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GARDEN SEEDS FOR THE NORTH 


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Heirloom Beans Our Specialty 








Billy Hepler seed Company 


Durham, New Hampshire 


UR FOURTH birthday! Tur Bitty Herter Seep Company has 
more specialties; varieties especially suited to the short cool sum- 
mers of the North. Also for your convenience a list of standard 

varieties, all of which have been carefully tested in both Durham and 
West Stewartson, New Hampshire. They are chosen for both home 
garden and commercial use with special reference to quality. The spe- 
cialties are both interesting and useful. The 4-H gardens of Coos and 
Cheshire Counties, New Hampshire had bushels of tomatoes when Early 
Chatham was planted. The Littleton Horticulture and the Early Queen 





Iunc Pearson, vegetable grower from Quincy, 
New Hampshire is proud of his 
Early Chatham Tomatoes 


beans are favorites with home gardeners for early maturity, high yield, 
and baking quality. 


Almost all of our seed is New Hampshire grown. Some of the seed is 
still scarce. We are glad to share what little we do have. 


THE Bitty Herter Seep Company is the first seed company to offer 
you the following varieties of outstanding merit. The early Dixville, 
the high vitamin New Hampshire 50 and Maine’s F.N.C. Tomatoes; 
Littleton Horticulture Bean; Carnival Popcorn; Beggs Winter Keeper 
Watermelon; and the Baby Blue Squash. 


Other varieties of merit offered for the first time by Billy Hepler: 
Pennheart Tomato; Seneca Horticulture Bean; Freezonian Pea; Deli- 
cata Squash; Pennlake Lettuce; three varieties of Field Corn; Great Bay 
Strawberry; and the Durham Raspberry. 


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TOMATO 


All of our tomato varieties except Marglobe, N. H. 50, and F. N. C. 
are determinate. They should not be started before April 20. Setting 
out plants with fruit or flowers delays maturity. They will grow best 
in a rich, well-manured soil with plenty of super phosphate in a warm 
location. 


DIXVILLE—Dr. Yeager has done it again. This new tomato is larger 
than Early Chatham, as early as Window Box, bright red in color. In 
the UNH Horticulture Farm tests many plants yielded 100 or more 
tomatoes which started ripening in late July. Seed is scarce this year. 
Pkt. 25 cts.; 4 oz. $1.30; Y% oz. $2.50; 1 oz. $4.90. 

TINY TIM—Introduced by the Horticulture Dept., UNH. This is a 
dwarf tomato with small fruit. It may be started in August, trans- 
planted to a five inch pot filled with rich composted soil. When 
grown in a sunny window, it will ripen fruit by Christmas. Planted 
outdoors it will bear hundreds of small, high quality tomatoes. Pkt. 
25 cts.; 44 oz. $1.25; Ye oz. $2.40; 1 oz. $4.65 

HIGH C—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., UNH. This is 
a very prolific variety. The fruit is red in color, of medium size and 
contains 3-4 times as much vitamin C as ordinary tomatoes. It is 
quite mild in flavor. Pkt. 15 cts.; 4% oz. 55 cts.; 1 oz. $1.05; 14 lb. $3.15. 


NEW HAMPSHIRE 50—A UNH introduction. The latest develop- 
ment in high vitamin tomatoes. The fruit is round in shape, deep 
red in color and contains at least 50% more vitamin C than High 
C and therefore has more food value. In fact, one 5 ounce tomato 
will carry your vitamin C requirements for a day. The plant is not 
a determinate and therefore larger than the rest of our varieties. Al- 
low for more room than for Early Chatham or New Hampshire Vic- 
tor. It ripens with New Hampshire Victor. Pkt. 25 -cts.; 14 oz. 
$1.60; 44 oz. $3.00 1 oz. $5.50 


EARLY CHATHAM—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., UNH. 
The earliest commercial tomato except for Dixville. A high yielding 
variety, smooth, red in color, weighing 3-4 ounces. This variety is 
widely grown where the season is short. Our strain has been specially 
selected for large size, high vield, and early maturity. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
14 02. 55 cts.; 1, oz. $1.05; 14 lb. $3.15. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE VICTOR—Introduced by the Horticulture Dept., 
UNH. Specially bred for New England. An early commercial vari- 
ety. The fruits average 4-5 ounces in size. This is a main crop va- 
Tlewy web kt. Lopcts...45-072 50.cts.c21 02.91.05; 44 1b. $3.15. 


