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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
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Scott Kunst
Old House Gardens
536 Third Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
source lists and plant searches

Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560

Historic Plant Center
Charlottesville, VA

National Agricultural Library
Special Collections
10301 Baltimore Blvd.
Beltsville, MD

A Heritage Seed Program
Heather Apple
RR 3
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 Inventory.
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, 1971.

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, pp. 43-50.


Plants from the Past
The Old House
1 North St.
Belhaven, Dunbar, Great Britain
nursery with heirloom British varieties

Chiltern Seeds
Bortree Stile, Ulverston
Cumbria LA12 7PB England

Hillier Nurseries
Ampfield House, Ampfield
Romsey, Hants. SO5 9PA England

Thompson & Morgan
Box 1308
Jackson, NJ 08527
British based-free

C.A. Cruickshank Inc.
1015 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
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

Good Seed
P.O. Box 702
Tonasket, WA 98855

Select Seeds
81 Stickney Hill Rd.
Union, Cf 06076

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