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IOWA SEED COMPANY, DES MOINES, IOWA.

NEW, GOLDEN WAX - In our opinion this is the best variety grown. It is about ten days earlier than the Black Wax. Pods are a beautiful gollien yellow. As a snap bean it excels all others in tenderness and richness of flavor, and has the further merit of being one of the best shell beans for winter use. We grew a splendid crop of these this year. Per qt. 4oc; pt. 20C

BEANS-Pole or Running Varie tie - Ger. Stangen-Bohnen.

One quart will plant 100 to 150 hills

These succeeded best in clay loam, which should be liberally enriched with short manure in the hills which are formed according to the variety, from there to four feet apart; from five to siz seeds are planted in each hill, about two inches deep. After planting all beans, be sure and firm the ground either with feet or roller

[image] EXTRA EARLY JERSEY LIMA - In this State the season is so short that ften Lima Beans do nt reach maturity. but this variety is so early, that by growing it all can indulge in this luxury. It is of the game size and general appearance as the ordinary verety remarkably productive and of extra fine quality. (See cut.) Per qt. 60c; pt. 30c

KING OF THE GARDEN LIMA

An improvement on the old Lima Beans It is a very vigoruous grower, requiring but two vines to each pole. They set there pods ealy, at the bottom of the pole producing a continuous bloom and fruitage to the end of the season. Many ofthe pods measures from five to eight inches, and contain five, siz and seven perfectly formed Beans to the pod of superior edible quality; qt. 50c; pt 25c

NEW GOLDEN ANDALUSIA - See description with novelties. Per qt. 75c pt. 40c

Horticultural Pole - Productive, fine for snap beans or shelled; per qt. 40c; pt.25c, large White Lima - None equal the Limas as a shelled bean, but they are quite tender in this climate; per qt 45c; pt 25c.

White Dutch case Knife - Matures in 60 days; pods ling and flat; beans white, flat, kidney shaped and of excellent flavor. The best for "Bottom Baken Beans". An abundant bearer, per qt. 40c; pt 20c

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Cut Shorts - The old fashioned corn-field bean which is so 'popular and often so difficult to obtain; per qt. 55C; pt. 30C.. 5

Scarlet Runner - A favorite snap bean in Europe; valuable for table use or as an ornamental vine; per qt. 60c; pt. 30C .. 5

Yard Long - See description with novelties; 3 pkts 25c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. to

We can also furnish Early Valentine, Yellow Six Weeks, White Kidney, Ivory Pod Wax, Wardwell's Kidney Wax, and Creasback Beans at 45c. per qt. ; 25C. per pt. ; 5C. per pkt.

BEETS - Ger. Runkel Rube.

One ounce sows 50 feet of drll; 4 to 6 pounds for one acre

For early, sow as soon as the ground can be worked, and about the middle of May for general crop in drills fifteen inches apart and one and a half inches deep. As the plants grow, thin to six inches in drills. The young plants make excellent greens. The sed will germinate more freely if soak in warm water for twenty-four hours befre sowing; but are should be taken not plant soaked seed in very dry ground; the soil should be a deep rich loam

IOWA SEED CO'S NEW MARKET GARDENERS - The best variety in cultivation. See descrption in novelty list per lb. $2.00 1/4 lb, 65c; oz. 20c

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EXTRA EARLY ECLIPSE - The Eclipse is not only remarkable for its wonderfully rapid growth, but also for the smallness of top and extra fine quality. It is fully as early as the Egyptian, and of better quality. The roots grow perfectly smooth, of perfect shape, intense blood red skin and flesh, very fine

May 9.1889. "Am well pleased with your seeds and with the extras you sent" A. Bower, Fairburn, Dak.

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grained and sweet. (See cut.) Per lb. 60c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c............... Egyptian Turnip-One of the best and earliest varieties grown. Very deep red tender and delicious; per lb. 50c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c......................... Bastian's Extra Early Red-This is a turnip-shaped Beet, of great value for gardeners. It follows the Egyptian very closely, and is considerable larger; bright red color; per lb. 50c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. lOc. DEWING'S IMPROVED BLOOD TURNIP-Fine form and flavor; good keeper, and one of the best beets grown for main crop; per lb. 50c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c............................... Extra Early Bassano-Turnip shape; flesh white, circled with rose color; ten der and juicy; keeps well when sown late; per lb. 60c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c.... Extra Long Dark Blood-Standard winter; smooth, tender and sweet; per lb. 40c; oz. 10c .......................... Swiss Chard-For greens only; per lb. 75c; 1/4 lb. 25c; oz, 10c...............

