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Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa
Seeds of Diversity thanks the
J.W. McConnell Family Foundation,
the October Hill Foundation,
The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security
for their support.

Design by
Allison Prindiville

Welcome to Seeds of Diversity's on-line
Heritage Plants Database!

In the following pages you will find descriptions, stories, history, cultivation details, and real gardeners' comments on 19000 cultivars of Canadian garden vegetables, fruit, grains and ornamentals.

Seeds of Diversity is dedicated to bringing you the most comprehensive information anywhere about Canadian horticultural plants. This database is absolutely free, open to the public, and continually expanding with more information about Canada's horticultural heritage.

Please consider sending a donation (tax receipts available for $20 and more) to help us continue to provide this valuable information to the public.

Please take a moment to thank our sponsors and donors.

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Database contains a total of 26686 records
Number of distinct species: 398
Number of distinct cultivars: 19000

Thanks to our donors and supporters!

The volunteers and individual donor members of Seeds of Diversity Canada were the inspiration and founding support of the Heritage Varieties Database. A great thanks to each and every one of you!

The Metcalf Foundation is providing significant funding toward the Heritage Varieties Database, in addition to their ongoing support of several of our other essential projects such as the annual Seed Exchange Directory.

The Tides Canada Foundation provided significant funding toward the Heritage Varieties Database through a grant from their Happy Planet Fund. generously donated the proceeds from their Spring 2000 Online Charity Auction
HRDC's Summer Career Placement program allowed us to hire a student in the summers of 2000-2001 to lay the groundwork for the Heritage Varieties Database.


Special thanks to:

Eco-Initiatives has been a major contributor to the Heritage Varieties Database content, especially for fruit and vegetable cultivars of historical and cultural importance in Quebec.

Our Technical Experts. We couldn't have done it without them!
The staff of Plant Gene Resources of Canada, the federal government plant gene bank, have been most helpful and a pleasure to work with.