Improved vegetable lines

Improved vegetable seed is available for use in breeding programs.

Click on the links below to see catalogs showing our best open-pollinated tomatoes, peppers, soybeans and other crops suitable for breeding purposes, commercial release or local testing.

Best widely adapted selections for commercial release



For breeding purposes or commercial release with further local testing

The World Vegetable Center uses a standard nomenclature for its breeding lines. Thus, new names may appear with the old names.


Small quantities of seed can be obtained upon request. Our Seed Distribution Policies and Procedures provide details of costs, agreements to be signed, and distribution procedures. Please review these policies before submitting a request for seed.


The World Vegetable Center 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.