February 4, 2018

Scirpidiella's exchange seed-list 2017/18

Scirpidiella's exchange seed-list 2017/18

List of species for exchange, in alphabetical order of the Latin names, with short descriptions. On the end of each description there is the approximate amount of seeds in the package is given (but I can send several times more of them in one package if I have enough) and the year of harvest. Please limit your request to 12 samples. Thank you.

I will post my wish-list soon.

Indian Abutilon, Indian Mallow - Abutilon indicum - subtropical ornamental (lovely yellow flowers) and medicinal (used as a demulcent, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, sedative, astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, and analgesic and to treat leprosy, ulcers, headaches, gonorrhea, and bladder infection) shrub to 1,8m (=6ft) tall, frost sensitive but very vigorous - 8 seeds (2015)

Bishop's Goutweed – Aegopodium podagraria – rare vegetable – 100 seeds (harvested in

Anise Hyssop, Blue giant hyssop - Agastache foeniculum - a perennial herb to about 0,6m (=2ft) tall, hardy to zone 6, very aromatic (anise scent), leaves edible (addition to salads), tea plant - 30 seeds (2016, 2017)

Pringle's Hummingbird Mint, Pringle's Giant Hyssop – Agastache pringlei – aromatic (with
lavender-like scent) perennial to 0,6-1,2m (= 2-4ft) tall, frost hardy to zone 6, young leaves
used in salads – 15 seeds (2014)

Korean Mint - Agastache rugosa - Asian perennial to 1 m (=3ft) tall, hardy to zone 6, plant aromatic (original sweet scent), condiment and tea plant - 50 seeds (2016, 2017)

Hybrid Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus giraldii x vilmoriniana – unusual hybrid (F1) of two rare Chinese species, medium size tree with huge leaves, fruits are very large (over 5 x 1,5cm = 2 x 0,6 inch), can be cut down every year to obtain little straight treelet (a few meters tall) with enormous leaves - 15 fresh whole samaras (with 1 seeds in a center of each) (2016)

Wild Garlic – Allium oleraceum – rare spice (leaves, bulbs and bulbils) – 30 aerial bulbils

Round-headed Leek - Allium rotundum – wild garlic, very rare and endangered in wild state, creates only underground bulb and small dark bulbils, no bulbils in inflorescence – 10 bulbils (2017)

Tree Onions, Topsetting Onions, Walking Onions, Egyptian Onions – Allium × proliferum – delicious vegetable (aerial bulbils, underground bulbs, and leaves with onion like taste – used as flavouring or to pickles), also odd ornamental plant – 5 aerial bulbils (2017)

Marsh Mallow - Althaea officinalis – robust herbaceous perennial to about  6 ft (= 1,8m) tall, hardy to zone 3 and warmer, vegetable herb (roots, leaves, flowers and fruits are edible), roots thick, fleshy, soft, very delicious, also very ornamental herb, wild Polish from (very rare in wild state) – 50 seeds (2017)
Green Amaranth– Amaranthus chlorostachys – rare vegetable and cereal – 100 seeds (2012)

Spiny Amaranth - Amaranthus spinosus - annual delicious leafy vegetable to 0,6m (=2ft) tall, seeds also edible, medicinal and dye (yellow and green dyes as a colouring in foods and medicines) plant - 40 seeds (2016)

Dang Gui, Dong Quai, Chinese Angelica - Angelica sinensis - perennial herb hardy to zone 6/7, to about 3 ft (=1m) tall, well known Chinese medicinal herb - 25 seeds (2017) 

Garden Chervil, French Parsley – Anthriscus cerefolium – rare biennial vegetable (leaves with mild anise–like taste – raw or cooked, flowers – raw and young roots – raw or cooked) to 0,5m (=2ft) tall – 100 seeds (2014)

Wild Chervil – Anthriscus sylvestris – rare perennial vegetable (delicious young shoots in May) – 100 seeds (2017)

American Groundnut – Apios americana - perennial climber hardy to zones 3/5, form with large ovoid tubers (delicious when cooked) and flowering in autumn, shoots to about 2 m tall (= 7 ft) - 1 tuber (2017)
Hastate Orach – Atriplex hastata – rare vegetable annual herb - 50 seeds (2011)

Yellow-leaf Orach – Atriplex hortensis var. lutea – annual plant to 1,8m (6ft) tall, frost hardy to zone 6, very delicious vegetable (blanched young shoots and leaves and cooked seeds), also medicinal plant (antirheumatic, diuretic), very ornamental – 15 seeds (2013)

Hoary Orach – Atriplex nitens – unusual vegetable (delicious blanched young shoots, leaves and cooked seeds) – 30 seeds (2016, 2017)

Black-jack, Beggar-ticks, Cobbler's Pegs, Spanish Needle - Bidens pilosa – Chinese tall annual medicinal herb, a form with no ray flowers, seeds should be sown in fall outside or cold stratified – 25 seeds (2017)

Giant False Nettle - Boehmeria gigantea – rare perennial about 1,5m (=5ft) tall, Japanese endemic - 25 seeds (2016)

Long-racemose False Nettle - Boehmeria longispica – rare vegetable (cooked roots and leaves) dioecious subshrub to 1,2m(=4ft) tall, native to China and Japan – 25 seeds (2016)

Wild Ramie, Japanese False Nettle – Boehmeria nipononivea (syn. B. nivea var. nipononivea, B. nivea var. tenacissima) – perennial vegetable (cooked roots and young leaves) to 0,5-2,5m (=2-8ft) tall native to east Asia, also fibre plant - 25 seeds (2016)

Sycamore-leaf False Nettle, Plane-leaved False Nettle - Boehmeria platanifolia – hardy (to zones 4-8) perennial to 0,6m (=2ft) tall, native to east Asia, very ornamental leaves - 25 seeds (2016)

Racemose False Nettle - Boehmeria spicata – rare Asiatic (sub-)shrub to 1m (=3ft) tall, young leaves edible after cooking - 25 seeds (2016)

Brown Mustard - Brassica juncea - annual herb, edible (all parts) and condiment, Korean variety - 25 seeds (2017)

Rye Brome – Bromus secalinus – rare weed of a rye, which was formerly cultivated as cereal, the grains are something similar to a rye in shape and size and they are very delicious when cooked, very ornamental grass (can be used to dry bouquets) - 50 seeds (2017)

Kozo – Broussonetia kazinoki – deciduous Asiatic shrub to 5 m (17ft) tall, but commonly smaller,frost hardy to zone 6, monoecious, creates (in July) edible delicious orange-red mulbery-like fruits, seeds of open pollinated plants (they can be hybrid because near grows also B. papyrifera), need cold stratification – 15 seeds (2016, 2017)

White Bryony, English Mandrake, Wild Vine, Wild Hops, Wild Nep, Ladies' Seal, Tetterbury, Snakeweed, Devil's Turnip, Bastard Turnip – Bryonia alba – frost hardy (to zone 6) perennial climber to 4m(=14ft) tall, thick tuberous roots were been used to falsify the carved dolls
called "Homunculus" (= little Homo, originally made from Mandragora roots), also medicinal and poisonous plant – 20 seeds (2015)

Corn Rocket, Crested wartycabbage – Bunias erucago – rare annual vegetable (young stems, leaves and roots) to 0,6m (=2ft) tall, very delicious (with a characteristic aromatic flavor), rarity – 20 seeds (2017)

Turkish Rocket  - Bunias orientalis – rare delicious vegetable (young shoots better than
asparagus – raw or cooked) – 100 seeds (2017)

Hare's Ear - Bupleurum rotundifolium - rare annual vegetable (leaves - raw or cooked - in
salads, used as a pot-herb or as a spice) to 0,3m (= 1 ft) tall, also ornamental plant, hardy to
zone (5)6, sow in sit in spring - 25 seeds (2015)

Chili Pepper – Capsicum annuum “Royal Black” – rare variety with black leaves and
immature fruits, ripe fruits are bright red, very hot – 20 seeds (2013)

Bird Pepper - Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum (ex Texas) – shrub, resistant to severe frost if kept dry and if grows on alkaline soil, flowers and fruits in autumn, fruits very hot, small, red – 12 seeds (2015)

