To celebrate the arrival of 2020, we looked back in time and selected seeds that have been performing well for us for twenty years. Their ongoing popularity speaks to their many charms. Watch for the Classics symbol in our 2020 Gardening Guide. Here are some highlights:
Heirloom is the term we use for seeds that go back even further in time - named varieties that are saved and passed down the generations. Many heirloom varieties can be tracked back in time through antique seed catalogues.
Galeux d'Eysines Pumpkin
Its warty appearance belies the incredibly smooth, richly sweet flesh inside this French heirloom. Its name translates as "Mangy from Eysines."
Jacob's Cattle Bean
The precise origins of this beautiful, ancient bean are not known, but it is listed as Trout in some histories, possibly after Virginian Jacob Trout.