Deciphering a Seed Packet or Seed Catalog

Look at a seed packet or seed catalog and you're likely to see unfamiliar codes and abbreviations. Here is what they mean.



143 seed packet - burpee carrot
Once you know the lingo, a seed packet or seed catalog conveys a wealth of information about hybrid types, growing season, and disease resistence.
PHOTO: W. ATLEE BURPEE & CO.
143 seed packet - cabbage
Make sure you enter the right code numbers on your order form or you might get cabbage when you wanted cucumber.
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