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

Cucumbers, melons etc.

  • Wautoma

    Wautoma – CO – ISSA

    Disease–resistant; early productive stripy green cucumber. Quick to set bitter–free fruit. It can be used small for pickles or left for short slicing salad cucumbers.

  • Wautoma

    Tamra – CO – ISSA

    Saved by cucumber breeder Robert Burns, this wonderful open pollinated plant produces plenty of small size, smooth skinned crisp and delicious cucumbers. Rare seed so try saving your own next season.

  • Achocha (Cyclanthera pedata)

    Achocha – Lady's slipper – CO – ISSA

    A very vigorous vining plant, related distantly to cucumbers, but much easier to cultivate, it thrives in cool summers. We grew it in the tunnel and had to keep cutting back the foliage it was so rampant. Outdoors is probably a better option – we found it fruited quite well despite the poor summer. Support over netting or trellising. It's little green fruits grow in pairs, and picked young, taste very similar to cucumbers. Though only 5cm long, when harvested they are produced in great abundance all through the summer. Fruit can be eaten fresh, pickled in brine or vinegar or stir-fried in oil or stuffed and braised. Pick fruits while young; if left to mature they will eventually burst open to reveal a spine of black woody seeds within. (See pictures on our website). Plant vines about 1m apart to give plenty of space to grow. A little encouragement is needed up the supports to begin with, but once established grows vigorously.

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.

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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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