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Category Archives: Breeding / Research Program
Hybrid seeds have played a diverse role in agriculture for a long time. New varieties are made by the accidental or planned crossing (the making of a hybrid) of two different varieties of the same type of plant. Plants all … Continue reading
The world of organic seeds is an interesting one. As you turn the pages of your High Mowing catalog, you may wonder why we have sixteen years under our belt and still no parsnips. Seriously? Why is there such an … 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