Hot Chili Pepper – Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum “Criolla Sella” – 25 seeds (2013)

Rocopica, Ulupica Large, rare hybrid Chili – Capsicum pubescens x cardenasii (syn. Capsicum cardenasii var. pendulum) - subtropical perennial (but can be grown as annual) shrub 0,3-3 m (= 1-10 ft) tall - a hybrid of rare cultivated chili Rocoto - Capsicum pubescens and wild Ulupica pepper - C. cardenasii, fruits very hot, juicy, fleshy and aromatic about 1 cm (0,4 inch) diameter, bright red, flowers violet, seeds brown, to germination the seeds need soaking in GA3 (2000ppm by 24 h) + chamomila tea and next sowing surface or shallow in light moist soil in warm place, can germinate slowly and erratic, plant self-infertile, open pollinated, seeds very scarce - 5 fresh seeds (2016, 2017)

Tova, Covincho, Ají Puta Pario, Ají Puta Madre - Capsicum chacoense -frost susceptible perennial to 1,5 (5 ft) tall but usually smaller, fruits red with 10 calyc teeth, very small and very hot, aromatic, wild species native to Argentina, Paraguay etc. - 7 seeds (2016)

Chinese Chili - Capsicum chinense "Chupetinho" - frost susceptible perennial, beautiful leaves and unusual-shape fruits, fruits only lightly hot red very delicious (with characteristic aroma), very good as spice to chocolate or to sandwiches, also very ornamental - 10 seeds (2015)

Hardy Chili - Capsicum flexuosum – very rare wild chili pepper, deciduous shrub hardy to about at least 10-20 F degree = (-12)-(-6,5) C degree), very difficult to propagation from seeds (the best use GA3 and chamomile tea), self-incompatible, so to obtain fruits there are necessary at least 2 various genetically plants,  rarity - 5 seeds – only a few packages available (2017)

Hoary Cress, Perennial Peppergrass – Cardaria draba – rare vegetable (leaves raw or cooked) and spice (seeds as pepper substitute), hardy perennial (zones 6 and warmer) – 25 seeds

Welted Thistle, Curly Plumeless Thistle – Carduus crispus – biennial rare tasty vegetable (young shoots – which are not prickly – in early May – cooked), frost hardy to zone 5/6, to 2m (=7ft) tall – 20 seeds (2015)

Fat Hen – Chenopodium album – unknown rare vegetable (blanched leaves) and corn (quinoa cousin) – 1000 seeds (2012)

Jerusalem–tea, Epazote – Chenopodium ambrosioides – rare aromatic (aroma similar to Wild Rosemary – Ledum) spice and tea perennial, old medicinal herb – 100 seeds (2010)

Fig-Leaved Goosefoot – Chenopodium ficifolium – rare vegetable (tasty blanched young shoots, leaves and young inflorescences), condiment (roasted seeds used like sesame), annual plant to 1m (3ft) high, rare – 25 seeds (2017)

Djulis, Taiwan Quinoa – Chenopodium formosanum - annual herb to 2,8 m = 9 ft tall - a colorful Taiwanese cereal cousin of Andean Quinoa, leaves, inflorescences and young shoots are edible after cooking or pickled, also used as food colouring (to yellow, red, orange or purple colour), the small red grains are edible cooked, very ornamental herb when it is in fruits, likes much of sun and warm,  drought and sality resistant, rarity - 25 seeds (2017)

Oak-Leaved Goosefoot – Chenopodium glaucum – rare leaf vegetable – 200 seeds (2011)

Huauzontle, Nuttall's goosefoot – Chenopodium nuttalliae –rare cereal native to Mexico, edible annual herb (leaves and inflorescens used as vegetable and seeds boiled as groats, red-leaf form – 50 seeds (2017)

Cañihua, Canihua, Cañahua, Cañahui, Kaniwa, Kañiwa – Chenopodium pallidicaule – annual Andean cereal 20-60 cm (=8 inch-2 ft) tall, seeds and leaves edible, very cold (bloom in 10 C degree = 50 F degree) and frost (to -10 C degree = 14 F degree) hardy, mature in 95-150 days – 100 seeds (2015)

Red Goosefoot - Chenopodium rubrum - annual plant to 0,8 (=3 ft) tall, delicious vegetable - leaves are edible raw or cooked as a spinach (must be first blanched and water removed), seeds used as tasty black groats (after boiling in changed water to remove saponins), also gold/green dye - 100 fresh seeds (2015)

Asian Goosefoot – Chenopodium vachelii (syn.: Chenopodium acuminatum subsp. virgatum, Ch. acuminatum subsp. vachelii) - rare annual upright herb about 0,3-0,8m (=1-3 ft) tall, with very long narrow almost un-lobed leaves, native to China, Japan and Vietnam, sometimes grown as a leaf vegetable (young shoots and leaves are edible and very delicious cooked), very cold tolerant,rarity - 20 seeds (2017).

Naked Weed, Rush Skeletonweed, Gum Succory, Devil's Grass, Hogbite – Chondrilla juncea - rare tasty French salad vegetable – 50 seeds (2017)

Honewort - Cryptotaenia spp. (C. japonica and C. canadensis - mix) - hardy (at least to zones 5/6) herbaceous perennial with edible leaves (called in Japan "Mitsuba"), mix of two very similar and difficult to differentiating species - 20 seeds (2017)

Fig Leaf Gherkin, Fig Leaf Cucumber – Cucumis ficifolius – rare vegetable, fruits 6–7x3–4cm (2,5x1,5inch), not bitter, pale yellow, very juicy, delicious, edible immature and mature prickly plant (perennial but usually grown as annual), extremely rare plant, seeds scarce – 12
seeds (2016)

Sikkim Cucumber - Cucumis sativus var. sikkimensis (ex Korea)  – a variety with huge (to 40 x 15 cm = 16 x 6 inch in size) brown fruits – 10 seeds (2017)

Blackseed Squash, Chilacayote – Cucurbita ficifolia – rare tasty vegetable (flesh pickled with sugar, cloves and cinnamon resembles unripe coconut) – 8 black seeds (2016)

Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin – Cucurbita maxima – gigantic edible fruits – 25 seeds (2011)

Lesser Dodder, Clover Dodder –Cuscuta epithymum – annual parasitic climber to 1m (=3 ft) long, poisonous and medicinal herb (antibilious, antiscorbutic, anticancer, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, hepatic), also very ornamental (pink flower–heads and red stems) – 25 seeds (2015)

Greater Dodder, Nettle Dodder, European Dodder – Cuscuta europaea – parasitic climber 0,3–1,5m (1–5ft) tall, very ornamental (numerous little pink flowers), Tibetan medicinal herb (a bitter, acrid and sweet taste with a heating potency) and Chinese medicinal (seeds improve immunity, increase blood sugar metabolism), aphrodisiac, renal and a hepatic tonic, also poisonous plant – 50 seeds (2016)

Hop Dodder, Hop–shaped Dodder, Willow Dodder – Cuscuta lupuliformis – parasitic climber 0,5–2,0m (2–7ft) tall, very ornamental (numerous little pink or white flowers), thick stemmed, Chinese medicinal herb (seeds improve immunity, increase blood sugar metabolism), also poisonous plant, rarity – 20 seeds (2015)

Clover Dodder – Cuscuta trifolii – small annual parasitic climber, very ornamental (numerous little pink flowers), without leaves and roots, larger flower heads than its similar cousin - lesser dodder (Cuscuta epithymum), host plant for it can be alfalfa (Medicago spp.) or clover (Trifolium spp.), seeds can be difficult to germinating [sow the seeds outside in fall near host plants or scarify (thermical or chemical) and sow in spring] - 25 seeds (2017)

Small Achocha, Achocchilla, Achuqcha – Cyclanthera achocchilla – very rare delicious juicy fruit vegetable (fruits edible raw or cooked) – 7 seeds (2016)


