Lupine Knoll Farm
Certified Organic Vegetable Seed - New Vegetable Variety Development

1225 Messinger Road, Grants Pass OR 97527

Lupine Knoll Farm Original Varieties

Sweet Corn:

Top Hat - 82 days (in Southern Oregon) 7 ½” ears, mostly 14 rows of kernels. Certified Organic, Open Pollinated, sugary enhanced (se), Open Source. This yellow sweet corn is vigorous in cold soils, has excellent husk protection and has a rich, tender, corn flavor. Top Hat was selected by stabilizing Tuxedo, a hybrid sweet corn. (2300 +/- seeds/lb)

Tuxana, Zanadoo and Festivity all come from a cross between Anasazi corn, a very old landrace, as mother plant, pollinated by Tuxedo, an se f1 hybrid. Each has been selected for different characteristics. (2000 +/- seeds/lb)

Tuxana f8 (white corn)- A rich and creamy white sweet corn. Large ears, large deep kernels, selected more for creaminess and corn flavor than for sweetness. Suitable for corn-on-the-cob or for soups, salsas or chowder. 6 1/2' plants usually bear 2 good ears with 14 to 16 rows of kernels. Tuxana is variable as to harvest date. About 82 days in Southern Oregon.

Zanadoo f7 (yellow and white corn) Following on the heels of the white Tuxana, Zanadoo has a mixture of white and yellow kernels and is sweeter than the single color white or yellow Anasazi cross corn lines. About 82 days to maturity with mostly 14 rows of big deep kernels on 7 1/2" long, wide diameter cobs. Robust flavor, long husks give good ear protection. 2 ears per 6 1/2' tall plant. Selected to produce without high fertility levels and without coddling.

Festivity f7 (multi colored corn) – both decorative and sweet. Festivity is selected to maintain all of the color variability of the Anasazi corn with white, yellow, red and blue kernels in different combinations. A hint of color at milk stage ripens to bright multi-colored ears at maturity. 12 to16 rows of kernels on mostly 7" – 8" ears that are often 2" in diameter. Selected to maintain the unique variability that the Anasazi mother corn provides.

New and unrelated, a brittle sweet corn from Molokai:

Aloha No 9 sweet corn. Brittlesweet sweetness genetics (bt2) from Molokai. Open pollinated, with both yellow and white kernels. A crisp sweetness. Plants 10 – 12 feet tall, ears 7 or 8 inches long, 115 days +/- to maturity here in Oregon. This is an Oregon-adapted line of Hawaiian Brittlesweet #9 developed by James Brewbaker (University of Hawaii). Open Source seed. (3000 – 4000 seeds/lb)

corn price: 1 lb @ $20, 10 lbs+ @$14.79/lb

Kale: Siber Frill
(Brassica napus) (op) - Vigorous and sweet and cold tolerant, this kale keeps producing all year long. Bright green mild flavored. Leaves becomes frilly as the plant matures, making it easy to cut even mature leaves for salads. Tender and tasty raw or cooked.

Lettuce: Emerald Fan
 - A stall stature like a romaine, shiny leaves like a butterhead. Good heat tolerance. From a Frank Morton cross.

Broccoli: Solstice 
produces broccoli heads 2 weeks before main season varieties. Blue-green heads, 3” - 5” in diameter are produced high up on the stalk for easy harvest. Produces plenty of secondary florets. Solstice is selected at Lupine Knoll Farm from a seed mix provided to us by Oregon State University. Currently produced by Steve Peters, Seed rEvolution Now.

Price: 1/4 lb $55, 1 lb $110, 3 lb $300 Email to check availability

Other varieties for sale from Lupine Knoll Farm include: Afghan tomato, Doucet plum tomato, Sweet Orange II tomato, Cannabis ruderalis, Outredgeous lettuce, Nesvizhskaya (nez-VEET-skya) sugar beet, Zinnia Reds and more.

Shipping: $5 minimum. 10 lbs ships for $13.80

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Lupine Knoll Farm original varieties are released as Open Source Seed. under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI)

Why open source seeds?

Lupine Knoll Farm original varieties are released as Open Source Seed under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI)

Why open source seeds?

Most seeds today are owned and controlled by someone other than the grower. Open Source seeds keep the food supply in the hands of those that grow the food. Open Source seeds are not free seed but "freed" seed, seeds freed from the constraints of intellectual property restrictions.

Best to all,

Jonathan and Jessie Spero