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


  • Clay pot

    Clay pot – CO – ISSA

    These seeds came originally from Hopi elders, the history of this corn going back to the Anasazi people some 500 years ago. The seed corn was found in clay pots, hence the name. Grows very tall in the tunnel and gives large cobs of varying colours from black, violet, shades of red, yellow, gold, cream – as beautiful as jewels. The corn would be a maize type – more for grinding into flour than eating as a sweet 'corn on the cob'.

  • Riebel Maize

    Riebel Maize – CO – ISSA

    An ancient corn, thought to have come to Vienna in one of the Turkish invasions during 1500's. It became a staple food of the poor though now cannot be obtained in the country of origin. It has been given a new lease of life by an old farmer in the Rhein valley. It was sent into us by the McKays of Killaloe who recommended soaking the seed in garlic water before sowing. It is a delicious eating corn, Riebel refering to the way the corn looked as a cooked dish (as corn meal, I think) fried until it looks like crumble topping. Vigorous plants with huge golden cobs.

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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