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Matthew Goldfarb and Petra Page-Mann, co-owners and farmers of Fruition Seeds, grow over 100 seed crops on five acres of certified organic seed between three farms in the heart of the Finger Lakes, in Naples and Branchport, New York.

In Petra’s hometown of Naples we lease two phenomenal acres from Mark Adams on Hickory Bottom Road. The soil is incredible: predominantly silt loams with over 5% organic matter and a pH between 6.2 and 6.9. We are so grateful to be raising seed here! We have Mark and his decades-long chicken operation to thank for the abundance of organic matter. We also have Mark to thank for his invaluable perspective and experience.

Hickory Bottom is the site of our main facility to clean, store, germination test, pack and ship our seed.

Fifteen minutes east, we lease an acre from our friends John and Caroline Hunt at Italy Hill Produce and Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport. The soil has more clay than our farm in Naples but is quality nonetheless; our plants are robust and resilient.

On the edge of Naples and North Cohocton – just off a little road called Eelpot – we have begun farming some beautiful muckland. We are looking forward to growing a wide variety of seed crops here as the land has excellent isolation from other produce operations.

Organic Kindred Orange Buttercup Winter Squash Organic Kalibos Cabbage
Early to mature with excellent flavor & perfect size.

HEIRLOOM Stunningly beautiful & exceptionally sweet, tender & long storing, as well. HEIRLOOM Had we but one winter squash to grow, this would be it.

Organic Penguin Dry Bean Organic Milkweed Organic Chocolate Runner Pole Bean
HEIRLOOM Rare! Slender beans fade from black to white quite comically.

Monarch butterflies love this beautiful native perennial. HEIRLOOM Each flower is both scarlet & rose, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
Organic Aztec Half Runner Pole Dry Bean Organic Pink Tip Snap Pole Bean Organic Honey Drop Tomato
HEIRLOOM Huge creamy beans on short 36 inch vines swell to the size of a small potato whaen cooked. HEIRLOOM Our favorite snap pole bean with rich, sweet nuttiness. Love Sungold? Meet Honey Drop! Rich fruity sweetness in gold, orange and salmon colored cherry tomatoes.
Organic Golden Purslane Organic Asian Spinach Tatsoi Organic Paul RobesonTomato
Succulent & lemony with the most Omega-3's of any vegetable, a favorite green of both Gandhi and Thoreau. Similar to spinach yet so much easier to grow!
HEIRLOOM Distinct smokey & sweet with a cult following, just like its namesake.
Organic Super Lakota Tomato Organic Rossa di Milano Onion Organic Rainbow Lacinato Kale
HEIRLOOM Classic flavor & early production with crack resistance. HEIRLOOM Sweet, long-storing and visually striking. Brilliant burgundy, lavender & rose stems on the classic lacinato leaf.
Organic Persian Carpet Zinnia
Hyper-frilled & exceptionally tender, add extraordinary loft & sweetness to salads even in the summer heat. HEIRLOOM Smooth & sweet, each 5-6 pound pumpkin is perfect for two pies. Brilliant, long lasting & perfect for cutting.
Organic Coyote Tomato Organic Habanada Sweet Snacking Pepper
HEIRLOOM Incredible disease resistance yields incredible abundance through frost! The heatless habanero with tropical sweetness. Taste what all the excitement is about!
HEIRLOOM Black skinned peanuts that mature in our short Finger Lakes seasons? Who knew!

Organic Soraya Sunflower Organic Aji Dulce (Line 7) Pepper Organic Sensation Cosmos
Short plants with 20+ flower heads perfect for cutting.

Rich, tropical sweetness abundant in the Northeast! Brilliant blossoms that thrive on neglect.
Organic Seiger Tomato Organic Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth
HEIRLOOM Living yin-yang symbols are abundant and maintain their color throughout cooking. Our favorite early slicer for the Northeast. HEIRLOOM Dramatic cascades & tender microgreens.
Organic Habanada Snacking Pepper Transplant
The heatless habanero with tropical sweetness. Taste what all the excitement is about! Dramatic 8' plants with 18" secondary stems perfect for cutting.

Fruition's shortest sunflower, only 3 feet tall!

