Specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.
eritage Harvest Seed is a mail order business specializing in rare and endangered heirloom varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. Jessy Friesen and I, along with my mother Iris Stefanec, are working together to preserve heirloom varieties and offer their seed for sale to the public. This requires a lot of research and countless hours trying to track down rare seed sources, as well as delving into the histories of different varieties.
I am a member of Seeds of Diversity Canada and Seed Savers Exchange based in Decorah, Iowa. Both organizations are extremely worthwhile and I strongly recommend anyone with an interest in heirloom plants to join. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Horticultural Technology and have been an avid gardener since I was a child.
For those of you who would like to learn more about seed saving we have a Seed Saving Book written by Seeds of Diversity for sale. Once again I am very excited about this year's selection, some of which are only available through our website. We have one of the best selections of heirloom varieties in North America and our collection continues to grow each year. It has taken me years to be able to offer some of these special varieties to my customers. This year we have the extremely rare Iroquois Cornbread Bean, Triomphe de Farcy Bean, Paris Market Carrot and Yellow of Parma Onion. We are also offering Quinoa and Amaranth as well as some exciting new tomatoes like Box Car Willie, Nebraska Wedding and Mystery Keeper, just to name a few. For a list of new varieties for 2013, please click here.
At Heritage Harvest Seed we garden organically, although we are not certified organic. We now grow more than three quarters of our seed on our farms in Carman and Fisher Branch. We take the growing and preserving of heirloom plants and the saving of seed very seriously. When you purchase seed you can be assured that the seed is viable and true to type and that you are supporting an extremely worthwhile preservation effort.
open pollination • non hybrid seed • pesticide free growing • non gmo seed • untreated seed • Heirloom Gardeners Assistant • biodiversity • organic gardening • rare seeds • endangered seed • short season seeds • cold climate vegetables • heirloom vegetable seed •
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