This watermelon variety has a golden bright core. Very sweet and crisp, medium to large size. Watermelons originated in Africa, and have been grown in North Africa and the Middle East since biblical times. They were a familiar crop in the Levant during the medieval period. Fruits vary from small to medium in size. It’s core is golden bright which provides a great surprise when sliced in half.
Azov has been known since biblical times because of its healing properties. mentioned in the Bible ten times as a small plant growing on a wall. It is common in the eastern Mediterranean maquis and rock outcrops. In Israel, following harvest of commercial quantities of the wild plant, the continual existence stands in danger, therefore, Azov is declared as a protected plant.
Baladi (local) heirloom corn from the Jezreel Valley, sweet and wonderful white corn. Jezreel Valley was a most important region, allowing convenient path between the coastal plain and the Jordan Valley. Maize was first cultivated by Mayans. ֿSpread worldwide by European traders who brought it from the American continent.
The world's most ancient testimony of fava bean was discovered growing around 10,200 years in Pre Neolithic sites of the Lower Galilee. In the sites were exposed large amounts of fava bean seeds. Fava beans had been cultivated in the Middle East before it spread to Western Europe. Fava or Broad beans have been found in the earliest human settlements. Remains are reported to have been found in Egyptian tombs.
Also known as Lobia. Pods can be eaten green or dehydrated and saved as dry beans. Despite the name black-eyed peas belong to the bean family. Strong root buds which are great method for fixing nitrogen in the soil. Black-eyed peas do not require special conditions can grow without constant watering without it affecting the amount of fruit. Originated in India and cultivated in many regions across the globe for centuries. Named for the small black 'eye' where the bean is adjoined to the pod within the shell.
Yellow wax pole bean with high yields, an excellent sweet flavor. This French heirloom pole bean is wide and semi-flattened a variety that produces great yields. Neckargold would be an excellent choice for a market garden. This bean is definitely worth a try in the summer time! Pods are long elliptical, light yellow, with white seeds. Size 15-20cm, also excellent for pickling or eating fresh.
Classic German heirloom breed. Beautiful pole bean, pods are blue-purple color, 20-30 cm in length loaded with rich taste. Easily grown purple robust vine, with a very impressive yield. When cooking, in order to maintain the desirable purple color, steam for a few minutes, the color fades to green during long cooking. Green and deep purple robust plant and vine provided for an abundance of natural beauty in your garden.
Originally an traditional American variety named California Wonder. Known in Israel since 1952, bred by legendary Israeli grower, Jacob Weiss, at the youth village of Ben-Shemen. Bell pepper variety, the largest you can grow. Perfect cube shape, size 12x14cm. Standard red pepper for many decades. thick hard crisp red sweet shell.
Originally an American traditional variety named California Wonder. Known in Israel since 1952, bred by Israeli “Hazera" Association youth village at Ben-Shemen. Block shaped fruit, delicate and sweet bright orange, recommended for open field production. Ripens early in the season. Turns from green to orange when ripening.
Peoria pepper strain, spicy little pepper. Goes threw a rainbow of colors as they ripen: green to yellow, orange, red and purple. Very heavy yielder, perfect for pickling or added to salsas and salads. Sharpness rating of SHU 50,000. Green 60 days, 100 days ripen to red. Spicy little pepper that grows threw a rainbow of colors.
Misleading pepper, looks and smells like a Habanero, however, you can benefit from the crisp and sweet perfect combination of spicy and sweet, but not too spicy. Bright orange peppers 5 cm long, slightly wrinkled and beautifully curled.
Just like the song by Johnny Cash, this heirloom variety is very hot. Ring-O Fire ripens earlier than other varieties, has a sharp bright red color. Productive and reliable. Days to harvest: 45 days green, 60 red. 20,000 SHU.
An old favorite Japanese heirloom breed. Produces 12cm long pepper, a little wrinkled. They are perfect for making tempura and other traditional recipes. Emerald green pepper, a little spicy but taste really great.
Landrace cultural and traditional culinary herb, known in the area for many generations coming from the Sandale village in the Jezreel Valley, the largest provider of Mulukhiyah, in the country and perhaps the world. Mulukhiyah dish is a stew consisting of Mulukhiyah, greens and varying types of meat. Mulukhiyah is usually accompanied by white rice. Originated in Egypt where it is considered a national plant and is also recognized Israeli kitchen, both Palestinians and Egyptian Jewish kitchen.
Native to the Mediterranean region. Grows to 70–150 cm (28–59 in) tall. The leaves have a gentle lemon scent, related to mint. During summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear and attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee’).
Classic culinary herb. Small round plant the leaves are needle-shaped with woody stems reaching heights of less than 10 inches. Thyme is served in many ethnic dishes around the world. Used to flavor soups marinated with rosemary and lemon zest. Thyme is also served with seafood dishes, chicken or red meat. The flavor of the herb is released as it is cooked slowly, making it a great herb for slow cooking meals. Thyme is considered to have been used by ancient Egyptians for mummification. Thyme was already known during biblical times.The plant contains essential oil, which is also found in oregano and hyssop, which has antiseptic features that helps the body faced pathogens.
