I traveled to the Sierra Seed Cooperative’s seed exchange to pick up the Constantinople Quince I bought from the Felix Gillet Institute. It’s a nice tree – well rooted, lively and healthy. I put it in the ground in the food forest, atop a hügelkultur mound I prepared a few weeks ago. So excited to have this piece of local history in the garden!
I wasn’t able to spend much time at the event, but I did pick up a handful of interesting packets from the lovely Sierra Seeds display. These folks are doing good work, and I hope to attend (and maybe even trade seeds) at one of their future events.
Amaranth (Golden Giant)
Tobacco (San Juan Nicotiana rustica)
Tomatillo (Purple Keeper Landrace)
Tomatoes (Super Sioux, Beefsteak, Red Calabash, San Marzano, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, Pruden’s Purple, Oaxacan Pink, Yellow Perfection, Santiam, and Japanese Black Trifele)
Currant Tomatoes – Solanum pimpinellifolium (Sugar Cherry and Red Currant)
I was also able to scrounge up a few for the FLC Seed Library, which went live last week. I’m talking with some local MG’s to get one started at the county Master Gardener office – stay tuned.