Wild Chinese Climbing Swallowwort - Cynanchum sp. (probably Cynanchum boudieri) - seeds harvested from a wild state - Jiangsu province, tall perennial herbaceous climber with tuberous roots, China, probably very frost hardyrarity, sow the seeds surface (they do not need any pre-treatment) - 20 seeds (2016)

Ge Shan Xiao, Korean Climbing Swallowwort - Cynanchum wilfordii - perennial herbaceous climber with tuberous roots, very frost hardy, Korean medicinal herb - 10 seeds ((2016)

Dwarf Tamarillo – Cyphomandra abutiloides – tasty rare fruit – 30 seeds (2017)

Five-leaved Yam – Dioscorea pentaphylla – large climber with characteristic palmately compound 3–7-foliolate leaves and prickly stems, creates large underground tuber and numerous small aerial bulbils – both edible after washing and cooking, origin to south-east Asia, very short growing period - only about 6 months (after this time shoots dying and tuber becomes dormant to next spring) - 1 aerial tuber (1,5-3cm = 0,6-1,2 inch diameter) (2017)

Mock Strawberry – Duchesnea indica – very ornamental, edible fruits – 50 seeds (2015)

Japanese Barnyard Millet – Echinochloa esculenta - rare annual herb cultivated on a small scale in Japan, China and Korea (both as a food and for animal fodder), one of the best tasting grains of all cultivated cereals, can be successful grown in zones 6/7 and warmer - 50 seeds (2017)

Indian Barnyard Millet, Sawa Millet, Billion-dollar Grass – Echinochloa frumentacea - rare annual millet grown as a cereal in India, Pakistan and Nepal, one of the best tasting grains of all cultivated cereals (the grains are cooked in water, like rice, or boiled with milk and sugar or used to a beer making), can be successful grown in zones 6/7 and warmer – 25 seeds (2017)
Han Lian Cao – Eclipta alba - rare annual herb native to south-east Asia to Australia, vegetable (cooked leaves) and medicinal herb, easy to growing - 25 seeds (2017)

Finger Millet, Koracan – Eleusine coracana – rare corn and ornamental grass – 100 seeds

Crested Latesummer Mint, Vietnamese Balm - Elsholtzia ciliata - annual edible (aromatic leaves - raw or cooked - added to salads or used as a potherb, powdered seeds used as a condiment) and medicinal herb to 0,6m (=2ft) tall, whole plant with strong specific aroma something similar to caraway, lemon grass and mint - 50 seeds (2016, 2017)

Crested Latesummer-mint, Vietnamese Balm – Elsholtzia ciliata - wild ex Bialystok (NE Poland) - aromatic annual herb used as tea and condiment herb - 25 seeds (2005)

Devil's Thorn – Emex spinosa - rare annual herb with edible taproots and leaf-petioles; fruits spiny, original, likes full sun and well drained soils - 10 seeds (2017)

Hard Wallflower – Erysimum marschallianum (syn. E. hieraciifolium subsp. durum, E. durum) extremely rare ornamental biennial herb (frost hardy to zone 5/6), drought resistant, young shoots and leaves of closest cousin (E. hieraciifolium) of this plant were used as cooked vegetable in Nepal, so probably this species is also edible – 100 seeds (2014)

 Hong Yao Zi, Tuberous Hardy Climbing Buckwheat - Fagopyrum giraldii (syn. Pteroxygonum giraldii) - large (often more than 3 m = 10 ft tall), dense climber which creates underground perennial tuberous rhizome to 15cm (= 6 inch) diameter, flowers white - in summer, fruits 1 cm long thorny nutlets - in autumn, very frost hardy, resembles a Caucasian spinach (Hablitzia tamnoides) in appearance, but this is not edible, but only medicinal, blooms and fruits in first year from seeds, if sown early, easy from seeds - 10 seeds (only a few packages available) (2017)

Mulberry Weed, Hairy Crabweed, Shui She Ma, Xiao she ma - Fatoua villosa - annual Chinese medicinal herb, ripe fruits break and spread seeds, can germinate slowly but without any pre-treatment - 10 seeds (2016)

Sea Fig, Deciduous Fig, Strangler Fig – Ficus superba - hemiepiphyte tree native to Japan; creates edible fruits; can survive some frost and drought, suitable to growing in containers - 15 seeds (2015)

Fern–leaf Dropwort – Filipendula vulgaris – tuberous vegetable perennial to 0,8m (=3 ft) tall, creates dense clumps, tubers aromatic and starchy, very delicious raw and when baked, boiled or (especially) candied, tasty leaves edible raw or cooked, also medicinal plant – 60 fresh seeds (2017)

Green Strawberry, Wild Strawberry – Fragaria viridis (syn. F. collina) – tasty large fruits (original aroma, very different than common Wild Strawberry – F. vesca) – 25 seeds (2016) 

Malva Blanca, Malva China, White Mallow - Fuertesimalva limensis - rare Mexican leafy vegetable - ascending plant to 1,5m tall with large tender leaves and small violet fowers, leaves are eaten in Mexico (boiled in stews ot steamed), and are used to remedy a cough, also fodder plant, very cold tolerant, easy to growing – 30 seeds (2016)

Chinese Nettle, Korean Nettle, Scorpion Grass – Girardinia cuspidata very rare annual stinging nettle 0,4m (=1,5 ft) - 1,8m (=6 ft) tall, with very thin ovate large sinuate-dentate leaves, very long stinging hairs and inconspicuous flowers in dense inflorescence, edible plant (leaves - cooked and eaten as vegetable, young flowers - cooked and eaten as a vegetable and the roasted and pickled seeds) and a medicinal herb, fiber plant, native to northern Asia ( the northern part of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast China), may be sown outside in mid spring or inside year around, very similar to its cousin – Girardinia septentrionalis (they differs only in details and distribution range - for example G. cuspidata has larger seeds and something other shape of inflorescences than G. sptentrionalis) - 12 seeds (2017).

Northern Girardinia – Girardinia septentrionalis – rare annual stinging plant 0,4m(1,5ft)-1,8m(6ft) tall with very thin ovate large–sinuate–dentate leaves, long stinging hairs and inconspicuous flowers in spicate inflorescences, edible plant (leaves - cooked and eaten as vegetable, young flowers - cooked and eaten as a vegetable and the roasted and pickled seeds) and a medicinal herb, fiber plant, native to east Russia (Ussuri Region) –
15 seeds (2017)

Honey locust – Gleditsia triacanthos - tall tree with ornamental fern-like leaves, huge pods and enormous thorns, edible plant (boiled - seeds and young pods, flesh of immature pods - raw) - 25 seeds (2017)

Water Manna Grass, Floating Manna Grass, Sweet Grass, Manna Grass, Float Grass, Poland Manna – Glyceria fluitans – heirloom Slavic cereal – 100 fresh seeds (2017)

Marked Glyceria, Plicate Sweet Grass – Glyceria plicata (syn. G. notata) – aquatic perennial 30-80cm (=1-3ft) tall, used as G. fluitans – 50 seeds (2015)

NuoMi Tuan, Climbing Nettle – Gonostegia hirta (syn. Pouzolzia hirta) - nettle cousin, climbing perennial herb to 2 m (=7 ft) tall with edible leaves and tuberous vegetable roots, native to Phillipines and other Asiatic areas, rarity - 10 seeds (2017)

Cultivated Caucasian Spinach – Hablitzia tamnoides “Swedish cultivated variety” – climber about 1,5m (5ft) tall with small pale–green coloured leaves and stems, and tuberous root, hardy to zone (4?)5 and warmer – 100 seeds (2016)

Wild Caucasian Spinach – Hablitzia tamnoides “wild variety” from Caucasus (Armenia) – robust dense climber, leaves a little corrugated on the edges, perennial hardy to zone 5/6 and warmer, seeds scarce – 10 seeds (2016)

Wild Caucasian Spinach – Hablitzia tamnoides “wild variety” from Caucasus (Georgia) –robust dense climber 2,5–3m (8–10ft) tall (after 2–3 years from seed), leaves dark–green and large, stems redish, hardy to zone 5/6 and warmer – 100 seeds (2016)

