NS/S provides only open-pollinated (OP) seed varieties. OP varieties will breed true from seeds, meaning the seed saved from the parent plant will grow with the same characteristics. Seeds from the NS/S Seed Bank (tagged on each page as "NS/S Collection") are landrace or heirloom varieties with a long historical connection to the Greater Southwest.
We also carry OP species and varieties from outside our collection to offer a greater selection. These heirloom varieties (tagged as "Non-Collection") can perform well in the Greater Southwest even though they do not have a deep historical connection to the region. Their distribution directly contributes to the conservation of seeds represented in the NS/S Seed Bank collection.
Looking for larger quantities? Visit the Bulk Seeds page.