Organic Benary's Wine Zinnia Organic Summer Berries Scabiosa Organic Gwen's Midnight Plum Poppy
Dahlia-like blooms with a long vase life perfect for cutting.

Perfect for cutting & blossoms continue past frost.
Long-lasting blooms July through fall.
Organic Pinwheel Marigold Organic Queen Sophia Marigold Organic Burgundy Beauties Bachelor Button
HEIRLOOM 3 to 4' tall, easy to grow & drought tolerant.

Just one foot tall, perfect for companion planting & containers. Edible petals thrive in drought, low fertility & partial shade.
Organic Double Take Cosmos Organic Remembrance Edible Calendula Mix Organic Glacier Tomato
Elegant 4' plants are easy to grow & thrive anywhere.
Dozens of gorgeous edible & medicinal petals on each blossom.
Early with great flavor & perfect for containers.
Organic Chives Organic Chiapas Tomato Organic Italian Heirloom Tomato
HEIRLOOM A hardy perennial perfect for containers. HEIRLOOM Abundance, great flavor & astonishing disease resistance. HEIRLOOM Massive, meaty fruits with tolerance of many diseases including Late Blight.
Organic B. Fruchta Tomato
Serious abundance on seriously small plants! Perfect for containers. HEIRLOOM Well adapted to cool, short seasons with rich, succulent and productive beans. HEIRLOOM Finally! Colors are maintained when cooked!
HEIRLOOM Luscious snap beans, superb shell beans & huge jet-black dry beans: we love them all! Edible, medicinal & beautiful! Large pink/peach flowers.
Perfect for containers and will readily naturalize if let go to seed.

Organic Bush Pickle Cucumber
With 24-30 inch vines, Bush Pickle is perfect for small gardens and containers. HEIRLOOM Sought after to pan fry as tapas since the 1600's.
HEIRLOOM Tender and never bitter, prolific in short seasons.

Organic Sugar Ann Dwarf Snap Pea
The first snap pea we harvest each spring & perfect for containers. Smooth-skin yellow summer squash, Powdery Mildew Resistant for abundance all season long. With 30 inch vines, Spacemaster is ideal for small gardens and containers.
HEIRLOOM A gorgeous short-season lima with mild chestnut flavor.
HEIRLOOM Selected and saved by the Iroquois centuries before Columbus.
HEIRLOOM Exceptionally delicious and abundant even in cool, short seasons.
Organic Standfast Sunflower
HEIRLOOM Named for the ship that brought it to America in 1620! Celebrated by the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
HEIRLOOM A rare and storied variety recognized in the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Huge heads with huge seeds for snacking.
Organic Gentilina Lettuce Organic Salmon Rose Zinnia Organic Flashy Troutback Romaine Lettuce
HEIRLOOM Bolt resistant & perfect for both baby greens & full heads. Dahlia-like & ideal for cutting with long vase life.

HEIRLOOM Excellent romaine flavor perfect for baby leaves or full heads.
Organic Winter Density Lettuce Organic Honeynut Winter Squash
HEIRLOOM Violet flowers become green romano beans that stay tender as they lengthen. Fruition's staff favorite in 2014! Melt in your mouth with super crunchy midribs. Super sweet & creamy mini butternut.
Organic Delicata Winter Squash Organic Glass Gem Corn
Lusciously sweet with tender, edible skin.
Transluscent kernals are edible as well as ornamental. Tangy, sweet and crunchy.  Extremely productive, pest, and disease resistant.  
Organic New York Early Onion Organic Scarlet Emperor Pole Bean
Mild, early & exceptionally long-storing. HEIRLOOM Easy to grow & abundant even in short, cool seasons.

HEIRLOOM Hummingbirds love the crimson flowers.
Organic New Red Fire Lettuce
HEIRLOOM Colorful, abundant & hardy leaves are perfect for salads, soups and kale chips throughout the year. Massive & slow to bolt as well as cold tolerant. HEIRLOOM Gorgeously glossy silver fading to black with rich flavor & astonishing resilience.
Organic Polka Dots Bachelor Button Mix Organic Provider Snap Bean
Edible, abundant & drought tolerant.

