautic F1 500 $36.50 $36.50 1m $60.80/M $61.00/M 5m $58.00/M $58.00/M 25m $53.00/M $53.00/M 2309 Doric F1 PLANTING INFO: Days to maturity are from transplant; add 15-20 days if direct seeding. Seeding depth: ¼ - ½”, Direct seeding: 3 seeds/ 18”, Plant spacing: thin to 18”, Row spacing: 30”. CULTURAL INFO: Brussels sprouts are cool season biennials that grow best from 45-75°F with optimal growth at 60-65°F. The sprouts are buds that grow in the crook between the leaf base and stem of the plant. They are heavy feeders that can tolerate light frosts. Direct seed as soon as ground can be worked in spring, or start transplants indoors 4-6 weeks before setting out. Or, harvest sprouts individually from the bottom of stalk when they are about 1-1.5” in diameter. Fall planted Brussels sprouts become sweeter after a few light frosts. DISEASE & PESTS: 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. Prevent fungal diseases by spraying with copper hydroxide, but are best prevented by production practices that build soil and promote vigorous plant growth. 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 thus be controlled by Bacillus thuringiensis 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 by applying beneficial nematodes. RESISTANCE KEY: FY-Fusarium Yellows and Wilt, PM-Powdery Mildew, rS-ring Spot, WB-White Blister. SEED SPECS: 80-150M seeds/lb (112M avg). M=1,000 The Organic Seed Source for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners 10 bROCCOLI / bRuSSELS SpROuTS 1960 Spring Raab broccoli Raab

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Cabbage Brassica oleracea green 2357 Capture F1 hybrid 85 days FY, Br, T 2358 primax Early fresh market cabbage with tender leaves and excellent flavor. Small to medium size heads are round averaging 2-4 lbs per head. Primax has a light-green interior with a short core and darker green wrapper leaves. Holds well in the field. 60 days 2366 Farao F1 hybrid TB, T 63 days A Black Rot resistant cabbage for organic growers! Capture is a full size green cabbage for fresh market or processing. It has short term storage ability and will grow best in susceptible climate zones where black rot has been present. Heads average 4-6 lbs each and sit high on the stalk with good wrapper leaves. Plantings are uniform and hold well in the field without cracking. High resistance to Black Rot and thrips. Sweet and tender! Leaves are thin and juicy - perfect for stir-fries and egg rolls. Medium green leaves with a rosebud wrapper will make any garden or farmers' market table look stunning. Round heads average 3-4 lbs and hold well in the summer heat. Suitable for dense plantings. 2356 Drago F1 hybrid 93 days 2348 Copenhagen NEW 2362 Murdoc F1 HEIRLOOM - A great open-pollinated variety for home gardeners and direct markets. Round solid heads are somewhat variable in size ranging from 3-4 lbs and 6-8” in diameter with uniform maturity. Compact plants have short stems and sit close to the ground. Heads hold well in the field without splitting. Great for slow cooking, slaws and sauerkraut. 65 days Uniform heads for a perfect box count. Round, dense heads average 3-4 lbs each with very short core. Plants sit high on the stem and have few thick wrapper leaves. Holds very well in field without splitting. A tasty coleslaw cabbage too watery for sauerkraut. Good tolerance to tipburn. 2359 Impala F1 hybrid 105 days BS, TMV We’re big sauerkraut fans here at HMS. Brigitte and Melanie show off a prize Murdoc F1 kraut cabbage. CABBAGE PLANTING INFO: Days to maturity are from spring transplanting; if transplanting in warm weather subtract 10-14 days; direct seeding add 14 days. Seeding depth: 1/2”, Direct seeding: 2-4 seeds/ft at desired plant spacing, thin to 1 plant/spacing, Fresh market - Plant spacing: 10-18”, Row spacing: 12-18". Storage/processing - Plant spacing: 18-24”, Row spacing: 18-34”. Closer spacing and reduced fer tility results in reduced head size. CULTURAL INFO: Cabbage is a hardy biennial, producing seed in its second year, and is closely related to broccoli and kale. Direct sow when daytime soil temps warm to 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. Cabbage is mature when the tight outer leaf of the head begins to fold back on itself. Cut heads flat on underside. Cabbage is best stored at 32°F and 95% humidity. Fresh market varieties store for 2-3 weeks, while storage and processing types store for 2-6 months. DISEASE & PESTS: Fusarium Yellows (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Conglutinans) results in yellowing of the lower and then upper leaves, eventually causing wilt. Downy Mildew (Peronospora parasitica) is a wide spread systemic fungal disease that can cause the stem to pith and head to turn black and rot. Black Leg (Phoma lignam), also known as stem canker, appears as black sunken cankers at base of stem or brown circular leaf spots. Bacterial Soft Rot or Head Rot is caused by a few different bacterial species (mainly Erwinia spp and Pseaudomonas spp) and can develop quickly under conditions of high moisture and high temperature. Black Rot (Xanthomonas campestris Xcc) results in chlorosis of leaves, beginning with older to newer, and can lead to death of plants. Disease first appears as V-shaped, yellow lesions at the leaf margin. Disease can be prevented by spraying with copper, sulfer and/or oxidate but is best avoided by crop rotations, adequate spacing and orientation, not working with plants when wet, and destroying infected plant debris. Insect pests, including cabbage looper (Tricholousia ni), imported cabbage worm (Pievis rapae), and diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) can be controlled by applying beneficial fungi such as Bacillus thuringiensis and/or spinosad, preferably in rotation with one another to prevent selection of resistant individuals. RESISTANCE KEY: BS-Black Speck, Br-Black rot, crclub root (races indicated), FY-Fusarium Yellows and Wilt, T-Thrips, TB-Tip Burn, TMV-Turnip Mosaic Virus. SEED SPECS: 4,875-9,750 seeds/oz (7,300 avg); 78M-156M seeds/lb (117M avg). Seeding rate: 48M seeds/acre (6.5 oz/ acre) using 2 seeds/ft, 24” row spacing.M=1,000 2349 Caraflex F1 hybrid Green sweetheart cabbage for fresh market. Caraflex is well known for its thin, sweet leaves that are delicious eaten raw or in stir fries, slaws or egg rolls. Small heads average 1.5-2 lbs. Plants are extremely uniform and have good wrapper leaves for insect and sun protection. NEW 68 days High quality, ball-head variety with exceptional holding capacity in field and storage. Dense heads with open green wrapper leaves and snow white interior, indicating high Vitamin C content. Plants sit high on stem for easy harvests and protection from pests and disease. Heads average 6-8 lbs under normal conditions but Impala has the potential for larger heads up to 10 lbs. Stores up to 4-6 months under proper conditions. Excellent disease resistance as well as tolerance to Tip Burn and thrips. Excellent variety for kraut or fresh eating, Murdoc produces large, hefty heads perfect for processing. We’re pleased to offer Caraflex’s big brother – same goodness, just supersized! Like Caraflex, Murdoc has tender, crisp juicy leaves and a unique pointed cone-shape. However, Murdoc puts on a lot more size, growing up to 8” in diameter at the base. A distinctly silky texture makes this an excellent variety for sauerkraut. 2362 murdoc F1 hybrid 80 days 2348 Copenhagen 2358 Primax 2349 Caraflex F1 2366 Farao F1 2357 Capture F1 11 www.highmowingseeds.com • phone (802) 472-6174 • fax (802) 472-3201

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red savoy 2353 Deadon F1 hybrid 105 days 68 days FY 2369 Red Express 2354 Integro F1 hybrid 85 days Mid-season red cabbage for fresh market or shortterm storage. This is our earliest maturing red hybrid cabbage; we’ve been impressed by its uniformity. Heads are oblong, dark red-purple with an attractive, silver sheen. The heads average 3-4 lbs, measuring about 5” wide by 7” tall. Integro matures a few weeks earlier than Buscaro, but holds well in the field. NEW 80 days 2368 produsa F1 hybrid 2361 buscaro F1 hybrid 105 days TB Buscaro is a full-size red cabbage for fresh market use. A large framed plant gives rise to large heads of a gorgeous red/purple hue with a distinctive silvery sheen. Heads average 4-5 lbs and are round to slightly oblong. Flavor is very sweet and juicy when fresh. Adds extra flair mixed with lettuce or in a red slaw! Moderate storage capacity. Late season dark green savoy. The French call this type “chou frisé” – curly cabbage – with classy dark green color and tightly crumpled leaf surface, it certainly does seem like the chic cousin of the standard green ball cabbage. Produsa’s leaves are crinkled, and very dark green, but slice open a head and you’ll be greeted with undulating folds of lime green. Produsa makes a great compliment to Deadon’s purple and sage coloring, or plant