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LETTUCE. CONTINUITY.-A dark brown, nearly black, and of the most excellent quality. Pkt. 10c; oz. 25c. EARLY CURLED SIMPSON.-An improved variety, with large, loose heads; excellent flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz, 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c. DENVER MARKET -An early variety of Head Lettuce, either for forcing or open ground. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. 85c. CALIFORNIA CREAM BUTTER.-A variety with round, solid heads. Outside the heads are of medium green. Are of good size, compact, very hard and solid. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 40c; lb. $1.20. RELISH.-A desirable sort for family use, early and hardy. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 60c. PRIZEHEAD.-Very tender leaves. Heads large and of good flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. 85c. BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON.-Nearly double the size of the ordinary Curled Simpson. Is by far the most popular variety for greenhouse forcing. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. 90c. IMPROVED HANSON.-For general use no variety can surpass our improved carefully selected strain of Hanson Lettuce. Resists summer heat exceptionally well. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00. MIXED VARIETIES.-Seed of about 20 early, medium and late sorts mixed together, thus giving lettuce for the table during the entire season and giving an opportunity to examine all the leading varieties with but little expense. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00.
NEW CONTINUITY LETTUCE.
LEEK. LARGE ROUEN.-Largest and most uniform of all. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 45c; lb. $1.35.
EGG PLANT. IMPROVED NEW YORK.-Very large size, skin deep purple, flesh white and of excellent quality. Pkt. 5c; oz.40c, 1/4 lb. $1.25. EARLY ROUND PURPLE.-The earliest varlety in existence, being several weeks earlier than the above. Pkt. 5c; oz. 35c; 1/4 lb. $1.10.
KOHL RABI. GOLIATH PURPLE.-Of immense size, solid and sweet; the best. Pkt. 5c; oz. 25c; 1/4 lb. 75c; lb. $2.00. EARLY WHITE VIENNA.-Flesh white and tender. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 60c; lb. $1.75.
Improved Hanson Lettuce
VINE PEACH. A splendid novelty introduced by us. The fruit is about the size of a large peach, oval shaped, and of a bright orange-yellow color, somewhat russetted. For sweet pickles, pies or preserves they are superb. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 50c.
ENDIVE. GREEN CURLED.-Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.25. GIANT FRINGED.-A handsome winter sort of fine quality. Pkt. 10c, oz. 30c, 1/4 lb. $1.00.
GARDEN LEMON. Thinner in flesh and more acid than vine peach thus dispensing with the sliced lemons which are so important in putting up the latter. Directions for cooking with each packet. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c.
MUSK MELON. ROCKY FORD.-This new variety is in great demand by the high class hotels and restaurants. The flesh is thick, of a light green color and a fine, juicy, lucious flavor. It is very early, and is wonderfully productive. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. EMERALD GEM.-The finest in flavor of all varieties of musk melon. It is also the earliest to ripen; rather small and flattened at both ends. Pkt 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.60. GRAND RAPIDS.-The main characteristic is its extreme earliness. The flesh is pure yellow clear to the rind. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 60c, lb. $2.00. CHAMPION MARKET -A superb variety. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. 1/4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.20. PRINCESS OR PERFECTION.-The flesh is of a rich salmon color and they ripen early. Pkt. 5c, oz 15c, 1/4 lb. 45c, lb. $1.40. PERFECTED DELMONICO.-The flesh is a deep, rich, orange yellow color. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 55c, lb. $1.75. IMPROVED GREEN NUTMEG.-A greatly improved strain of the old Green Nutmeg. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.60. NETTED GEM.- An excellent small melon and very popular. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. OSAGE.-One of the best melons on the market for family use. The skin is thin, of dark green color and slightly netted. The flesh is salmon color. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 55c, lb. $1.75. IMPROVED EARLY HACKENSACK.-Large size, rich flavor. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.20. MIXED MUSK MELONS.-All of the above and a few other kinds, the seed mixed together. Will produce melons throughout the entire melon season. Per pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.20.