South African Devil's Claws – Harpagophytum procumbens - subtropical herbaceous perennial with underground tubers and annual shoots, likes well drained soils and full sun; well known medicinal herb - 12 seeds
Cow Parsnip - Heracleum maximum - North American biennial herb with edible roots and young shoots, hardy to zone 5, needs chilling period to germinating - 25 seeds (2016)
False Roselle - Hibiscus acetosella (ex Philippines) – shrubby red-leaf herb, edible leaves, flowers and roots – 12 seeds (2017)

John's Cabbage, Bluntleaf Waterleaf – Hydrophyllum canadense - perennial herb hardy to zone 4 with edible leaves and roots, also very ornamental, likes some shade and moist soil - 12 seeds (2017)

West Asian form of Henbane (early May flowering) – Hyoscyamus niger - rare unusual form of Black Henbane which blooms since first days of May (much earlier than an European form) to June, biennial -12 seeds (2017)

Small Henbane - Hyoscyamus pusillus - annual rarity - 6 seeds - annual poisonous herb, small lovely flowers, short growing period, day-length neutral variety, native to West Asia, rarity – 6 seeds (2016, 2017)

Ploughman's Spikenard – Inula conyza – rare xerothermic herb hardy to zone 5/6, tall to 4 ft (= 1,2m), medicinal herb (antiscrophulatic, emmenagogue,  parasiticide, vulnerary), the roots formerly used to burnt upon a fire in order to scent a room – 50 small seeds (2017)

Jaltomate Negro, Jaltomato – Jaltomata procumbens, syn. Saracha jaltomata – annual
(tropical perennial), tasty black fruits – 15 seeds (2017)

Tomatito - Jaltomata sinuosa – annual, delicious orange fruits, shruby tropical perennial, native to Peru (possible Incan agricultural relict), easy to growing but often difficult to germinate (GA3 - 2000 ppm by 24 hours can realy help), sow the seeds surface – 20 seeds

Green Jaltomato, Coscomate, Coscotomate – Jaltomata tlaxcala – annual (tropical perennial), delicious green sweet aromatic fruits, rare – 15 seeds (2017)

Wall–lettuce – Lactuca muralis (syn. Mycelis muralis) – perennial hardy to zone 4/5) salad vegetable (raw leaves used in mixed salads) to 3ft (=1m) tall, also medicinal and poisonous (in large doses) plant, shade resistant – 30 seeds (2014)

Canadian Woodnettle - Laportea canadensis - rare perennial vegetable,
perennial to about 1m (=3,3ft) tall, nettle cousin, very frost hardy, delicious vegetable (young leaves cooked), seeds need about 4,5 months of cold stratification to germinating, sow shallowly or surface - 12 fresh seeds (2016)

Nipplewort – Lapsana communis – annual delicious vegetable (leaves raw or cooked, flowers raw, flower–buds pickled as capers) to 1,2m (4 ft) tall – 30 seeds (2015)

Tree Mallow – Lavatera arborea var. variegata – tree like biennial plant 4–10 ft. (1,2–3 m) tall, white variegated leaves, numerous deep red flowers 2 inch (5 cm) diameter, very
ornamental – 15 seeds (2013)

Narrow Leaved Peppergrass, Roadside Pepperweed – Lepidium ruderale – rare, low (to 1ft = 30cm tall) annual/biennial vegetable: young shoots and leaves (raw or cooked) which have very hot (almost like pepper), pungent and aromatic flavour. Also medicinal herb (hypotensive). Easy to growing – 50 seeds (2017)

Wild Sponge Cucumber, Wild Loofah - Luffa operculata - rare climber native to Central and South America which creates small spongy fruits used as a fibrous scrubbing sponge for household cleaning, also ornamental plant - 6 seeds (2015)

Galapagos Wild Tomato, Tomatillo – Lycopersicon cheesmaniae “Pear shaped” – rare vegetable (small – 2cm = 0,8 inch long, pear shaped fruits), probably hybrid (not clean) form – 15 seeds (2010)

Wild Galapagos Tomato – Lycopersicon cheesmanii v. minor – (synonim names: L. cheesmaniae var. minor, L. galapagense) - the form with rather not very dense, tripinnate leaves and glabrous (non hairy), small (0,6-1,1 cm), orange fruits, open pollinated - 7 fresh seeds (2016, 2017)

Wild Galapagos Tomato – Lycopersicon cheesmanii v. minor – (synonim names: L. cheesmaniae var. minor, L. galapagense) - the form has very dense, tripinnate leaves and glabrous (hairy when immature), small (0,6-0,8 cm = 0,25-0,33 inch), orange fruits with firm skin - 5 fresh seeds (2016)

Chmielewsky's Wild Tomato – Lycopersicon chmielewskii - wild species fro Andean valleys in southern Peru to nothern Bolivia (at altitude 2300-3000m = 7666-10000ft), perennial herb (but can be grown as annual) with woody base to 1m (=3,3 ft) tall and wide, leaves have characteristic cilantro-like smell, ruits (with very large violet tinged calyxes) very small 0,5-1,3 cm (= 0,2-0,5 inch) long, aquamarine colored, short hairy pubescens, very delicious, acidulous, the species has the potential for high vitamin C content, open pollinated - 7 fresh seeds (2016).

Hybrid Tomato – Lycopersicon esculentum x pimpinellifolium – rare hybrid of cultivated and wild tomato with small 1,5-2,5cm (=0,6-1,0 inch) red fruits, very tasty – 25 seeds (2016)

Hybrid Tomato - Lycopersicon esculentum x peruvianum - tasty cherry-size red fruits with large calyx, plant resistant to numerous diseases, rarity - 15 seeds (2015)

Hybrid Tomato - Lycopersicon galapagense x esculentum - fruits plum-size round and flat, orange, delicious - 15 seeds (2015)

Wild Hairy Tomato - Lycopersicon hirsutum f. glabratum, (syn. L. hirsutum var. glabratum)
- perennial shrubs or vines to 6 m (20= ft) long, but usually smaller, flowers showy, golden, fruits small (about 1-1,5cm = 0,4-0,6 inch) diameter, green, hairy (with very fragile straight hairs), fragrant and very delicious when fully ripe (with specific fruity aroma and taste), leaves with glabrescent upper surfaces; native to the southwestern parts of Ecuador at lower latitudes, capable of crossing with L. esculentum, resistant to powdery mildews, early blight, bacterial speck, root-knot nematodes and two species of red spider mite, open pollinated - 7 seeds (2016).

Wild Hairy Tomato - Lycopersicon hirsutum var. typicum – hairy cherry-size greenish-purple fruits with specific taste (very different than common tomato), beautiful leaves - 7 seeds (2015)

Wild Tomato – Lycopersicon humboldtii – robust annual plant to 2m (7ft) tall, tasty cherry
sized red fruits – 25 seeds (2013)

Wild Peruvian Tomato - Lycopersicon peruvianum - rare tomato species native to Peru and Chile, perennial, which can be grown as annual in temperate areas, with small (1-3cm = 0,4-1,2 inch diameter), grenish-white, acidous fruits (ripe fruit is edible and delicious), high vitamin C content, drought resistant, the very rare (in this species) self-compatible, early form with completely white-green fruits (sometimes with dark green stripes) - 7 seeds (2017).

Wild Peruvian Tomato - Lycopersicon peruvianum - rare tomato species native to Peru and Chile, perennial, which can be grown as annual in temperate areas, with small (1-3cm = 0,4-1,2 inch diameter), grenish-white, acidous fruits (ripe fruit is edible and delicious), high vitamin C content, drought resistant, the self-incompatible, late form with white-green fruits with purple ruddiness and stripes - 7 seeds (2017).

