The Varieties of Heirloom Seeds and Their Importance
Want a more diverse vegetable garden?
Planting different varieties of heirloom
seeds can really help!
Heirloom seeds are known for its wide range of fruits and
vegetables. Many home growers specifically choose these
seeds to give their gardens more variations in taste and
There are countless varieties of heirloom seeds. Most of
them have been around for decades—thanks to our
forefathers who painstakingly saved the original seeds from
their crops and passed them down to the next generations.
Because of them, we’re now able to enjoy a multitude of
fruits and veggies straight from our own gardens!
Each heirloom plant has several varieties. For instance,
heirloom tomatoes alone have dozens of them. They even
come in different sizes and colors like green, orange, red,
red orange, yellow, yellow green, and sometimes even
darker hues like mahogany and deep purple.
But apart from taste, size and shape, some heirloom
varieties also have specific appearances. Take the Green
Zebra and the Marvel Stripe tomatoes, for example. Both
types have these magnificent stripes that don't just make
them delicious to eat but charming to look at as well!
The varieties of heirloom seeds don’t just apply to tomatoes,
though. Here are some examples of the different vegetable
types you can find:
Cylindra, Early Wonder, Golden,
Ruby Queen, White Albino
Boston Pickling, Marketmore, Parisian Pickling,
Telegraph Improved, White Wonder
Black Beauty, Long Purple, Japanese White Egg,
Pandora Striped Rose, Rotonda Bianca Sfumata
Black Seeded Simpson, Bronze Mignonette,
Buttercrunch, Iceberg, Oak Leaf
Burgundy Red, Crimson Forest Bunch,
Gold Princess, Red of Florence, White Sweet Spanish
California Wonder Bell Pepper, Corno di Toro,
Early Jalapeño, Friggitello, Golden Baby Belle
Cherry Belle, Chinese White Winter,
Early Scarlet Globe, French Breakfast, Purple Plum
Brandywine, Cherry, Floradale,
Red Beefsteak, Vintage Wine
The list is just a tiny fraction of the massive heirloom
vegetable seeds on the market today. The reason why so
many varieties exist is in order to answer our diverse needs.
People look for different things in a crop—some prefer
larger varieties to smaller ones; some prefer a sweeter taste
to acidic types; and some prefer juicier varieties to classic
flavors. Whatever your preference may be, it’s nice to know
that different heirloom seeds are available whenever we
So if you yourself are looking for more options in your
garden crops, then try different varieties of heirloom seeds
to get incredible results! Order your seed pack today so you
can finally plant more selections in your home garden.