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Roughwood Seed Collection

The Roughwood Seed Collection, which now comprises about 4000 varieties of heirloom food plants, was begun informally in 1932 by Dr. William Woys Weaver's grandfather, H. Ralph Weaver (1896-1956).

He discovered the seed collection at the bottom of a freezer many years later and decided to take on the responsibility of growing out the rare and unusual plants his grandfather had accumulated. Since then, he has added thousands of new plants to the collection (and given it the name Roughwood, after his 1805 house in Devon, Pennsylvania).

Learn more about the Roughwood Seed Collection here.