The Complete List of Heirloom Seed Companies in the US by State

Hi Friends! Below you will find a complete list of heirloom seed companies in the United States, organized by state. Over 100+ heirloom seed companies are included on this list. All of the companies sell at least a portion of heirloom seeds. Many only sell heirloom seeds, and a large portion sell only organic heirlooms. Others sell a combination of open-pollinated, heirloom, and hybrid seeds, Here are some quick definitions (from seedsavers):

  • Heirloom: “A variety that has been passed down through generations.
    • An heirloom variety must be open-pollinated, but not all open-pollinated plants are heirlooms. While some companies create heirloom labels based on dates (such as a variety that is more than 50 years old), Seed Savers Exchange identifies heirlooms by verifying and documenting the generational history of preserving and passing on the seed.”
  • Open-pollinated: When pollination occurs naturally, for example, by insects, birds, or wind.
    • “Open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse, which allows plants to slowly adapt to local growing conditions and climate year-to-year. As long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.”
  • Hybrid: Hybridization is when two different plant species are crossed due to human intervention
    • Hybrid varieties, often called F1, “are deliberately created to breed a desired trait.” F1s tend “to grow better and produce higher yields than the parent varieties due to a phenomenon called ‘hybrid vigor’. However, any seed produced by F1 plants is genetically unstable and cannot be saved for use in following years. Gardeners who use hybrid plant varieties must purchase new seed every year. Hybrid seeds can be stabilized, becoming open-pollinated varieties, by growing, selecting, and saving the seed over many years.”

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I chose not to include very large scale companies that sell predominantly non-heirloom, non-organic seeds. Do you know of a small seed company that sells heirloom seeds that is not included on the list? Comment below or send me an email at TheSunshineFarmNY@gmail.com, and I will make sure to add it!

*Companies marked with a star are tried and true companies that either myself or someone I know has used, loved, and recommended.

A note about GMOs: All of the below companies advertise seeds as non-GMO, this is because all seed companies selling to home gardeners, only sell non-GMO seeds. As a home gardener you do not have to worry about buying GMO seeds, as it is not currently possible

Alabama

Alaska

  • Foundroot | Mostly organic, open-pollinated seeds that have been proven for Alaskan growing conditions | Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Northern

  • Renee’s Garden  | Selection of certified organic, hybrids, open-pollinated, and heirlooms | Felton, California
  • Petaluma Seed Bank  | Seed bank part of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds | Petaluma, California
  • Open Circle Seeds | Organic, open-pollinated | Mendocino, California
  • Redwood Seeds | heirloom and open-pollinated varieties that perform well in a Mediterranean climate | Manton, California
  • Wild Boar Farms* | Exotic and colorful tomato varieties | Napa Valley, California
  • GrowOrganic.com  | Certified organic and germination guarantee; plants sold as well | Grass Valley, California
  • Kitazawa Seed Co.  | Oldest seed company in America specializing in Asian varieties | Oakland, California
  • Cucumber Shop | Specializes in open-pollinated cucumber and cucumber-melon varieties } Fairfield, California
  • Quail Seeds | Small family-owned seed company, open-pollinated and heirloom varieties | Eel River, California
  • Sundial Seed Company | Open-pollinated and hybrids | Willits, California
  • Gourmet Seed | Certified organic flower, herb, and vegetable seeds | Hollister, California

Central

  • Tomato Fest  | Certified organic, open-pollinated and heirloom tomato seeds } California

Southern

Colorado

  • Pueblo Seed & Food Co  | Certified organic, open-pollinated seeds | Pueblo County, Colorado
  • Botanical Interests*  | 600 varieties including organic and heirloom varieties | Broomfield, Colorado
  • BBB Seed  | Specializes in wildflower, heirlooms, and grass seeds | Boulder, Colorado

Connecticut

  • John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds | Seed packets illustrated by horticultural artist | Bantam, Connecticut
  • Neseed | Conventional, organic, heirloom, and hybrid seeds |East Hartford, Connecticut
  • Select Seeds | Organic, heirloom flower seeds and plants | Union, Connecticut

Deleware

Florida

Central

Southern

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

  • Seed Savers Exchange*  | Heirloom and organic seeds, non-profit committed to preserving heirlooms | Decorah, Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

I did not identify any companies at this time. Please let me know if you are aware of any!

Maine

Northern

Southern

Maryland

  • Reimer Seeds | Catalog includes heirloom and hybrid varieties | Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Got Tiny Seeds | Regionally adapted seeds for the Northeast | Millis, MA

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

  • Good Seed Company | Open-pollinated, heirloom seeds for common use | Whitefish, Montana

Nebraska

I did not identify any companies at this time. Please let me know if you are aware of any!

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Dirt Goddess | Specializing in garlic and wildflower seeds | Sparta, New Jersey
  • ChilePlants| Peppers, tomatoes, & eggplants, specializing in chilies | Rosemont, New Jersey
  • Toadshade Wildflower Farm | Native perennial plants and seeds | Frenchtown, New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Upstate

  • Fruition Seeds* | Certified organic and heirloom seeds, specializes in regional adaptation | Naples, New York
  • Turtle Tree Seed* | Open-pollinated, biodynamic seed varieties | Copake, New York
  • Bear Creek Farm | Peonies and Dahlias | Stanfordville, New York
  • Row 7 Seed | Organic and unique varieties bred for culinary purposes | New York

Downstate

North Carolina

  • Sow True Seed* | Open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic seeds | Asheville, North Carolina
  • Eden Brothers | Varieties include hybrids, heirlooms, open-pollinated, and organic | Arden, North Carolina
  • Harvesting History | Largely heirloom varieties | Devil Hills, North Carolina

North Dakota

I did not identify any companies at this time. Please let me know if you are aware of any!

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

I did not identify any companies at this time. Please let me know if you are aware of any!

South Carolina

  • Park Seed | Large catalog of heirlooms, open-pollinated, and hybrid varieties | Hodges, South Carolina

South Dakota

I did not identify any companies at this time. Please let me know if you are aware of any!

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

  • Two Seeds in a Pod | Rare heirloom and open-pollinated varieties | Reedsville, West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

I did not identify any companies at this time. Please let me know if you are aware of any!

Online Seed Stores

*tried and true companies that either myself or someone I know has used, loved, and recommended.

If you try or have tried any of these companies and had a very bad experience, please also let me know, and I will consider removing them from the listing.

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4 thoughts on “The Complete List of Heirloom Seed Companies in the US by State

  1. Thanks for the list! I did notice something incorrect with the Florida section. While GrowerJim has a lot of tropical plants, he’s actually based out of Apopka and goes to some farmers markets a little north of Orlando, so he would be considered Central Florida, not South. I was excited to see him on your list though! I met him probably like 10 years ago and have been buying from him since.

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