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


  • Spring cabbage

    Spring cabbage − CO − ISSA

    These are more of our native Irish Commercialized Brassicas, these particular spring cabbages grown and collected in and around Cork city. Over the harsh winter of 2009 many cabbage varieties succumbed to the unusual cold. We too lost many in number, but some survived and these are the seed from those hardy parents. Lush tender greens and small pointed heads all through spring.
    Note: Sow spring cabbage last week of July or first week of August for the following Spring in modules and plant out transplants 4−6 weeks later 30−40cm apart. Were usually sown where early potatoes had been dug, applying compost or composted manure first

  • Flat Dutch cabbage

    Flat Dutch cabbage − CO − ISSA

    These were selections from the native Irish on farm collection of seed; often called common cabbage. Good big, white/green heads, that stood well through the winter. (Those that didn't, we couldn't save seed from!)

  • Delaway cabbage

    Cut−n−Come Cabbage (B. Oleracea var. acephala

    Delaway cabbage CO − ISSA

    An Irish heirloom variety, saved for generations by the Hughes family in Co. Mayo. Exceptionally hardy cut'n'come again cabbage. Tall vigorous plant with large tender leaves and purple stems.

  • 'Emerald

    Fodder Rape (B. rappa)
    Emerald CO - ISSA

    This is an Irish bred lush green fodder rape. We discovered, growing it out to rejuvenate old seed, that it is really quite delicious to eat, more tender than kale. Stood well through the winter, so good for the pot and for the animals.

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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