Cultural Landscape Report
APPENDIX H: ABBREVIATED LIST OF HEIRLOOM PLANT RESOURCES
HISTORIC PLANT ORGANIZATIONS
Plant Finder's of America
106 Fayette Circle
Fort Wright, KY 41044
send $5 and common and scientific name and full description of
plant--400 seed sources world-wide.
Vegetable Variety Inventory
Seed Saver's Exchange (Kent Whealy)
203 Rural Avenue
Decorah, Iowa 52101
send SASE for copy of inventory
Heirloom Vegetable Garden Project
Dept. of Vegetable Crops
157 Plant Science Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
Old House Gardens
536 Third Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
source lists and plant searches
Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums
Washington, D.C. 20560
Historic Plant Center
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Blvd.
A Heritage Seed Program
Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
The Canadian version of Kent Whealy's Seed Saver's Exchange
North American Fruit Explorers
Rte. 1, Box 94
Chapin, IL 62629
society for old and unusual fruit $8
North American and European Fruit and Tree Nut Germplasm Resources
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, USGPO Washington, D.C., 1977
Miscellaneous publications Number 1406
Smith, Muriel, National Apple Register of the United
Kingdom. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food,
Fruits and vegetables sold in Europe between 1400 and 1900 are
documented in three books by John Harvey--published in Great Britain:
1) Early Garden Catalogues--facsimiles of some of the earliest
seed lists in Europe.
2) Early Horticultural Catalogues--checklist of all catalogues
issued by English and Irish nurseries and seed companies in 1850.
3) Early Nurseryman--the history of the seed trade from the
Middle Ages to the 19th Century.
Stuart, David, and James Sutherland, Plants from the Past, New
York, NY: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1987.
Burr, Fearing Jr., The Field and Garden Vegetables of America,
Chillicothe, IL: American Botanists Booksellers, 1988 (Originally
published in 1865 by JE. Tilton & Co., Boston, MA).
Plant "Origination Lists" are lists that contain all known cultivars
of a plant, with dates of introduction and brief descriptions of the
cultivars. For a short summary of Origination Lists for flowers see:
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone", Scott Kunst and Arthur O. Tucker,
Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. XXI, No. 2, 1989,
NURSERIES AND SEED SOURCES
Plants from the Past
The Old House
1 North St.
Belhaven, Dunbar, Great Britain
nursery with heirloom British varieties
Bortree Stile, Ulverston
Cumbria LA12 7PB England
Ampfield House, Ampfield
Romsey, Hants. SO5 9PA England
Thompson & Morgan
Jackson, NJ 08527
C.A. Cruickshank Inc.
1015 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Canada M4P 2M1
World Seed Service
J.L Hudson, Seedsman
PO Box 1058
Redwood City, CA 94064
Bear Creek Farms
Northport, WA 99157
send SASE with two stamps
P.O. Box 702
Tonasket, WA 98855
81 Stickney Hill Rd.
Union, Cf 06076
Last Updated: 27-Oct-2003