SUGAR BEETS and MANGLES. Use 4 to 6 pownds of seed to an acre. Extensively grown in all parts of the country for feeding stock. Sow in April or May, in drills three feet apart, and thin to ten inches in the row. If your soil is deep and mellow, try the long varieties; if shallow, the round kinds will do better. No crop pays the Farmer or Stock Raiser better than the Mangles; 1,000 bushels to the acre is an ordinary yield, while with good culture 2,339 bushels have been grown to this amount of ground. It costs, counting labor, use of ground, and everything, less than $50 to raise an acre of Mangles and gather and store them. This for an ordinary yield, is a cost of only five cents per bushel. LANE'S IMPERIAL SUGAR-An improvement on the above; very sweet and productive. 10 Ibs. or more by express @ 20c. per lb. Per lb. 40c; oz. 10c.... Long Red Mangle-Standard sort; grows mostly above ground; per lb. 35c; oz. 10c................................................. MAMMOTH LONG RED or Norbiton Giant-Roots grow to enormous size and of very good texture; per lb. 4Oc; oz. 10c. By express or freight, not prepaid, 5 lbs. $1.25; 10 lbs. $2.25 ........................... Red Globe-Per lb. 50c; 1/4 lb. 15c; oz. 10c.................................................. NEW KINVER YELLOW GLOBEThis splendid variety is of superb quality and an enormous cropper; 1lb. 50c; 1/4 lb. 15c; oz. 10c............................. Golden Tankard.-A comparatively new variety of great value. One of the most nutritious in cultivation and highly prized for milch cows because of the rich color given the butter; per lb. 50c: 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c..............................

White French Sugar-Excellent cropper; very sweet; per lb. 40c: oz. 10c ...........

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NEW DIGNITY MANGEL-The Dignity stands head and shoulders above all other varieties of mangles; unequalled for yielding and feeding qualities. Grows to a very large size, weighing thirty to fifty pounds, and will yield forty-five tons per acre with good cultivation. If you want large crops of large Man gels of good quality, don't fail to try the Dignity. By express 5 lbs. for $1.50; by mail per lb. 50c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c...... BORE COLE or Kale-Ger. Blatter -------------------------Kohl------------------------ One ounce will produce about 3,OOO plants. The Kales are more hardy than Cabbage, and are improved by frost. They do not form heads, but the leaves are very tender, and pre ferred by some to Cabbage. Sow from middle of April to the beginning of May; cultivate same as cabbage. Dwarf German Green-Per 1/4 lb. 30c; oz. 10c.......................................................

Remember that $1.00 pays for seeds in packets to the amount of $1.35, and to deduct 10 cents per lb. If you have seeds sent at your expense.

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Tall Curled Scotch-Per 1/4lb. 30c; oz 10c.

BROCCOLI-Ger. Brocoli. One ounce will produce about 3,000 plants. Growth and habit like the Cauliflower, ex cept that it is more hardy and the heads are not as compact. Use and cultivation same as Cauliflower. Early Purple Cape-A popular sort; heads well and is very hardy; per oz. 40c......... Early Large White-Very valuable early sort; large size; per oz. 40c....................

BRUSSELS SPROUTS-Ger. Spressen-Kohl.

One ounce will produce about 3,000 plants. Of the cabbage family, producing numer ous heads on the stem, as well as a cab bage like head at the top. Use and cul tivation same as winter cabbage; per oz. 20c.......................................................

