Plant and Seed Sale

DCGP partners with a local private greenhouse to grow all your garden starting needs!

DCGP sells dozens and dozens of vegetable and flower varieties and cultivars, all fit for this region and perfect for your garden!

2018 Plant and Seed Sale

May 26th

Doors open at 8am for DCGP members, 9am for public

Peace Church Basement (1111 N 11th Ave E)

All plant starts are grown to organic standards.

DCGP will be selling the following plant varieties.

Prices will vary based on plant size. See final prices at sale.

2018 Plant Varieties

DCGP carries the following seed varieties.

We sell all 2018 seeds in $1.00 packets. Seeds from 2017 are $0.50.

Arugula, Ice-Bred 2018

(Eruca sativa) Mid-ribs and whole leaves develop a lovely purple hue in winter. Stands drought, and doesn’t require high soil fertility. Slow bolting. This is arugula with more bite, vigorous with complex full flavors. Cold-hardy through part of the Maine winter. 44 days

Genovese Basil 2018

(Ocimum basilicum) The classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil prized for its spicy flavor and wonderful aroma. Fragrant plants grow 18-24". This is the variety of choice for pesto 70 days

Bean, Gold Rush Wax, Bush 2018

(Phaseolus vulgaris). Tender 5–6" straight round stringless beans have excellent flavor and high yields. Yellow pods with green tips hold well on the vigorous plants. White seed. Tolerates CBMV. 54 days

Bean, Scarlet Runner 2017

Climbing beans with bright red blossoms. Will grow to 10–12'. Can be eaten either as snap or shell beans. Good alternative to Lima Beans in northern climates. Pole habit. 70 days snap, 95 days shell OP

Bean, Provider 2017

Provider can be planted early because it germinates well in cool soils. Compact plants are easy to grow, adaptable to diverse soil conditions, highly productive with an excellent “beany” flavor. Bush habit, 50 days OP

Bean, Royalty Purple Pod 2017

Distinctive purple foliage and purple flowers. Bright purple, stringless, slightly curved 5" pods. Germinates well even in cold wet soil. Bush habit, snap, 55 days OP

Bean, Seychelles, Pole 2018

(Phaseolus vulgaris). Seychelles yields heavy crops of slender, stringless, tasty beans as early as some of the fastest bush-type beans. Continuing to produce through a long harvest season, these powerful, healthy plants reach 7-9 feet tall. 55 days

Beet, Cylindra 2018

(Beta vulgaris). a long smooth regular cylindrical beet, growing to 7", dark red, sweet and beety. Not at all woody, a fine all-around beet suitable for baking, cooking, and pickling. Roots will push up out of the ground and develop rough shoulders. Heirloom from the 1880s 56 days

Beet, Chioggia 2017

Heirloom home-garden type attracts attention in the kitchen with its alternating interior rings of pink and white. Noteworthy also for its light red exterior color, green tops and exceptional sweetness. 55 days OP

Beet, Kestral 2018

(Beta vulgaris). Solid red round beet is good as a baby bunching beet and as a full-size storage beet. The smooth appearance and dark red color is enhanced by a refined tap root. Slow to bolt, it has an excellent sweet beet flavor. Intermediate resistance to DM, PM, CLS and rhizoctonia. 50 days

Borage 2017

Beautiful blue star-shaped flowers hang in clusters. Bees love the abundant bright flowers, which are edible. Plants grow 2-3' tall and self-sow readily. OP

Bok Choy, Prize Choy 2018

(Brassica rapa (chinensis group) Classy open-pollinated pac choy with celery-like white stems and vase-shaped 15–18" tall heads, like two vegetables in one with succulent stems and tender greens. Good for kimchi or stir-fries. 50 days

Carrot, Bolero 2018

Medium-long, 7-8" orange roots taste good fresh, and top the charts after long-term storage every year. Excellent disease resistance. 75 days F1

Carrot, Dragon 2018

Beautiful red-purple exterior provides an amazing contrast with the yellow-orange interior when sliced. Sweet, almost spicy flavor. 90 days OP

Carrot, Yellowstone 2017

Yellowstone boasts a crisp clean flavor and big roots with large greenish-yellow cores. Productive in a variety of soils. 72 days OP

Chard, Bali Red 2018

Beta vulgaris (cicla group) Bali chard’s very dark lush green fully savoyed leaf contrasts with the veins and stalk like fiery lava. Mouthfeel is juicy and succulent; flavor very mild. Excellent regrowth for multiple harvests. 55 days

Cilantro, Santo 2017

Bred for slow bolting. Uniform and fast growing, high yielding with good flavor. Upright habit makes it easy to pick. 55 days to leaf; 95 days to seed.

