Hybrid Seeds

Hybrid seeds are seeds which have been specifically propagated, or ‘bred’ to achieve desirable traits in the next generation of plants. Hybrid seeds are the result of plant breeding which can be accomplished in various ways, including specific plant selection of seeds and elimination of other seeds in a single…


Organic Seeds

Organic is a strict classification of seed production which requires the seeds to have been produced in a certified organic environment, according to organic certification protocols. The European designation for this production method is known as ‘bio’. Organic methods generally include such practices as composting, soil enrichment with organic matter,…


Conventional Seeds

Conventional, in the context of garden seed really means ‘unspecified’ or, not disclosed as to what chemicals, processes or growing methods were used in the production of the seed. There are no requirements for labeling in this classification, and the seed is assumed to be the intellectual property by patent…