Three Sisters Garden Collection

Three Sisters Garden Collection


Indigenous people planted our native vegetables in a companion-planting combination that worked most effectively for all three: corn was planted, beans were planted to grow up the corn and squash was planted to grow all around them. The corn provided support for the beans, the beans fixed nitrogen in the soil for the heavy feeding squash and the squash kept down the weeds and its prickly stems kept out the wildlife. T


The varieties in this collection are either ancient in origin or developed from ancient varieties:

  • Painted Mountain Corn-( 80-90 days) Developed over 20 years by Dave Christenson from a number of old varieties, Painted Mountain is the most genetically diverse corn available. Short season, extremely hardy and able to grow in poor soil.
  • Hidatsa Shield Figure Pole Bean (90 days) A dry bean with beautiful maroon and white markings, it was one of the first cultivated beans and was grown by the Hidatsa peoples in North Dakota.
  • Hopi Orange Squash (90 - 100 days) C. maxima. An ancient squash that is an excellent keeper, it produces large, orange fruit that weighs 12-15 lbs. The yellow flesh is very tasty and good for baking and soups. Resistant to squash borer. 



Note: varieties may change based on availability but will be authentic Three Sisters crops




All our seeds are non-GMO and open-pollinated.  Our seeds are untreated and non-hybrid. All our seed collections are lovingly created by hand by us! We're a family-owned and operated Seedhouse located in Southern Ontario with over 20 years experience in growing and seed saving.