Collards, Cascade Glaze 2017

A re-selection of the 1820 heirloom Green Glaze. The waxy texture that gives the leaves their distinctive green sheen also imparts heat and cold tolerance and resistance to cabbage worms and loopers. The delicate-looking leaves, delicious steamed, are at their sweet tender best early in the season or in late fall after they’ve been nipped by frost. 60 days OP

Corn, Double Standard 2017

The first bicolor, open-pollinated sweet corn. Early, with strong germination in cool soil. Nice-sized, avg. 7", ears with 12-14 rows of yellow and white kernels, some ears with yellow kernels only. Excellent traditional corn taste. Vigorous 5' plants. 73 days OP

Cucumber, Diva 2018

Produces distinctly tender, crisp, sweet, seedless cukes. Plants are gynoecious. Foliage is nonbitter, so not as attractive to cucumber beetles as some varieties. 58 days F1

Cucumber, Little Leaf 2017

Little Leaf sets fruit without pollination, so may be left under row cover the entire season. Compact vines with smaller-than-normal leaves save space and leave the mature cucumbers much more visible. Despite the plants’ appearance, they produce a huge number of cukes, even under stress. 60 days OP

Cucumber, Super Zagros 2017

Green smooth-skinned fruits refreshingly cool, enjoyably mild and almost completely free of the bitterness quite common in American slicers. Thin-skinned, juicy and refreshing. 54 days OP

Dill, Bouquet 2017

Bouquet is usually grown for dill weed production because its leaves are sweeter and more refined than others. Foliage should be harvested early, before seed stalks mature. Especially attractive to pollinators. 55 days OP

Kale, Rainbow Lacinato 2018

(Brassica oleracea) A cross between Lacinato and Redbor. A spectacular kale that combines some of the best features of both. Curly edges, red veins, purple leaves, blue-green leaves with Redbor’s productivity, super cold-hardiness and reluctance to bolt. 61 days OG

Kale, Fedco Mixture 2017

If it’s hard to pick just one or two kale varieties from so many tempting choices, here’s the solution: enjoy the whole medley of diverse colors, patterns and shapes. 60 days, OP

Lettuce, SSE Mixture 2017

A nice mixture of cutting lettuces including Forellenschluss, Grandpa Admires, Lolla Rossa, Pablo, and 4 others. The varieties resist bolting in summer heat- very productive.40-45 days OP

Lettuce, Devil’s Ear 2018

(Latuca sativa) A lovely rare treasure much preferred to Red Deer Tongue, with real color and good heat tolerance. Starlike rosettes of tasty glossy leaves are deeply tinged with burgundy for a shimmery appearance. One of the last to bolt. 50 days. OG

Lettuce, Freckles Romaine 2018

(Latuca sativa) An absolutely gorgeous romaine with the delicate taste and texture of a butterhead, distinguished for its deep green leaves flecked with wine-red splotches. Very buttery tender leaves of tasty glossy leaves are deeply tinged with burgundy for a shimmery appearance. 56 days

Nasturtium, Jewel Mix 2018

Bushy variety holds its blooms above the foliage. Early free-flowering blend of orange, yellow, red and gold. Edible flowers with spicy sweet fragrance lend a peppery-sweet taste to salads, with each color adding contrast and subtle variations in flavor. 42 days OP

Parsnip, Andover 2018

Pastinaca sativa Those with good tilth can anticipate consistent production of refined tapered cylindrical roots 12–14" long. Developed by the University of Minnesota. One of the best for grating and stuffing into eggrolls, strudels and veggie pies. 120 days. OG

Pea, Alderman (AKA Tall Telephone) 2018

Alderman is tops in peas per pod, in yield, and in flavor. Alderman grows 5-7 feet, so it needs strong staking and frequent picking. Resistant to Common Wilt. Shelling Pea 75 days OP

Pea, Cascadia 2018

Ripening about a week later than Sugar Ann, Cascadia sends a cascade of 3" pods, longer and darker green and equally sweet. Good disease resistance. Snap peas hold better in the garden than snow peas. Snap Pea 65 days OP

Pea, Oregon Giant 2018

Oregon Giant is distinguished for its sweet rich green fat wide 4–5" pods. Retains sweetness so may be picked a little plumper than the thin-podded varieties. We recommend staking the 3–4' vines. Resistant to PEMV, PM and F1. Snow Pea 60 days OP

Pumpkin, Autumn Gold 2018

Cucurbita pepo F-1 hybrid. Even northernmost growers can vine-ripen medium-sized pumpkins with 1987 AAS Autumn Gold. Growers love its “precocious yellow” gene that ensures no green pumpkins at harvest. Instead, immature fruits are yellow, ripening to a deep orange, ribbed, with good handles, 10–15 lb average. 98 days

Radish, Easter Egg 2018

Good-sized delicious radishes do not become woody, hollow or too hot. Kids and adults love this fascinating blend of pink, purple, red, violet and white. 25 days. OP

Radish, Saitaro Daikon 2018

(Raphanus sativus) Saitaro’s thick uniform 9–12"-long root tapers to a blunt point. Its rise will be steady and slow bolting, vigorous tops shading the nice-looking white roots with light green tinted shoulders. Very smooth silky texture cooked and a nicely spiced crunch when raw. Resists yellow wilt.

