Seed Collections

Seed collection at RHS Garden Wisley
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Seed libraries and seed banks not only help to conserve the diversity of plants in cultivation but, carefully curated, are an important means of ensuring that seed-raised crops remain true to type.

The characterisation and maintenance of seed-raised cultivars (varieties) is of particular importance for agricultural crops especially in connection with legislation surrounding DUS testing and National Listing.

The following links are to websites of organisations holding major collections of seeds of plants in cultivation: