At Heritage Harvest Seed, all of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non GMO, untreated, natural seed.
At Heritage Harvest Seed, we specialize in rare & endangered heirloom vegetable, flower & herb seed. Our main goal is preserving these time honoured cherished heirlooms for all to enjoy. All of our seed is open pollinated, non-hybrid, non-GMO, untreated, natural seed. Heirloom Seeds, also called Heritage Seeds, are open pollinated varieties that are usually atleast 50 years old.
Heirloom seeds have much more genetic diversity than modern varieties and are well known for exceptional taste, aroma and higher nutrient content. The variety may be a commercial heirloom, which was introduced to the public by seed companies many years ago or the variety may be a family heirloom. Family heirlooms are varieties that were initially selected for by farmers and home gardeners and passed down the generations as cherished heirlooms. Many of these varieties were brought to North America by immigrants during the late 1800's or earlier. It was also very common for early pioneers and seed companies to adopt Native American varieties as their own.
I've bought from this company several times and love their selection. They are always quick to ship my order and often have seeds I can't get anywhere else.
My especial favourite is the Mongolian Giant Sunflowers that grow tall enough to touch the power lines and need to be chopped down early. These are very hardy in my dry summers and germinate even in cold soil.
Their crimson flowered Favas are brilliant in my garden. The bees love them. Tasty beans too.
Their seed catalogue is small but thick, with very few photos. This means they put more energy into the description of the plants - which I like. Their webpage is improving, but I find it a little bit cumbersome still.
I give this seed source 9 out of 10 acorns
I have ordered from them and purchased seed in local shops. I always get prompt service and a quick answer to any question I may have.
The catalogue has next to no pictures, but so much information on seed sources that you can't help but want everything offered!
The website is cumbersome but it's much better now than it was even a year ago; and has pictures for just about everything (if you are a visual type of buyer).
My favorite from them is their melons. We have a short season and these have been proven over and over again in Manitoba. They taste soooo much better than "store bought" and the regular melons you find at the big seed companies.