Radish, Sora 2017

Heat-tolerant organic radish. Sora produces high-quality roots that maintain their crispness and resist pithiness even when oversized or in warm weather. Suitable for spring, summer, or fall crops. 22 days OP

Rutabaga, Laurentian 2018

(Brassica napus) This popular Canadian variety sports a deep purple crown and cream-yellow base. Uniform 5–6" almost neckless roots suitable for winter storage, larger and sweeter than American Purple Top. Pale yellow flesh has refined texture and taste 95 days. OP

Spinach, Escalade 2018

Spinacia oleracea Escalade is a multi-season crop, providing harvests of emerald green leaves with a mild flavor and sumptuous texture. Its upright habit, field holding abilities, mildew resistance, and reluctance to bolt make it a superior candidate for home and market gardeners alike. OG

Spinach, Bloomsdale 2017

The standard crinkled-leaf spinach. Very good cold soil emergence. Much better in fall than in spring when it bolts in the heat. Recent hybrids surpass it in production and bolt resistance. 42 days OP

Squash, Summer, Saffron 2017

A 4–6" yellow semi-crookneck that has developed a strong following. Less warty than straightneck squashes. Small single-stem bush with open structure but very large leaves gives good sunburn protection. 42 days OP

Squash, Pattypan, Benning’s Green Tint 2018

(Cucurbita pepo) A very pretty, pale green scalloped squash that is tender inside and out. They are ideal when 2-3 inches, with excellent flavor and a firm texture. Vigorous 3-4 foot bushes yield an abundance of squash. 63 days OG

Squash, Winter, Burpee's Butterbush 2018

Cucurbita moschata Smooth tan 2–3 lb fruits with small seed cavities and deep reddish-orange flesh. Superior nutty flavor, moist but never watery. Though named and classed as a bush butternut, they have determinate vines that can crawl up to 10' in good fertility. Average yield is 3–5 ripe fruits per plant. Excellent keeper. 87 days OP

Squash, Winter, Thunder Kabocha 2018

Cucurbita maxima A kabocha/buttercup hybrid with dry sweet flavorful flesh. Produces 3–4 uniform 3½ lb fruits per plant. The 7x4" squash with no cup has jade sutures with jade splotches over forest green skin. Very early maturing f with long corky stems, easy to cut from the vine. 88 days

Sunflower, Autumn Beauty 2018

(Helianthus annuus) 6–8' multi-branching beauty produces a lovely mixture of earthen shades, petal colors ranging from bright yellow to bronze and purples. Most have a characteristic red ring enclosing a black center. Blossoms 4–6" across. Especially attractive to pollinators. 70-90 days OG

Sunflower, Mammoth Grey Stripe 2018

(Helianthus annuus) A traditional variety of giant (usually 6–12') single-stem sunflower with large seed heads. The one to grow if you want to eat the seeds or plant a maze. Beloved by both birds and kids. Annual. 120 days. Especially attractive to pollinators. OP

Sunflower, Lemon Queen 2017

Luxuriant 8" blooms with lemon-yellow petals surrounding striking solid brown centers. Although it can grow up to 10' tall in rich soil, its powerful stems do not lodge. Likes high fertility; makes shorter stems and narrower petals in average soil. Especially attractive to pollinators. OP

Turnip, Purple Top White Globe 2017

Selected strain of this traditional, Southern U.S. variety. Smooth, round roots, avg. 3-4" in diameter, are white below the soil line and bright purple above. Large, lobed greens. 50 days. OP

Watermelon, Blacktail Mountain 2017 -GOOD RESULTS IN DULUTH IN 2016.

Blacktail Mountain is the earliest variety extant, among the hardiest, best adapted to a variety of conditions, and even stores after harvest as long as any. Most will run from 8-12 lb. Fruits are dark green, almost black, with faint stripes, flesh orange-red like a Sugar Baby only with a cleaner more pleasing texture, very sweet, juicy and crunchy. 71 days OP

Zinnia, Persian Carpet 2017

Listed by many companies earlier this century as Mexican Hybrids. Beautiful semi-double flowers with mahogany, orange, gold, cream, and many bicolored blossoms. Very good for cutting. Resists mildew. OP

Zucchini, Cocozelle 2017

Rich-flavored zucchini ribbed with light green stripes. This Italian heirloom was called Cocozella di Napoli in the 1800s. 53 days. OP