Rough Bugleweed - Lycopus asper - hardy (native to Canada and USA) perennial which creates edible tubers (cooked or dried), likes wet soils - 50 seeds (2016)

High Gypsywort – Lycopus exaltatus – perennial to 1,5m (=5ft) tall, frost hardy to zone 6,
rare vegetable (delicious tubers in autumn – raw or cooked) – 50 seeds (2016, 2017)

Mogilen Mallow – Malva mohileviensis - tall (to 1,5m = 5 ft) annual herb with long petiole large leaves, native to Japan, China and Russia (rare in Europe and West Asia), vegetable herb (edible leaves and dry fruits - very delicious), rarity - 25 seeds (2017)

White Horehound - Marrubium vulgare – small perennial hardy to zone 3, well known tea plant and condiment (to liqueurs or candies) – 30 seeds (2017)

Apple Mint, Woolly mint, Round-leafed Mint – Mentha rotundifolia (syn. M. suaveolens) – perennial hardy to zones 4, excellent tea plant with fragrant leaves, much better than common Peppermint – about 25 seeds (2017)

Creeping Cucumber, Guadeloupe Cucumber - Melothria guadalupensis (M. pendula var. chlorocarpa) (ex Texas) – medium size climber with edible roots and immature fruits (2-3cm = 1 inch long), perennial resistant to light frost - 6 seeds – only a few packages available (2017)

Japanese Rough Potato – Metaplexis japonica (Milkweed Family – Asclepiadaceae) – rare ornamental climber (to 8m=27ft tall), perennial frost hardy to zone 6, beautiful, showy, pale purple flowers in the second year after sowing (about 15 months to first flowers from seed), also Asiatic vegetable (young leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, young fruits – raw or
pickled, roots – cooked), poisonous plant (raw milk sap) – 20 seeds (2016, 2017)

Climbing Hempvine - Mikania sp. (probably M. scandens) ex Florida – perennial large climber, belongs to Asteraceae family, very ornamental and attract to butterflies, hardiness unknown but may be quite frost hardy - 15 seeds (2017)

Headache Vine, Rough Bryony - Mukia maderaspatana - rare annual climber, 0,5-2.5 m (2-8 ft) tall, small yellow flowers and red berries (non edible), edible vegetable leaves, germinates without any pre-teatment, sow surface – 10 seeds (2017)

Sweet Cicely – Myrrhis odorata – rare perenial vegetble (leaves - raw, cooked or used as a flavouring or as tea substitute- with anise like aroma, cooked with tart fruits in order to reduce their acidity, root - raw or cooked, seed - raw or cooked - the best whilst it is still green) to 1m (3,3 ft) tall, frost hardy to zone 4/5 – 15 large seeds (2015)

Watercress - Nasturtium sp. - well known hardy bog salad perennial with delicious edible leaves - about 50 small seeds (2017)

Wild Catmint – Nepeta cataria (wild ex Poland) – aromatic perennial to 1,5m=5ft tall, frost hardy to zone 3, delicious herbal tea (with specific aroma resembling something between mint and lemon), condiment – 25 seeds (2017)

Pale Poppy, Prickly Poppy, Pila Dhatura, Sand–Mohn, Sandmohn – Papaver argemone medicinal plant (infusion or syrup made from the petals is used as a sudorific), small annual ornamental (bright scarlet red flowers with black spots at the bases of petals), edible seeds,
prickly capsule – 100 seeds (2015)

Long–headed Poppy, Blindeyes – Papaver dubium – medicinal plant (infusion or syrup made from the petals is used as a sudorific), edible seeds, annual ornamental (hardy to zone 6) – 100  seeds (2013)

Pellitory–of–the–wall, Lichwort – Parietaria officinalis – tasty rare leaf vegetable (nettle cousin) – 25 seeds (2012)

Graceful Pouzolzsbush - Parietaria zeylanica (syn. Pouzolzia zeylanica) - subtropical spreading perennial (0,6-1,5m (=2-5ft) tall) Chinese herb can be easily grown as an annual, creates underground corms/tubers (edible - roasted), the leaves and young shoots are edible like a spinach, cooked, Chinese medicinal herb, rarity, sow the seeds surface, germinates easily - 12 seeds (2017)

Annual Passion Flower - Passiflora gracilis - the only annual species in genus Passiflora, native to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil and Ecuador, can be easily grown in zones 5/6 and warmer, starts to blooming in 1-2 month of living and continues flowering in next a few months, numerous lovely flowers and red fruits (inedible), geriminates usualy difficult and in small rate (GA3 solution - 2000ppm by 24 hours - can realy help), rarity - 10 seeds (2017).

Blue Sweet Calabash, Woodland Passionflower - Passiflora morifolia - white and purple flowers, blue fruits with edible orange flesh, perennial climber hardy to zone 8/9 - 15 seeds (2015)

Garlic Cress – Peltaria alliacea - small evergreen perennial hardy to zone 6, edible leaves and inflorescences  (aromatic, pungent), rarity - 7 seeds – only a few packages (2017)

Tuberous Jerusalem Sage – Phlomis tuberosa – rare perennial (frost hardy to zone 6 and warmer) to 1,8 (=6ft) tall, Kalmucks' vegetable (round tubers cutted or grated, dried, roasted and boiled with milk), raw tubers are bitter, also very ornamental plant – 15 seeds (2014)

Winter Cherry, Strawberry Groundcherry, Ground Cherry, Chinese Lantern - Physalis alkekengi (wild form China) - frost hardy perennial origin at the lower slopes of E'meishan Sichuan in 2000 at 1700m, fruits closed in small orange inflated calyxes, the berries are edible and not bitter!!! rarity - 12 seeds (2017)

Camapu, Cutleaf Ground Cherry – Physalis angulata ex Thailand – tasty annual rare fruit – 30 seeds (2017)

Campanulate-flowered Ground Cherry - Physalis campanula – Guatemalan endemic (grows only in one place - on altitude 2200-2500m = 7333-8333ft), herbaceous perennial with characteristic yellow campanulate flowers and typical berries (edible?) enclosed in inflated calyxes, rarity, seeds germinate very easy and in high rate after soaking in GA3 solution (2000ppm) by 24h  - 7 seeds – only 2-3 packages available (2016)

Yellow Nightshade Groundcherry, Thick–leaf Ground–cherry, Desert Ground Cherry – Physalis crassifolia – rare edible fruit perennial (hardy to zone 8a if kept dry), drought resistant – 25 seeds (2013)

Clammy Groundcherry, Rowell's groundcherry – Physalis heterophylla - frost hardy (to at least zone 6) perennial to 50 cm (=2 ft) tall with hairy leaves and delicious fruits,  native to North the eastern United States and Canada, likes half-shade or full sun and is much drough resistant - 7 seeds   - only a few packages available (2017)

Yellow Groundcherry, Perennial Ground Cherry, Hardy Husk Tomato, Smooth Ground Cherry - Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata - frost hardy (to zone 5) perennial to 1,5m (5 ft) tall and 0,6-1,2m (2-4 ft) wide, fruits delicious orange-yellow - 20 seeds (2015, 2017)

 Downy Ground-cherry, Husk-tomato – Physalis integrifolia  – very tasty and very rare fruit annual herb, delicious fruits, straight habit – 25 seeds (2017)

Giant Tomatillo – Physalis ixocarpa "Plaza Latina Giant Green" - special giant Mexican strain produces 3-4” wide, green fruits on super tall plants - 15 seeds (2015)

Japanese Clearweed – Pilea hamaoi (syn. Pilea pumila subsp. hamaoi) - small (20-40 cm = about 0,7-1,3ft tall and wide) annual herb with juicy succulent stems and delicious leaves, native to Japan, China and Korea wild herb, to germinating it needs a long (2-4 months) cold stratification period, seeds should be sown surface (in sheltered place outside, or in cool cellar, or stratified and sown spring), rarity - 12 seeds (2017).

