SC Foundation Seed

Vegetables [A-B]

[Artichoke] [Asparagus] [Beets]

Artichokes

Green Globe

88 days. This perennial Heirloom was grown by Thomas Jefferson and is one of the most commonly grown varieties in the US . Has sharp spines and globe-shaped heads. Transplant into the garden after the last frost, cut back in the fall and mulch to protect from the cold and wait for your crop the next spring. PKT (200) $2

Asparagus

Mary Washington

Popular Heirloom introduced by USDA in 1949. Spears are uniform, tender, thick, heavy, straight and dark green with a purplish tip. 3-4 years to fully establish, first picking in 2 years. PKT (300) $2

Beets

Bull's Blood

60 days. Tasty, sweet, dark red roots. Beautifully colored tops mature in 35 days. Pickle bake or freeze. PKT (500) $2

Chioggia

60 days. Also called Bull's Eye, this Heirloom was introduced to American gardeners in the late 1840's from Italy . Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull's-eye. Very tender, nice for eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. Mild flavored tops can be used raw or cooked. PKT (500 ) $2

Cylindra

(Butter Slicer or Formanova) 45-80 days . This Danish variety produces a 6-8" carrot shaped beet making it ideal for slicing. It produces many more uniform slices than globe shaped varieties. Sweet, tender, and smooth skinned with small, edible, reddish green tops. PKT (500) $2

Detroit Dark Red

60 days. Introduced in 1892, this Heirloom may be the most popular garden variety today. 3" globe shaped, smooth roots with dark red flesh, sweet and excellent quality. Red stemmed green tops highly regarded for taste. PKT (500) $2

Early Wonder

50 days. This Heirloom was introduced in the early 1900's and is a great all purpose beet. Roots are crimson red flesh and flattened globe-shaped. Succulent tops are dark green. PKT (500) $2