Wayland Chiles is a family run small farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in non-GMO, rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, tomatoes, a wide variety of vegetable seeds, flower and herb seeds.
We offer certified organic pepper seed for varieties of sweet peppers and hot peppers. Peppers can be harvested and eaten at any stage, but if left to ripen on the plant their true (and more vibrant) color and sweet flavor will develop. Native to South America, peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, beta-carotene and the anti-oxident carotenoid lycopene.
We offer certified organic tomato seed for red and yellow slicing tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, paste tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. The fruit is highly nutritious. Tomatoes contain a significant amount of the antioxidant carotenoid, lycopene, found to be protective against several types of cancers. Another reason to grow organic: organic tomatoes have been shown to contain higher levels of lycopene than their non-organic counterparts.
We offer certified organic corn seed for varieties of sweet corn, popcorn, and ornamental and milling corn. An important crop for the early civilizations in the Americas, corn dates back almost 7,000 years. Corn can be eaten fresh as a vegetable or milled as a grain.
We offer certified organic tomatillo seed for a number of varieties.
We offer certified organic melon seed for varieties of cantaloupe and muskmelon as well as specialty melon varieties, such as charantais, honeydew and galia-types – all with excellent flavor and yield. Melons are thought to have originated in western Africa, and are known to have been cultivated during the Roman Empire. With orange flesh and netted skin, cantaloupes and muskmelons have more beta-carotene than other melon varieties, while honeydew types have the highest sugar content.
We offer certified organic winter squash seed for the home garden or commercial farm: a stellar selection of acorn squash and hubbard types, as well as popular varieties of spaghetti squash, butternut squash, delicata squash, sweet dumpling squash and buttercup squash. We also have certified organic seed for excellent varieties of yellow summer squash and specialty summer squash. Although not as nutritionally dense as other vegetables, summer squashes has good water and fiber content, as well as vitamin C and manganese. Legendary for their prolific production at the height of summer, no garden or farm-stand is complete without them!
Overwhelmed by all the fantastic varieties we offer? Take all of the guess work out of your decision making and try one of the organic seed collections we've created. Whether you are a new gardener, looking to create a kitchen garden, wondering about herbs, or would like to get your kids involved in gardening, we have a collection for you.