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Category Archives: Breeding / Research Program
Have you ever wondered how the seeds in our packets got there? Some varieties, like Honeynut butternut squash, have particularly unique stories. We couldn’t resist sharing the remarkable journey of this little squash and the vital farms and faces … Continue reading
This article is the second in a series about High Mowing Organic Seeds’ president Tom Stearns’ travels to “hotspots” of seed production. Knowledge of seed saving and production is relatively hard to come by, so it is often necessary to … Continue reading
Update – Jan. 2014 – we were able to source organic parsnip seeds this year! These seeds didn’t make it into our catalog, but we have them on the website: Organic Lancer Parsnip Seeds The world of organic seeds is … Continue reading
The world of vegetable breeding is as much a world of art as a world of science where the biggest successes come from sheer luck combined with a healthy dose of close scientific observation. What sets our own breeding program … Continue reading
- by Tom Stearns, owner and President of High Mowing Organic Seeds Hello Growers! Just as the season has finished, it is already getting to be time to plan for 2013. What new markets are you going to strive for; … Continue reading
Autumn without butternut squash is like foliage without color. T’is the season to be enjoying this versatile, curvaceous squash. At High Mowing, we sell three varieties of butternut squash – you may have grown one or more of them this … Continue reading
One of the many seed crops we grow on the High Mowing farm is Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens. Ruby Streaks is a beautiful burgundy mustard green that is mildly spicy and adds a splash of zip and color to salads. … Continue reading
Our breeding program began in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. To date we have released: an OP black zucchini (Midnight Lightning), an OP pumpkin (Jack Straw), an OP butternut squash (Nutterbutter), and an OP tomato (Bing Cherry). … Continue reading