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Join generations of gardeners in planting incredible heirloom vegetables. We’ve selected an array of quality varieties that meet our taste and growing standards. Beloved for distinctive, classic flavors that transport you back in time, these picks have all been put to the test at Fordhook Farm, our 132-year-old trial farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania—an heirloom in itself!


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‘Black Beauty’ Eggplant

State Fair Mix Zinnia

"Not only is it an excellent producer, it's delicious to boot."

-Texas Gardener


Heirloom Spotlight

‘Brandywine Pink’ Tomato

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Brandywine, which dates back to 1885, is the heirloom tomato standard. One taste and youll be enchanted by its superb flavor and luscious shade of red-pink. The large, beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants.

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‘State Fair Mix’ Zinnia

Burpee Zinnias

"They produced gorgeous blooms for close to three months!"

- Montana Gardener


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Heirloom Spotlight

‘Fordhook Giant’ Swiss Chard

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Classic Burpee-bred heirloom chard, with thick, dark green, tender leaves and enticing, slightly bitter, earthy flavor. Can be used in dishes calling for spinach; sautéed with a bit of butter and sprinkling of lemon juice is a feast in itself.


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‘Tom Thumb Mixed Colors’ Strawflower

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"They are huge and beautiful!"

-New Jersey Gardener

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Heirloom Spotlight

‘Burpee's Stringless Green Pod’ Bean, Bush

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No strings. This Burpee-bred favorite is crisp, meaty, juicy, and super-flavorful. A culinary star, pods are delicious in pesto, sautéed with garlic, braised, or steamed. A classic stringless heirloom of exceptional flavor. Plant yields are early and robust.


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