Organic Vegetable Seedlings for May/June planting -Online Ordering Closed for 2021
Choose from a variety of healthy warm weather seedlings to get a jump start on your growing season. All plants are grown organically and sustainably from non-GMO seed at Daisy Hill Farm in Acton, MA. Vegetables are listed in alphabetical order below. These plants will be ready for planting in late May. Each variety comes in a 4-pack.
Don't forget to check out our other warm weather veggies (peppers, eggplants and tomatoes) on the homepage. Heirloom varieties are indicated by (h).
Bean: Dragon’s Tongue (bush) (h)Bean
Prolific heirloom with delicious beautiful green and purple mottled beans. Turn green when cooked. Bush beans can grow without support and typically produce beans a few weeks ahead of pole beans.
Bean: Green Yard Long (heirloom)
Long beans (18”) grow on vigorous vines and have a distinct nutty flavor that is excellent when steamed, sauteed or fried.
Bean: Maxibel Haricot Vert (bush)
Thin French beans, sweet and tender. These haricot verts grow longer than average and hold well if you forget to pick them for a while.
Bean: Provider (bush) (h)
Dependable producers of the classic green bean. Produces 2 big flushes of beans.
Bean: Red Noodle Yard Long (pole)
Absolutely stunning 14-18” long burgundy pods that are stringless with sweet Asian bean flavor.
Bitter Gourd: Sayonara
SeedsofIndia says: Oriental type bitter gourd that is less bitter than the Indian varieties. A very high yielding high quality hybrid. The plants are vigorous and early. Fruits are shiny light green with continuous attractive ribs and few bubbles. Fruits are 15 inches in length with blunt end and weighing up to 1.5 lbs.
Cabbage: Emiko Napa
Plant in mid May for July harvest of this mild, tender Napa cabbage. Green wrapper leaves and light yellow interiors. 10” heads.
Excellent variety for New England- tolerates shifts in temperature and water. We harvested our plants for 4 months last year!
Corn: Painted Mountain
This dual purpose corn may be used for fall decor or for grinding for flour/cornmeal. Fedco Seeds says: “Short efficient 5' plants, long thin 6–7" cobs. Painted Mountain is the hardiest, fastest-maturing grain corn in the world...Contains vivid golds, oranges, reds and purples, about every shade of color known to corn. High in anthocyanins. Bred to withstand high winds, cold temperatures, intense heat and drought, and to survive global warming. Painted Mountain grows where no other corn can.”
Cucumber: Boothbay Blonde (heirloom)
Cucumber: Painted Serpent (heirloom)
Also known as a striped Armenian cucumber. Beautiful and delicious with alternating light and dark green stripes on a slightly fuzzy skin. Best eaten when fruits are 8-18” long, but fruits can grow to be 36” long! Straighter if trellised.
Cucumber: H19 Pickling (h)
Sets fruit without pollination, so may be kept under row cover. Small cukes, plants have high disease resistance. We love to eat these fresh with the skin on.
Cucumber: Poona Kheera
Gourmet variety from India that has a skin which changes color as the fruits mature. They start out as white, turn yellow and finally develop a golden-brown skin (like a potato) at maturity. Crisp and delicious at all stages. Vines 5-6’ and fruits 4-5”.
Long, thin skinned with small seed cavity. Great sweet, bright flavor with great crunch. Fruits average 9-10” long and will be straighter with trellising.
Cucumber: Marketmore Slicing (h)
Dark green classic slicing cucumbers, 8-9”, produce prolifically throughout season
Gourd: Large Bottle/Birdhouse (heirloom)
Fun gourd to grow for decoration. Gourds have a large, rounded blossom end with a narrow neck and slightly bulbed stem end. Fruits grow to 14” by 12”. Vines can grow 15-35’ long. Harvest when the smooth, greenish rind turns white or starts to brown. Dry for crafting into durable bottles, birdhouses, etc
VERY LIMITED Supply. Dual purpose! Pick young and steam/panfry them or let them mature and dry for additional use- like making luffa sponges! Trellis to keep luffas straight. Mature luffa sponges are about 7”. Vines can grow to 12’.
Gourd: Small Warted Mix
Fun gourds for fall decor. This mix includes an assortment of flats, rounds, short pears, pears and spoons in a variety of solid, striped and bicolor patterns. Yellows, greens, oranges and whites make a bright display. With fun warts!
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
Fedco seeds says: Though native to Central America, this heirloom was widely grown in Poland and is now on board the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Won over our trials manager Heron Breen who had previously been indifferent to husk cherries. “Sweet and zesty.” Some folks compare the flavor of these ½–¾" fruits to pineapple, some to tangerines
Melon: Torpedo Korean
Extra early Korean melon. Johnny’s Selected Seeds says: “A good choice for a first-time melon grower. High-yielding plants produce avg. 1-2 lb, 5 x 3 1/2" cylindrical fruits that are lemon yellow with white sutures. Refreshingly crisp and moderately sweet white flesh. Performs very well in cool northern areas. Fruits slip off vine when ripe.”
