All of our seeds are open-pollinated and untreated. Bountiful Gardens carries many new heirloom-quality varieties, and we feature those that have never lost popularity with European gardeners who prize flavor, texture, vigor and adaptability in their kitchen gardens. What we find the most fun is discovering new gourmet-class vegetables.
Many people wonder what is meant by open pollination. Quite simply it means that plants breed and produce seed by natural processes. It is a sign of the quality and vigor of a seed to grow well unaided. For several thousand years farmers have carefully guided this natural process, selecting the most desirable plants and collecting their for the next year, and passing on the best varieties as family heirlooms, often the most valued. From their work we can now have a wide variety of food plants that have prospered over generations of gardeners and climatic conditions, each with its own unique qualities. We offer the highest quality heirloom seed that is available, untreated, and it will be as close to organic as possible.