Summer Heirloom Offerings for Your Garden

Discover the freshest heirloom releases of the season, just in time for summer.

Courtesy of Renee's Garden

‘Grandma’s Johnny Jump Ups’ Edible Flowers

Often used in folk remedies for soothing both literal and emotional afflictions of the heart, these delicate, little flowers in the pansy family are also called ‘Heart’s Ease.’ Their blooms display colors of deep-violet, mauve, yellow, and white. The edible blossoms of ‘Grandma’s Johnny Jump Ups’ offer a mild, wintergreen flavor, making them a smash for tasty garnishes, cake decorations, or candying. Plant these flowers in pots, use them as lovely floral edging for your walkways, or create luscious spring bulb beds that’ll brighten your summer heart as sweetly as your Grandma would. These sweethearts are both weather-tolerant and long-blooming, and will easily self-sow to jump up for you next summer!

$2.99 per packet (1350 seeds)
Renee's Garden

‘Yamato Cream’ Watermelon

By the 1950s, Takeshi Kanda, a Japanese pioneer in watermelon breeding, had birthed this buttercream-colored fruit for its mild, pear-like juice. Kanda’s classic is still a hit today, notably winning the 2018 taste test trials at the National Heirloom Exposition. Nothing says summer quite like watermelon juice running down your chin. And for any juicing and smoothie aficionados, this funky fruit will help to create new flavor blends. The ‘Yamato Cream’ matures fairly early, rounding out at 6 to 10 pounds, but it doesn’t ship well because it cracks easily. This wondrous melon is a perfect choice for home gardeners and small-scale farmers alike. Slice up some samples, and you’ll be sure to win over the crowd at your local farmers market.

Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

$3.00 (10 seeds)
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds



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