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Landreth Seed of the Day – Nantes Carrot

Landreth Seed of the Day – Nantes Carrot

The Nantes Carrot The carrot is the second most popular vegetable in the world. Only the potato enjoys greater popularity. The vegetable probably originated in the area now occupied by Iran and Afghanistan, but quickly spread to southern Europe. In the wild, carrots come in many colors including white, yellow, red and maroon. Carrots, like … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – Thai Basil

Landreth Seed of the Day – Thai Basil

Thai Basil (Siam Queen Variety) Basil has been a part of the American diet since the first colonists, but it was the sweet basils, Italian and Genovese, that were known to Americans. Thai Basil is a 20th century introduction to the American diet and it is often confused with its close cousin, Cinnamon Basil, because … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – The Watermelon Radish

Landreth Seed of the Day – The Watermelon Radish

The Watermelon Radish In the very first ad ever published by The D. Landreth Seed Company (May, 1784) there were 5 different radish varieties listed, more than any other vegetable, flower or herb. “…true early, London, short-topped, best Salmon and real turnip rooted radishes…” The Landreths listed so many varieties because in the 1600s, 1700s … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – Parsley

Landreth Seed of the Day – Parsley

Parsley “Parsley?!!?,” you say! “Why parsley? Everybody knows about parsley…” Well, maybe you don’t. Parsley is the most popular herb in the world. Native to the Mediterranean, it is now cultivated on every continent and is an ingredient in more cuisines than any other vegetable/herb. It may be the oldest vegetable/herb cultivated by mankind. As … Continue reading