Southern Burnet Saxifrage – Pimpinella peregrina (syn. P. taurica) – formerly cultivated in Southern Germany for medicinal (expectorant) roots – 30 seeds (2014)

Filipino Mulberry - Pipturus sp. (probably P. arborescens) - native to lowlands of Philippines small tree/large shrub (nettle cousin) with edible white fruits and leaves used as tea substitute (on Hawai called "mamaki tea"), needs much of sun, warm and it is not frost resistant - 10 seeds (2017)
Nalui, Ngalui, Small Filipino Mulberry – Pipturus sp. (probably P. dentatus, syn. Pouzolzia dentata) - native to mountains on Philippines small shrub with edible mulberry-like fruits, sometimes planted as hedge, can be propagated by seeds and cuttings, probably not frost resistant - 10 seeds (2017)

Buck's-Horn Plantain - Plantago coronopus - a herb with edible delicious leaves – about 50 seeds (2017)

Plantain - Plantago major “Rosularis” - a form with ornamental inflorescences, edible salad plant – 20 seeds (2017)

Plantain - Plantago major “Purpurea crispa” - a form with purple ornamental leaves, edible  – 25 seeds (2017)

Eurasian Solomon's seal, Garden Solomon's seal, Multi–flowered Solomon's seal, Ladder–to–heaven, David's–harp – Polygonatum multiflorum (giant variety) – hardy (to zone 4) perennial to 1,8m(=6ft) tall, delicious thick rhizomes were used as Chinese vegetable (they must be
boiled or steamed by 5–6 hours), cooked young shoots were eaten in Turkey, also poisonous (berries) and medicinal plant (among others lowers sugar in the blood) – 10 seeds (2013)

Devil's Tail, Mile-a-minute Weed, Giant Climbing Tearthumb, Asiatic Tearthumb – Polygonum perfoliatum (syn. Periscaria perfoliata) - fast growing annual vine. The stems are long and prickly, fruits blue, edible, tasty, young shoots also edible - raw or cooked, also medicinal herb (depurative, diuretic, febrifuge), very ornamental; needs a cold stratification (at least 9 weeks) to germinating - 10 seeds (2016)

Portulaca oleracea – Wild Purslane, Pursley – wild tasty succulent leaf vegetable – 50 seeds

Desert Unicorn-plant, Golden Devil's Claw - Proboscidea althaeifolia (ex Arizona) - rare perennial hardy to zones 8a and warmer with edible seeds, young fruits and outer part (cortex) of tuberous roots, also very ornamental (golden fragrant flowers) and used in basketry or to making strange figures, bouquets etc. - 10 fresh seeds (2015)

Sweet Unicorn Plant , Devil’s Claws – Proboscidea fragrans – rare vegetable (young fruits), corn (black seeds) and ornamental plant (large bunches of purple flowers and odd beautiful fruits with 2 claws) – 5 seeds (2015, 2017)

Unicorn Plant, Devil’s Claws, Ram's Horn, Aphid Trap, Louisiana Unicorn-plant, Goat's Head, Elephant Tusks (wild ex Texas) - Proboscidea louisianica – similar to above species but flowers whithish-lavender coloured, usefullness the same – 6 seeds – only a few packages (2015)

 Unicorn Plant, Devil’s Claws (Domesticated Multi-claw) - Proboscidea parviflora var. hohokamiana – annual protocarnivorous viscid herb, fruits (fleshy drupes) and drupelets to 35cm (=14 inch) long with 4-5 claws, seeds edible cooked, young fruits pickled, ornamental strange drupelets used in basketry, plant needs short growing period from sowing the seeds to ripe fruits (only 3-4 months), grows well in zone 6 and warmer, seeds white or greyish - 5 seeds – only a few packages (2015)

Mexican Devil's Claw, Cat's Claw, Uñas de gato, Torito - Proboscidea cf. triloba ssp. triloba - annual or perennial protocarnivorous viscid herb, fruits (fleshy drupes) and drupelets very small (3-5cm = 1-2 inch long) inflated with 2 short thin claws, used in basketry, plant needs short growing period from sowing the seeds to ripe fruits (only about 3-4 months), grows well in zone 6 and warmer, seeds black - 10 seeds (2017)

Fruit Radish - Raphanus caudatus "Singara Rat's Tail" - variety with edible young fruits (long to 14 inches = 35 cm), native to India, heat resistant, crop in summer, open pollinated - 20 seeds (2017)

Korean Wild Radish – Raphanus sativus var. raphanistroides – wild large edible herb (whole plant used as vegetable), very robust – 20 seeds (2017)
Annual Bastardcabbage, Giant Mustard, Turnipweed, Marmoraccia – Rapistrum rugosum – Italian leafy vegetable, annual weed – 12 seeds (2017)

Prairie Coneflower, Upright prairie coneflower, Woolly Cinquefoil, Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat – Ratibida columnifera – xerothermic perennial hardy to zone 4, tea plant (leaves and flower heads) – 50 seeds (2017)

Great Yellow Cress - Rorippa amphibia - perennial leaf vegetable - delicious leaf vegetable, frost hardy to zone 5/6, large (stems 1,2m = 4 ft long) perennial which creates dense carpets, plant likes moist or wet soil and can be grown in shallow ponds, young leaves and stems are edible raw, they have mildly peppery flavour and are very tender, delicious, seeds may be shortly viable - sow them immediately after receiving - 100 fresh seeds (2016)

Yellow Marsh Cress – Rorippa palustris – rare salad vegetable (young leaves, stems and young seedlings) – 40 seeds (2013)

Japanese Wineberry, Wine Raspberry – Rubus phoenicolasius – delicious amber–red fruit, deciduous shrub (frost hardy to zone 6a) – 30 seeds (2015)

Sheeps Sorrel - Rumex acetosella - low (0,3 m = 1 ft tall) perennial vegetable (leaves and seeds - raw or cooked - both very palatable), lemonade substitute is made by boiling up the leaves, plant hardy to zone 4/5, likes well drained, acid, moderately poor soils, but tolerate also alkaline ones, dioecious - 200 seeds (2015)

Giant Arrow Head, Chinese Arrow Head – Sagittaria trifolia subsp. leucopeta (syn. S. trifolia var. edulis) - perennial with giant tubers (in size to 5-10 × 4-6 cm = 2-4 x 0,8-1,2 inch) which are edible after cooking, hardy to some frost, cultivated in Japan, Korea and China - 1 tuber (2017)

Pampas Lily of the Valley – Salpichroa origanifolia (Nightshade Family – Solanaceae) – delicious fruit, perennial climber (to 3m=11ft tall), very frost hardy (to zone 6 if thick mulched) – 12 seeds (2017)

Glabrous Sarcandra - Sarcandra glabra (ex Philippines) - evergreen tropical perennial about 0,6 - 3m (= 2-10 ft) tall, seeds are edible, roots and leaves used as scenting tea, can slowly germinate - 8 seeds (2017)

Rue-leaved saxifrage, Nailwort - Saxifraga tridactylites - small (5-15 cm = 2-6 inches tall) annual herb with small succulent leaves, young plants are edible, acidulous, tasty, likes sandy dry soils and full sun - about 100 very small seeds (2016)

Shepherd's Needle, Venus' Comb, Crow Needles – Scandix pecten–veneris – a rare vegetable
25 seeds (2017)

Common Golden Thistle, Spanish Oyster Thistle – Scolymus hispanicus (ex Spain) – perennial prickly herb with edible young shoots and roots, also ornamental (numerous golden capitulums), the form from Spain (tall and narrow shape herb) – 15 seeds (2017)

Common Golden Thistle, Spanish Oyster Thistle – Scolymus hispanicus (ex Greece) – perennial prickly herb with edible young shoots and roots, also ornamental (numerous golden capitulums), the from from Greece (round shape herb) – 15 seeds (2017)

White Campion, Bladder Campion – Silene latifolia (syn. Melandrium album) – perennial (frost hardy to zone 6) to 0,6m (=2ft) tall, Spanish rare vegetable (leaves and young shoots – stewed) and soap subsitute (obtained by simmering the root in hot water) – 50 seeds (2014)

Silver Milk Thistle, Elephant Thistle, Ivory Thistle – Silybum eburneum – rare annual thistle native to Mediterranean areas to 1,8m (= 6ft) tall, leaves unicoloured – ivory green, very prickly, probably a better source of the powerful liver protective silymarin than the common milk thistle (S. marianum), all parts of the plant are edible (roots – raw, boiled or roasted,
seeds – ground or germinated for sprouts, young shoots – cooked, leaves – steamed like spinach or raw in salads, stems – peeled, soaked and cooked, flower heads – prepared like artichokes), frost hardy to zone 7a – 10 seeds (2014)