ROCKY FORD MUSK MELON,
COLE'S EARLY.-Decidedly the finest early variety for the private garden. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.00. IMPROVED TRIUMPH.-A favorite of recent introduction. Pkt. 10c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 60c, lb. $1.75. PEERLESS OR ICE CREAM.-White seeded. Of unquestionable quality, very early. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00. BLUE GEM.-Is of dark bluish green color, bright red flesh and black seeds. Pkt. 5c, oz, 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. 90c. PHINNEY'S EARLY.-Medium size and quite productive. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. GYPSY OR GEORGIA RATTLESNAKE.-A superior early market variety; large, oblong, the skin green, mottled and striped, Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. DIXIE.-It is early, has a remarkably thin, tough rind and will keep and ship well. The flesh is bright scarlet and of fine quality. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 85c. MONTE CRISTO.-(Kleckley's Sweets). The skin is dark green, faintly striped, flesh bright red. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.50. KOLB'S GEM.-The color is a dark green with lighter narrow stripes. Very thin and tough rind; flesh bright red and of good flavor. Our seed is choice. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 65c. M'IVER'S WONDERFUL SUGAR.-It is a large melon, averaging about 35 lbs. each. They are long, rind thin and tough, flesh a delicate red, tender and juicy. Pkt 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb.40c, lb. $1.25. SWEETHEART.-Early, large, handsome, heavy, good shipper, long keeper, bright color and of good quality. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.50. DUKE JONES.-It has been grown to immense size and even the largest specimens hold their good flavor. Pkt. 5c, oz. ?0c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 75c. MIXED.-25 varieties of the finest watermelons, the largest, earliest, sweetest; grown separately and seed carefully mixed by us. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. $1.00.
DIRECTIONS FOR PRESERVING SENT WITH GARDEN LEMON, GROUND CHERRY AND VINE PEACH SEED.
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[image] WHITE PORTUGAL RED GLOBE YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS LARGE RED WETHERSFIELD WHITE GLOBE NEW CROP AMERICAN ONION SEED
BIG ONIONS. MAMMOTH PRIZETAKER-This is without doubt the largest, handsomest, finest flavored, and in every way the best variety of yellow onion in the world. It is admittedly the largest of all varieties. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 60c, lb. $1.50; 4 lbs., not prepaid, $5.00. COPPER KING or MAMMOTH POMPEII.-Have been grown to the enormous weight of FIVE POUNDS and SIX OUNCES. Copper color, flesh pure white, fine grained and mild. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 60c, lb. $1.75. MAMMOTH SILVER KING.-This giant sort is the largest of all white onions. Pkt. 10c; oz. 25c; 1/4 lb, 75c; lb.$2.25. GIANT VESUVIUS. -This grand new mammoth variety is a foreign sort. Globe-shaped, red, grows to an immense size and has pleased all who have tried it. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 75c, lb. $2.25. MAMMOTH WHITE PRIZEWINNER.-One enthusiastic grower says, "I raised a White Prizewinner measuring 17 inches in circumference and weighing over 4 pounds, which astonished my neighbors and took first prize at county fair." Pkt. 10c, oz. 30c, 1/4 lb. 90c, lb. $3.00.
AUSTRALIAN BROWN.-A new, medium sized wonderfully hard and solid variety. Color is a peculiar clear amber brown. In keeping qualities it exceeds any other variety that we know of. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.25, 4 lbs. not prepaid, $4.00. EXTRA EARLY BARLETTA.-This is the very earliest onion in cultivation. They are of pure paper white color, very mild and delicate in flavor, 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and [1/?] of an inch in thickness. For table use and pickling it is most valuable. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 65c, lb. $2.00. LARGE RED WETHERSFIELD.-The standard sort throughout the west, as they are the most hardy, and immense crops can be raised when more tender sorts are not profitable. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.20; 4 lbs., not prepaid, $4.00. WHITE PORTUGAL OR SILVER SKIN.-Matures early, mild flavor, medium size. Best variety to grow sets. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 70c, lb. $2.25; 4 lbs., not prepaid, $8.00. LARGE WHITE GLOBE.-This is comparatively a good keeper and undoubtedly the best white sort. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 70c, lb $2.25; 4 lbs. not prepaid, $8.00. EXTRA EARLY RED.-Matures very early. It is recommended particularly for the north and northwest. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 40c, lb. $1.25; 4 lbs., not prepaid, $4.25. SOUTHPORT RED GLOBE.-Grows to a large size, skin deep red, flesh fine grained, mild and tender. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c, lb. $1.60; 4 lbs. not prepaid, $5.75.
Special Prices. As prices named above are subject to change during the season, we request persons desiring to purchase a large quantity of onion seed to write for special quotations.
YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS.-Round or globed-shaped variety of large size, very firm and best of keepers; has yielded 1,000 bushels per acre, and one of our customers states that his crop averaged over 800 bushels per acre for nine years. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 35c, lb. $1.20, 4 lbs., not prepaid, $4.00.
OKRA, OR GUMBO. DWARF WHITE VELVET.-Pods round, of an attractive appearance, very tender and of a superior flavor. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 14 lb. 25c, lb. 75c.
PARSNIPS. IMPROVED TABLE GUERNSEY.-A greatly improved and wonderfully fine strain of the Guernsey Hollow Crown Parsnip. A very heavy cropper; the roots are smooth, with a deep hollow crown and a small top. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c, lb. 65c.