PENNHEART—Dr. C. E. Myers of State College, Pa. originated and 
introduced this tomato. It ripens about the same time or a trifle later 
than New Hampshire Victor. The fruit is larger and flattish with 
greenish shoulders instead of uniform color. A main crop tomato for 
New Hampshire. Pkt. 15 cts.; 14 02. 55 cts.; 1 oz. $1.05; 14 Ib. $3.15. 


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MARGLOBE—The standard main crop or late tomato for southern New 
England. Not as early as the others described above. The tomatoes 
are large, round in shape, and red in color. Our strain is especially 
chosen for New England conditions. Pkt. 15 cts.; ¥2 02. 55 cts.; 1 oz. 
$1.05; 14 lb. $3.15. 


F.N.C.—This new early tomato was developed by the Maine Experi- 
ment Station and is recommended by them for northern Maine. The 
tomatoes are 2-3 ounces in size, round with greenish shoulders. Pkt. 
15 cts.; 14 oz. 55 cts.; 1 oz. $1.05; 14 Ib. $3.15. 


WINDOW BOX-—Introduced by the Horticulture Dept., UNH. This 
is the earliest, medium sized tomato, often ripening its fruit in mid- 
July. The fruit is red in color and weighs about 2 ounces. Pkt. 20 
cts.; 44 0z. $1.00; 1 oz. $1.95. 


ORANGE CHATHAM—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., 
UNH. As its name indicates, an orange-colored Chatham. It is 
smaller than Orange King but 10 days earlier. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1% oz. 
DONCUSsee LO Zed om 4u Deseo Lo: 


ORANGE KING—Introduced by the Horticulture Dept., UNH. An 
orange-colored New Hampshire Victor. A large, high quality, produc- 
tive tomato mild and sweet in flavor. Pkt. 15 cts.; Yo oz. 55 cts.; 1 oz. 
$1.05; 14 |b. $3.15. 


FARGO YELLOW PEAR—One of Dr. A. F. Yeager’s introductions. A 
large sized (oz.) yellow pear tomato of exceptional quality, sweet and 
pleasant in flavor. Exceptionally good for salads. Pkt. 20 cts.; 4 
oz. 60 cts.; 4% oz. $1.15; 1 oz. $2.10. 


PEPPER 


MERRIMACK WONDER. (sweet)—Introduced by the Horticulture 
Dept., UNH. This variety has been selected for short cool summers. 
It is a thick walled pepper, sets fruit early and is very productive. Its 
quality is excellent. If you have trouble getting peppers in August 
try this variety. Pkt. 20 cts.; 14 oz. 60 cts.; 14 oz. $1.15; 1 oz. $2.25. 


EGGPLANT 


NEW HAMPSHIRE—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., UNH. 
This is one of my dad’s varieties. An All American Silver Medal 
winner in 1939. An early, large, round fruited variety for cool New 
England summers. The standard variety for New Hampshire. Our 
strain of seed comes from the original seed introduced in the late thir- 
ties. Pkt. 20 cts.; 14 oz. 55 cts.; 4% oz. $1.05; 1 oz. $2.00. 


KOREAN LONG—tThis variety was brought from Korea by Prof. 
Elwyn Meader. In the 1948 UNH Hort. farm tests the tall, erect 
growing plant yielded from 8-12 fruits about 3 inches in diameter and 
8-12 inches in length. In 1949 the yield was very low. It is purple in 
color and of high quality. Pkt. 25 cts.; 14 oz. 65 cts. 


