The Explorer Series

The Explorer Series
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(Kulli) Black Incan Corn

(Kulli) Black Incan Corn JS143

Over 2700 years ago the Incans had already started building their... Read More

Abigail's Coffee Okra

Abigail's Coffee Okra JS212

Joe came upon Abigail, an enterprising gourd grower and master gardener... Read More
Arka Surymukhi Squash

Arka Surymukhi Squash JS236

(C. maxima) This special variety originated in Southern India near Bangalore.... Read More
Balangu Lallemantia Royleana - Mountain Balm

Balangu Lallemantia Royleana - Mountain Balm JS311

Mountain Balm, Balangu, (Lallemantia royleana) This is a very interesting... Read More
Cicoria Spadona da Taglio

Cicoria Spadona da Taglio JS224

Commonly called “Sword” Chicory, this variety from Italy has long spear-like... Read More
Fastigiata Pin Striped Peanut from Ecuador - Arachis Hypogaea

Fastigiata Pin Striped Peanut from Ecuador - Arachis Hypogaea JS182

Our Botanical Explorer has done it again! Beautiful striped peanut offered... Read More
Gutka- Bottle Gourd

Gutka- Bottle Gourd JS237

Bottle gourds are known by most people in North America as gourds that... Read More
Huarute Azul Michoacan - Corn

Huarute Azul Michoacan - Corn JS292

This rare landrace that is being preserved in Michoacan, Mexico. A local... Read More
Kajari Melon

Kajari Melon JS235

This is one of the melons that just about drove Joe crazy trying to secure.... Read More
Kajari Melon 1 oz

Kajari Melon 1 oz JS235C

This amazing early Indian melon was collected by Joseph Simcox. The fruits... Read More
Keli Kheli Melon

Keli Kheli Melon JS256

India is much smaller than the U.S., however it has three times the population... Read More
Kirkman Melon,  Cucumis melo KYRGYZSTAN

Kirkman Melon, Cucumis melo KYRGYZSTAN JSML101

Not far from the famous Southern Kyrgyzstani town of Osh I discovered this... Read More
Lulu- Solanum Quitoense

Lulu- Solanum Quitoense JS202

The Lulu or Naranjillo is a very interesting sub-tropical/tropical member... Read More
Madhu Ras,  Rajasthan Honey Melon

Madhu Ras, Rajasthan Honey Melon JS257

Rajasthan in Western India is a dry hot place full of mystery and also... Read More
Mita, Vasconcellea candicans

Mita, Vasconcellea candicans JSGR102

This very interesting relative of the papaya is also found in the highlands... Read More
Monachelle di Trevio Bean (Angelini Family Selection)

Monachelle di Trevio Bean (Angelini Family Selection) JS190

(Pole) When Joe first learned about the Monachelle Bean from the... Read More

Morado Potolero Corn

Morado Potolero Corn JS145

Morado Potolero Mexican Corn, This amethyst colored corn is an old favorite... Read More
Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris

Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris JSBN102

Joe Simcox, The Botanical Explorer, introduces one of the most astounding... Read More
Peruvian Chullpi Corn

Peruvian Chullpi Corn JS144

(Zea mays) Corn is one of the foundations of life in the... Read More

Punjab Sunheri - C. Melo

Punjab Sunheri - C. Melo JS298

The Punjab Sunheri melon is a fine netted melon that has been bred and... Read More
Pusa Asita Carrot

Pusa Asita Carrot JS254

EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY This is the incredible work of Pritam Kalia... Read More
Pusa Jamuni Radish

Pusa Jamuni Radish JS365

This radish boasts an outstanding color, unlike any other radish. Lavender... Read More
Raj S.P. Melon, (Cucumis melo)

Raj S.P. Melon, (Cucumis melo) JS282

Raj S.P. Melon, (Cucumis melo) This variety from North Central India is... Read More
Rajama Indian Pink Bean

Rajama Indian Pink Bean JS131

(Phaseolus vulgaris) Beans are a big thing in India. The... Read More

Red Ball Turnip

Red Ball Turnip JS230

In the Annals of American Vegetable Varieties, William Warner Tracy in... Read More
Russian Black Seeded Sunflower

Russian Black Seeded Sunflower JS140

(Helianthus annuus) This seed came from a Russian woman... Read More

Suceava Big White, Cucurbita maxima

Suceava Big White, Cucurbita maxima JSSQ101

In 2014 I was traveling with my girlfriend, Irina Stoenescu throughout... Read More

Sujara Sponge Gourd

Sujara Sponge Gourd JS234

The sponge gourd or luffa gourd is not at all well utilized in North America.... Read More
Tarpeta Uzbekistan Melon

Tarpeta Uzbekistan Melon JSML102

Central Asia is a mysterious region, the place in antiquity where east... Read More
Tuvaglieda Bean

Tuvaglieda Bean JS206

Another one of Beanmaster Domenico Belisarios special selections. Domenico... Read More
Yurackallhua Incan Giant Corn

Yurackallhua Incan Giant Corn JS147

In the Urrabamba Valley and adjacent areas in Peru grows this monster... Read More

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