Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
- Non-GMO (not genetically modified).
- Many heirloom varieties were preserved by home gardeners who saved seed from their family gardens from year to year.
- The seeds are open-pollinated, meaning they rely on natural pollination from insects or the wind
- This means that unlike hybrid varieties, the seeds you collect from one year will produce plants with most of the characteristics of the parent plant.
- What is an "heirloom"? The definition is arguable however it is generally accepted that the term applies to fruit, flower, or vegetable varieties that have been grown for at least fifty years