Early Fruit & Vegetable Seed Catalogs of Southern California: 1940 - 1945 - The Arboretum
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Although Southern California had established itself as a citrus empire decades earlier, it was still known for this in the 1940s.

Tuttle Bros. 1944 catalog back cover Tuttle Bros. Nurseries (1944)
Paul J. Howard’s Flowerland (1940s) Paul J. Howard's Flowerland 1940s "Fruit Trees"

These pages from Aggeler and Musser’s 1943 catalog promote the many vitamins that vegetables offer.

Aggeler & Musser 1943 catalog "Minerals & Vitamins" Aggeler & Musser 1943 catalog "Grow Vegetables for Vitamins"

Click on the photos below to see more of the vegetables that were being offered in the 1940s.

Aggeler & Musser 1944 catalog p.27 Germain's Seed Company 1945 catalog p. 1 Fraser's Sun Ripened Seeds 1940s Paul J. Howard's Flowerland 1940s "Vegetable Wonders"
Aggeler & Musser (1944) Germain’s (1945) Fraser’s (1940s) P.J. Howard’s Flowerland (1940s)

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