Common Wealth Seed Growers
Located in Louisa, VA, United States (Zone 7a)
6 Total Reviews
Established in 2014
11.00 acres in production
30 varieties for sale
Grows and Sells: Pumpkins, Melons, Squash - Summer, Corn, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash - Winter, Collards, Gourds, Eggplant, Peppers - Sweet, Watermelons, Watermelon, Okra
A Seed Growers Cooperative
About the Farm
Common Wealth Seed Growers is a cooperative project to produce and sell regionally-adapted, open-pollinated seeds for a limited number of outstanding varieties. We grow all the seeds we sell, and we only sell what grows well here. Most of our varieties are certified organic, and all are grown using organic or biological farming practices.
Please note that while we use SEEDWISE as our shopping cart, when you order seedwise listings from Common Wealth Seed Growers the seeds come from us!
Read more about us on our website! COMMONWEALTHSEEDS.COM. Please contact us with any questions you may have: email email@example.com or call 540-223-5861.
Our Commitment to Quality Seed
We maintain appropriate isolation between varieties, based on recommendations from several sources, especially Jeff McCormack's 2004 publication on isolation (see savingourseeds.org). We also base isolation distances on our experience.
We are serious, and also careful, about stock seed selection. We don't want to select for productivity at the expense of flavor, for instance. It is important to think through the full ramifications of the selections we make. That said, we do select for flavor, disease resistance, flavor, appearance and productivity.
All our seed lots are tested according to Association of Official Seed Analysts procedures, and found to exceed federal germination standards. Contact us if you need germination results on a particular seed lot: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Growing Practices
All our seeds are grown using organic or biological practices – most are certified organic. Labels and variety listings indicate which varieties are certified organic. All our seeds are untreated and non-GMO.
Disease and insect resistant varieties are especially important for organic farmers and gardeners because our options for disease and insect control are limited. Our seedstocks are chosen and selected for good performance in low-input organic conditions.
Our Seed Farming Experience
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We have been selecting and adapting many of our varieties for several years. We have seen noticeable improvement in several cases when we compared our selected seedstocks to those selected elsewhere or not selected.
We are committed to ongoing variety trials to identify open-pollinated varieties and seedstocks that are well suited for our region. We trial seedstocks from many sources, including university breeding programs, amateur breeders, heirloom seed savers, and the USDA germplasm bank. Read more here: http://commonwealthseeds.com/research/