Types of Seeds: Heirloom, Hybrid, and Open-Pollinated

To save seeds that are healthy, vigorous, and true-to-form, it’s important to understand the different seed types available in today’s market.

‘Cherokee Purple’ is an heirloom tomato that has roots with the Cherokee tribe that pre-date 1890. It’s known for its beautiful color, superb sweet flavor, and large-sized fruit.
Photo by Brian Dunne (bbdunne@southern.edu)