PARSLEY. MARKET GARDENER'S.-An extra choice stock, with dark green beautifully curled mossy leaves, very ornamental in its growth, and very productive. Most valuable for either garnishing or flavoring. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, 1/4 lb. 50c. CHAMPION MOSS CURLED.-A very select stock, most beautifully crimped and curled. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 25c. HAMBURG.-Turnip rooted variety, used for flavoring soups, etc. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c. 1/4 lb. 20c, lb. 65c.
TOBACCO. MAMMOTH MUSCATELLE.-Originated in the private gardens of the Shah of Persia. Very early, leaves long, small ribbed, of finest possible texture. Pkt. 5c, oz. 35c, 1/4 lb. 85c. BIG HAVANA.-The most popular of all. Heavy cropper, fine texture, delightful flavor, earliest cigar variety to mature and ripen. Pkt. 5c, oz. 30c, 1/4 lb. 80c. CONNECTICUT SEED LEAF.-Well adapted to this climate. Pkt. 5c, oz. 20c, 1/4 lb. 65.
PEAS. Wrinkled sorts are marked *. Prices include postage. Pints at one-half the quart rates. 15c per quart discount if sent by express. Our packets contain about 2 ounces. IOWA CHALLENGE.-An extra early variety of superior merit which is a favorite with Des Moines market gardeners. The good qualities of the Extra Early are the most nearly brought to perfection in the Challenge. Vines 18 inches. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 15c, qt. 50c. By express, 1/2 pk $1.00, pk. $1.70. *PREMIUM GEM -Height 1 foot; early and prolific. Pods long and of dark green color. A popular sort for family use. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 12c, qt. 45c. By express, 1/2 pk. $1.20, pk. $2.25. *AMERICAN WONDER.-The most popular extra early variety for the family garden, growing about 10 inches high, and produces a profusion of well-filled pods packed with finest peas. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 20c. qt. 60c. By express, 1/2 pk. $1.40, pk. $2.50. ALASKA.-Height 2 feet, pods rather small, dark green color, well filled, earliest pea known. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 15c. qt. 50c. By express, 1/2 pk. $1.10, pk. $1.90.
FIRST AND BEST.-A standard first early variety, popular with gardeners in all parts of the country. Crop is very short this year. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 12, qt. 40c. By express, 1/2 pk. 90c, pk. $1.50. *ABUNDANCE.-A standard medium early sort. Large and productive. Pkt 5c. 1/2 pt. 15c, qt. 45c. By express, 1/2 pk. 85c, pk. $1.50. *NOTT'S EXCELSIOR.-Mr. George Buchanan writes: "I found these peas a very distinct, pure sort, with many marked excellencies over the American Wonder, Premium Gem, Advancer, etc. The peas were ready for table use within forty-three days from planting·" Quality very superior. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 15c, qt. 55c. By express, 1/2 pk. $1.25, pk. $2.25. *IMPROVED STRATAGEM.-Late variety for family or market use. An enormous cropper. Pods long and filled with seven to nine large peas of extra fine quality. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 15c, qt. 50c. By exp., 1/2 pk, $1.00, pk $1.75. *DWARF CHAMPION.-lt is medium late and suited to main crop. Everyone who wants extra choice peas for family use should plant a few of these. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 15c, qt. 50c. By express, 1/2 pk. 90c, pk. $1.60. *TELEPHONE.-Immensely productive, of the finest quality and excellent, sugary flavor. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 20c, qt. 60c. By express, 1/2 pk. $1.25, pkt. $2.25. *CHAMPION OF ENGLAND.-One of the richest, best flavored peas grown. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. [1?]c, qt. 40c. By express, 1/2 pk. 75c, pk. $1.25. *JUNO.-Its height is two feet, its season from medium early to main crop. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 15c, qt. 50c. By express, 1/2 pk. $1.00, pk. $1.75. DWARF WHITE MARROW.-An improvement on the old Large White Marrowfat. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 10c, qt. 35c. By express, 1/2 pk. 50c, pk. 85c. BLACK EYED MARROWFAT.-Is grown largely by gardeners and also sown as a field pea for stock. Pkt. 5c, 1/2 pt. 10c, qt. 85c. By express, 1/2 pk. 60c, pk. $1.00.
IF YOU KEEP A COW DON'T FAIL TO GROW PENCILARIA. 1/4 LB. (Sows 1/4 Acre,) 25 CENTS.
