Common Wealth Seed Growers
Located in Louisa, VA, United States (Zone 7a)
6 Total Reviews
Established in 2014
14.00 acres in production
54 varieties for sale
Grows and Sells: Beans, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Gourds, Greens, Lettuce, Melons, Okra, Peppers - Hot, Peppers - Sweet, Pumpkins, Squash - Summer, Squash - Winter, Tomatoes, Watermelons
Common Wealth Seed Growers Cooperative
About the Farm
Note 10/30/2023: WE ARE TAKING THE TIME UNTIL DECEMBER 15TH TO FOCUS ON SEED CLEANING, GERMINATION TESTING, AND UPDATING VARIETY LISTINGS. SEEDS ORDERED IN THE MEANTIME WILL ALL BE SHIPPED ON DECEMBER 15TH. IF YOU ARE A FLORIDA GROWER OR OTHERWISE NEED SEEDS TO PLANT BEFORE DECEMBER 15TH, PLEASE CONTACT US AT COMMONWEALTHSEEDS@GMAIL.COM. THANK YOU!
Common Wealth Seed Growers is a cooperative project to research, breed, 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! We don't sell any outsourced or commodity seeds. Most of our varieties are certified organic, and all are grown using organic or biological farming practices. Read about the growers here: Commonwealthseeds.com/about-us/growers/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-223-5861.
Our Commitment to Quality Seed
-We maintain appropriate isolation between varieties, based on our own experience and recommendations from several sources, especially Jeff McCormack's 2004 publication on isolation (see savingourseeds.org).
-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.
-We do our own seed germination testing, according to Association of Official Seed Analysts procedures. Germination rates and lot numbers are printed on the packets. Rates will exceed federal standards, except in rare cases which will be noted in the listing and on the packet.
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, and which grower they come from. 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.
-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/