out with early season Famosa for an extended harvest window. Heads grow to 6-8” in diameter. napa / chinese Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis - Napa cabbage requires careful timing to ensure a quality crop. Plants have a tendency to bolt in spring if exposed to frost or a few nights of temperatures below 50°F. It grows best as days shorten in summer months for a late summer crop. Days to maturity are from transplants; add 14 days if direct seeding in warm conditions. Planting depth: ¼-1/2”, Direct seeding: 3 seeds/16”, Plant spacing: 12-18”, Row spacing: 18-30”. Start transplants 4-6 weeks before planting date; transplant out when plants have 7-10 leaves, being careful not to disturb roots. Plant shallowly and water in transplants to avoid stress. Direct seed from late May through late July after all danger of frost has passed. Harvest when heads fill in, remove outer leaves if damaged. Heads store well for 1-2 months at temperatures close to freezing and high humidity. High fertility yields large plants with dense heads. DISEASE & pESTS: Protect transplants from flea beetles and cabbage root maggots early in the season with a lightweight row cover or drench with beneficial nematodes. Common diseases include damping off of seed, Black Rot, Black Leg, Club Root, Fusarium Yellows, and a number of fungal leaf spots. SEED SpECS: See cabbage seed specs. 2354 Integro F1 NEW 2356 Drago F1 2368 Produsa F1 2359 Impala F1 2361 Buscaro F1 2369 Red Express 2363 Famosa F1 2353 Deadon F1 The Organic Seed Source for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners 12 CAbbAGE TAb We were pleasantly surprised by this open-pollinated variety in our trials. It heads up quickly into tidy little red cabbages, perfect for those who want smaller portions. Uniform, with very nice color, and much earlier than many other cabbage varieties. Try a tightly planted block at 8” spacing with Farao and Famosa for a knock out display and earlier harvest! 62 days 2363 Famosa F1 hybrid This early savoy cabbage is for fresh market use. Gorgeous dark green, heavily savoyed wrapper leaves and bright green heads makes this a head turner in our trials every year. the outer leaves are thick and durable, and the inner leaves are tender and delicious with a mild cabbage flavor that gets sweeter as winter approaches. The heads average 2-4 lbs. Striking red purple wrapper leaves and lime green interior. An especially cold hardy variety- can undergo several frosts or freezes. Thaws nicely to reveal a sweet and tender head. Freezing temperatures only improve the flavor of Deadon and cause its red coloring to deepen on the outer leaves. A grower in New York harvests these directly from the field into early winter, finding them much sweeter for it. Slightly flattened heads weigh 3 - 5 lbs and measure 6-10” in diameter. Excellent flavor – sweet, crunchy, mild - a stand-out in our fall cabbage trials. Uniform and vigorous with high yields. Long term storage.

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caBBage open pollinated, sold by weight 1/32 oz $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 1/8 oz $6.50 $6.80 $4.90 1/2 oz $9.00 $9.50 $8.55 2 oz $30.00 $31.50 $25.00 1/2 lb $84.00 $88.20 $75.00 CAbbAGE / CARROTS TAb 2348 Copenhagen 2358 Primax 2369 Red Express hybrid, sold by seed count 2364 Bilko F1 2361 Buscaro F1 2357 Capture F1 2349 Caraflex F1 2353 Deadon F1 2356 Drago F1 2363 Famosa F1 2366 Farao F1 2359 Impala F1 2354 Integro F1 2367 Kaboko F1 2362 Murdoc F1 2368 Produsa F1 25 $2.75 $4.60 $5.85 $5.85 $4.20 $4.20 $4.20 $4.05 $4.20 $4.60 $2.75 $5.85 $4.20 500 $10.25 $28.20 $29.95 $33.25 $26.85 $23.10 $18.75 $20.00 $23.10 $27.70 $10.25 $33.25 $18.75 1m $14.85/M $50.05/M $54.35/M $61.40/M $42.50/M $36.50/M $34.15/M $37.40/M $36.50/M $49.25/M $14.90/M $61.40/M $34.15/M 5m $12.15/M $46.85/M $49.75/M $52.40/M $36.85/M $32.75/M $29.05/M $32.00/M $32.75/M $46.00/M $12.05/M $52.40/M $29.05/M 25m $10.75/M $37.00/M $40.35/M $46.55/M $31.75/M $29.15/M $25.40/M $28.00/M $29.15/M $36.40/M $10.55/M $46.55/M $25.40/M 2364 Bilko F1 & 2367 Kaboko F1 2364 bilko F1 hybrid 60 days cr (races 1-4), FY, BS All-star variety with a great disease resistance package and high-quality heads. Produces large, densely packed heads with broad white midribs, pale green outer leaves and creamy yellow interior. Heads average 20" tall, larger than Kaboko with similar barrel shape. Complete resistance to all four races of club root. Moderately-sized Napa cabbage for fresh markets and the home garden. Densely packed heads are smaller than Bilko, averaging 12” tall and 5” wide. Kaboko maintains a compact barrel shape and has excellent bolting tolerance. Exceptionally light, aromatic, and sweet flavor. Creamy white, blanched interior is excellent cooked or raw. Exceptional storage performance. 