Heirloom Seed Store News

Welcome to The Heirloom Seed Store featuring Franchi Old World Italian Seeds was established to provide you with the highest quality authentic Italian seeds for growers and gardeners of all sizes so you can grow authentic Italian vegetables, herbs and flowers while bringing a bit of the Italian flavor and spirit into your home. As fifth generation Farmers and Purveyors of Franchi Sementi, known worldwide for the quality and variety of their seeds you grow and enjoy!  These are the ONLY seeds we sell.  We use them on our farm and now you can grow them too!  With over 500 old world varieties of Italian Heirloom, Non GMO seeds from which to choose you will be producing healthy plants that provide great tasting food healthy for you and your family.  Please enjoy your visit and stay well!  We look forward to serving you!  Farmer John, Eda and Kathy!

  AgrettiTomatoes and Radish, Oh my!!  We are so very excited for Spring/Summer! 


Growing Ideas:

MAY:  Watermelon  Asparagus  Beet  Basil  Chard  Carrot  Cabbage  Chick Pea  Cucumber  Chicory  Sprouting Turnip Top  Onion  Bush Bean  Pole Bean   Borlotti Bean  Fennel  Strawberry  Endive  Lettuce, Red   Lettuce, Butter   Lettuce, Alpine Mix   Lettuce, Romaine   Lettuce Canary   Sweet Corn  Melon    Leek  Parsley  Radish  Rocket/Arugula  Salsify  Scorzonera  Celery  Spinach  Corn Salad Mache Lambs Lettuce  Pumpkin  Zucchini  Sorrel  Dill  Borrage  Chamomile  Capers  Chervil  Coriander  Cress  Dandelion  Tarragon  Chives  Cat Nip  Erba Stella  Wild Fennel  Lavender Vera  Sweet Marjoram  Melissa  Nettle  Garden Burnet  Rosemary  Rue  Sage  Summer Savory  Lovage  Silene Inflata Thyme

Ageratum  Alyssum  Hollyhock  Aster  Balsam  Snapdragon  Mirabilis (Bella di Notte)  Calendula  Campanula  Celosia  Cosmos  Dahlia  Delphinium  Foxglove  California Poppy  Cornflower  Sweet William  Blanket Flower  Gomphrena  Sunflower  Godetia  Gypsophila  Morning Glory  Larkspur  Lupin  Daisy  Mesembriantemum  Nasturtium  Forget Me Not   Phlox   Salvia  Schizantus  Everlasting Flower   Marigold  Verbena  Vinca  Zinnia  Ornamental Squash  Cineraria   Gerbera  Mimulus  Cacti 


Arugula   Asparagus  Basil  Bean  Beet  Black Salsify    Borrage   Cabbage   Camomile   Capers   Cardoon   Carrot  Cat Grass  Celery   Chard   Chervil   Chicory   Chives   Coriander   Cress   Cucumber   Dandelion   Dill   Endive   Fennel   Garden Burnet   Lavender   Leek   Lettuce   Lovage   Mache   Melissa   Nettle   Onion    Parsley    Pumpkin   Radish   Rosemary   Rue   Sage   Salsify   Silene Inflata   Sorrel   Spinach   Sprouting Turnip Top   Strawberry   Summer Savory   Sweet Corn   Sweet Marjoram   Tarragon   Thyme   Turnip   Watermelon   Wild Fennel   Zucchini  

Alyssum   Asparagus   Aster  Balsam  Blanket Flower  Calendula  California Poppy  Campanula  Celosia  Cineraria  Cosmos  Dahlia  Delphinium  Godetia   Gomphrena  Hollyhock   Marigold  Mesembriantemum   Mirabilis   Morning Glory  Nasturtium  Ornamental Cabbage  Ornamental Squash  Phlox   Salvia    Snapdragon   Sunflower   Sweet William    Zinnia 









    • Welcome to The Heirloom Seed Store!

      We carry the best selection of Franchi Old World Italian Seeds, imported directly from Italy, which means non-GMO, open-pollinated seed goodness. Take a look at our online store, where you’ll find over 400 varieties of Franchi heirloom seeds!

    • What to Start Now

      Carrots are easy to grow and best in cool conditions such as Spring or Fall. With over 10 varieties to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one you love.

    • Violetto Precoce (Artichoke)

      A mid-early vigorous attractive plant producing medium sized, thornless purple artichoke globes which have tender meaty leaves. One of the most traditional of Italian vegetables. Non GMO.

    Boby Bianco String Beans

    These bush-type beans have a long, productive season. Thin, crisp and sweet taste. They’re our most popular bush bean. Give them a try today!

    Fresh from the Farm

    Happy Spring

    Hello to our Friends of The Heirloom Seed Store. Happy Spring!  . We believe people are thinking it is OK to start planning & planting their home gardens, again. The winter rains did not eliminate our drought, but our customers want to get their hands in the dirt! Many have already started! It is time to plant starts for our... Read More