Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How Rare is Your Seed Variety?

This is a fun website when you are looking through the seed catalogs. At Seeds of Diversity - Heritage Plant Database you can look up the seed variety to see how rare or common it is. It can be fun to try rare or endangered varieties like this tomato that I found through Seed Saver's Exchange membership. It grew

Mormon World’s Earliest
Status: Endangered
Distribution: Poor
Not currently propagated by Seeds of Diversity's seed-savers. Available from only a few mail-order seed companies. Very difficult to find. Not maintained by the Canadian gene bank. Not maintained by the U.S. gene bank.

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