SNAP BEANS 


TINY GREEN—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept. of UNH. A 
whole canning, high quality snap bean. The seeds are small in size 


and white in color; the plants are large and should be spaced 9-12 
inches apart. You will like this variety. Pkt. 25 cts.; 1% lb. $1.00; 
1 lb. $1.75. 


LOGAN—A U58.D.A. introduction. A high quality, green podded snap 
bean. Pkt. 15 cts.; 14 lb. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 60 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.15; 5 lbs. '$2.30. 


TENDERLONG—A dark green, round podded snap bean of superior 
quality. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1% lb. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 60 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.15; 5 Ibs. 
$2.30. 


KENTUCKY WONDER POLE BEAN—New England’s favorite green 
snap pole bean. Prolific and of high quality. Pkt. 15 cts.; 14 lb. 35 
Cine ndelb. OU cts. 2) 10S: 91915 7-5 lbs. b2:a0. 


PENCIL POD BLACK WAX—An early wax bean of high quality. 
Pkt.115 cts:; 44 lb. 35 cts.; 1 1b..60 cts.;.2 lbs..$1.15; 5 lbs, $2.30. 


. SHELL and DRY BEANS 


FLASH—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept. of UNH. Flash 
has both red pods and red ‘beans in the green shell stage. As a road- 
side stand bean it makes a very attractive appearance either shelled 
or in the pod. It is also an excellent baking bean. Pkt. 20 cts.; 14 lb. 
AQrcts. 1b. 70 cts.; 2°lbs..$1.30;'5 lbs. $2.60, — 


BRILLIANT—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., UNH. Very 
similar to Flash except that the plant has short runners, therefore 
is not a true dwarf. The yield is slightly higher than Flash. Pkt. 
20 cts.; % lb. 40 cts:; 1 1b. 70 cts.5 2 lbs. $1:30; 5 lbs: $2.60. 


NEW HAMPSHIRE RED KIDNEY—An introduction of the Horticul- 
ture Dept., UNH. Selected from an old variety popular in the White 
Mountains. It resembles the Red Kidney in appearance but is two 
weeks earlier, better yielding and higher in quality. Pkt. 20 cts.; 
Tel De oOiCtsr eel DaOo ics eel DSepl.2o OD 108. 92.00: 


POLKA DOT—A Billy Hepler Seed Co. introduction. A new dry shell 
bean with a color pattern like Jacob’s Cattle excepting in black. A 
high yielding, early variety. Pkt. 20 cts.; ¥% lb. 35 cts.; 1 Ib. 65 cts.; 
2 lbs. $1.25; 5 lbs. $2.50. 


YELLOW EYE—-A favorite in Central Maine. An heirloom bean of 
the marrow type with a yellowish eye. Pkt. 20 cts.; % lb. 35 cts.; 
fel bse Corbis ee cLos.ed).2o. OvLDSap2.00; 


SENECA HORTICULTURE—This shell bean did exceptionally well 
in our West Stewartson tests and proved to be a high quality, heavy 
yielding, round bean on a stocky plant. Matures early. Pkt. 20 cts.; 
Teal Deon cistm) lbeOdictess 22lbseb125i95 Ibs, $2.00: 


LITTLETON HORTICULTURE—This strain of Horticulture bean 
excelled all others in a test of about 20 heirloom horticulture beans 
from New Hampshire. Our grower in central New Hampshire says 
that the Littleton Horticulture Bean is the heaviest vielding and most 
disease resistant bean on his farm. The bean is kidney shaped and 
has excellent quality. Pkt. 20 cts.; 1% lb. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 65 cts.; 2 Ibs. 
PIEZO On US et 2100: 


JACOB’S CATTLE—Widely known in N. H. under such names as Trout 
and Speckled Beauty. This bean is widely grown for green and dry 


shell purposes. Perhaps the prettiest of all dry shell beans. Pkt. 20 
cts.; 14 lb. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 60 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.15; 5 lbs. $2.35. 