Mexican Sour Gherkin
This amazing little 1” fruit is so great! It defies typical classification but tastes a bit like a mix of a tart melon and a cucumber. Thin skinned with seeds that develop later, use this as you would a more standard cucumber in salsas, sandwiches or for amazing fresh eating. Vine grows to be about 4’ and should be trellised or grown in a hanging basket. Very productive!
Okra: Cajun Jewel
Fedco says: “A bayou favorite since the 1950s, Cajun Jewel adapts well to our cooler climate and produces almost as much as hybrid Cajun Delight. Dwarf spineless 3–4' plants….Once it flowers, the fleshy pods will be ready for harvest in two days. They are best when picked young and tender, no longer than 4".
Classic large pumpkin. Perfect for carving! Deep orange color with solid ribbing and strong stem handles. Fruits vary in size and weight, averaging 18-26 lb and about 1-2 per Vine. Vines can reach 12’
Pumpkin: Jack Be Little (heirloom)
Super cute small (½ lb) pumpkins on manageable plants (vines about 3-5’). Good to eat, delicious stuffed and also excellent decor. 6-12 fruits per vine.
Great small/medium white pumpkin to liven up the pumpkin patch. Smooth-skinned pumpkins avg. 8–12 lb. Perfect for decorating or carving. Long, dark green handles. Avg. 3–4 fruits/plant
Pumpkin: Musquee De Provence (heirloom)
This gourmet French heirloom has ribbed, flat tan fruits that average 8-15 lb. High Mowing Seeds says: This gourmet pumpkin, often enjoyed cooked, is also traditionally eaten raw. Cut from the middle like a wedge of cheese and slice very thinly. The flavor is exceptionally complex and sweet with a nice light crunch. Also known as Fairytale.
Pumpkin: New England Pie (heirloom)
Classic 4-6 lb pumpkins with dry, stringless flesh- great for pies! We also use them for fall decor. Dark orange skin with light ribbing and strong vine handles. 3-4 pumpkins per plant. Vines can grow to 12’. Stores well.
Another cute little pumpkin for fall decor. This one has skin that is smooth enough to paint. Round 3”, 10 oz pumpkin with semi-bush habits for closer spacing. Average about 8 fruits per plant.
Excellent buttery sweet flavored soybeans. Ripen at end of August/early September. 4 minute boil, top with salt- best soy beans you will eat!
Squash: Autumn Frost Specialty Butternut
This beautiful winter squash stores really well and tastes a bit like butternut squash. Perfect for roasting, pies, and breads. One of our favorite new finds last summer. 3-4 lbs
Squash: Delicata JS
We roast this squash in wedges with the skin for a side dish that is simply wonderful. Our distinct, widely grown strain. Creamy yellow skin with long green stripes and dots on 7-9" long fruits.
Squash: Costata Romanesca (heirloom)
Delicious Italian heirloom squash that has excellent texture and a slightly nutty flavor. The skin is thin, ribbed and gray green. Best when picked at 6”.
Squash: Dunja Zucchini
Excellent early green zucchini, powdery mildew resistant. Harvest young (6-8”)
Squash: Early Summer Yellow Crookneck Summer (heirloom)
Johnny’s says: “This traditional variety is well known for its buttery flavor and firm texture. Big plants are late to begin bearing, but then yield consistently over a long picking period. Best picked small, 4-5" long. Larger fruits will have a bumpy appearance.”
Squash: Red Kuri
High Mowing Seeds says: Teardrop-shaped, striking red-orange squash from Japan. Also known as Baby Red Hubbard or Orange Hokkaido, this variety has smooth, sweet, dry orange flesh. Reliable yields even in cool climates with short growing seasons. 3-4 lbs
Johnny’s says: Slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Oblong in shape with ivory skin that changes to pale yellow at maturity. An excellent pasta alternative — bake or boil, fork out the flesh, and top the "spaghetti" with your favorite sauce. Short vines. Avg. weight: 3–5 lb. Avg. yield: 4–5 fruits/plant.
Squash: Waltham Butternut (h)
Big fruits with smaller seed cavities make this winter squash super valuable! Squashes grow to be 4-5 lbs, but may be harvested younger. Classic, delicious butternut flavor. Keeps for months after harvest.
Watermelon: Blacktail (heirloom)
Great little watermelons (avg. 8” across) for our short summer season. Dark green skin with crimson flesh. Vines can reach 10’. Very sweet, crunchy and stores well.
Large, oval melons (up to 20 lbs!). Up to 2 melons per plant. Dark green skin with light green stripes and red, juicy flesh inside. Some disease resistance.