True love seeds

TrueLove Seeds sells seeds with a slice of history and culture

Owen Taylor is a seed keeper who was raised around farming and now owns Truelove Seeds.

He operates on private land in Newtown Square, and packs orders from his home office, then sells the seeds via his website.

Taylor specializes in hard-to-find and ‘culturally important’ seeds, many of which come from small farms around the country – who he supports by giving them half the selling price of their seeds.

He believes in the ‘stories of the seeds’, connecting them to their cultural history.

True Love Seeds – Coral Sorghum

A tall, beautiful, versitile sorghum! Pop the seeds like popcorn, boil them as a grain, or press them into a sweet syrup and for making mollasses. Coral Sorghum stands 10 feet tall and is braced well by branching roots with twice the strength of corn.

This delicious, all-purpose variety was gathered in Malakal, South Sudan, where many battles between the Sudan’s People’s Liberation Army and the Nuer White Army have been fought in the last few years. As part of their work to preserve endangered varieties from areas experiencing turmoil due to war and climate change, the Experimental Farm Network requested the seed from the USDA and shared with their network of growers across the US. While it has grown well in New York and Washington states, it tends to take a long season to mature, and should be planted as early as possible after the last danger of frost.

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