Growing local seeds for local needs

  • Brittle 9 sweet corn resulted from research by James Brewbaker at UH and its seeds are now available through the Hawaii Seed Growers Network. (Hawaii Seed Growers Network via Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Roselle hibiscus is one of Michelle Carrillo’s favorite plants whose seed is offered at the Hawaii Seed Growers Network. (Hawaii Seed Growers Network via Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Years of research as well as anecdotal reports from growers indicate that growing plants from local seeds will produce the healthiest and best adapted plants. It makes sense.