Every seed has a story, sometimes going back thousands of years. At Hudson Valley Seed Company, we aim to celebrate these stories, and we’ve found the best medium in which to do so is art. Each year, we commission artists to tell the story of a particular seed variety. Those artists have ensured that over half of our varieties are offered in Art Pack form.
Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach- boasts cold tolerance and high yields
All Stars Kale- mix of Russian and Siberian Kales in shades of red and green
Anise Hyssop- a versatile perennial herb that attracts pollinators
Basil Bouquet-beautiful and delicious arrangement of Genovese, Lemon, Cinnamon, Purple, and Thai Basils
Borage-edible and lovable blue blooms
Breadseed Poppy-similar to the Mother of Pearl Poppy but with a larger seedpod and longer season of bloom
Brilliant Beet Blend-Contains Detroit Dark Red, Cylindra, Bulls Blood, Chioggia, and Golden Detroit beets.
Butterfly Weed-build a buffet for the butterflies!
Cherokee Purple Tomato-A reddish fruit with stunning dark-colored shoulder-top striations or marbling, the Cherokee Purple also boasts legendary taste and heavy production.
Chives-edible, ornamental, and perennial- a staple of any kitchen garden
Cilantro-indispensable in Asian and Mexican cuisine
Cocozelle Zucchini- This bush-type plant churns out squash that taste great. It's delicious sauteed on its own or in a ratatouille.
Echinacea-A widely known immune booster, it is most often grown as an ornamental. It also attracts and feeds important native pollinators, making Echinacea a healer both for us and for the environment.
Everlasting Flower Mix-
The blooms delight us in the garden from mid-summer on, and when harvested and dried they keep their bright, cheerful tones throughout the colder months. Alas, after a year or two of exposure to ambient light, the blooms begin a slow process of fading: everlasting in name only, they, too, must eventually cede to impermanence.
Contains Strawflower,, Winged Everlasting, Crested Mix Celosia, Love in a Mist, Love Lies Bleeding, Bupleurum, and Starflower
Flashback Calendula-named for the splashes of deep red color on the backs of the petals
For the Birds Flower Mix-Contains Sunspot Sunflower, Partridge Pea, Phlox, Blue Flax, Gayfeather, Shasta Daisy, Prairie Coneflower, and Black-Eyed Susan
German Chamomile-aromatic flowers make soothing tea for all seasons
Gift Zinnia-The cut flowers of this variety, Gift Zinnia, are spectacular on their own: a mix of single and double medium blooms. Plants are medium in height, reaching up to 48" by the end of the season.
Goldie Tomato-The plants produce substantial slicing tomatoes that only split when you slice them. Goldie is timeless and tasty: its rich yellow flesh is super sweet.
Good Bug Blooms Mix- Contains Indian Blanket, Dahlia Zinnia, Tall Blue Cornflower, Scarlet Flax, Sweet Alyssum, German Chamomile, Bright Lights Cosmos, and Persian Carpet Zinnia
500 seeds sow a 3'x10' garden plot.
Marigold Medley-Contains Crackerjack, Petite Mix, Naughty Marietta, and Sparky French marigolds.
Midnight Garden Flower Mix- Night blooming beauties attract creatures of the night. Includes Candytuft, White Four O'Clocks, White Cosmos, Sweet Mignonette, Bishop's Flower, Evening Scented Stock, and Sensation Mixed Nicotiana
Milkweed-help ease the threat placed on Monarch populations
Mint-When grown from seed, it delivers a magical surprise: each plant is slightly different in appearance and flavor profile.
Phoenix Nasturtium- An unusual, ivy-leaved nasturtium reminiscent of a once-popular variety that fell out of circulation early last century. The serrated petals look just like flames!
Radiant Radish Mix-Contains Cherry Belle, French Breakfast, Purple Plum, and Easter Egg radishes.
Sacred Basil-Today’s plant scientists classify Sacred Basil as an “adaptogen”—a substance that helps us adapt mentally and physically to stressful circumstances.
Skyscraper Sunflower-nearly a tree in one short season
Tiger Paw Aster-stunning cut flower in bold hues of purple, pink, and white
Tri-Color Bean-Contains Provider Bush Green Bean, Royalty Purple Pod Bean, and Yellow Wax Bean. All 3 are high-yielding snap bush varieties that produce beans at the same time, making a tri-color bean harvest a breeze!
Ultimate Salad Bowl-Contains Arugula, Ruby Red Chard, Tres Fine Endive, Mesclun Mix, Mibuna, Gourmet Lettuce Blend, Green Salad Bowl Lettuce, Parris Island Lettuce, Red Salad Bowl Lettuce, and Royal Oakleaf Lettuce
Variegated Nasturtium- Edible pastel blooms against alluring white-washed leaves
Waltham Butternut Squash-Waltham is also one of the best keepers: if well cured and kept somewhere cool and dry, your butternuts will keep their eating quality well into spring.
Watermelon Radish- Watermelon radishes mimic the large, sweet fruit in appearance, with white skin masking a bright, red interior. It is also a little less biting than other radishes. They are best when sown in late summer for a winter harvest. Can be enjoyed raw, pickled, or sliced over salads. The leaves can be enjoyed in a saute or braising mix.
Wild Arugula-smaller, punchier, and hardier than standard Arugula
Wild Bergamot-an aromatic and tasty native beauty