6 CATALOGUE OF SEEDS, PLANTS, BULBS, ETC.
RADISH. SCARLET GEM.-A new variety of decided merit, well liked. Pkt, 10c; oz. 25c. NEW TRIUMPH.-A round, red variety, with white root, sure to please, very early. Pkt. 10c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 60c. NEW ICICLE.-A white radish of superior quality, does not get woody, always ready for the table, grows from 3 to 5 inches long. Pkt, 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 50c. EARLY SCARLET GLOBE. -A most excellent early radish for garden culture. It forms small top, and will stand a great amount of heat without becoming pithy. Its fine shape is well illustrated in the accompanying engraving. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00. PERPETUAL WHITE SUMMER.-They are pure white, of uniform good quality, crisp and brittle, and keep longer in a fit condition for the table than any variety we know of. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00. ROUND SCARLET CHINA OR CHINA GLOBE-It is of medium size, bright scarlet color and globe shape. It grows very rapidly. The flesh is pure white, crisp, brittle and of most agreeable flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb 50c; lb. $1.50. WHITE LADY FINGER.-Large, white, crisp variety, about as long as Long Scarlet, and similar in shape. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 85c. ROSY GEM.-Their shape is perfectly globular, with rich, deep scarlet top, blending into pure white at the bottom; tender, crisp, delicious. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb 85c. FRENCH BREAKFAST.-Olive-shaped, small top, of quick growth, crisp and tender, of beautiful scarlet color, except near the tip, which is a pure white. Pkt.5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c.
[image] EARLY SCARLET GLOBE.
EARLY SCARLET TURNIP.-A small, round, red, turnip-shaped radish, with a small top, and of very quick growth. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c. EARLY LONG SCARLET SHORT TOP.-An old standard variety of quick growth, with long, slender roots. Radishes are ready for market about twenty-five or thirty days after planting seed; flesh crisp and mild. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb, 60c. MODEL WHITE BOX.-It is of most handsome shape, very early and has but few leaves, and one-third more radishes can be grown in the same space than with most other sorts. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c. ALL SEASONS OR CELESTIAL.-Introduced by us in 1890 and has proved of great value as a summer and fall sort, keeping also quite well for winter use. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb.75c.
SPINACH. NEW VICTORIA.- The leaves are thick and spread out flat upon the ground. Excellent for spring sowing. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 40c. LONG STANDING.-Standard with gardeners. Leaves thick, fleshy and crumpled; slow in running to seed; leaves round, large and of a dark-green color. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 15c; lb. 35c. By express, 5 lbs. $1.00.
SALSIFY, Vegetable Oyster. MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND-Roots are white, smooth and notwithstanding their enormous size, are of superior quality. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 50c; lb. $1.50.
[image] IMPROVED CHARTIER.
[image] WHITE LADY FINGER.
NON PLUS ULTRA.-Ready to pull within twenty days after sowing. Perfectly globular little roots of very bright color and excellent shape; certain to insure ready sale on the market. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c ; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 90c. WHITE STRASBURG.-Of a handsome, oblong, tapering shape, both skin and flesh are pure white and possesses the most desirable character of retaining crispness even if old and large. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 65c. IMPROVED CHARTIER, OR SHEPHERD.-The roots come to usable size very early, remaining hard and crisp until they reach a diameter of an inch or more. They are long, cylindrical for the upper two-thirds, and then gradually taper to the tip. Flesh white, crisp and mild flavored. Stands hot weather well. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c. IOWA SEED CO.' S RADISH MIXTURE.-A superb mixture of all kinds of radishes, early, medium, fall, winter, Chinese, etc. Sow a row of it and it will furnish you delicious radishes throughout the year. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00.
WINTER RADISHES. CHINA ROSE WINTER.-Bright rose-colored winter variety of excellent quality. Pkt. 5c: oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; b. 65c. CALIFORNIA MAMMOTH WHITE.-Grown extensively by Chinese in California, 8 to 12 in. long, 2 to 3 in. thick; white, solid and of good quality. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 80c. LONG BLACK SPANISH.-A large, black-skinned radish, with firm white flesh of pungent flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c.
[image] SIBLEY SQUASH
[image] MAM. SANDWICH ISLAND SALSIFY
SQUASH. GOLDEN BUSH.-The earliest of all squashes. Pkt, 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c. WHITE BUSH SCALLOPED.-Similar to the Golden Bush; color creamy white. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb, 60c EARLY BUSH CROOKNECK.-Splendid summer sort, early, productive, fine quality, Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c. SIBLEY OR PIKE'S PEAK.-We recommend this as the best variety of winter squash; shell pale green in color, thin and smooth; flesh solid and thick and a bright orange yellow color.. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 40c; lb. $1.25. EARLY PROLIFIC MARROW.-Early and productive, the two most important features for the market gardener. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c. BLUE HUBBARD OR MARBLEHEAD.-A spendid winter variety. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb 75c. MAMMOTH CHILI.- The "Jumbo" of the squash family. Most profitable to grow for stock; keeps well the entire winter. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. [?0]c; lb. $1.50. TRUE HUBBARD.-This old variety has for years stood the test of all rivals. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00. WARTY HUBBARD. -A new strain of the Hubbard. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. [$?].00. FAXON.-Flesh deep orange yellow; sweet, very dry and matures early. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 35c; lb. $1.00.
