The Explorer Series

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The Explorer Series
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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

Beautiful striped peanut first collected by the botanical explorer, Joe... Read More
 
Gutka- Bottle Gourd

Gutka- Bottle Gourd JS237

Bottle gourds are known by most people in North America as gourds that... Read More
 
Kajari Melon

Kajari Melon JS235

This amazing early Indian melon was collected by Joseph Simcox. The... 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

This is a small but delicious melon from Rajasthan, India. The name Madhu... Read More
 
Monachelle di Trevio

Monachelle di Trevio JS190

((Angelini Family Selection, Pole) When Joe first learned about the... Read More
 
Pusa Asita Black Carrot

Pusa Asita Black Carrot CR130

Amazing color and flavor! A masterpiece from India. So rich in anthocyanins... Read More
 
Pusa Jamuni Radish

Pusa Jamuni Radish JS365

A glorious study in the magnificent colors of the natural world, this radish... 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
 
Sujara Sponge Gourd

Sujara Sponge Gourd JS234

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

Torpeda 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
 
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