EARLY QUEEN—A dry shell heirloom bean of the Jacob’s Cattle type. 
The earliest maturing variety in the West Stewartson, N. H. test 
gardens. Pkt. 20 cts.; 4% lb. 35 cts.; 1 Ib. 60 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.15; 5 lbs. 
$2.35. 

BUMBLE BEE—Grown for both green and dry shell. The beans are 
large, white with a big red eye, really beautiful in the green shell stage. 
It is of excellent quality as a baking bean. Pkt. 20 cts.; 1% lb. 35 cts.; 
1 1b. 65.ctss 2 lbsegli25s 5 bs$2.503 


SOLDIER—A white kidney bean with a figure of a soldier on its eye. 
Very popular as a dry shell bean in N. H. One of the best of the heir- 
looms,” “Pkt 20 cts); 2]bu55 cts, btb.e60- ete 2ilbseSl lo soa bs: 
$2.35. 


GIANT SOLDIER—An improved Soldier bean, larger in size, higher 
yielding and better quality. It has a red instead of a brown soldier. 
Pkt 20ictes orl be ooects. els 00 ts, > lbsabl aloe ros beaoeon: 


JEWETT—An early, white, dry shell bean of the pea bean type, popu- 
lar in northern N. H. Pkt. 20 cts.; % lb. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 60 cts.; 2 Ibs. 
$1.15; 5 lbs. $2.35. 


GOLDEN PEA—A high quality, golden yellow pea bean. This is an 
old variety popular in many sections of New England. Pkt. 20 cts.; 
14 db. 3) ‘cts; 1 lb? 60 ctsis 2:lbs-$1:155. 5 Ibs. $2.35. 


LAPIN—This dwarf marrow bean is an all around variety. In its early 
stage it may be used as a string bean, later for green shell and finally 
for a dry shell bean. An early bean maturing in Durham when plant- 
ed in late June. Pkt. 20 cts.; 14 lb. 30 cts.;:1 lb..50 cts.;:2 lbs. 95 cts.; 


5 lbs. $2.00. 
LIMA BEANS 


COWEY LIMA—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept, UNH. A 
red-seeded lima, a sport of Henderson’s Bush lima originating in York, . 
Maine. It germinates better in cold soils than white limas do. Pkt. 
20‘ cts.) 446 1b-40 <cts.7 lilbevbscts:; 221 bse$h3d. 


FORDHOOK 242 Lima Bean—-A medium early potato lima which sets 
freely in warm weather. .Pkt. 20 cts.; 14 Ib. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 65 cts.; 2 
Ibs. $1.25;'5 lbs. $2.50. : Bs : 

| PEAS 


THOMAS LAXTON—58 days. A large podded, early, high quality 
pea growing 21% feet tall. Pkt. 15 cts.; 44 lb..30 cts.; 1 lb. 55 cts.; 
2 Ibs. $1,05; 5 lbs. $2.25. 2 


DEERE MARVEL—62 days. A short, stocky, extremely prolific va- 


-orlety of high quality for the home gardener. . Pkt. 15 cts.; 1%4 lb. 30 
“ cts.; 1 1b.-55. cts.; 2 1bs.i$1.05; 5 lbs. $2.25: i 


FREEZONIAN—An early pea, about 65 days. It is taller than Thomas 
Laxton and more productive. The pods are 3-314 inches in length, 
well filled and uniform in size and shape. An excellent freezing pea. 
Pkt. 15 cts.; 44 lb. 30 cts.; 1 lb. 55 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.05; 5 Ibs. $2.25. 


GIANT STRIDE—A midseason dwarf pea that performed so well in 
our trials that we are sure you will like it. High quality and produc- 
tive. The pods are about the same size and shape as Alderman. 
Pkt. 15 cts.; 4 lb. 30 cts.; 1 lb. 55 cts.; 2 Ibs. $1.05; 5 lbs. $2.25. 


