Good evening, Pumpkinistas!
A recent article in the Financial Times mentioned Franchi Sementi, Italy's oldest family-owned seed company, founded in 1783, and the fact that they have a global following. Their U.S. distributor's website is: http://www.growitalian.com Plant seeds are such an affordable luxury, that I find them very hard to resist. These Franchi seeds were no exception. The paper seed packets are huge, 5" x 7", very substantial. They are now safely stored in a relatively dry, cool, dark place, waiting patiently for the spring.