Calico Poly

Calico Poly

Calico Poly

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Reinke-J.
2009
Diploid
Dormant
34 inches
7 inches
Midseason



Candy Stripe Mountain

Candy Stripe Mountain

Candy Stripe Mountain

$10.00 Double Fan

Available

Herrington-H.
2000
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
24 inches
7.5 inches
Early midseason



Carolina Octopus

Carolina Octopus

Carolina Octopus

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Baxter
2002
Diploid
Dormant
28 inches
10 inches
Early



Celeriac (Knollecellerie)

SEED_BANK_KNOLLECELLERIE_PHOTO

Celeriac (Knollecellerie)

$2.00 Seed Packet

Available

Celeriac, or "Root Celery," is still a popular vegetable in Europe and has enjoyed increasing popularity in the U.S. as well. It is a celery that is grown not for its stalks, but for its bulbous root, which has a mild, pleasing celery flavor and is used raw in salads or cooked in soups. The stalks are small, strong-tasting, stringy, and generally unpalatable. If finely chopped, they may be used to flavor soups and other dishes.

Culture is slightly different from regular celery, in that some effort must be put forth in order to harvest a reasonably large bulb in the fall. Plants must be kept well-watered, especially during dry summers. Outer stalks are removed periodically in order to encourage large bulb formation. Bulbs store well after harvested, a definite advantage for pre-1932 communal kitchen cooks. (Plants usually do not produce seeds the first year and are not winter hardy in Iowa, so new seed must be purchased each year. “Large Smooth Prague” is generally the variety of choice.)

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Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

$25.00 Single Fan

Available

Fass
2014
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
44 inches
7 inches
Midseason



Cherokee Star

Cherokee Star

Cherokee Star

$15.00 Double Fan

Available

Santa Lucia
1995
Tetraploid
Dormant
32 inches
6 inches
Midseason-Late



Cherry Cheeks

Cherry Cheeks Cherry Cheeks

Cherry Cheeks

$6.00 Double Fan

Available

Peck
1968
Tetraploid
Dormant
28 inches
6 inches
Midseason-Late



Cheryl Alderman

Cheryl Alderman

Cheryl Alderman

$20.00 Double Fan

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Olson-E.
2005
Tetraploid
Dormant
29 inches
6 inches
Early midseason
Occasionally polymerous



Chevron Spider

Chevron Spider

Chevron Spider

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Hansen
1992
Diploid
Evergreen
30 inches
10 inches
Early midseason



Chief Four Fingers

Chief Four Fingers

Chief Four Fingers

$12.00 Double Fan

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Roberts-N.
2002
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
44 inches
6 inches
Midseason
Display only
Polymerous 80%



Christmas Is

Christmas Is

Christmas Is

$10.00 Double Fan

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Yancey
1979
Diploid
Dormant
26 inches
4.5 inches
Early midseason



Citrina

Citrina Citrina clump

Citrina

$15.00 Double Fan

Available

Baroni (discovered by)
1897
Diploid
Dormant
36+ inches
2-4 inches
Midseason, Midseason-Late, Late



Citron Melon (Zitter)

Citron.melon

Citron Melon (Zitter)

$2.00 Seed Packet

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Looking for all the world like miniature watermelons, citrons are bound to disappoint anyone who attempts to eat one raw. The flesh is hard, white, and practically tasteless. Citrons are eaten primarily in a pickled form, with the dominant flavoring usually that of cloves and cinnamon. The vines are also quite similar to watermelon, as is this plant's culture. When processing citron, save the seeds, dry them, and plant to thickness of seed when the weather turns warm in late May or early June.

Though grown in Amana gardens, Citron Melon is not a variety peculiar to Amana. Seed is available commercially in the United States, e.g. from Stokes Seeds, Buffalo, NY.



Cobraskin Necktie

Cobraskin Necktie Cobraskin Necktie

Cobraskin Necktie

$50.00 Double Fan

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Hanson-C.
2005
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
39 inches
6 inches
Early midseason



Cockspur

Cockspur

Cockspur

$12.00 Double Fan

Sold Out

Kropf-Tankesley-Clarke
1991
Diploid
Dormant
28 inches
6 inches
Midseason-Late



Collard Dream

Collard Dream

Collard Dream

$8.00 Double Fan

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Kirchhoff-D.
1999
Tetraploid
Evergreen but hardy
30 inches
5.5 inches
Early midseason



Condilla

Condilla

Condilla

$8.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Grooms1977
Diploid
Dormant
20 inches
4.5 inches
Early midseason



Corky

Corky

Corky

$8.00 Double Fan

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Fischer-H.A.
1959
Dormant
34 inches
Midseason



Cosmic Blast

Cosmic Blast

Cosmic Blast

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Salter
2011
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
30 inches
6 inches
Midseason



Cosmic Kaleidoscope

Cosmic Kaleidoscope

Cosmic Kaleidoscope

$35.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Carpenter-J.
2006
Diploid
Evergreen
27 inches
6.5 inches
Midseason



Cowboy Scarf

Cowboy Scarf

Cowboy Scarf

$65.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Goldner-Rinke
2008
Diploid
Dormant
34 inches
7 inches
Midseason



Cradle of Bethlehem

Cradle of Bethlehem

Cradle of Bethlehem

$25.00 Double Fan

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Shooter-E.
2007
Diploid
Dormant
26 inches
5.5 inches
Midseason



Crazy Mr. Jim

Crazy Mr Jim

Crazy Mr. Jim

$35.00 Double Fan

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Owen-P.
2010
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
25 inches
9 inches
Early midseason
Polymerous 70%