Thai basil is one of those spices that make the difference. Very common in Southeast Asia kitchens. This traditional Thai basil is used to fragrance dishes and change their taste profile by adding a unique aroma of Basil. Thai basil reminiscent the flavors of anise, but more subtle, a tremendous contribution for the taste of the dishes.
No need to add lemon into your next dish. Lemon basil contains intense flavor of basil with a touch of lemon. The plant has bright green leaves with a small diameter. Beautiful basil plant, a hint of lemon taste and fragrance.
Israeli heirloom sunflower breed. The sunflower originally bred by North American Indians for food and oil, was brought to Europe by the Spaniards in the 17th century. Sunflower flowers are arranged eccentric outgoing rings from the center. 30-40 cm in height.
Nasturtium is a growing annual plant. Leaves and flowers can be used for salads. Nasturtium is also used for decoration and garnish. Nasturtium are mixed yellow, orange and red colors. Nasturtium seeds themselves, for next season and can also be collected and stored. Nasturtium attracts butterfly larvae. Nasturtiums are one of the tastiest and easiest plants to grow. While most edible flowers have a subtle flavor, Nasturtiums have a strong peppery taste.
Ha’rosh is a baladi (local) cucumber. Very wonderful sweet taste and a circular shape. Ha’rosh actually is a small sized melon, often eaten when peeled, but can be eaten with the peel. Traditional landrace variety that has been growing in the country for many generations. Holy Land landrace heirloom. One of the old ones!
Goji berry has been in use for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. Goji were considered boast a wide range of useful medicinal properties. The most nutritionally dense fruit on the planet. When harvesting eat quickly or use as dried fruit before the berry gets destroyed. Fruits are bright orange to red, oval-shaped and 1-2 cm in size. Fruits ripen in July and October. Goji berry is a plant that can grow to a height of 1-3 meters. A woody perennial bush that will begin producing fruit over the second growing year. It can easily be grown in containers. Known as the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth.
Originally a true Italian breed, super sweet variety. Medium size 5-6cm leaf. Deep green foliage, large leaf type with a very high yield and high uniformity. Mainly used for open field. 30-35 days. Delicate flavor with a pleasant aroma. Super sweet variety. Dark green foliage.
This Basil variety is used for decoration. Plant leaves are green with a touch of purple. Pleasant aroma, beautiful flowers, an excellent plant for attracting pollinators, especially bees to the garden.
Salvia Judaica is common to Israel. One species of sage is mentioned in the Talmud. Many sage sprigs thin cross-section during flowering and ripening seeds the whole plant flowers purple hue, beautiful flowers are blue-violet. One of the first plants to bloom in spring flowering between April-June.
The sweet scent of flowers and the colors attract insects, especially the honey bees. found in rocky Mediterranean landscape. Salvia officinalis has a long history of medicinal and culinary use, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant. Salvia officinalis has a long history of medicinal and culinary use.
An ancient species known from antiquity. A herbaceous perennial native to the eastern Mediterranean, with populations in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. It typically grows in open fields, rocky soils, and among low-growing native shrubs. It was first described in 1853 by botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier, with the epithet "hierosolymitana" referring to "royal, sacred Jerusalem".
Due to its great taste, ‘Malali’ watermelon was known as the best watermelon in the Israeli market, and was the most common variety in Israel during the 1950’s, replacing the local “Baladi” varieties. It is known that the Malali watermelon was chosen in a commercial farming area of “Kfar Malal”, by Mordechai Silberg and Baruch Burstein in 1940. The watermelon was formed as a result of accidental cross pollination between the local variety ׳Mahasni׳ and 'Chilean Black' watermelon.
One of our favorite varieties a perfect combination of taste and texture made this melon to be one of the most beloved melons in the world. This melon was breed in kibbutz “Ha’ogen”, founded in 1939 by immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Thought to have originated in Hungary, but there is no conclusive proof of this. Beautiful and very fragrant, good yields of nearly 1-2 kg of Flavorful green flesh.
'Ein Dor' combination of pineapple with a hint of banana flavor. The fruit turns yellow under its coarse netting as it matures and sets at 1-2 kg melon. This Holy Land heirloom melon was selected and cultivated by local resident David Solomon, one of the founders of Kibbutz Ein Dor in the Lower Galilee. 'Ein Dor' has a sweet cavity, slow to mature, but well worth the wait. David Solomon worked in agriculture, with much of his work focused on cultivating new varieties of melons, watermelons, sesame, wheat and more. He received many awards for his work and had close ties with Tel Aviv University and research institutes around the world .
Ananas Yoqne’am was first cultivated by Natan Rabinovich, a Romanian-born resident of Yokneam, Israel. Rabinobivh had formal agricultural training in France. Rabinovich began producing melons commercially from his new breed around 1950 and do to its great taste quickly became the best melon in the market. Ananas Yoqne’am was cultivated from the traditional landrace melon that was grown locally at that time. Breed to be grown on dryland without irrigation.Seeds should be sown in early spring strive on residual moisture in the ground left from winter rains. Due to the excellent properties Ananas Yoqne’am melon is extensively used as sources of germplasm for the international Cucurbit manufacturing industry.