Heirloom Vegetables

The popularity of heirloom vegetables at farmers’ markets, restaurants and dinner tables has grown tremendously in the past few years. Heirloom or heritage vegetables are those varieties that have been passed down through generations of gardeners. They are open-pollinated varieties, which means that their seeds can be saved and the plants grown from that seed will be the same as the parent plant.

The heirlooms that are still grown today have obviously stood the test of time and many feel they have superior flavour, better nutrition and exceptional colour. The locavore movement has also played a role in the resurgence in heirloom plants’ popularity. People want food that has been grown locally in their community or even better in their own backyard.

Tried & True Edibles Heirloom Varieties

Tried & True Beets Detroit Supreme

Detroit Supreme Beets

Tried & True Kale Lacinato Black Magic

Black Magic Lacinato Kale

Tried & True Kale Vates Blue Curled

Vates Blue Curled Kale

Tried & True Lettuce Butterhead Continuity

Butterhead Continuity Lettuce

Tried & True Parris Island Cos 454 Romaine Lettuce

Parris Island Cos 454 Romaine Lettuce

Tried & True Lettuce Rouge D'Hiver Romaine

Rouge D’Hiver Romaine Lettuce

Tried & True Buttercup Burgess Winter Squash

Buttercup Burgess Winter Squash

Tried & True Squash Winter Butternut Waltham

Butternut Waltham Winter Squash

Tried & True Tomato Aunt Ruby's German Green

Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato

Tried & True Black Cherry Heirloom Tomato

Black Cherry Tomato

Tried & True Black Prince Heirloom Tomato

Black Prince Tomato

Tried & True Green Grapes Heirloom Tomato

Green Grapes Tomato

Tried & True Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato

Mortgage Lifter Tomato

Tried & True Tomato Old German

Old German Tomato

Tried & True San Marzano Heirloom Tomato

San Marzano Tomato

Tried & True Sugar Baby Watermelon

Sugar Baby Watermelon