The collection contains one full pack each of Detroit Dark Red Beets, Utah Tall Celery, Bloomsdale Spinach, Red Russian Kale, Sweet Marketmore Cucumber and Scarlet Nantes Carrots. You’ll have lots of seeds left over. Enough to plant 3 or 4 more Juice gardens! They stay viable for at least 2 years when stored in a cool dry place.
Detroit Dark Red beet is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892. It produces 3 inch round beets perfect for for canning or table use. This beet has a truly sweet flavor with a fine grade texture that will surely please most palettes. Detroit Dark Red is cold hardy, and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees.
The health benefits of beets have been documented for centuries. High in electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosphorous), they also contain vitamins A and C as well as niacin. The Betaines in the beet juice stimulate the liver and are considered one of the most powerful cleansing vegetables you can eat.
Tall Utah Celery grows lovely, 11 inch high, tender dark green stalks that are string free and perfect for eating raw. Homegrown celery will surprise you with its deeper, brighter flavor and contains even more nutrients than store bought.
Packed with high power nutrients including vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C, Celery also contains rich supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and sodium.
Renowned for lowering of blood pressure, recent studies have shown that celery also acts as a powerful anti carcinogen.
Low in calories and high in vitamins, spinach contains far more than your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A, manganese, folate, and nearly 40% of your magnesium requirement. It is an excellent source of more than 20 different measurable nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein.
Bloomsdale Spinach is a fast-growing heirloom that was introduced in 1826. It’s leaves are curled, glossy deep green with excellent flavor and a lovely, tender texture. With its flavor, high yields, resistance to bolting and long growing period, it is not hard to see why this has remained a favorite for so many generations.
The Sweet Marketmore Cucumber is a dependable and prolific slicing cucumber that is resistant to many diseases and viruses. It grows well in many hardiness zones and is ideal for cooler climates. The fruits grow 8 to 9 inches long and have a clean, crisp cucumber flavor.
The Big Daddy of Greens, Kale is one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin K, and A. It is also a great source of Vitamin C, manganese, dietary fiber, copper, vitamin B6, potassium, iron, Vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acids, phosphorous, and also one of the best sources of absorbable calcium anywhere.
Red Russian Kale is a rare pre-1885 heirloom variety with oak-type leaves that has red-purple veins on slate-green, wavy-margined leaves. It is a beautiful plant for the home garden, and cool weather intensifies its color.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium and free arginine, an essential amino acid that contributes to the health of the circulatory system.
In a study meant to reveal therapeutic value of carrots researchers at the Wolfson Gastrointestinal Laboratory in Edinburgh, Scotland revealed that cholesterol level reduces by 11 percent if seven ounces of raw carrots a day is taken for thee weeks.
Scarlet Nantes, introduced in 1870, is an old favorite, appreciated for its sweet flavor, tender, abundant roots and consistent quality. It produces a 6 to 7 inch long cylindrical, blunt ended root with a smooth skin, yellow to orange flesh, and a mild, small core. The root matures quickly, and is also good when harvested as a baby. Nantes is named after the eponymous French town where a number of sweet carrot varieties have been developed.