21 Popular Heirloom Vegetables

Yellow, orange, red and purple heirloom tomatoes.

Heirlooms plants are at least 50 to 100 years old! They come with a fascinating history. Heirlooms come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and flavors. The seeds can be saved and replanted allowing you to enjoy your heirloom plant year after year. We’ve chosen our 21 most popular heirloom varieties for you to enjoy.

heirloom onion

Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onion

heirloom bean

Improved Tendergreen Bush Bean

heirloom beet

Bull’s Blood Beet

heirloom broccoli

De Cicco (Di Ciccio) Broccoli

heirloom cabbage

Danish Ballhead Cabbage

heirloom carrot

Chantenay Carrot

heirloom corn

Bloody Butcher Ornamental Corn

heirloom cucumber

Chicago Pickling Cucumber

heirloom zucchini

Black Beauty Zucchini Squash

heirloom lettuce

Buttercrunch Lettuce

heirloom melon

Pride of Wisconsin Melon

heirloom parsnip

Hollow Crown Parsnip

heirloom peas

Green Arrow Garden Shelling Pea

heirloom pumpkin

Howden Pumpkin

heirloom radish

French Breakfast Radish

heirloom spinach

Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach

heirloom squash

Early White Bush Scallop Squash

heirloom squash

Burgess Buttercup Winter Squash

heirloom swiss chard

Lucullus Swiss Chard

heirloom tomato

Wayahead Tomato

heirloom watermelon

Moon & Stars Watermelon

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Want to learn more about heirloom vegetables? What is the difference between heirlooms and hybrids? Be sure to check out our article Understanding Heirloom and Hybrid Varieties.