Many of our favorite vegetables here at Fruition Seeds are time-tested, beloved heirlooms. What does that mean? An ‘heirloom’ or ‘heritage’ variety simply refers to an open-pollinated variety that has been saved for more than fifty years. More deeply and accurately, heirloom varieties often have great cultural significance to particular people and places, sharing much more of a story than any fifty-year time span.
If you love story, cultural connection and flavor, heirloom varieties are holy grails unto themselves. Also, new open-pollinated varieties (like Fruition’s Dulcinea carrot and August Ambrosia watermelon) are like new books, new songs: They’re constantly being dreamed into existence and, when shared and cared for, they’ll become classic heirlooms one day 🙂