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Improved lines & unimproved germplasm

Improved AVRDC lines

Improved seed lines are available for use in breeding programs. These catalogs show our best open-pollinated tomatoes, peppers and soybeans suitable for breeding purposes, commercial release or local testing. Small quantities of seed can be obtained upon request. Our Seed Distribution Policies and Procedures provide details of costs and agreements to be signed.

Best widely adapted selections for commercial release

For breeding purposes or commercial release with further local testing

International nursery seed sets for local testing

AVRDC has recently adapted a standard nomenclature for its breeding lines. Thus, new names may appear with the old names.

Unimproved germplasm

The Center’s genebank contains the world’s largest public collection of vegetable germplasm, providing the raw materials for gene discovery and breeding programs. Small quantities of seed can be obtained upon request.

Please check the Center’s Seed Distribution Policies and Procedures for costs and how distribution works before submitting a request for seed.