CABBAGE-Ger. Kopfkohl. One ounce will produce about 3,000 plants. The cabbage requires a deep rich soil and thorough working to insure good, solid, full sized heads. Sow early sorts in hot-beds in February or March, or in open ground as soon as it can be worked. Later or winter crops, in May or June, in shallow drills, six inches apart. When the plants are four inches high, transplant into richly manured ground; the early kinds two feet apart. Compared with the cost of seed, there is more money in growing cabbage than any other crop, and there is nothing which growers should be more partic ular about. It is of the utmost importance that you should have the best grade of cab bage seed. We have used great care this year in selecting our stock, and can heartily recom mend it to you. NEW EXTRA EARLY EXPRESS-In troduced in 1888 by a seed firm in France who also introduced the Etampes, now so justly popular. Their description says it "Excels in earliness all the sorts we have grown, has the shape and ap pearance of our well known Etampes Cabbage, but is smaller, and eight to ten days earlier; has but a few outside leaves and therefore may be planted very close and yield large crops; for forcing can hardly be surpassed." Per lb. $2.00; 1/4 lb. 60c; oz. 20c................................... Very Early Etampes-A new extremely early Cabbage from France. It has medium-sized pointed heads that are al ways hard and solid, and of remarkably fine quality. Per lb. $1.50; 1/4 lb. 50c. oz. 15c.................................................... Landreth's Earliest-A very clear Cab bage with well formed, cone-shaped head. Excellent quality; per lb. $2.50; 1/4 lb. 70c. oz. 20c................................... Extra Early York-A well known and old favorite variety; per lb. $1.00; 1/4 lb. 30c; oz. 10c....................................................

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EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELDThe favorite variety with market garden ers; early and sure to head. The very best early Cabbage grown for the family garden. Our stock is extra choice Amer ican grown; per lb. $2.00; 1/4 lb. 65c; oz. 20c....................................................... HENDERSON'S EARLY SUMMERIt is ten or twelve days later than the Jersey Wakefield, but much larger in size, and will stand on the ground much longer without bursting open. While the heads are much larger than the Jer sey Wakefield, its very compact habit en ables it to be planted almost as close. The heads are very hard and solid throughout, and of fine uniform shape. Per lb. $2.50; 1/4 lb. 75c; oz. 20c.............

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ALL SEASONS-This most excellent new variety is as early as Henderson's Summer, and makes considerable larger and harder heads. It is very reliable for heading and of superior quality. It is called "All Seasons" because it is a very superior variety to plant late as well as early, the thickness of the head making it a capital sort to keep through the win ter. All should give this excellent Cab bage a trial. (See cut) Per 1/4 lb. $1; oz. 30c......................................................

May 11, 1889. "The seeds you sent were tried and found remarkably good." E.E. Butterfield, Templeton, Dak.

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NEW SHORT STEM DRUMHEAD CABBAGE

THE FINEST STRAIN of Late Drumhead In cultivation.

NEW SHORT STEM DRUMHEAD-This improved variety far surpasses the old strain of Large Late Drumhead Cabbage, ripening earlier, with very short stock or stem, forming larger and thicker heads, of fine quality and the best of keepers. Owing to continued selection for several years past, this variety is remarkable for reliability of heading, every one who plants it expect at least ninety-eight large, solid heads from one hundred plants. It is almost all head, and always sure to head. Per lb. $2; 1/4 lb. 60c; oz. 20c..............................................................................................

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Marblehead, Mammoth-Largest of all; have in some instances been grown to a weight of over 90 pounds, and the heads of such size that they would not go into a two-bushel basket. It is a good Cab bage for exhibition at fairs when grown under a high culture, but as a rule it is too loose headed and uncertain for a main crop; per lb. $2.00; 1/4 lb. 60c; oz. 20c.

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PERFECTION DRUMHEAD SAVOY -Heads large and very finely curled. Finest Savoy in cultivation. The Savoys should be more generally grown. They are greatly superior in flavor to the other varieties; per lb. $2.00; 1/4 lb. 65c; oz. 20c. CHASE'S EXCELSIOR-Medium early, following the Henderson's Summer in close succession. It is not equalled by any medium early cabbage we are ac quainted with, for sure, solid heading,

Remember that $1.00 pays for seeds in packets to the amount of $1.35 and to deduct 10 cents per lb. if you have seeds sent at your expense.

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which is the highest recommendation for a Cabbage which must mature in the trying heat of summer. Another re markable feature is that it never cracks. Planted the first of July, it is an excellent winter variety. We recommend all to try it. Our seed is true and pure; per 1/4 lb, 85c; oz. 30c ...........................