TELEPHONE or ALDERMAN—75 days. The best of the late tall 
growing peas. Needs staking, as it grows 4-5 feet tall. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
1 lb. 30 cts.; 1 lb. 55 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.05; 5 lbs. $2.25. 


SWEET CORN 


The Bitty HepLer Seep Company is offering five varieties of golden 
sweet corn maturing in rotation and all of exceptionally high quality for 
home gardens or for roadside stands. A planting in May and another in 
June of each of these five kinds will furnish your table with a continu- 
ous supply of the world’s best fresh, frozen or canned corn. 


KINGSCROST M13—A single cross hybrid, 65-70 days. Among the 
many varieties tested in N. H. this always excelled in earliness, high 
quality, beauty of ear, and evenness in ripening. The ears are of the 
8 rowed Golden Bantam type, small in diameter but about 7 inches 
long. Pkt. 20 cts.; 44 lb. 40 cts.; 1 lb. 75 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.40; 5 Ibs. $3.00. 


GOLDEN ROCKET—This 70-75 day variety is grown widely over 
northern U.S. A. and Canada, as an extra high quality 12 rowed mar- 
ket or table corn about 2 weeks earlier than Golden Cross. Pkt. 20 
cts.; 44 Ib. 40 cts.;,1 lb. 70 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.35; 5 lbs. $2.90. 


GOLDEN BANTAM EAR PACK (KINGSCROST 96A)—A whole ear 
pack corn. Matures in about 75 davs. This is an 8 rowed variety 
with slightly larger ears than M13. If anything it is a little better in 
quality; certainly exceptionally fine table or whole ear pack corn. 

Pkt. 20 cts.; 14’lb. 40 cts.; 1 lb. 70 cts.; 2 lbs. $1.35; 5 lbs. $2.90. 


GOLDEN GLORY—A 12'rowed corn maturing in about 80 days. Me- 
dium to large ears with the same high quality and beauty of ear as 
M13 and Golden Rocket. Pkt. 20 cts.; 1% lb. 40 cts.; 1 lb. 65 cts.; 2 
Ibs. $1.25; 5 lbs. $2.80. 


GOLDEN CROSS—90-95 days. The standard, late, high quality, yel- 
low sweet corn. Pkt. 20 cts.; 14 lb. 40 cts.; 1 lb. 65 cts.; 2 Ibs. $1.25; 
5 lbs. $2.80. 


For a continuous supply for your home garden we offer a generous 
packet of each of the above five varieties—90 cts. Or a small packet of 
each of the five varieties for the small home gardener—55 cts. 


POPCORN 
CARNIVAL—A UNH introduction. It isa successor to Rainbow. This 
corn has all the colors of the Rainbow variety with yellow added. It 
is early with a high popping value, and like Rainbow it,can also be 


used for both decoration and popping. Pkt. 20 cts.; % lb. 35 cts.; 
1 lb. 60 cts.; 5 Ibs. $2.50. 


NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLDEN—A Billy Hepler Seed Co. introduction. 
A golden yellow, hulless, rice type of popcorn, very early with a 6 
inch ear. It has been selected and grown from ears with a popping 


expansion of 25 and above. Pkt. 15 cts.; 14 lb. 35 cts.; 1 lb. 60 cts.; 
5 lbs. $2.50. 


STRAWBERRY—A novelty of unusual merit. The ears are tiny, about 
3 inches long, and deep red in color. Its chief value is decorative but 
it may be popped. Pkt. 25 cts. 


SQUASH 


BABY BLUE—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., UNH. This 
squash is a cross between Blue Hubbard and Bush Buttercup. It has 
been selected by actual cooking tests for thick, deep yellow, dry flesh 
and high sugar quality. In my opinion it carries the highest quality 
of all winter squash. The plant is small being semi bush. The squash 
weighs from three to five pounds or an ideal size for the roadside mar- 
ket or for family use. If you like a dry winter squash for baking, 
Baby Blue is it. Pkt. 25 cts.; 4% oz. 55 cts.; 1 oz. $1.00; 14 lb. $2.80; 
1 lb. $10.00. 