PUMPKIN.-NEW ATLAS.- A specimen of this variety exhibited at the World's Fair weighed 481 pounds; probably the largest pumpkin ever grown. Pkt. 10c. YANKEE PIE,-One of the best varieties for table use, early and productive. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c CALHOUN.- Recently renamed "New Thanksgiving Pumpkin." Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb 85c. KING OF MAMMOTHS.-Largest variety of true pumpkins. Flesh and skin of bright golden yellow, fine grained and of good quality. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 40c; lb. $1.25. MAMMOTH ETAMPES.-A giant variety from France; bright glossy red. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 40c; lb. $1.25. MAMMOTH TOURS.-Also called Mammoth Whale, flesh salmon color. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 40c; lb. $1.25. LARGE CHEESE.-(Ky. Field,)-An excellent keeping variety, with thick flesh of exceptionally fine quality. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 50c. CONNECTICUT FIELD.-The field or cow pumpkin. If you have stock to feed it will pay you to put in a few acres. Oz. 5c; 1/4 lb. 15c; lb. by mail 45c. By express or freight, 10 lbs. $3.00; bu. (25 lbs.) $6.25.
LARGEST STOCK AND GREATEST VARIETY OF ROSES IN THE WEST. SEE OUR LIST.
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[image] THE EARLIEST TOMATO IN THE WORLD EARLY MINNESOTA.
TOMATO. GOLDEN NUGGET.-Fruit beautiful golden yellow, about the size of a walnut; prolific yielder. It will pay you to try this variety. Pkt. l0c. BOND'S EARLY MINNESOTA.-This handsome new variety is, we believe, the earliest in existence; fruit good size, dark red, excellent quality. Pkt. 5c; oz. 30c; 1/4 lb. $1.00; lb. $3.25 SUPERB.-It is indeed a superb new variety which is sure to please every one with its high quality. Is very productive, hardy and stands a frost which will kill other sorts, and it is also an excellent drouth resister. The fruits are of medium size, superior quality. When other varieties were badly affected with blight Superb showed no signs of it. Pkt. 10c; oz. 60c. STONE -One of the best of all the standard sorts. The color is a desirable bright red. The fruit is of large size, perfectly smooth and of best table quality in every respect. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 65c; lb. $2.25. WHITE'S EXCELSIOR.-The best purple tomato ever introduced. The fruit is of a dark, glossy, purplish red, very handsome. A heavy yielder which will please our customers. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 60c; lb. $2.00. LIVINGSTON'S BEAUTY.-Originated with the late Mr. A. W. Livingston, of Franklin county, Ohio, and is one of the best ever introduced. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 60c; lb. $2.00. FAVORITE.-Vine medium sized, with large green leaves, having numerous clusters of three to seven tomatoes, of a rich dark red color, of oval outline, very smooth; flesh firm. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 50c; lb. $1.75.
[image] GOLDEN NUGGET TOMATO.
GOLDEN QUEEN.-The superior flavor of the yellow varieties is bringing them into favor as table fruit. This beautifuI fruit is as smooth as the best of red varieties, and of a fine and distinct flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz, 25c; 1/4 lb. 75c; lb. $2.50. ACME.-Specially valuable for early market use. Fruit of medium size, round, color glossy red, with purplish tinge, ripens all over and through at the same time. Pkt. 5c; oz. 25c; 1/4 lb. 75c; lb. $2.00. YELLOW PEAR.-A favorite with all who know them. Highly esteemed as a table delicacy raw, but more used for preserving or to make "tomato figs," also excellent pickled. Pkt. 5c; oz. 30c; 1/4 lb. 75c. LEMON BLUSH.-The skin and flesh are a bright lemon yellow with a faint rose blush or crimson tint diffused over part of the surface. Choice table variety for home use. Pkt. 5c; oz. 30c; 1/4 lb. $1.00. DWARF CHAMPION.-Dwarf and compact, is almost self-supporting when laden with fruit. In productiveness it is unsurpassed. The fruit is of a purplish pink color, always smooth and symmetrical and the flesh solid and of fine quality. Pkt. 5c; oz. 30c; 1/4 lb. 90c; lb. $3.00. MATCHLESS.-Worthy of its name, for in beauty of color and symmetry of form it is indeed without a peer. Pkt. 5c; oz. 25c; 1/4 lb 75c; lb. $2.50. CRIMSON CUSHION.-Can be grown on trellises and in this way three or four times as much fruit can be grown on same space. Grows 7 to 10 feet high, if desired, most of the fruit is borne three or four feet from the ground, well out of reach of chickens. Fruit is of unsurpassed quality exceeding any variety on our list. Pkt. 10c; oz. 50c; 1/4 lb. $1.50. MIXED TOMATOES.-For the advantage of some of our customers who would like to try all kinds, we have prepared this mixture of the varieties named and several others, which we think will please all. Pkt. 5c; oz. 30c. 1/4 lb. 85c.
