We sell Heirloom Non-GMO Seeds

Posted by in Gardening, Planting Seeds, Seed Saving on February 18, 2016 0 comments

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Question: I am looking at starting my garden and collection of Heirloom Non-GMO Seeds but want to ensure they are Non-GMO and Heirloom. In looking through your seeds for sale, some specifically say that and others do not. Are ALL of the seeds Heirloom Non-GMO seeds or only the seeds labeled that way in the description?

Heirloom Non-GMO Seeds

Answer: All of our seeds are Non-GMO, corn is specifically labeled Non-GMO because corn is the most GMO altered seed on the market. We label it for customer peace of mind when they are buying corn seed.Heirloom Non GMO Long Island Cheese Pumpkin - St. Clare Heirloom Seeds

As for “are they all Heirloom”. All of our seeds are Open-Pollinated, non-Hybrids. That means that you can save the seeds from year to year and they will come back the same variety (assuming no cross pollination has occurred!). Heirloom seeds are also Open-Pollinated but they have been around for more than 50 years. In other words, all Heirloom seeds are Open-Pollinated, but not all Open-Pollinated seeds are Heirloom. Once an Open-Pollinated seed has been around for more than 50 years, it is then considered an Heirloom.

Heirloom Non GMO Calypso Dry Beans - St. Clare Heirloom SeedsSo, the seeds we sell are all Non-GMO, all of them are Open-Pollinated, and about half of them are considered Heirloom. Generally speaking, Open-Pollinated, Heirloom, and Heritage seeds are all referring to the same kind of seeds, one that is not hybridized, Non-GMO, and you can save the seeds.