BUSH BUTTERCUP—An introduction of the Horticulture Dept., 
UNH. An improved Buttercup squash earlier in maturity, and higher 
vielding. It sets its first fruit close to the stem of the plant. It has 
shorter internodes, therefore a shorter plant. Pkt. 25 cts.; 1 oz. 75 
cts.; 4 lb. $6.00. 


BLUE HUBBARD—This is the most widely grown winter squash 
in New England. We carry the famous Colby strain. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
1 oz. 40 cts.; 4 lb. $1.50; 1 lb. $4.50. 


BUTTERNUT—tThe most popular squash introduction in recent years 
in New England. It belongs to the Moschata or Cushaw group of 
squash. It will not cross with squash of the Hubbard type. It is an 
excellent baking and pie squash. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 50 cts.; 1 lb. $5.00. 


DELICATA—This is a squash of the Acorn or Table Queen type. It is 
cylindrical in shape, 8-10 inches in length with a yellowish color 
streaked with green. It is far superior to Table Queen in quality 
either for baking or when cut crossways into 3/8 inch strips for fry- 
ing. Almost the same season as Table Queen. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 50 
cise l/e Dapouoe 


TABLE QUEEN or ACORN—A small, green long keeping squash for 
baking or frying. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 30 cts.; 14 lb. $1.00; 1 lb. $3.00. 


SUMMER SQUASH 


CASERTA—A University of Connecticut introduction. All American 
Gold Medal winner in 1949. A high yielding, high quality, very early 
summer squash of a light green color. The squash is about the same 
size as a large cucumber. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 40 cts.; 14 Ib. $1.50; 1 lb. 
$4.50. 


YANKEE HYBRID-——An early, high quality, vellow, very prolific sum- 
mer squash. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 62. 70 cts.; 14 lb. $2.50; 1 Ib. $7.00. 
PUMPKIN 


SMALL SUGAR—The best of all pie pumpkins for the home or com- 
mercial use. ~Pkt..15 cts.cele0zc 2bnCten aloe (ONC ose mba aro: 





The Midget Watermelon—best watermelon for the north. 


WATERMELON 


NEW HAMPSHIRE MIDGET—This is the melon that made such a 
smash hit in 1949. Developed by the Horticulture Dept., UNH, it is 
early in maturity, high in quality, and fits into the ice box. When cut 
in two it serves two people. It is productive—at the UNH Horticulture 
Farm a row 60 feet long planted June 10 yielded 150 ripe watermelons. 
Bkte locctts: | 4562, 00 Cle.) 1 0%, Oowles, 1401 D. 2.00% le lo p0.50: 


MERRIMACK SWEETHEART—A Bitty Hepier Srep Co. introduc- 
tion. This melon originally came from Japan but has been reselected 
for northern conditions. It is early and high in quality. It frequently 
ripens in southern N. H. by August 15. It is round and averages from 
7-10 lbs. in size. Pkt. 20 cts.; % oz. 40 cts.; 1 oz. 65 cts.; 14 lb. $2.25. 
1 lb. $7.50. 


BEGGS WINTER KEEPER—A Briity Hepier Seep Company intro- 
duction. This melon weighs from 10-12 pounds, ripens in September 
and will keep until the holidays. The original melon was still in fair 


shape after a year’s storage in a Lebanon, New Hampshire livingroom. 
Seed is scarce. Pkt. of 50 seeds—25 cts. 


MUSKMELON 


GRANITE STATE—A UNH introduction. An early, high quality 
muskmelon bred especially for a northern climate and short, cool sum- 
mers. Pkt. 20 cts.; 1% oz. 40 cts.; 1 oz. 70 cts.; 14 lb. $2.40; 1 lb. $7.50. 


BROCCOLI 


ITALIAN GREEN SPROUTING—The standard early variety of 
sprouting broccoli. Pkt. 15 cts.; 4% oz. 30 cts.; 1 oz. 55 cts.; 4 Ib. 
$1.75: 1 lb. $4.75. 