Stone-Parsley – Sison amomum – rare vegetable (cooked roots) and condiment (aromatic leaves and seeds), biennial plant to 1,5m (5ft) tall, frost hardy to zone 6 – 25 seeds (2017)

Tumble Mustard, Tall Tumble Mustard - Sisymbrium altissimum (wild ex Bialystok - NE Poland) - annual herb with edible leaves and seeds used as condiment - 100 seeds (2003)

Skirret – Sium sisarum – rare heirloom root vegetable – 25 seeds (2016, 2017)

Devil Potato, Wild Andean Potato - Solanum acaule var. caulescens - wild potato species which belongs to taxonomic Acaulia series. Herb with long stolons and small, whitish (0,5-1,5 inch = 0,4-4,0 cm diameter) tubers. Tubers are edible after cooking. Plants grows to about 1ft (30cm) tall and creates numerous beautiful blue flowers in summer. Species native to Peru, Bolivia and N.W. Argentina - on alpine meadows, by patchs, walls, drainage ditches, cultivated fields, etc. at altitude 2600 - 4650 meters (8666-15500 ft). Something frost hardy. Species potato blight / alternariose resistant (in a large degree). Can be hybridized with other wild and cultivated potatoes – 10 true small seeds (2017)

Chichiquelite Huckleberry – Solanum sp. (S. americanum?) – very tasty rare fruit, annual – 50
seeds (2013)

Vegetable Nightshade - Solanum americanum (ex Phillipiness) – huge annual herb (to over 2 m = 7 ft tall and wide), which creates enormous leaves, white flowers and small, glossy, edible (as snack) fruits, young shoots and leaves are eaten after boiling (and water is throw out) by Filipino people - 12 seeds (2017)

Malevolence, Purple Devil, Five-minute Plant - Solanum atropurpureum - subtropical half-shrub to 1,2-1,8m (4-6 ft) tall and 0,9-1,2m (3-4 ft) wide, stems and leaves densely covered by very large purple prickles, flowers pale yellow, fruits orange, ornamental plant which may be hardy to -10 C degree (about 10 F degree), belongs to taxonomic section Acanthophora (the same as S. mammosum, S. capsicoides, S. palinacanthum, S. viarum and other) - 12 fresh seeds (2017)

Rainforest Kangaroo Apple - Solanum aviculare – subtropical shrub with purple flowers and red berries (edible only in small quantities when break and fall down), seeds very small (smaller than in other Kangaroo Apples), it is true species (not confused with S. laciniatum), rarity – 50 seeds (2017)

Tzimbalo, Llorones, Pepino Llorón, Mini Pepino – Solanum caripense – very delicious green or yellow, purple striped, sweet round fruits 1,5–2cm (0,6–0,8inch) diameter (in taste tangier and more juicy than Pepino), this plant resembles Tomato and is relative to Pepino and gives fertile hybrids with Pepino, hardy outside to zone 6 (as annual) – 20 seeds (2013)

Watermelon Nightshade – Solanum citrullifolium – very ornamental flowers, annual prickly
plant to 0,5m=1,5ft tall, hardy (to zone 6) – 15 seeds (2013)

Low Nightshade – Solanum humile (syn. Solanum nigrum f. humile)– very rare ornamental annual plant (yellow–green fruits), fruits were formerly eaten – 30 seeds (2009)

Colorado Wild Potato - Solanum jamesii (taxonomic Pinnatisecta series) - rare delicious tuberous vegetable brown, small (0,15-1,20 inch = 0,4-3,0 cm diameter) tubers (edible after cooking), plant 1ft (30cm) tall and creates numerous flowers, native to N. W. Mexico and S. W. United States - coniferous forests at altitude1600 - 2500 meters (5000-8000 ft) in Arizona, frost hardy to zone 8/9, potato blight / alternariose resistant (in a large degree), can be hybridized with other wild and cultivated potatoes - 2 small seed tubers about 0,4-1,0 cm (0,16-0,40 inch) diameter (2015) (only 1-2 packages)

Southern Kangaroo Apple - Solanum laciniatum – Australian shrubby herb with edible yellow-orange fruits and blue flowers, can be grown as annual if sown early - 10 seeds (2017)

Mountain Kangaroo Apple – Solanum linearifolium – tasty rare fruit (can be grown like
annual if sown early) – 50 seeds (2017)

Orange Nightshade – Solanum luteum – delicious rare fruit, hardy annual – 20 seeds (2013)

Tropical Eggplant, Gboma Eggplant, Aubergine Gboma, Terong Engkol - Solanum macrocarpon (ex Africa) - herbaceous perennial from the wetter parts of tropical and subtropical Africa, creates large entire leaves and pale violet flowers following into round small apple-size green, darker green striped (yellow and pale brown when ripe) fruits, which are edible cooked - 10 seeds (2015)

Tropical Eggplant, Gboma Eggplant, Aubergine Gboma, Terong Engkol - Solanum macrocarpon (ex Brazil) - herbaceous perennial which of wild forms originates from the wetter parts of tropical and subtropical Africa, creates large entire leaves and violet flowers with enlarged calyx following into round small apple-size whitish (with violet) fruits, which are edible cooked, leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or steamed - 10 seeds (2015)

Black Nightshade – Solanum nigrum – wild from Poland – 25 seeds (2017)

Green berry Nightshade, Morelle Verte – Solanum opacum – delicious fruit (annual), rare – 30
seeds (2013)

Yoa, Joá, Joá bravo, Tutiá, Manzanita del monte, Mañiq lqo, Naxaraxanaaq lqo, Pocoto,
Pocotillo – Solanum palinacanthum (ex Bolivia) – rare ornamental, one from the most beautiful Solanums (Nightshades), large beautiful bright blue and yellow flowers, prickly plant, rarity – 7 fresh seeds (2015)

Cherry Nightshade, Argentinian Nightshade, Hoe Nightshade – Solanum physalifolium var.
nitidibaccatum – annual ornamental, rarity, tasty fruits eaten in Ethiopia 15 seeds (2013)

Shrubby Nightshade, Joá Mando, Juá Piloso, Juá Alado, Brazilian Naranjilla – Solanum robustum "Green-leaved variety"– prickly shrub 0,6–2m (2–7ft) tall with broadly winged stems and leaf petioles, leaves not silver (like plants escaped in Hawaii) but cashmere–green, flowers numerous – white and yellow, fruits to 2cm (0,8inch) diameter – hairy, light green and dark green striped (according one source fruits without seeds are edible in small quantities) - they have very nice strong aroma (used to making juices and as vegetable), very ornamental variety native to Brazil, can be grown outside in zone 6 (as annual) and warmer (first ripe
fruits fall down after 9 months from sowing) – package of 10 fresh seeds (2014)

Hairy Nightshade – Solanum cf. sarrachoides – wide annual herb which creates green fruits (according one source they are edible when fully mature), fruits fall down together with pedicel, calyx not typical (rather small), closest cousin of Solanum physalifolium var. nitidibaccatum, rarity – 12 seeds (2014)

Garden Huckleberry – Solanum scabrum (syn. S. melanocerasum) – edible tasty fruit (annual) – 100 seeds (2010)

African Nightshade, Garden Huckleberry – Solanum cf. scabrum “Yellow–anthered” – rare variety with yellow anthers (not brown as in typical varieties) and large black, punctate fruits in 3–6 flowered inflorescences, rarity – 15 seeds (2014)

Seven-lobed Nightshade, Quing Qi - Solanum septemlobum – rare climbing (sub-)shrub frost hardy (to zone 5/6) to 3-5 meters (10-17 ft) tall, small lobed leaves, lovely purple and yellow flowers and red inedible fruits, ative to east Asia, rarity, seeds germinate very slowly and erratic, gradually (often after a few months from sowing), soaking in GA3 (2000 ppm by 24
hours) can help - 12 seeds (2017)

Bura–Bura, Bolo Maka, Coconilla, Cocochat, Pupu, Tupido, Pimpla, Tupirito – Solanum stramoniifolium – rare edible fruit, annual or perennial spiny tropical shrub (needs heat to fruit) – 20 fresh seeds (2012)

