I like to trade, but most of the things that I am looking for are pretty obscure or rare. Of course, that works in your favor if you have something that I am interested in.

I cannot accept vegetative material from outside the USA, unfortunately.  I may be able to trade for seeds from outside the USA, depending on species.

Here is what I am looking for:

Achira (Canna edulis): Varieties that are not the standard ornamental cannas.  Seed saved from any achira variety except Rojo.

Ahipa (Pachyrhizus ahipa): Varieties other than the single common variety in circulation in North America.  Ahipa/Jicama hybrids.

Arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza): Seeds from any source, particularly from Brazilian varieties.  Varieties other than the Puerto Rican clone that is commonly available in the USA and the Australian/Zaytuna clone.

Australian Parsnip (Trachymene incisa): Seeds from any source, but particularly any collected from the southern part of its range – around Canberra or even farther south.

Chinese artichoke (Stachys affinis): True seeds.

Dahlia (Dahlia spp.): All wild Dahlia species, but particularly D. tenuicaulis, D. imperialis, D. campanulata, D. apiculata, D. atropurpurea, D. brevis, D. cordifolia, D. pteropoda, D. rudis, D. spectabilis.  I am also interested in seeds or tubers from garden dahlias that have good flavor.

Florida betony (Stachys floridana): If you live in the Southeast, you may well be trying to eradicate this species from your yard.  Might as well send them to me!

Groundnut (Apios americana): I am primarily interested in or tubers or seeds of wild types, as I have most of the domesticated varieties.  Also, tubers or seeds from Apios priceana and Apios fortunei.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus): Unusual named varieties, wild collected varieties, true seeds.

Marsh woundwort (Stachys palustris): Wild collected seeds or clones with superior performance.  Particularly interested in wild-collected tubers from NE US.

Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum): Varieties that we don’t currently list in the wiki or true seeds obtained from South America.  I am very interested in getting some wild mashua again.  I used to have it, but lost it to an early frost and I have never been able to replace it.

Mauka (Mirabilis expansa): Any variety other than Blanco or Rojo.

Oca (Oxalis tuberosa): Varieties that we don’t currently list in the wiki or true seeds obtained from Andean sources.  Varieties that you have grown from seed that are superior in your climate.  Seeds or tubers of any other wild Oxalis species in the Oxalis tuberosa Alliance.

Onions (Allium cepa): Unusual perennial onions, especially rare potato onion varieties.  Any top-set onions other than the Egyptian walking onion and Fleener’s.

Oxalis tetraphylla / (O. deppei): True seeds or bulbs from varieties other than the common white flowered variety or ‘Iron Cross’.

Potato (Solanum spp.): True seeds from unusual varieties.  Clones of Andean origin – 2 tubers is usually all I want as they go immediately into culture.  I’m generally not interested in white fleshed American and European varieties, even if they are rare.

I am very interested in the wild species that are not generally available in the USA, since these would help me to finish my wild potato encyclopedia: S. anamatophilum, S. augustii, S. ayacuchense, S. bombycinum, S. cantense, S. contumazaense, S. gracilifrons, S. hastiforme, S. hintonii, S. incasicum, S. lobbianum, S. neovavilovii, S. x neoweberbaueri, S. nubicola, S. olmosense, S. pillhuatense, S. raquialatum, S. rhomboideilanceolatum, S. salasianum, S. simplicissimum, S. trinitense, S. x vallis-mexici, S. wittmackii, S. woodsonii.

I am interested in wild specimens of S. jamesii (Four Corners potato) and S. stoloniferum collected in the USA.

Saraviqui (Prionosciadium townsendii): It sounds interesting, but I have never been able to find a source.

Sea kale (Crambe maritima): Root cuttings of named varieties other than Lily White or wild collected seeds.  Seeds of other unusual Crambe species.

Skirret (Sium sisarum): Any named varieties or clones with superior performance, seeds collected from wild or feral populations.

Smallanthus (Polymnia) wild species: Anything in this genus.  I am very interested in wild collections of S. uvedalius from the USA and Canada.

Tigridia pavona: Seeds, preferably from mixed populations.  Possibly other edible Tigridia species.

Tropaeolum species: T. smithii, T. argentinum, T. patagonicum, T. hookerianum, T. austropurpureum, T. sessilifolium, and probably others.

Turnip Rooted Chervil (Chaerophyllum bulbosum): Any named varieties.  I know they exist, but I can’t find them.  Seed from wild or feral populations.

Ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus): Varieties that we don’t currently list on the web site or true seeds obtained from Andean sources.

Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius): Varieties that we don’t currently list on the web site or true seeds obtained from anywhere.

Yam (Dioscorea species): I’ve never grown any, but people keep telling me that I should.  So, any yam species that can perform well in a cool summer climate.  Edible species from Chile would probably be the most interesting.

Yampah (Perideridia gairderni) and western yampah (P. erythrorhiza): Seeds, plants, roots, whatever you have, from anywhere.  Actually, I would be happy for seed from any yampah species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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