2367 Kaboko F1 hybrid 60 days Carrots Daucus carota early season 2336 yaya F1 hybrid 50 days baby, 60 days full size Truly stellar Nantes flavor and crispness, redefining today’s carrot. Uniform barrel shape with blunt tips averaging 6”. Tops are shorter than average but hold up well and make an attractive bunch. Performs well under various planting densities for bunching, storage or soup grade carrots. Yaya has become the main season carrot of choice for many of our commercial growers nationwide and a favorite in our trial gardens year after year. Available as raw or pelleted seed. 2322 Napoli F1 hybrid 45 days baby, 55 days full size A carrot for all seasons. Napoli offers great flavor and color in an early spring carrot before other nantes are ready, but will also continue to grow to a full-size carrot suitable as a fresh market or storage variety. Roots are well-formed at 4-5” with strong, darkgreen tops. Great for high tunnel production and one of Eliot Coleman’s top choices for over-wintering. Available as raw or pelleted seed. Sara bunches carrots for market at Sandiwood Farm. 2322 Napoli F1 2336 Yaya F1 CARROT PLANTING INFO: Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Seeding depth: 1/4-1/2”, Early small bunching – Direct seeding: ~45 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: thin to 1-2", Row spacing: 18-24", Full size – Direct seeding: ~30 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: thin to 1-2", Row spacing: 18-24". Storage - Direct seeding: 15 seeds/ft, Plant spacing: thin to 2”, Row spacing: 18-24". CULTURAL INFO: Carrots are hardy biennials that do best in fertile sandy loam, but will perform well under most conditions if appropriate varieties are chosen. For compact soils choose tapered carrots like Chantenays or Danvers types that can wedge their way into soils. For looser sandy loam or silty soils, most types will do well. Prepare beds by loosening soils; best quality arises from raised beds. Imperator types should only be grown on raised beds that have 10-12” tilled zones. Prep beds one week before planting and let settle. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring through mid-summer. Transplanting is not recommended. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-75°F. Seedlings may take up to three weeks to emerge. Plant every three weeks for a continual harvest. Harvest carrots when appropriate coloring and flavor have developed. Carrots hold well in the field for up to three weeks in the summer and longer in cool conditions. Some varieties, like Napoli, may be overwintered outdoors or in a high tunnel for an early spring harvest but need to be protected with an appropriate cover. For storage carrots, dig roots after frost but before ground freezes. Store topped at near freezing temperatures with high humidity. Unwashed carrots store just as well as washed but may stain during storage. DISEASE & PESTS: Fungal leaf blights, caused by either Alternaria dauci or Cercospora carotae, can cause severe defoliation and greatly reduce yields. Generally, Cercospora blight appears earlier in the season than Alternaria blight. Both of these fungi can be seed-borne but are primarily spread by crop residue from previous years or innoculum in the soil. White mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) manifests as a cottony white mycelium around roots and lower plant parts, usually late in the season. Avoid planting in areas which are shady or have poor drainage, and practice crop rotations with non-vegetable crops (such as grains). SEED SPECS: 11,250-23,435 seeds/oz (15M avg), 180-375M seeds/lb (275M avg). Seeding rate: Early small bunching – 50M seeds/1000’(~ 1.75 oz), 1.4MM seeds/acre,(~ 5 lb), using ~45 seeds/ft, 18” row spacing. Full size or Storage – 33M seeds/1000’,(~ 1.25 oz), 960M seeds/acre, (~ 3.5 lb), using ~30 seeds/ft, 18” row spacing. Storage – 16,500 seeds/1000’, (0.6 oz), 480M seeds/acre, (~ 1.75 lb), using ~15 seeds/ft, 18” row spacing. M=1,000, MM=1,000,000 13 www.highmowingseeds.com • phone (802) 472-6174 • fax (802) 472-3201

