Tag Archive: heirloom

SSE Collection Bean 5396: ‘Theodore Meece’

'Theodore Meece' on the vine

At 96 years of age, Theodore Meece was honored as Kentucky’s Oldest Worker. While a heart ailment caused by old age slowed the accomplished centennialist as he grew older, Theodore continued to work ... Read More »

This Valentine’s Day, Say it With Seeds!

Valentine's Seeds

Dearest Romantic Gardeners: Do you have a special someone to woo on this Valentine's Day? Rather than the typical box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers, consider the gift that keeps on giving: ... Read More »

Evaluation Program Highlights for 2012

Collection Bean 6042
'Bessie'

The Evaluation Program Maintaining and distributing unique heirloom and open-pollinated seeds is the primary goal of the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) gene bank. The Evaluation Program is an important ... Read More »

You’ll never look at a tomato the same way again

Tomato Cloche

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to attend the Seed Savers Exchange Tomato Tasting—well wait no further.  From a planning perspective, SSE staff members are usually pretty nervous this week, ... Read More »

Evaluating Hundreds of Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange staff working on one of the hundreds of varieties evaluated each year.

Each year at Heritage Farm we grow a portion of our collection—family heirlooms passed down generationally and given to Seed Savers Exchange for safekeeping. Part of the responsibility that comes ... Read More »

The difference between open-pollinated, heirloom, and hybrid seeds

holdingseeds

Deciding which seed to plant can be a daunting task, and the decision is often more complicated than simply trying to pick which beautiful tomatoes to grow. Among the more important decisions every ... Read More »

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