CAULIFLOWER 
SUPER SNOWBALL—An extra early, free heading variety. Pkt. 15 
cts.; 14 oz. $1.00; 1% oz. $1.90; 1 02. $3.25; 14 lb. $10.00. 
CABBAGE 


GOLDEN ACRE--The standard early, round variety for market or 
home. Pkt. 15 cts.; 44 oz. 35 cts.; 1 oz. 55 cts.; 14 Ib. $1.60; 1 lb. $5.00. 


ENKHUIZEN GLORY—A high quality, mid-season variety with solid 
round heads. Excellent for market or kraut. Pkt. 15 cts.; 2 oz. 30 
cts.; 1 oz. 50 cts.; 44 lb. $1.40; 1 lb. $4.00. 


DANISH BALLHEAD A late, long keeping, solid headed cabbage 
for winter use. Pkt. 15 cts.; 14 oz. 35 cts.; 1 oz. 55 cts.; 1 Ib. $5.00. 
BEET 


CROSBY’S EGYPTIAN—tThe best early, bunching beet. Pkt. Loxcts:; 
1 oz. 30 cts.; 4% lb. 65 cts.; 1 lb. $2.00. 


DETROIT DARK RED—A high quality, round beet, 2 weeks later 
than Crosby’s Egyptian. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 30 cts.; 1 lb. $2.00. 
SWISS CHARD 
FORDHOOK GIANT—Large, thick, heavily crumpled leaves with 
broad, thick, white stems. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 30 cts.; 14 lb. 65 cts. 
CARROT 


RED CORED CHANTENAY—A medium long, stump rooted, high 
quality carrot. | Pkt. Loectselmos oUecis e141 50) Cla, 6 lel bep aU: 


NANTES—The best quality none garden carrot. Tops too weak for 
bunching... Pkt..15 cts.; 1 oz. 30/cts.; 14 1b. 85 .cts:; 1-lb. $2:50. 


IMPERATOR—A long, eae feneho carrot for commercial use. 
Pkt 15 ict b:02. o0sCtseto ag OsosChe sie De ac0UL 
CELERY 


SUMMER PASCAL—The variety that New England prefers. It is 
early, high quality, thick stemmed and tender. Pkt. 15 cts.; 14 oz. 
55 cts.; 4% oz. $1.00; 1 oz. $1.75. 


CUCUMBERS 
NATIONAL PICKLING—Very prolific, uniform and of the type pre- 
ferred by the packing trade. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 30 cts.; 14 Ib. 75 ets. 


HIGHMOOR—A Maine Experiment Station introduction. A new scab 
resistant slicer. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 35 cts.; 14 Ib. 90 cts. 


STRAIGHT .EIGHT—An ae prolific and long, slicing cucumber. 
Pkt. 15 cts.4, 190z .3b/cts lbs S0sets ele bee os5U: 


LETTUCE 


PENNLAKE—A new early strain of Great Lakes lettuce from Penn- 
svlvania State College. It is earlier and more compact than the reg- 
ular Great Lakes. . Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 0z. 70 cts.; 14 lb. $2.00. 





GREAT LAKES—The best heading variety of the Iceberg type in warm 
weather. Thin to 15 inches between plants when small for best re- 
results. -Pkt. 15 cts.; 1'oz. 70 cts.; 14: lb. $2.00. 


SLOBOLT—An improved leaf lettuce popular with home gardeners. It 
stands without bolting longer than any other variety. Pkt. 15 cts.; 
1 oz. 50 cts.; 14 |b. $1.45. 


WHITE BOSTON—The best of the butter head varieties. Thin to 10 
inches between plants for good heads. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 30 cts.; 14 
Ib. $1.05. 


OAK LEAF—The highest quality leaf lettuce for the home garden. 
PKteloicte:* 1-07°40 cts4 ta) lb2$125: 


ONION 


UTAH SWEET SPANISH—A large, globe shaped onion weighing up to 
2 lbs. Seed may be started in the greenhouse in March for trans- 
planting: Pkt. 15 cts.;\1 0z.-75 cts.; 14 1b. $2.10. 


