Accessions Policy

Accessions Policy


Do you have an important family heirloom you would like to have preserved in the Seed Savers Exchange Collection? SSE may be interested in maintaining and sharing your variety.

SSE's top Collection priorities are heirlooms with a history of being saved and shared within a family or community.

Ideal donations are:
• Well documented. They have a story with a clear chain of ownership and providence.
• Of suitable seed quantity to facilitate long-term preservation (usually 200-500 seeds, although this depends on the crop type).
• Stable. That is, they do not show different "types." Or, when they do show different types, these are well documented throughout the variety's history.
• Relatively free of seed-borne disease.
• Not restricted from distribution to members or use in support of SSE's mission.
For more information about the donation process, please e-mail us or read the FAQs.

For a complete list of collection priorities and criteria, download SSE's Accessions Policy here .