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  • Early and space-saving! Bush type hybrids can be planted 3' apart.

    75 days. Early and space-saving! Bush type hybrids can be planted 3' apart. Productive plants bear 5 large, dark green fruits. Orange-yellow flesh is sweet, nutty and has a smooth texture. Burpee bred. 25 seeds per packet, will plant 6 groups. Proven tops for performance, flavor, and wide adaptability. Sun.

  • Customer Favorite
    A medium sized, acorn shaped, vining type.

    A medium sized, acorn shaped, vining type with sweet golden yellow flesh turning more orange in storage. Rivved, dark green skin. Ready 85 days after sowing. GARDEN HINTS: Leave on vine until fully mature. Gather before frost, leaving part of the stem attached to the fruit. Store for winter use at 45-55 deg. F in a dry place.

  • Health spaghetti alternative.

    Medium-sized, oblong fruits. Fruit interior ready for serving like spaghetti 100 days after seed is sown. Can be stored several months in a cool, dry place. GARDEN HINTS: Cultivate or mulch to control weeds. Fertilize when fruits form to increase yield. CULINARY HINTS: Boil entire fruit about 20 minutes, open and remove seeds. Fluff flesh out of shell with a fork for spaghetti-like appearance. Serve with spaghetti sauce or season to taste.

  • Customer Favorite
    Just 6-8" long and 4-5" across, a single squash is perfect for a family meal.

    Burpee exclusive. Just 6-8" long and 4-5" across, a single squash is perfect for a family meal. Compact plants yield huge crops, more than any other variety. High in vitamin A. Delicious pasta substitute. Prick fruit all over, then boil or bake until tender. Scoop out spaghetti and serve with sauce or chilled in salads. Good keeper. 73 days.

  • Winter Squash Waltham Butternut

    Delicious All-America Winning butternut.

    Fall and winter, delicious butternut with improved fruit uniformity and increased yields. Interior is solid and dry. Excellent for storing. All-America Winner. Ready about 85 days after sowing. GARDEN HINTS: Leave on vine until fully mature.

  • Winter Squash Burpee's Butterbush

    Customer Favorite
    Space-saving plants. Delicious flavor.

    75 days. Deep red-orange flesh is rich and delicious. Space-saving, bush-type plants grow only 4' long. Each bears 4-5 butternut-shaped fruits averaging 1-1/2 lbs. A sweet staple and a great source of vitamin A. Winter squash keeps for months and makes superb pie. Plant when soil is warm. For bush types, sow 3-4 seeds in groups (hills) spaced 6-8' apart. 25 seeds per packet, will plant 6 groups. Sun.

  • Radish Watermelon

    Customer Favorite
    Heirloom treasure from China.

    Heirloom. A beautiful and antique treasure from China, these large 3-3 1/2" round roots are creamy white outside with a full central burst of watermelon rose.
    Flesh is crispy and mild, with a sweet flavor perfect for salads, garnishes, or cooking.
    60 days.

  • Customer Favorite
    From Ecuador, as hot as any Cayenne, but with a truly unique flavor.

    HEIRLOOM. This pepper from the markets of Ecuador ripens to a pure lemon yellow in about 80 days, but is delightfully flavorful when green. The skin is tender and the aroma is spicy, with a hint of pine woods. As hot as any Cayenne, but with a truly unique flavor. Best used fresh, but sensational in sauces too. The fruits are narrow, 3-4" long and distinctively wrinkled.

  • Customer Favorite
    The famous 10-alarm pepper from the Caribbean.

    95 days. The famous 10-alarm pepper from the Caribbean. The legendary hottest of all peppers, its name means "from Havana." Habanero and its kin long ago migrated from the Caribbean Islands to Central America where they remain extremely popular today. A close relative of the Jamaican Scotch Bonnet, the short, wrinkled, green fruits (1-1/2" long by 1" wide) turn orange. To complement its searing heat, Habanero has a delicious, pungent, smoky quality unlike any other pepper; many people find its flavor and aroma irresistible in sauces and salsas.
    Days to maturity are from time plants are set in garden. For transplants add 8-10 weeks. Space plants 18-24" apart. Grow in full sun.

  • Customer Favorite
    A blazingly hot jalapeno-the hottest we've ever tasted.

    Here's a guy who loves hot peppers as much as we do! We discovered Bill Hufnagle's cooking show several years ago while flipping through the cable channels. Bill is a freewheeling food lover, pepper gardener, vegetarian and Harley rider, totally committed to getting people to play more with their food, cook healthier and ride safe. Hot peppers, Bill says, make for more fun and more flavors than any other vegetable.
    This jalapeno is really packed with rich flavor. Billy likes 'em best when they are flaming red and at their sweetest. Fruits are very large, measuring 2" at the shoulder and 3-1/2" long. Upright plants up to 24" tall. Burpee Exclusive. Grows best in full sun. Harvest 66 days after transplanting into the garden.
    Sorry, state laws prohibit shipping plants to Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, California, Nevada, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Idaho.

  • Crenshaw Burpee's Early Hybrid

    First Crenshaw early enough to grow in the North.

    Melons do best when grown in clusters (hills). Sow groups of 3 or 4 seeds in groups 2' apart when soil is thoroughly warm.
    First Crenshaw early enough to grow in the North. Vigorous vines produce bumper crops of oval melons up to 14 lbs. each. Firm, thick, peach-pink fruit has delicious, subtle flavor; tops for freezing. Dark green skin ripens to yellowish green. Burpee bred. Sun. Proven tops for performance, flavor and wide adaptability.

  • Cantaloupe Honey Bun Hybrid

    Customer Favorite
    A true bush cantaloupe for small gardens.

    Melons do best when grown in clusters (hills). Sow groups of 3 or 4 seeds in groups 2' apart when soil is thoroughly warm. One pkt. of seeds will plant 7 groups; one oz. grows 120 groups.
    New Honey Bun Hybrid. 73 days. A real bush cantaloupe. The little melons are 5" across with deep orange flesh and honey-sweet flavor. Each vine will produce 3 or 4 fruits. Burpee exclusive. Sun.

  • Cantaloupe Hale's Best (Heirloom)

    HEIRLOOM.This muskmelon became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness.

    80 days. Developed by a Japanese market gardener in California around 1920, this muskmelon became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. Hale's Best is a beautiful oval melon deep green skin with golden netting. The flesh is an appealing salmon color, aromatic and sweet.

  • Beet Bull's Blood (Heirloom)

    HEIRLOOM. Wonderful and amazing looking dual purpose beet.

    HEIRLOOM. 40 days. Bull's Blood has the reddest foliage we have ever seen. The earliest thinnings spark up spring and fall salads with a leaf color as richly dark red as radicchio. As the roots enlarge, the baby beets are also delicious cooked and mixed with salad. The small sweet red roots are best when harvested young.
    When sowing, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows. Grows best in cool weather and full sun.

  • Customer Favorite
    Huge and delicious. Bred from a rarely grown New Jersey heirloom.

    Burpee Exclusive.
    Soak up a pot of 'Big Mama' and each smooth-textured, extra-tasty bean will swell to fill a teaspoon. Bred from a rarely grown New Jersey heirloom, 'Big Mama' will make "lima lovers" of your whole family. Healthy too, one cup of cooked lima beans provides 20% of the daily value for copper and magnesium, plus a whopping 13 grams of fiber. Easy to grow, the 8-10' vines yield huge 8" long pods that are packed with giant beans. Harvest fresh when pale green or allow to dry to white for storing. Delicious!
    80 days.

  • Heat-resistant plants thrive in adverse conditions.

    Bush varieties mature earlier than pole limas and don't need support. 2 oz. of seed per packet, which will sow a 15' row; one lb., 120'. Fordhook(reg) No. 24. 75 days. All-America Winner. Heat-resistant plants thrive in adverse conditions. Heavy yields of 4" pods, with 3-4 large beans each. Excellent for freezing. Burpee Bred. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability. Sun.

  • Heavy yields of tender green pods.
    Plants yield early and need no support. One packet has 2 oz. of seed unless noted, and will sow a row of about 20'; one pound sows about 160'. Our seed is not treated. White Half Runner.ß60 days. Heavy yields of tender green pods, 4-1/2" long with white seeds and sweet flavor. Sun.
  • Pretty flowers and fantastic beans all in one
    Ornamental and edible climber or trailer. Bears large, showy sprays of bright scarlet flowers, followed by loads of slender pods about 8in. long. Young pods used as snap beans. Later can be shelled for fresh use or dried for winter. Ready to pick 70 days after seed sowing for young pods; 115 days for shell beans.
    GARDEN HINTS: Keep beans picked for continuous bearing; shell mature pods and use as dried beans.
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April 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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