[image] DWARF CHAMPION.
PERFECTION.-This is one of the handsomest tomatoes grown, and all who have tried its invariably large, round, smooth, handsome, red fruit, pronounce it of highest quality. Pkt, 5c; oz, 15c; 1/4 lb. 50c; lb. $1.75. IMPROVED TROPHY.-Our Improved Trophy is vigorous and productive; much liked for canning as well as fresh. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 65c; lb. $2.00.
GROUND CHERRY IMPROVED YELLOW.-It is a great improvement on the wild Ground Cherry. For sauce they are excellent, and for pies nothing can equal them for taste and flavor, are delicious as preserves. Pkt. 5c; 1/2 oz. 25c; oz. 40c.
PEPPER RUBY KING.-Very large size. When ripe they are of a beautiful bright ruby red color, mild and pleasant to the taste. Pkt. 5c; oz. 20c; 1/4 lb. 65c. MAMMOTH GOLDEN QUEEN.-Eight to ten inches long, bright waxy, golden yellow, and mild flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz. 25c. 1/4 lb. 80c. LARGE BELL, OR BULL NOSE.-An early standard sort. Pkt. 5c; oz. 15c; 1/4 lb. 50c. SWEET MOUNTAIN OR MAMMOTH.-Similar to the above, but milder. Pkt. 5c: oz. 20c; 1/4 lb 65c. RED CAYENNE.-Pkt. 5c; oz. 25c; 1/4 lb. 90c.
CITRON MELONS. APPLE PIE.-Excellent for preserving. Best flavored of all. Pkt. 10c; oz. 30c. COLORADO PRESERVING.-The standard. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00. RED SEEDED CITRON.-A very satisfactory sort. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 30c; lb. $1.00.
TURNIP. EXTRA EARLY PURPLE TOP MILAN.-One of the earliest sorts in cultivation. The bulb is very flat, smooth, with a bright purple top; leaves few, short, and of light color. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c. EARLY SNOWBALL.-A white-skinned turnip, which is exceedingly productive. The flesh is fine grained, firm and of very delicate flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 25c; lb. 75c. GOLDEN BALL OR ORANGE JELLY.-Bright yellow turnip of medium size and of universally sweet and delicious flavor. Flesh extremely firm and solid. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c. PURPLE TOP STRAP-LEAVED.-The standard for this part of the country for late planting. Round, flat, good sized, small top, good flavor. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 50c; 5 lbs. or more, not prepaid, 35c per lb. PURPLE TOP GLOBE -Similar to above, except shape. The largest yielder of any turnip on the list; desirable for table use or stock Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 50c; 5 lbs. or more not prepaid, 35c per lb. MIXED TURNIPS.-All the table varieties of turnips mixed in equal proportions. A desirable mixture for family use. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c.
RUTA BAGA. MONARCH.-This new and distinct form of the ruta baga, is, by far the best of all. Only variety succeeding on our prairie soil. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 60c. IMPROVED AMERICAN.-Good shape, small neck, smooth skin, keeps well, a choice strain. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c: 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 45c. WHITE SWEET GERMAN.-Large size, oval form and very solid; flesh pure white and sweet. The best keeping variety. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c; lb. 50c. CARTER'S IMPROVED HARDY SWEDE.-Large size, excellent quality, and an immense yielder. Pkt. 5c; oz. 10c; 1/4 lb. 20c. lb, 50c.
[image] EXTRA EARLY MILAN.
A NICE LAWN ADDS GREATLY TO THE VALUE OF ANY PLACE. SOW LAWN GRASS SEED.