Provider indeed provides dependable abundance of early green snap beans perfect for canning. Gorgeous and delicious with sweet, nutty flavor both fresh and cooked.
Organic Diablo Cosmos
A consummate slicer, sweet and juicy even under stress! Multiple disease resistances ensure abundance all season long.
The classic Italian bell, adapted for abundance in short seasons. HEIRLOOM Stately & self-sufficient attracting butterflies & hummingbirds.
Organic Mexican Sunflower Organic Rose de Berne Tomato Organic Ten Fingers of Naples Tomato
HEIRLOOM Excellent for cut flowers & attracting Monarchs. HEIRLOOM Our favorite slicer for outstanding flavor, beauty & disease resistance.
HEIRLOOM Better than San Marzano with great flavor & disease resistance.
Organic Gold Medal Tomato
HEIRLOOM One of our favorites!  Huge fruits with incredible flavor & disease resistance. Dependable, sweet, early, and high-yielding even in cool summers. Expect huge yields of this classic! Readily ripens red. Compact plants thrive in containers. Delicious!

Organic Sugar Baby Watermelon
HEIRLOOM from Southern France. With irresistibly long, scarlet-rose roots and white, blunt tips.

Sweet & abundant fruits ripen easily in Northern climates!
The sweetest of snap peas, often yielding twice the pods of other varieties with 10% of long, sweet snow peas mixed in.

Organic Caribe Cilantro Organic PMR Delicious 51 Cantaloupe
Grows in our gardens every month of the year.
Sweet, aromatic & early ripening with disease resistance.
HEIRLOOM Uncle Willie's fills our freezer every year with rich, creamy shelling beans to enjoy all winter long.

Exquisitely flavorful, exceptionally tender & stringless: Tavera is our favorite bean. Abundant and succulent with flavor and tenderness holding longer in the garden than other snap beans. HEIRLOOM One of our favorites for its incredibly rich, creamy and sweet potato-like flesh!

Organic Maxigolt Shelling Pea Organic Petite Rouge Tomato
HEIRLOOM Beautiful, light green stripes on the classic green! 8"-10" rich nutty flavorful fruits on productive bush plants.
Outstanding sweetness & productivity on full size plants. HEIRLOOM Delicious & prolific with notable disease resistance.

Organic Shiso Organic Gardener's Sweetheart Tomato
HEIRLOOM Taste lemon balm + thai basil on a purple, fringed leaf. Heart-shaped cherries with phenomenal flavor & cascades of crack-resistant fruit.
Expect early and abundant production of this fabulous fruit, tart when young and sweet as it ripens!

Organic Black Prince Tomato
A taste of the tropics! These irresistibly sweet, marble-sized fruits will have you coming back for more.

A classic cherry-belle, bright red and round! Dependably succulent and mild.
HEIRLOOM Rich, complex fruit flavors both early & crack resistant.
Organic Plato II Lettuce Organic Optima Lettuce
Beautiful butter yellow flowers blossom mid-summer to frost!

Classic romaine with disease resistance & bolt tolerance. Melt-in-your-mouth butterhead with a sweet, tender heart.
Organic Pirat Lettuce Organic Phacelia (Bee’s Friend)
HEIRLOOM Butterhead ideal for spring plantings that hold well in summer. Large, pastel petals of lavender and coral float on 2-3’ stalks forming huge, delicious seedheads.

Lacey, fern-like leaves with dramatic lavender blossoms unfurl like fiddleheads!

Organic Black Cumin (Nigella)
Lovely sky blue flowers sway on slender, delicate 3’ stalks! Seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans.

HEIRLOOM Easy to grow & a pleasure to cook with.

Sweet, mild roots are large, fine-textured and round with purple tops.
Organic Gelbe von Thun Tomato Organic Tulsi (Holy) Basil
HEIRLOOM Outstanding flavor perfect in salads & on kabobs.

HEIRLOOM Delicious & easy to grow medicinal tea.
DIY condiments:  this is the mustard that makes everything from Dijon to French’s!  
Organic Green Grape Cherry Tomato
HEIRLOOM Purple spires of fragrant flowers bloom all summer; perennial. HEIRLOOM A delicate balance of tart & sweet; perfect for containers. Attract Beneficial Pollinators!  Easy to grow and easy to love, our mix of flowers and herbs bursts with color and phenomenal habitat for all manner of beneficial insects!
HEIRLOOM Beloved for its nutty flavor and juicy-crisp texture.