White Sesame Seeds

$4.00

White Sesame (Sesamum indicum): The Utopian Seed Project has been growing and saving seeds in Leicester, NC, for four years. It shades out the weeds super well and is incredibly abundant. Beautiful white flowers on long spikes in summer.

Seed keeper: The Utopian Seed Project, Leicester, NC

Germination Rate: 75%

Packet Weight: 1g (approx 290 seeds per packet)

Shipping is charged at a flat rate of $5 per shipment, so order as many packets as you like! Note: SEEDS WILL SHIP THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH.

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This variety initially came from Monticello Seeds: “Thomas Jefferson planted sesame, or “benne,” for many years at Monticello in order to press a salad oil from the seeds. He wrote in 1811, “I did not believe there existed so perfect a substitute for olive oil.” Sesame has been cultivated for centuries as a food in India and tropical Africa, but in European countries, it has been used primarily for the oil. Jefferson also planted sesame as a border plant because of its ornamental qualities. Thomas Jefferson documented this plant in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, and other writings. The Utopian Seed Project has been growing and saving seeds in Leicester, NC, for four years. It shades out the weeds super well and is incredibly abundant.

The Appalachian Seed Growers Collective

Things that are important to us:

  • Regionally Adapted – our seeds have been grown and saved in place for at least three years by farmers in the region.
  • Regionally Important – as a regional seed collective we are open to growing and stewarding seeds that have regional historic or cultural significance.
  • Seed Grower Community – we want to create community and opportunities for people to become seed growers in Southern Appalachia, including new farmers.
  • Seed Grower Economics – as a collective we are advocating for better seed contract prices and terms for our collective and sharing the economic risks of growing seeds.
  • Valuing Land and Labor – our internal economics pays growers for their time and land use in growing seeds, not for the quantity of seeds they produce. This eliminates inherent risks in growing seeds and varietal variations in yield, but also allows growers to select for quality over quantity.

SEED SALES WILL RUN UNTIL MARCH 15TH OR UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF STOCK. ALL ORDERS WILL BE HAND-PACKED BY OUR COLLECTIVE THE THIRD WEEK OF MARCH AND SHIPPED BY THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH. Your seed purchasing directly supports the work of the collective and is very much appreciated in these early stages!

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