EARLY YELLOW GLOBE—An excellent. variety to grow from seed. 
Thin 2 to'3 inches. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 60 cts.; 4 Ib. $1.90. » 


PARSLEY 
PARAMOUNT—Finely curled leaves, rapid grower. Pkt. 15 cts.; 1 oz. 


ZO ICUS; Yaw lbs 1oOrcts. 
PARSNIP 


MODEL—tThe standard market or home garden variety. . Pkt. 15 cts.; 
107700 Ctse> 44. 1b 05: cts, 


RADISH 
EARLY SCARLET GLOBE—The best early or button radish. Pkt. 10 
cts.; 1 oz. 20 cts:; 14 lb. 45 cts. 
SPINACH 
LONG STANDING BLOOMSDALE—An excellent spring and summer 
variety. Pkt. 10 cts.; 1 oz. 20 cts.; 14 lb. 45 cts. 
TURNIP 


PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE—A medium to large white turnip. It 
needs three more weeks to mature than Milan. We use this variety 
as a fall crop after string beans, peas, early cabbage, and other early 
crops, sowing the seed broadcast by August 20. Pkt. 10. cts.; 1 oz. 
20 cts.; 14 lb. 45 cts. 

PURPLE TOP WHITE MILAN—A small, high quality fall turnip. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; 1 oz. 20 cts.; 44 lb. 45 cts. 


GOLDEN BALL—An early, yellow fleshed turnip. Pkt. 10 cts.; 1 oz. 


20 cts.; 14 lb. 45 cts. 
RUTABAGA 


MACOMBER—The white fleshed variety grown on Cape Cod. Pkt. 10 
cts.; 1 0%. 20 cts:; 44 lb. 45 cts. 


IMPROVED LONG ISLAND—An excellent, yellow fleshed rutabaga. 
Pkt. 10 cts.; 1 oz. 20 cts.; 14 lb. 45 cts. 





FIELD CORN 


We are cataloging two varieties of field corn for ears and one for silage. 
When planted by June 1 these varieties have always matured ears for 


us that were superior to what grand dad grew in Pennsylvania. 


KINGSCROST FLINT—DENT HYBRID KF-1—A Flint-Dent 
type that will ripen in about 85 days. Recommended 
for central and northern New Hampshire. 


KINGSCROST KE-3—A dent hybrid. This variety ripens 
in about 90 days, and is my choice. A beautiful 15 
rowed dent corn. 


KINGSCROST KS—A silage corn. This variety is much 
larger than the other two and takes 105 days to ma- 
ture. It will make a lot more ears for you than the 
old fashioned Sweepstakes variety. 


Prices on all, postpaid: 144 lb. 25 cts.; 1 lb. 40 cts. 
SEND FOR PRICES FOR HALF-BUSHEL AND BUSHEL LOTS. 


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We have had so many inquiries about the two UNH introductions, the 
Great Bay Strawberry and the Durham fall bearing Raspberry that we 
are listing them for your convenience. 


GREAT BAY STRAWBERRY—tThis strawberry has a 
large plant, bearing enormous crops of large, well col- 
ored, high quality berries. Plants will not be ready to 
ship until April 1. 

DURHAM RASPBERRY—This raspberry bears its fruit on > 
shoots of the current season. It can therefore be cut 
to the ground each fall to avoid winter injury and spur 
blight. As a matter of fact it has survived both these 


gts in fine shape. The berries ripen in Septem- 
er. 


PRICES: Great Bay Strawberry— 
25—$3.75; 50—-$6.50; 100—$12.00; 500—$50.00; 1000—$80.00. 
Prices for Durham Raspberry green shots are the same as the Great Bay 
Strawberry. Write for Prices on Durham Raspberry Transplants 
All prices in this seed catalog are Postpaid. 
You may send small stamps for orders up to $1.00.