Heirloom Vegetables

Here at Renaissance Farms we focus on growing heirloom varieties that are specifically adapted to northern climates. When there is no suitable variety, we opt for open-pollinated seed.  We NEVER use GMO seeds. Our aim is to preserve special varieties for their beauty, hardiness, flavour, and nutrient content.  Below are some of the varieties you’ll find.

Asparagus
Precoce D’Argenteuil (available 2019)

Beans
Provider
Maxibel Haricot Vert

Beets
Early Wonder (used for greens)
Touchstone Gold
Chioggia
Detroit Dark Red

Broccoli

Cabbage
Brunswick

Carrots
Napoli
Danvers
Mokum
Purple Haze
Cosmic Purple

Cauliflower

Cucumber
Boston Pickling
Boothby Blonde
Pipinex

Eggplants
Orient Charm
Orient Express
Galine

Garlic
Inchellium Red
Spanish Roja

Leek
Renaissance

Lettuce
Superior 1 Iceburg
Red Iceburg
Freckles Romaine
Outredgeous Romaine
Parris Island Cos
Black Seeded Simpson
Red Sails
Buttercrunch
Salad Bowl
Red Salad Bowl

Melon

Mesclun (used in our mixes)
Sylvetta Wild Arugula
Vite Mache
Italiko Rosso Dandelion
Natacha Escarole
Rhodos Frisée
Purple Mizuna
Red Russian Kale
Aurora Mixed Orach
Black Mustard
Sorrel
Improved Rainbow Swiss Chard
Witloof di Bruxells Endive
Brussels Winter Chervil
Bel Fiore Radiccio

Onions
Deep Purple Bunching Onion
Parade Bunching Onion
Purplette
Pompeii

Peppers
Islander Bell
Ace Bell
Antohi Romanian Sweet Pepper
Arapaho Chili
Bangkok Chili

Radish
Shunkyo Daikon
Sora
D’Avignon
Watermelon
Pink Beauty
White beauty
Swartzer Runder
Bacchus
French Breakfast

Rhubarb
Victorian (available 2019)

Shallot
French Grey

Spinach
Space
Butterfly
Matador

Squash (Summer)
Costata Romanesco
Goldmine

Squash (Winter)

Tomatoes
Amish Paste
Valencia
Black Krim
Black Cherry
Sunrise Bumblebee
Pink Bumblebee
Red Pear