Plant your garden with heirloom vegetable seeds chosen specifically for canning. The seeds come from the historic farm established in 1802 by William Beekman, which was later made famous by the Beekman Boys. Our collection of Landreth heirloom seeds preserves the plant varieties that have been grown in the Beekman gardens over the centuries-and that they still grow today. A delicious way to preserve our nation's gardening heritage, our collection includes ten packets of heirloom vegetable seeds, all perfect varieties for canning. These heirloom seeds are in their purest form and have never been genetically modified, thus helping to preserve the genetic diversity of our nation's food supply. To inspire you in the kitchen, we've also included a canning recipe for each vegetable. Plant in full sun. Appropriate for growing in garden soil, raised beds and large planters. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. Set includes one packet each of: Beet (Detroit Dark Red): Introduced in 1892 and its 3" red roots are still the most popular varieity. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 3" to 4" apart. Approx. 55-60 days to harvest. Bush Bean (Bountiful): An early-bearing variety that produces 6"-7" pods of light tan beans. Plant seeds to a depth of 1", spaced 6" to 8" apart. Approx. 90-100 days to harvest. Cabbage (Mammoth Red Rock): Red cabbage developed before 1906 and one of the best for storage. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 15" to 18" apart. Approx. 41-52 days to harvest. Carrot (Nantes Scarlet Half Long): A sweet, crunch and vividly colorful variety introduced in France before 1855. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 3" apart. Approx. 65-75 days to harvest. Cucumber (Chicago Pickling): Native to Chicago area and introduced in 1888, this prolific, disease-resistant and tasty variety remains popular today. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 12" apart. Approx. 55-60 days to harvest. Onion (Southport White Globe): A crisp, mild white onion introduced in the U.S. during the mid-1800s. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 3"-4" apart. Approx. 120 days to harvest. Summer Squash (Early Prolific Yellow Straightneck): Earned the All-America Selections prize shortly after its introduction in the 1930s. Plant seeds to a depth of 1", spaced 12"-18" apart. Approx. 50 days to harvest. Sweet Pepper (Bullnose): Sweet-fleshed variety that came from India in 1759. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 12"-18" apart. Approx. 60 days to harvest. Tomato (Brandywine): Introduced by the Amish in 1885, the popular Brandywine produces very large tomatoes with a beefsteak shape, sweet flavor and juicy texture. Plant seeds to a depth of 1/2", spaced 24"-36" apart. Approx. 100 days to harvest. Watermelon (Sugar Baby): A pre-1900 variety prized for its very sweet flesh. Plant seeds to a depth of 1", spaced 24"-36" apart. Approx. 85 days to harvest.