Creative Edge

Creative Edge

Creative Edge

$8.00 Double Fan

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Stamile
1993
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
23 inches
6 inches
Midseason



Dan White

Dan White

Dan White

$15.00 Double Fan

Available

Bachman
2005
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
40 inches
8.5 inches
Midseason



Dash Dot Dash

Dash Dot Dash Dash Dot Dash

Dash Dot Dash

$25.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Ridder
2008
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
30 inches
7 inches
Early midseason



Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder (4)

Days of Thunder

$7.00 Double Fan

Available

Biaglow
1996
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
26 inches
5.5 inches
Midseason



Dempsey Foursome

Dempsey Foursome

Dempsey Foursome

Held For Increase

Dempsey
1992
Diploid
Dormant
24 inches
6 inches
Early



Destined to See

Destined to See

Destined to See

$10.00 Double Fan

Available

Grace-L.
1998
Tetraploid
Evergreen but hardy
24 inches
6 inches
Early midseason



Diddley Squat

Diddley Squat Diddley Squat

Diddley Squat

$20.00 Double Fan

Sold Out

Tanner-G.
2009
Tetraploid
Dormant
30 inches
4.5 inches
Midseason



Double Magic

Double Magic

Double Magic

$6.00 Double Fan

Available

Viette-M.
1980
Diploid
Dormant
25 inches
Midseason
4 inches



Dragon King

Dragon King

Dragon King

$7.00 Double Fan

Available

Kirchhoff-D.
1992
Tetraploid
Evergreen but hardy
22 inches
5.5 inches
Early



Dumortieri

Dumortierii

Dumortieri

$10.00 Double Fan

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Moren
1934
Diploid
Dormant24 inches
Early



Early Beauty

Early Beauty (2)

Early Beauty

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Herr-D.
2012
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
40 inches
6.5 inches
Extra early



Ebenezer Onion

Ebenezer Onions under KS porch

Ebenezer Onion

$2.00 Seed Packet

Available

A popular onion in the Northeast and Upper Midwest because of its winter keeping qualities, it was introduced by the Amana Inspirationists during their sojourn at Ebenezer, New York. Oral tradition has it that huge surpluses in the Ebenezer kitchen gardens resulted in the sale of this onion on the nearby Buffalo, NY, market. Its popularity was quickly established because of its superb keeping qualities over winter. It is occasionally still available through such well-known firms as Burpee Seeds. Whether its counterpart in Germany still survives is not known.

Culture is identical to other varieties. (Onion production is a three-stage process. Mature onions planted in spring produce seed, which is harvested in summer. The following spring, the seed is planted to its thickness and produces small onions called “sets.” These are harvested in late summer and stored in a cool, dark place over winter. Sets planted the next spring produce mature onions.) The mature onion is yellow, of medium size, and has a semi-mild flavor.



Eiersalaat ("Egg lettuce")

Seed bank-Eiersalaat photo

Eiersalaat ("Egg lettuce")

$2.00 Seed Packet

Available

This unique leaf lettuce variety is known locally as "egg lettuce," because it was usually served in communal kitchens with bits of chopped hard-boiled egg in the dressing. When young, the leaves are almost completely yellow in color, very tender, with a slight buttery flavor and texture. Other advantages include heat resistance, slowness in bolting, and delayed development of bitterness.

Culture is identical to other lettuce varieties. (plant to thickness of seed in early spring) Seed stalks may be harvested after they begin to turn brown. Left in the garden over winter, this lettuce often self-sows in the spring.



Electric Mist

Electric Mist

Electric Mist

$8.00 Double Fan

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Salter
2001
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
28 inches
7 inches
Midseason



Electric Snake

Electric Snake

Electric Snake

$50.00 Single Fan

Available

Gossard
2016
Diploid
Dormant
30 inches
10 inches
Midseason



Emerald Starburst

Emerald Starburst

Emerald Starburst

$50.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Doorakian
2004
Diploid
Dormant
32 inches
5.25 inches
Midseason



Emerald Toucanet

Emerald Toucanet (2)

Emerald Toucanet

Held For Increase

Lambertson
2013
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
42 inches
5 inches
Early midseason



Emmaus

Emmaus

Emmaus

$8.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Temple
1998
Diploid
Evergreen, but all parents are dormant
28 inches
10 inches
Early midseason
Display



Exotic Starfish

Exotic Starfish

Exotic Starfish

$75.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Gossard
2013
Diploid
Dormant
35 inches
9 inches
Midseason



Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus

$35.00 Double Fan

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Hansen-D.
2006
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
26 inches
7 inches
Midseason



Eyes Bright

Eyes Bright

Eyes Bright

Held For Increase

Shooter-E.
2012
Diploid
Dormant
42 inches
5.5 inches
Midseason



Feather Woman

Feather Woman

Feather Woman

$15.00 Double Fan

Sold Out

Roberts-N.
2005
Diploid
Dormant
30 inches
4.5 inches
Midseason



Feathered Prism

Feathered Prism

Feathered Prism

$50.00 Double Fan

Held For Increase

Stamile
2009
Tetraploid
Evergreen
40 inches
6 inches
Midseason



Fingers of Time

Fingers of Time

Fingers of Time

$15.00 Double Fan

Sold Out

Roberts-N.2003
Diploid
Semi-evergreen
36 inches
10 inches
Midseason



Fins to the Left

Fins to the Left

Fins to the Left

$20.00 Double Fan

Available

Hansen-D.
2007
Tetraploid
Semi-evergreen
28 inches
8 inches
Early



Contact Info

Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens
306 Hwy. 220 Trail
PO Box 107
South Amana, IA 52334
P:319-622-3800
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