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50 days baby, 65-75 days full size 2321 Jeannette F1 hybrid Long, slender roots for baby or full-size carrots. Impressive in our 2012 baby bunching carrot trials in earliness, root length, uniformity, color and taste. As a full size carrot, Jeannette forms attractive bright orange roots with strong tops. Sweet flavor, smooth texture and satisfying crunch. Compared to other early Nantes varieties like Yaya and Napoli, Jeannette produces longer roots averaging 8-9” in length. 2331 Necoras F1 hybrid NEW main season NEW 68 days 2291 Resistafly F1 hybrid 2329 Interceptor F1 hybrid 120-125 days Long and slender! A true cut and peel Imperator-type carrot. Coreless roots have a dark orange interior and will grow to 12" or more in proper growing conditions. Roots stay slender even with low density plantings and will not crack. Relatively short tops with some resistance to leaf blights. Suitable for mechanical harvesting. Good resistance to storage diseases such as Pythium Crater Rot and Altenaria Black Rot. A real standout. No vices here! Well-adapted as either an early or a main season carrot, Miami produces consistently uniform, cylindrical 6” long roots that tend to get stout as they mature. Feathery, attractive tops make for nice fresh market bunches. Nice crunch with carroty flavor. One of the sweetest varieties in our 2012 fall carrot trials. In our winter storage trial, we evaluated varieties in mid-January; Miami was among those with the lowest percentage loss at this date and rated among the best in flavor. 2328 miami F1 hybrid 60 days A high-quality Nantes carrot resistant to the Carrot Rust or Carrot Root Fly (psila rosea). Roots are 6-8” in length, slender, cylindrical and attractive. In our northeast trials, tops stood strong against late season foliar diseases. Carrots have an excellent crunch. Resistafly is improved over Flyaway F1; the variety has been bred to be less attractive to the egg laying flies and the maggots grow poorly on it. 2330 Danvers 126 2320 Red Cored Chantenay 65 days HEIRLOOM A gourmet selection for heavy soils. Red Cored is a thick rooted variety with wide shoulders and a tapered root ending in a nicely rounded, blunt tip. Roots average 6” long and have a characteristic red core. Sweet, old fashioned carrot flavor and fine grained texture. A great variety for soups, freezing, canning and storage, sweetening up the longer it’s stored. Introduced to the US from France in the late 1800s and used for many years as the standard carrot for the processing industry. A carrot you can count on! Danvers 126 is a stocky variety with broad shoulders up to 2" wide and a tapered V-shaped root averaging 7-8” long. Carrots are a bright, deep-orange color. Tops are rugged, strong enough to withstand a good yank, and show superior disease resistance in the High Mowing trial gardens. A great variety for canning, freezing, storing, and makes a superb glass of carrot juice for a home-grown daily dose of beta carotene. A practical, all-around variety which thrives even in heavy soils and has a high tolerance for hot conditions. 70 days NEW 2340 Scarlet Nantes A classic among carrots, Scarlet Nantes has that old-time carrot flavor. Bright red-orange flesh with fine grain and almost no core. Roots are 6-7" with blunt tips and small to medium tops. Not as refined as modern hybrids but a great choice for the garden. 65 days 2291 Resistafly F1 2320 Red Cored Chantenay 2330 Danvers 126 2321 Jeannette F1 2340 Scarlet Nantes NEW 2324 Negovia F1 2328 Miami F1 2331 Necoras F1 2329 Interceptor F1 The Organic Seed Source for Commercial Growers and Home Gardeners 14 CARROTS Main season storage carrot. We trialed a number of carrot varieties seeking an organic standard to compete with Bolero and found Necoras to be top notch. Full-size carrot with slightly tapered roots and blunt Nantes ends. Similar in flavor to Yaya. Excellent keeper that will work well for winter markets and CSAs. Vigorous leaf replacement makes for a high tolerance to Altenaria and a reliable crop every year. 68 days 2324 Negovia F1 hybrid 80 days Main season Nantes-type with great flavor and upright tops. Negovia was a stand-out in our summer carrot trials for both sweetness and texture. This variety also showed stronger tops than either Necoras or Yaya, so it is suitable for mechanical harvesting or when presentation requires sturdy tops. Blunt 7-8” roots are uniform, making bunching a breeze!

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