Master Gardener's Choice: Jennifer Behm’s Favorite Heirlooms

Find out this master gardener's favorite heirlooms.

| March/April 2009

  • Master gardener Jennifer Behm keeps her flower and vegetable garden lush.
    Photography By Steve Foss
  • A monarch enjoys a swamp milkweed.
    Photography By Steve Foss

Master gardener Jennifer Behm's reveals her top picks for heirloom seeds. Find out more about her northern Minnesota organic farm.

• ‘Brandywine’ tomato is wonderful for its big, fleshy fruit. It doesn’t take many to make a jar of salsa.

• ‘Rouge Vif d’Etampes’ squash has excellent ornamental value. It looks like the fairytale pumpkin stagecoach in Disney’s Cinderella.

• ‘Zebrina’ Malva sylvestris because it’s frost-tolerant, beautiful and a great reseeder.



• ‘Two Inch Strawberry’ popcorn, with its tiny red ears, is just right for the children to seed.

• ‘Bull’s Blood’ beets have attractive, dark red edible greens.






Mother Earth News Fair Schedule 2019

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: February 16-17 2019
Belton, TX

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE