What is an Heirloom Seed?

The staff at Seed Savers Exchange discusses the origin of the word “heirloom” and how they differentiate heirloom seeds from others on the market.

Red Tomatoes
The seeds and story behind the ‘German Pink’ tomato is what inspired the Seed Savers Exchange co-founders to create the nonprofit in the 1970s.
Photo courtesy www.RareSeeds.com