8 CATALOGUE OF SEEDS, PLANTS, BULBS, ETC.
[Table] HERBS. ANISE. Oz. 10c. BALM. Oz. 25c. BASIL, SWEET. Oz. 15c. BORAGE. Oz. 15c. CARAWAY. Oz. 10c. CORIANDER. Oz. 10c. CATNIP. Oz. 30c. CASTOR OIL PLANT. Oz. 10c. CHAMOMILE. Oz. $1.50. DILL. Oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 20c. DANDELION. Oz. 35c. FENNEL, SWEET. Oz. 10c. HOREHOUND. Oz. 20c. HYSSOP. Oz. 20c. LAVENDER. Oz. 25c. MARJORAM, SWEET. Oz. 15c. ROSEMARY. Oz. 25c. RUE. Oz. 15c. SAFFRON. Oz. 15c. SWEET WOODRUFF. Oz. 60c. SAGE. Oz.10c, 1/4 lb. 35c. TANSY. Oz. 40c. THYME, BROAD-LEAF. Oz. 20c. WORMWOOD. Oz. 20c
MIXED VARIETIES.-A mixture of all the above. Nice garden assortment. Oz. 15. Any of the above, 5c per pkt., 6 pkts. for 25c.
ONION SETS. YELLOW BOTTOM SETS.-Like the White, except color. More used than any other kind. Pt. 15c, qt. 30c, pk. 75c, postpaid; bu. $2.50. RED BOTTOM SETS.-Like above except that they are of dark red color. Very hardy. Pt. 15c, qt. 30c, postpaid; pk. 85c, bu. $2.75. WHITE MULTIPLIER ONION SETS.-Pure silvery white color; frequently producing as many as twenty bulbs in a single cluster from one bulb planted; excellent quality: very early. Pt. 20c, qt. 40c, postpaid; pk. $1.25. WHITE BOTTOM SETS.-White onion sets grown from seed are the most popular and best for early use. Pt. 20c, qt. 30c, postpaid; pk. 90c, bu. $3.00.
[image] BOTTOM ONION SETS TOP ONION SETS
CURIOUS VEGETABLES. CHINESE TEA.-We are sure that many of our customers will be glad to grow this as a curiosity if nothing else. Can be kept growing in pots through the winter. Pkt. 10c. MOUGRI.-A wonderful vegetable from the Island of Java, which is greatly liked by the natives. Pods sometimes 2 to 3 feet long and are eaten raw or cooked. Tastes like water cress. Pkt. 10c. ORNAMENTAL MICE.-The vegetable curiosity which has attracted so much attention. It is a native of Central Africa. Pkt. 10c. CATERPILLARS.-Prostrate creeping plants with small yellow flowers, changing into "Vegetable Caterpillars." Pkt. 5c. SNAILS.-Another singular variety having most oddly twisted seed pods resembling snails. Children are much amused with these curious vegetables. Pkt. 5c. COTTON.-Grown mainly as a curiosity in the north. Start the seed early in a box of soil in the house and transplant to the field as soon as warm weather arrives. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c. ALPINE STRAWBERRIES.-Handsome, globular bush form, with upright leaves and stalks. Have a peculiar rich flavor, superior to our native sorts. Perfectly hardy and easily grown from seed. Pkt. 10c. MARTYNIA.-Also called "Devil's Claw" or "Unicorn Plant." A large ornamental plant, bearing beautiful flowers which are succeeded by large seed pods which when young are are fine for pickling. Do not plant seed before the middle of May. Pkt. 5c, oz. 30c. EGYPTIAN LENTILS.-Largely used in Oriental countries as a principal article of diet. Cultivate like peas. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 1/4 lb. 30c, lb. 75c. ROSELLE.-(Hibiscus Sabdariffa.)-An annual, growing quickly from seed. Two to three feet high, is very ornamental, even when not in bloom. This plant is a native of Queensland and large quantities of the jelly labeled "Queensland Jelly" is shipped from Australia to all parts of Europe where it is highly prized. Pkt. 10c.
MUSHROOMS. MUSHROOMS IN FIELDS.-It is some trouble to grow a crop the usual way, but we all know that some of the finest mushrooms come up in old pastures apparently spontaneously. A good crop can frequently be secured by raising the turf with the corner of a spade, remove a little dirt and put in a piece of spawn one to two inches square with a little dry horse manure and pressing the sod firmly in place again. Per lb. 30c, postpaid; 5 lbs. or more, not prepaid, @ 15c per lb. Book on Mushroom Culture 10 cents.
GARDEN PLANTS. Orders must amount to at least 25c. We prepay postage. Express at purchaser's expense. BALSAM MINT.-For flavorlng ale or beer. Each 15c, 3 for 40c, doz. $1.25. ARTEMESIA or BROTAN.-Use similar to Wormwood. Each 15c, 3 for 40c. CALAMUS.-(Acorus.)-Is used in the south for medicine. Grows best in wet soil. Each 20c. CATNIP or CATMINT.- Grows wild in parts of country. Used largely for infants. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c. CHIVES.-Little perennial members of the onion tribe, and are grown entirely for their tops, which are used wherever the flavor of onion is required. Roots per bunch 15c, 4 for 50c.
