Address: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland   Phone: +353 61 921866   Email:

Irish Seed Savers


Supporters Organic Seed Catalogue

When you become a supporter of the Irish Seed Savers you are entitled to FREE seeds and FREE potato seeds from our supporter's catalogue. On the left of this page you can download an order form. Please post in your completed order form and we’ ll have your seeds off to you as soon as possible.
All our seed is Open Pollinated, grown in Ireland. Beside each variety a symbol tells you where it’ s been grown:
ISSA − Irish Seed Savers association
S.G. − Seed Guardian
C.O. − Certified Organic

Beetroot and Chard

  • Early Blood Turnip Beetroot

    Early Blood Turnip Beetroot

    As the name implies, a turnip-shaped beetroot. From North America, dating back to 1825. Dark red sweet flesh with occasional pink areas.

  • Sanguina

    Avon Early


    This variety was a stalwart amongst gardeners for a long time originally a breeding line from the National Vegetable Research Station in England. It is an early, prolific root, with lovely dark colour and excellent taste and cooking qualities. Can last well into winter.

  • White ribbon

    White ribbon

    Given to us by Karen Hermes, a biodynamic seed saver. Although the seed dated back to the 90ís it still germinated exceptionally well and grew into a lovely deep green chard, the more traditional one with white stalks. Stood all through the winter, giving us delicious, nutritious tender greens.

  • Prickly Spinach

    Prickly (Spinach)


    The name, aptly refers to the seeds, not the spinach leaves which are in fact smooth and dark green. Very fast growing and hardy, best for early spring and autumn sowings.

  • Bloomsdale

    Bloomsdale (Spinach)

    Very productive variety that has been grown since the 18th century. Somewhat savoy-like leaves, which are thick-textured, glossy and delicious with no bitterness. Can be sown from early spring onwards, though comes into its own as an overwintering crop sown in early autumn. Through mid-summer spinach has a tendancy to bolt or go to seed quickly thus reducing your yield of leaves, though Bloomsdale stands better than many varieties. Sown late in summer/autumn you get extended months of harvest until the following spring.

  • Virginia

    Virginia (Spinach)

    This does indeed come from Virginia, and has added resistance to spinach blight virus. Crinkly dark green lush leaves, best for late summer / autumn sowing.

Opening Times
Tues - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sat 12pm - 4.30pm
Closed Sun - Mon
Entrance to Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands is free to children & subscribers.

Irish Seed Savers CLG - Registered Charity Number 20045029, CHY 13989
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This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.

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