Burpee Seeds

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Burpee.com

“Burpee Seeds, officially W. Atlee Burpee & Co., is a seed company that was founded by Washington Atlee Burpee in 1876. The company first sold garden seeds, farm supplies, tools, poultry and hogs. The direction of the company began to change with the death of its founder in 1915 when his son, David Burpee, inherited the firm. David was interested in war or victory gardens and was an early promoter of the concept during World War I. He also prioritized in flowers and initiated several flower breeding programs.

After been sold in 1971 to General Foods, then ITT, the Burpee company was acquired by George Ball in 1991, a diversified horticultural family business. Jonathan Burpee, the founder’s grandson, was the last Burpee family member to work for the company. The company maintains the original Burpee farm, Fordhook Farms, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where notable varieties such as Iceberg lettuce and Big Boy tomato were bred.

The company currently sells seeds and garden accessories to home gardeners.” – Burpee Seeds in Wikipedia

“For millions of Americans, weary of long winters, nothing signals spring like the arrival of their Annual Burpee Catalog in the mailbox. Turning page after page and seeing the brilliant colors of vegetables and plants, perennials and annuals, awakens the imagination as loyal customers begin to plan the contents of their garden each spring.” – Burpee.com

Burpee Seed Catalogs

Burpee Seed Catalogs