Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI)

Mission:

The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) is dedicated to maintaining fair and open access to plant genetic resources worldwide in order to ensure the availability of germplasm to farmers, gardeners, breeders, and communities of this and future generations.


Vision:
The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) engages in education and outreach that promotes sharing rather than restricting access to plant germplasm, recognizes and supports the work of plant breeders of all kinds, and supports a diversified and decentralized seed industry. The core strategy for achieving these goals is the dissemination and propagation of the OSSI Pledge and of OSSI-Pledged varieties, both of which preserve the rights of farmers, gardeners, and breeders to freely use, save, replant, and improve seed of OSSI-Pledged material.


Pledge:
You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.

Find more information about OSSI on the web at osseeds.org


The following is a list of OSSI pledged varieties that we offer:

Dakota Black Popcorn, Glossy Epazote, Triple Purple Orach, Wrinkled Crinckled Crumpled Cress, Wild Garden Kale Mix, White Russian Kale, Cougar Batavian Lettuce, Hyper Red Rumple Waved Leaf Lettuce, Oaky Red Splash Leaf Lettuce, Outredgeous Cos/Romaine Lettuce, Jester Crispleaf/Crisphead Lettuce, Blushed Butter Oak Butterhead Lettuce, Dakota Tears Onion, Sweet Sunset Italian Sweet Pepper, Stocky Red Roaster Sweet Pepper, Matchbox Hot Pepper, Cherry Vanilla Quinoa, Butternut Early Remix Winter Squash, Delicata Zeppelin Winter Squash, Lofthouse Landrace Moschata Winter Squash, Blacktail Mountain Watermelon,