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.

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The ‘Michels’ cowpea was discovered by a member of the Kreutzer family in 1941 and is delicious in soups and stews.
Photo courtesy Seed Savers Exchange