Traveling Seeds

Every seed has a story . . . and a historical home. Heirloom garden varieties have a long history of being cultivated and passed down within a family. Many immigrants brought their seeds with them when they came to the United States. Seed Savers Exchange works to preserve this genetic diversity.
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German farmer Harald Wenske travels on a barge full of pumpkins near the Spreewald village of Lehde, Germany-Seattle Times

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Danvers carrot: from Danvers, Massachusetts www.seedsavers.org

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Danvers, Massachusetts: home of Danvers carrot (Peabody Institute Library: Danvers, Massachusetts by Elizabeth Thomsen, via Flickr)

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Amish Cockscomb flower: from Arthur, Illinois www.seedsavers.org

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Arthur, Illinois: home of Amish Cockscomb flower (Amish buggy going down road, Arthur, Illinois)

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Thai Green eggplant: from Thailand www.seedsavers.org

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Thailand: home of Thai Green eggplant

IASA - Thailand

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Kolb tomato: from Storm Lake, Iowa www.seedsavers.org

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Storm Lake, Iowa: home of Kolb tomato

Sail Inn Motel Storm Lake, Iowa

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Purple Podded Pole bean: from The Ozarks www.seedsavers.org

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The Ozarks: home of Purple Podded Pole bean

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Russian Pickling cucumber: from Perm, Russia www.seedsavers.org

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Perm, Russia: home of Russian Pickling cucumber (Main Mosque (1902-03), North Facade, Perm', Russia)

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Giant Musselburgh leek: from Scotland www.seedsavers.org

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Scotland: home of Giant Musselburgh leek (http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/327/cache/stay-list-2010-torridon-scotland_32794_600x450.jpg)

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Albino beet: from Holland www.seedsavers.org

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Holland: home of Albino beet

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Rat-Tailed radish: from southern Asia www.seedsavers.org

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Southern Asia: home of Rat-Tailed Radish

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Tours squash: from Tours, France www.seedsavers.org

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Tours, France: home of Tours squash

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Listada de Gandia eggplant: from southern France www.seedsavers.org

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Southern France: home of Listada de Gandia eggplant (South France, via Flickr.)

South France

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Kilimanjaro Speckled cooking bean: from Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania www.seedsavers.org/shop

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: home of Kilimanjaro Speckled cooking bean

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