Heirloom Seed Store News

     We Are Ready For You.....

Welcome to The Heirloom Seed Store featuring Franchi Old World Italian Seeds which was established to provide the highest quality authentic Italian seeds for growers and gardeners of all sizes to 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, we are here for you to grow and enjoy the fruits of your labor!  These are the ONLY seeds we sell.  We only use Franchi Seeds on our farm and now you can grow them too!  With over 550 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!                                                          You are Important to Us!   



  • MAY

Watermelon  Asparagus  Beet  Basil  Chard  Carrot  Cabbage  Chick Pea  Cucumber  Chicory  Sprouting Turnip top  Onion  Bean  Borlotti Bean  Fennel  Strawberry  Endive  Lettuce  Sweet Corn  Melon    Leek  Parsley  Radish  Rocket  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 Lovage Marjoram  Melissa  Nettle  Garden Burnet  Silene Thyme Rosemary  Rue  Sage  Summer Savory  

  • MAY

Ageratum  Alyssum  Hollyhock  Aster  Asparagus Plumosus  Balsam  Snapdragon  Mirabilis Jalapa  Calendula  Campanula  Celosia  Kochia  Cosmos  Dahlia  Delphinium  Foxglove  California Poppy  Cornflower  Sweet William  Blanket Flower  Gomphrena  Sunflower  Godetia  Gypsophila  Morning Glory  Lupin  Daisy  Mesembriantemum  Nasturtium  Forget Me Not  Ornamental chili  Phlox  Sweet Pea  Portulaca  Salvia  Schizantus  Everlasting Flower  Thrift  Marigold  Verbena  Vinca  Zinnia  Ornamental Squash  Cineraria  Gazania  Gerbera  Mimulus  Cacti

  • JUNE:  

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

  • JUNE:

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


  • JULY

Bean   Beet   Black Salsify  Borrage   Cabbage  Camomile   Carrot  Cat Grass  Chervil   Chicory  Chives  Coriander   Corn Salad (Mache, Lambs Lettuce)  Cress   Cucumber Dandelion   Dill  Endive   Fennel   Lavender   Okra   Onion  Rhubarb   Rocket Arugula)   Rosemary   Rue   Salsify   Sorrel   Sprouting Turnip Top   Alpine Strawberry Sweet Marjoram   ThymeTurnip   Wild Fennel   Zucchini 

  • JULY

Blanket Flower, Ornamental Cabbage, Campanula,  Ornamental Chili Pepper,   Cineraria, Cosmos, Cyclamen, Delphinium,  Forget Me Not, Hollyhock, Marigold, Phlox, Portulaca, Primula, Stock, Sunflower, Sweet William, Violet, Zinnia


Beet, Cabbage, Chicory, Sprouting Turnip Top, Onion, Bean, Fennel, Strawberry, Endive, Lettuce, Parsley, Radish, Rocket, Spinach, Corn Salad, Borrage, Chervil, Cress, Cat Grass, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Garden Burnet, Oregano, Rhubarb, Rue, Scuplit, Thyme


Hollyhock, Campanula, Delphinium, Californian Poppy, Blanket Flower, Sweet William, Gypsophila, Giant Daisy, Forget Me Not, Schizantus, Violet Stock, Ornamental Cabbage, Cyclamen, Cineraria, Primula


Sprouting Turnip Top, Onion, Broad Bean, Strawberry, Endive, Lettuce, Pea, Parsley, Radish, Rocket, Spinach, Corn Salad, Chervil, Cress, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Rhubarb, Scuplit


Campanula, Delphinium, California Poppy, Sweet William, Godetia, Gypsophila, Lupin, Giant Daisy, Forget Me Not, Oriental Poppy, Schizantus, Delphinium, Violet, Stock, Aubretia, Cyclamen, Stock

  "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