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!


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 


"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend.  We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations.  For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners, and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.  The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural methods and between genera, families, or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats..."

This pledge was signed by us & other companies that are concerned about this issue. 









    • 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