Green Kangaroo Apple, Gunyang - Solanum vescum - the fruiting shrub to 1-2 m (= 3-7 ft) tall, can be grown as annual, but must be sown early, fruits delicious, -yellow-green, break and fall down when ripe, sow the seeds surface -15 seeds (2017)

Tropical Soda Apple, Juá-bravo - Solanum viarum - very ornamental perennial shrub native to Brazil and Argentina, to 1-2 m (3-7 ft) tall and wide, with very prickly stems and leaves, small white flowers and yellow fruits (green mini watermelon-like when immature), creates underground rhizome suckers, frost hardy to zones 8b and warmer, plant prohibited in numerous countries (mainly tropical and subtropical), scarification or GA3 may improve germination - 15 fresh seeds (2015)

Violet Aubergine, Puncture Eggplant, Talong-na-puti, Talong-pipit, Terong Pipit - Solanum violaceum (unarmed form) - shrub to 2 m (=7ft) tall with 5-7 lobed leaves, blue-purple flowers and orange 1,3cm (0,5 inch) berries, medicinal herb, native to tropical Asia - 12 seeds (2015)

Surattense nightshade, Yellow-fruit Nightshade, Yellow-berried Nightshade, Indian Nightshade - Solanum xanthocarpum - prickly annual herb with pale violet flowers and yellow fruits, Asiatic medicinal herb - 30 seeds (2015)

"Papa Mariva" Potato - Solanum x chaucha - hybrid species (crossing of S. tuberosum subsp. andigena and S. stenotomum), very esteemed on Canary Islands, late variety, creates very numerous but small tubers with black skin and yellow flesh (delicious) on short stolons, rarity, can be successful cultivated as north as in Central Europe - 9 small seed-tubers (2017)

Dindle, Field Milk Thistle, Tree Sow Thistle – Sonchus arvensis – rare vegetable (delicious
young leaves eaten raw or cooked, peeled young stems, and young rhizomes), coffee
substitute (roasted roots) – 25 seeds (2013)

Salt Sandspurry, Lesser Sea-spurrey - Spergularia marina – small herb (annual or perennial) which likes salty soil, leaves edible in Korea, very delicious, Polish wild form – about 50 small seeds (2017)
Marsh Woundwort – Stachys palustris var. vulgaris – wild variety with long narrow white, tasty, tubers, rare vegetable, likes moist or wet soil – 10 seeds (2017)

Stiff Hedgenettle, Perennial Yellow Woundwort - Stachys recta - hardy (to zone 6) perennial, Tibetan vegetable (raw leaves) called there "Bya pho rtse", seeds scarce - 12 seeds (2015)

Greater Meadow Rue – Thalictrum aquilegiifolium – ornamental perennial 1,5 m (5 ft) high,
frost hardy to zone 6 – 50 seeds (2013)

Goldencreeper, Red Hailstone, Manchu Tubergourd – Thladiantha dubia – rare edible
delicious fruits, frost hardy (zone 6) perennial tuberous climber to 6m (=20ft) long – 30 seeds
(2016, 2017)

Hungarian Thyme, Eurasian Thyme – Thymus kosteleckyanus (syn. Thymus pannonicus pro parte) – aromatic spice and tea plant (frost hardy to zone 6b and warmer) – 20 seeds

Savory-Scented Thyme – Thymus marschallianus (syn. Thymus pannonicus pro parte) – aromatic spice and tea plant (frost hardy to zone 6b and warmer) – 20 seeds (2017)

Wild Yellow Salsify, Fistulous Goat's–beard, Greater Sand Goat's–beard – Tragopogon dubius subsp. majus – rare tasty root vegetable, very ornamental – 50 seeds (2017)

Southern Star, Blue–flowered Milkweed, Blue Star – Tweedia caerulea (syn. Oxypetalum caeruleum, Amblypetalum caeruleum) – very ornamental climber (numerous beautiful blue
flowers) – 10 seeds (2015)

Nettle Tree, Chichaste, Ortiga - Urera baccifera - delicious edible berries - rare pachycaul spinose caulicarpic shrub (burns not very much - similar as common nettle), monoecious, very resistant to drought, easy to growing, needs some direct sunlight, white berries are edible and very delicious, plant can fruit within 1-1,5 year from seeds - 8 whole dried fruits (each fruit
has 1 seed inside) (2015)

Mallorca Nettle – Urtica bianorii (syn. Urtica atrovirens subsp. bianorii) - small perennial creating dense carpets, with little ornamental leaves, resistant to some frost, rarity, sown seeds surface (germinate easily without any pre-treatment) - 10 seeds (2017)

Ortiga Crespa, Queimadeira Nettle – Urtica circularis – annual medicinal (hypotensive, diuretic, antioxidant) and vegetable herb, native to Agrentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil, leaves small 1-3 cm (0,4-1,2 inch) long, 1-3,5 cm (0,4-1,4 inch) broad, with burning hairs; edible and considered to be highly nutritious for its minerals and vitamins content and it is usually included in various dishes in South America; germinates easily (no pre-treatment required) - 25 seeds (2017)

Pellitory-leaved Nettle, Entire-leaved Roman Nettle – Urtica dodartii – rare annual ornamental and useful plant (used like U. pilulifera and very similar to it but with entire leaves and larger seeds) – 6 seeds (2017)

Fen Nettle, Stingless Nettle - Urtica galeopsifolia - rare perennial, unusual vegetable (leaves and young shoots – raw or cooked), perennial about 2m tall, leaves and tops of shoots have not stinging hairs, resistant to water flooding and severe frosts (zone 4/5), may need cold
stratification, sow surface – 100 fresh seeds (2016)

Kievan nettle – Urtica kioviensis - leafy vegetable - can be used in the same manner as common nettle, also oil plant; hardy perennial with stems 0,8-1,2 m (= 2,5-4ft) tall (branched in upper part), above ground runners, long, narrow leaves, upper stipules connected at bases and seeds (achenes) 1-1,6mm long, stems can create roots if they touch of a moist soil; endemic to central and eastern Europe, frost hardy do zones 5/7 and warmer - 100 fresh seeds (2016)

Roman Nettle - Urtica pilulifera - annual vegetable (delicious young leaves - cooked and used as a potherb), nettle beer is brewed from the young shoots, oily plant (edible oil pressed from seeds), also medicinal, fibre, dye plant and repellent insect pests - 20 seeds (2017)

Wild Corn Salad, Wild Lamb’s Lettuce – Valerianella locusta – leaf vegetable – 50 seeds

Vervain – Verbena officinalis – rare spice (roots used as condiment to lacto–fermented cucumbers), tea substitute and medicinal perennial (zones 4 and warmer) – 100 seeds (2011)

Brooklime, European Speedwell - Veronica beccabunga - evergreen semi-aquatic perennial hardy to zone 5, salad plant (edible leaves and young shoots, the best in winter) - about 50 small seeds (2017)

Tiny Vetch, Hairy Vetch, Hairy Tare, Tare Vetch, Tyne Grass – Vicia hirsuta – rare leguminous vegetable (tasty boiled seeds used like lentils) – 100 seeds (2013)

Moth Bean, Mat Bean, Turkish Gram, Maṭki – Vigna aconitifolia (syn. Phaseolus aconitifolius) – tasty rare Asiatic legume vegetable (edible mature seeds and sprouts), drough resistant, original deeply palmate divided leaves – package 200 seeds (2015)

Japanese Pepper Tree - Zanthoxylum piperitum – shrub to 2m (=7ft) tall , fruits – condiment (pepper substitute), aromatic leaves are edible, very frost hardy (to zones 5) – 10 fresh seeds (2016)

Corn x Teosinte (hybrid) - Zea mays x mexicana – a hybrid of cultivated and wild species, annual herb (perennial in tropics)b to about 1,5 m (=5 ft) tall, with small corncobs of yellowish (and lighty red) grains – 6 seeds (2016)

Peruvian Zinnia – Zinnia peruviana – annual ornamental plant (lovely red flowers) to 0,6–1,0m (2–3ft) tall – 10 seeds (2013)

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