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2015 Seed Savers Catalog

Seed Savers Exchange - 2015 Catalog of Heirloom, Untreated, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO Seeds

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O ur catalog contains hundreds of heritage varieties introduced from our seed bank. The 'Heritage Farm Collection' continues that tradition by grouping new offerings together and sharing the stories behind the seeds. These varieties will be available only while supplies last. We hope that you consider adding these special varieties to your garden. Our work is guided by a mission of participatory preservation—the future of this rich heritage depends not only on seed vaults, but people who grow food, place it on their tables, and save seed for the next season. Thank you for participating in this vital tradition and supporting Seed Savers Exchange. Are you a current SSE member? For 40 years, we have cultivated a network of seed- saving gardeners via our Yearbook Exchange. We encourage you to support the seed-saving efforts of our members by ordering varieties directly from them at exchange.seedsavers. org. And as you become inspired to save and share your own seed harvest, we look forward to welcoming you as one of our listed members in the Exchange. at Seed Savers Exchange Limited Edition This heirloom variety was donated to SSE in 1997 by a Minnesota family. Named after the donor's mother and grown by three generations of the family since circa 1914. It's traditionally used by the family in apple pies by replacing half of the recipe's sliced apples with melon slices. Plant Characteristics Cucumis melo · Small, yellow, round fruit. Highly uniform. Fruit can be peeled like an apple. White flesh. Harvest while still firm (before vine slip) for best eating qualities. Early maturing. Highly productive. 75-85 days. 0022a- Packet (25 seeds) $3.75 'Mother Mary's Pie' MELON The story of Mother Mary's Pie Melon Pie • 3 cups Mother Mary's Pie melon cut into medium size slices • 3 cups favorite pie apple, sliced thinly • ¾ cup sugar • ¼ -½ cup flour • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • Nutmeg • Salt • Buer (about 1 tablespoon) • Pastry for double crust pie Recipe om Diane O W healy, Co-Founder of Seed Savers Exchange Seed Savers Exchange is proud to offer a limited edition selection of varieties from our Collection of over 20,000 varieties. Preheat oven to 425°. Mix the 6 cups of sliced fruit with sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Let set while assembling crust, about 10 minutes. Pour into raw pie shell, dot with buer, a sprinkle of nutmeg and pinch of salt. Add top crust and bake in a 425° oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake till golden (about 40 minutes). Note: Pie melon should be picked when golden yet firm. Adjust flour according to juiciness of the melon. •6• SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE - Saving and sharing seeds since 1975 H eritage Far m Co ll e cti o n

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