Comprehensive inventory of 274 U.S. and Canadian mail-order seed catalogs with varietal descriptions and ordering information for 8,494 standard (non-hybrid) vegetables. This updated and expanded Sixth Edition lists 2,657 newly introduced varieties, many of which are heirlooms obtained from Seed Savers Yearbook or Heritage Farm’s seed collections. Vegetable gardeners can search everything commercially available to locate varieties perfect for their climate and resistant to local diseases and pests. Unique sourcebook widely used by gardeners and plant breeders as a preservation tool to purchase endangered varieties while sources still exist.
Sixth Edition, larger 8½" by 11" format. 106 graphs of losses, 496 pages.