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. And even though the catalog itself has been a perennial favorite, the reader still does not know the ending of the story. This is because Burpee’s highly recognized horticulturists have been continuously bringing innovation to the seed market since 1881.
Did you know that Burpee Seed Company was the first catalog in the world to offer yellow seed corn? Burpee also introduced a new cabbage variety called Surehead and an improved carrot called Long Orange. Our most recent innovations include the seedless tomato and the “Snackpack” watermelon- a personal-size healthful treat that will bring a smile to any face.
Burpee seeds and plants are available for all growing zones and for all seasons and Burpee guarantees each and every products. In order to keep pace with the changing times, Burpee’s highly recognized catalog can now also be viewed online. Burpee.com can be used as a one-stop-shop for gardening techniques, recipes, FAQs, etc.
Through good times and bad, great depression and world wars, Burpee has been a beacon of hope for Americans for over a century. Despite the invention of the radio, television, cell phone and Ipods, nothing is more amazing and powerful than the enchantment of planting a seed in soil and watching it grow. We, at Burpee, certainly did not invent it, but we have been dedicated to enabling you to share, in a very small but significant way, in the astonishing magic of nature.