Winningstadt-Cone-shaped summer sort; if sown late, good for fall and even win ter, a sure header and good keeper; per lb. $1.40; 1/4 lb. 45c, oz. 15c .............

Fottler's Improved Brunswick - Superior second early sort; heads large and solid; makes a good winter sort sown late; per lb. $2; 1/4 lb. 65c; oz. 20....................

Surehead-As this name implies, it is very reliable in heading; heads are very solid, of good shape and large size; per 1/4 lb. 75c; oz. 25c ............................

PREMIUM FLAT DUTCH-This old and well-known variety is, without doubt one of the finest winter Cabbages in cul tivation. The heads are large and solid; first-class keeper; sure header. The stock we offer cannot be excelled; per lb. $1.50 1/4 lb. 50; oz. 15c ..............................

Large Late Drumhead-A favorite winter variety; extra large, solid heads, slightly later than the Flat Dutch. Per lb. $1.50; 1/4 lb. 50c; oz. 15c .............................

Stone Mason Drumhead-Very reliable, compact heading, fall and winter variety; per lb, $I.50; 1/4 lb. 60c; oz. 20c ..........

Fine Red Pickling-Deep red color, me dium size, solid; much better for pickling than the large red varieties; per lb. $2.25 1/4 lb. 65c; oz. 20c..............................

We can also furnish Early Drumhead, Advance, Premier, Newark Early Flat Dutch, Lows Peerless, Early Wyman and Deephead Cabbage. Per lb. $1 .75; 1/4 lb. 50c; oz 15c ...............................

Cabbage Plants-See list of Vegetale Plants.

CARROT-Ger. Mohre. One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; 3 to 4 pounds for one acre. For early crops sow in spring soon as the ground can be worked, in drills fifteen inches apart, covering one-half inch; thin plants to three or four inches in the row. For field cul ture, rows should be of sufficient distance to admit of the use of a horse cultivator; sow seed in May. A light sandy loam deeply tilled is best. Carrots form a nutritious, succulent food in the winter for horses, cattle, sheep and pigs. Cows fed on Carrots, alternately with Man gels and Ruta Bagas, give a notably increased yield of milk. In feeding, the roots should be washed, sliced and heavily dusted with Indian meal or bran, together with a proper propor tion of salt. Early French Forcing-The earliest va riety; valuable for forcing; excellent qual ity; per lb. 80c; 1/4 lb. 25c; oz. 1Oc ........

Early Horn-Favorite sort; much esteemed for summer use; per lb. 75c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c .................................................

DANVERS-Very smooth and handsome;

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rich dark color. It is in form about midway between the Long Orange and Short Horn class, growing generally with a stump root. It is claimed that this variety will yield the greatest bulk with the smallest length of root of any now grown, This is a choice Carrot for family use. (See cut.) per lb. 75c; 1/4 lb. 25c; oz. 10c ....................

NEW HALF-LONG CORELESS OR CARENTON-A new, very early variety, without core. Skin smooth; flesh fine grained, rich colored and of excel lent flavor for table use; per lb. 90c; 1/4 lb. 25c; oz. 10c ..................................

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OXHEART, OR HALF-LONG GUE RANDE-(See cut.)-This new French Carrot is one of the most valuable of all recent introductions, either for family use or market. It is an intermediate be tween the Half-Long and Horn varieties, attaining a diameter, of three to four inches at the neck, and of most beautiful shape and rich orange color; per lb. $1.00 1/4 lb. 30c; oz. 10c .............................

IMPROVED LONG ORANGE-The standard sort for field culture, and very desirable for table use; roots large and of good quality; per lb. 60c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c ..............................................

Large White Belgian-Very productive; grown almost exclusively for stock, for which it is highly recommended; per lb. 70c; 1/4 lb. 20c; oz. 10c .......................

CAULIFLOWER-Gr. Blumen-Kohl.

One ounce will produce about 3,000 plants. This is acknowledged by all to be one of the

"I received the seeds all right and am much pleased with them." Mrs. S. E. CATES, Hollis, N. H.

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