MONARDIA DIDIMA.-Also called Scarlet Bergamont and Oswego Tea. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c. PEPPERMINT.-The plant has an agreeable odor and peculiar warm, pleasant flavor. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c. GENUINE PENNYROYAL -Warm, pungent, somewhat aromatic taste; used for medicinal purposes. Each 15c, 3 for 40c, doz. $1.25. ROSEMARY.-A plant used largely in the manufacture of Eau de Cologne. Also used for flavoring meats, stews, etc., and for garnishing. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c. HOLT'S MAMMOTH SAGE.-Great improvement on common sage. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c, postpaid. VARIEGATED MAMMOTH SAGE,-Very ornamental plant; equal to Holt's in productiveness and flavor; new and scarce. Each 20c, 3 for 50c. SPEARMINT.-This is commonly called Mint and thousands of dollars worth of it is sold annually in New York, Boston and other large cities. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c. VARIEGATED SPEARMINT.-A new, showy variety of above which will be greatly appreciated. Each 25c, 6 for $1.00. SASSAFRAS-A well known medicinal plant. Each 20c, doz. $1.75. TANSY.-A plant used largely for its medicinal qualities. Each 15c, 3 for 35c, doz $1.00. TARRAGON.-The true Tarragon is appreciated for the use of its aromatic leaves in seasoning salads, soups, stews, pickles, etc., and also for Tarragon Vinegar. Each 15c, 3 for 40c, doz. $1.25. GOLDEN VARIEGATED THYME.-Has an agreeable aromatic odor, is used for sauces and flavoring. Each 10c, 3 for 25c, doz. 75c. GARLIC.-A species of onion propagated by offsets; used for flavoring soups, stews and other dishes. 40 cts. lb. postpaid. By express 25c per lb., 10 lbs. $2.00. HOP ROOTS.-A few hop vines are nice on any place for making yeast, etc. Each 15c, $1.00 per dozen. HORSE RADISH SETS.-One of the most valuable vegetables for an appetizer. Sets 15c dozen, 75c per 100 postpaid, or 60c per 100 by express.
RHUBARB ROOTS. VICTORIA.-The standard for general use. Each 15c, 5 for 50c, doz. $1.00. IDEAL MAMMOTH.-The largest and best variety. Strong roots. 30c each, dozen $2.50.
ASPARAGUS ROOTS. PALMETTO and CONOVER'S COLOSSAL.-Per doz., 35c.; per 100, $1.25 postpaid. By express or freight, per 100, 75c; 1,000, $5.00. COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH WHITE.-Per doz. 40c; per 100 $1.50 postpaid. By express per 100, $1.00; 1,000, $6.50.
VEGETABLE PLANTS. CABBAGE PLANTS-EARLY VARIETIES-Ready April 10th-By mail, 100, 75c; by express, 100, 50c; 1,000, $3.50. CABBAGE PLANTS-LATE VARIETIES-Ready May 15th-By mail, 100. 75c; by express, 100, 40c; 1,000. $2.00. CAULIFLOWER PLANTS-Ready April 15th-Henderson's Snowball. By mail, doz. 25c; 100, $1.25; by express, 100, $1.00; 1,000, $7.00. CELERY PLANTS-Ready May 1st-By mail. doz. 20c; 100, $1.00; by express, 100, 60c; 1,000, $4.00, After June 10th, per 1,000 $3.00. EGG PLANTS-Ready May lst-By mail, doz. 25c; 100, $1.25; by express, 100, $1.00. PEPPER PLANTS-Ready May 1st-By mail, dozen 25c; 100, $1.00, by express, 100, 75c. TOMATO PLANTS-Ready May 1st-By mail, doz. 25c; 100, $1.00; by express, 100, 75c; 1,000, $5.00. Not transplanted, 50c per 100, $3.00 per 1,000. GROUND CHERRY-Ready May l5th-By mail, dozen 25c; 100, $1.25; by express $1.00 per 100. SWEET POTATO PLANTS-Ready May 1st-Plants strong, vigorous, well rooted and hardy. We can furnish either the Yellow Nansemond or Early Yellow Jersey. Write if you want a large lot. Prices vary. By mail, 100, 50c; by express, 100, 25c; 1,000, $2.00. NEW VINELESS SWEET POTATO PLANTS-A novelty of great merit, is of dwarf bush-like growth. The tubers are yellow, of medium to large size, and lie compactly in the hill. When cooked, of best possible quality. Per 100, 75c, postpaid; by express, 100, 50c; 1,000, $4.00.
A BEAUTIFUL SET OF TWELVE FANCY LEAVED GERANIUMS FOR $1.20 POSTPAID.