Lupine Knoll Collection
This collection showcases Jonathan Spero's unique open-pollinated vegetables. A founding member of the Open Source Seed Initiative, Jonathan released his varieties with the idea that gardeners and farmers could save their own seed and adapt it to local conditions. Emerald Fan Lettuce, Siber Frill Kale, Solstice broccolli, and Top Hat, Tuxana, and Zanadoo sweet corns are part of his legacy, pledged as open-source OSSI varieties.
His corn and broccoli are particularly important. Virtually all the broccoli, and especially the sweet corns, on the market today are proprietary hybrids. Instead, Jonathan used traditional breeding and selection to make "new heirlooms" that taste great and are easy to grow in organic gardens. This collection contains 5 packets, chosen from his corn, kale, broccoli, and lettuce varieties.