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What are Heirloom Seeds, Open-Pollinated Seeds, Hybrid Seeds?

The differentiation came from Seed Saver Exchange:

An heirloom variety is a plant variety that has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of heirloom jewelry or furniture.  An heirloom variety must be open-pollinated, but not all open-pollinated plants are heirlooms.

Open-pollination is when pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms.

Hybridization is a controlled method of pollination in which the pollen of two different species or varieties is crossed by human intervention.

Why save open-pollinated seeds from your garden?

We started saving seeds from our garden in 2013, when we started our home garden.  It was my husband’s idea to save seeds so we don’t have to keep on buying seeds.  Also we would ask for seeds of existing plants in our neighborhood.

Here are 6 reasons why we should save our seeds, as cited by the Seed Savers Exchange, the biggest non-profit for seed savers:

  1. Save Money
  2. Preserve Genetic Diversity
  3. Flavor
  4. Connect With Your Garden
  5. Help Save The Bees
  6. Build Community

I.  Open-pollinated Seeds

Here’s sharing some of the seeds from my garden (except Batwan), which are for sale or for exchange.  All are 100% organic.

  1. Garcinia binucao (Batwan)
    • Batwan seeds1
    • 10 seeds per packet for PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in August 2017.
    • 2 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
    • Batwan is heirloom.
  2. Pigeon pea (Kadyos)
    • Kadyos1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in December 2016.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  3. Amaranthus spinosus (Kulitis)
    • Kulitis1
    • 20 strands per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  4. Malabar spinach (Alugbati)
    • Malabar spinach1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  5. Lemon-Lime Vine
    • Lemon-Lime Vine Collage
    • Bare root seedlings with 10 per pack at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 50 packs available as of Aug 24, 2017.
  6. Moringa (Malunggay)
    • Moringa1
    • 25 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  7. Mustard Greens (Mustasa)
    • Mustard greens1
    • 60 seeds per packet at PhP 50.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in April 2017.
    • 10 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  8. Nalta Jute (Tugabang)
    • Saluyot seeds1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  9. Okra
    • Okra seeds1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  10. Peperomia pellucida (Pansit-pansitan)
    • sinaw1
    • 20 strands per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 50 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  11. Sambong (Blumea balsamifera)
    • Sambong1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  12. Wild hot Chili (Siling Labuyo or Katumbal)
    • Siling Labuyo2
    • 30 seeds (around 5 fruits) per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.

II.  Rare Seedlings

  1. Kalingag (Cinnamomum Mercadoi)
  • C Mercadoi Collage
  • Seedling at around 12 inches or 1 foot tall, with 3 leaves.
  • 1 seedling at P350 each + Shipping
  • 100 seedlings available as of August 11, 2017.

2.  Kaningag (Cinnamomum Cebuense)

  • Cebu Cinnamon Collage1
    • Seedling at around 12 inches or 1 foot tall, with 3 leaves.
    • 1 seedling at P350 each + Shipping
    • 50 seedlings available as of August 22, 2017.

3.  Mindanao Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Mindanaense)

  • Cinnamomum Mindanaense3
  • Seedling at around 12 inches or 1 foot tall, with 3 leaves.
  • 1 seedling at P350 each + Shipping
  • 100 seedlings available as of August 22, 2017.

4.  Batwan (Garcinia Binucao)

Batwan seedling1
  • Seedling is at least 3 feet tall.
  • 1 seedling at P350 + shipping
  • 5 seedlings available as of August 25, 2017.

5.  Paminta (Black Pepper)

Black pepper1
  • Seedling is at least 1 foot tall.
  • 1 seedling at P350 + shipping
  • 9 seedlings available as of August 25, 2017.

6.  Stevia

  • Stevia2a
  • Seedling is around 4 inches foot tall.
  • 1 seedling at P150 + shipping, minimum of 2 seedlings
  • 50 seedlings available as of September 21, 2017.

III.  Rare Leaves

  1.  Namog (Cinnamomum Iners)
  • Namog collage4
  • 50 leaves per pack at PhP 150/pack + shipping.
  • 50 packs available as of August 13, 2017.

IV.  Cinnamon Bark products

  1. Mindanao cinnamon bark powder and chips
    • Pure and organic
    • Powder – sold at 200 grams at Php 240
    • Chips – sold at 210 grams at Php 249
    • Mindanao Cinnamon Bark & Powder Collage
  2. Mindanao cinnamon coconut sugar
    • Mixture of 3 coconut sugar is to 1 cinnamon powder
    • Please message for price inquiry.
    • Cinnamon Coconut Sugar1

V.  Aromatic Plants

  1. Night-blooming Jasmine (Dama de Noche or Lady of the Night)
    • Jasmine Collage5
    • 20 cuttings (1 foot each) per pack at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 100 packs available as of Aug 7, 2017.

Packaging

All seeds and leaves are packed in used/old paper or newspaper.

How to Order and Pay

Thank you for ordering!

Item – Example: Wild hot Chili (Siling Labuyo or Katumbal)

  • Kindly send order information to Contact, with indications on the following:
  • Please wait for confirmation of your order before paying.  We will also advise you of amount for payment.
  • Once your order is confirmed by us, please send payment through any of the following:
    • Bank of the Philippine Islands
      • November Canieso-Yeo
      • Savings Account 1329-1601-53
    • BPI Family Bank
      • November Canieso-Yeo
      • Savings Account 5153-0074-48
  • Kindly send a picture of your payment.

We send through LBC, and here are their shipping rates for seeds only:

 

  PhP for 1 KG PhP for 3KG 3.1 KG-10 KGs (Per kg rate)
NCR 180 285 87
N. LUZON 185 290 92
S. LUZON 185 290 92
VISAYAS 175 270 82
MINDANAO 185 290 92

Thank you!

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