Browse and shop for more than 115 vegetable and herb seeds which originated in Turkey. While some of these seeds have been stewarded by small communities in specific regions in Turkey, others have been grown in home gardens and homesteads widely across the country for generations. These culturally significant seeds reflect the significance of seed stewardship. They also manifest the incredible diversity and richness of kitchen traditions, flavors, texture, and colors of food crops, among other traits, in the country.
Please note that some of the heirloom seeds in our catalog belong to food crops, such as wheat and melon, that have been stewarded in Turkey for thousands of years and that are native to the region. Other seeds such as peppers and beans are newer to the communities. These seeds have been stewarded by communities of color in and native to the Western Hemisphere, and across the globe since time immemorial.