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Companies That Sell Open-Pollenated (Non-Hybrid) Seeds

Here is a list of seed companies that sell non-hybrid seeds. These seeds produce plants whose seeds can be planted successfully.

Burpee Heirloom Seed Catalog W. Atlee Burpee Co. 300 Park Ave. Warminister, PA 18991-0008

Chiltern Seeds, Bortree Stile, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7PB England.

Comstock Ferre, 263 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109

Heirloom Seeds, PO Box 245, West Elizabeth, PA 15332, or http://www.heir

Landis Valley Museum Heirloom Seed Project 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601-4899

Old Sturbridge Village Museum and Select Seeds 180 Stickney Road, Union, CT 06076

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Monticello, PO Box 318, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Gift Shop, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

White Flower Farm Shepard's Garden Seeds, 30 Irene St., Torrington, CT 06790.

-- freeman (, February 04, 1999


Add to that list Seeds Blum which are running about 8-9 weeks on orders, but they are superb.

27 Idaho City Stage Rd, Boise, ID 83716

Orders: 1-800-528-3658 Customer Service: 1-800-742-1423 Fax: 1-208-338-5658

-- Bumble Bee (, February 04, 1999.

Have been growing heirloom seeds for several years now but just found a great new company. Pinetree Garden Seeds

Pinetree Garden Seeds Box 300 New Gloucester ME 04260

Great Variety and most packs under $1. Never seen such good prices. They also have a web site which I apologize for not having in front of me. Their delivery was very very prompt, no delay at all. They did send a coupon for $1 off our next order which mentioned sales were up 50% as of Jan.

Folks this is a small company which I think is doing a terrific job. They will have our order again (which won't amount to much as we save most of our own seeds).

-- sheep (, February 04, 1999.

I would like to recommend an excellent company, Seeds of Change. They are organic and very dedicated to high quality and diversity. Great site online with lots of info.


-- Lora Ereshan (, February 04, 1999.

I forgot to put the url, Sorry I have not learned to make a hotlink, but I do have the instructions.


-- Lora Ereshan (, February 04, 1999. is the url for pinetree. Another one is They have OP (open pollinated) and Hybrid listed separately. You want OP. Other seed catalogs will tell you, in the seed description whether a plant is OP or H. They have to tell you. But Pinetree and Willhite have the very best prices. Willhite is better than pinetree...but you get a LOT of seed. We broke up the packages into smaller amounts and put the extra away under nitrogen. need a book on seed saving...there are several good one out there. That will tell you which plants are self seeding, like tomatoes, peas and beans, which will crosspollinate like crazy, and which are male and female spinach...(you need some of each..........)Mary P.

-- Mary P. (, February 04, 1999.

just a note that I've gotten excellent service from both Heirloom Seeds and from the Burpee Seeds Heirloom catalog

no connection with either of them, other than a satisfied customer,

-- Arlin H. Adams (, February 05, 1999.

I just ordered from Abundant Life, and they give you large seedpackets, at a very reasonable price, and they ship quickly. Their url is: Also: Potato Patch: 800-934-7002; the gourmet gardener (lots of herbs, and unusual seeds),

-- Damian Solorzano (, February 05, 1999.

don't leave out Johnny's Selected Seeds, Albion, Maine, and a sleeper source but fantastic variety -- I just got their catalog -- Fedco Seeds of Waterville, Maine. Fedco (no url, call 207-873-7333) tilts strongly toward Northern Tier garden needs. You can link to Johnny's, I think, thorugh Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at

-- (, February 05, 1999.

Park Seed ( has some non-hybrid flowers and vegetables (particularly heirloom beans) as well as berry fruits. I like their seeds particularly because they're vacuum-sealed in a foil pouch. Thompson & Morgan (British seed co. with a branch in NJ, 1-800-274-7333) also has a good selection of non-hybrids. (Please remember that carrot seeds usually cannot be germinated after one season--leave some plants to go to seed for the following year.) And my favorite: Richter's herbs (, extensive selection, encyclopedic catalogue.

-- Old Git (, February 05, 1999.

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