Mandala Seed Store

Mandala seed store is a heritage seed banking initiative.

The saving of heritage and open pollinated seed varieties is vital to the survival of food crops that are adapted to local conditions. In addition, planting these seeds and saving them ensures that you are able to save your own seed from generation to generation. In an era of food control and market control it is crucial that we produce seeds that are ‘clean’, GMO free and fertile.

We co-operate with a range of seed producers in the semi-arid climate – which describes much of Southern Africa’s climatic conditions.

These seeds are grown largely in the Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape. Our areas are characterised by hot, bright and dry summers with temperatures of up to 44 degrees Celsius. Autumn and spring are much milder although we can experience frosts in both seasons. In winter we have over 20 frost days, and minimum temperatures can be lower than -2 degrees Celsius. Our water is generally slightly saline and soils quite alkaline. The plants grow in Permaculture systems and no chemicals or poisons are used in their production or processing.

The packaging is plain paper envelopes, so your seed packets should be stored in a well-sealed glass jar in a cool dark place to ensure good germination rates and seed longevity.

Our current availability list is as follows, and we will update it regularly:

Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce

Beetroot – Detroit Dark Red

Bell PepperBlack Roma Tomato
Broad Beans
Bronze Leaf MustardCelery

Chinese Garlic Chives



Dark Lolla Rossa Lettuce


French Butter Lettuce

Flat-Leaf Parsley

Forellenschluss Lettuce

Green Antler Lettuce

Green Cos Lettuce

Green Peas


Miniature Red Popcorn

Mixed Red Lettuce


New Zealand Spinach

Orange Heart shaped Tomatoes

Pak Choi

Red Spinach


Spring Onions

True Siberian Kale


Yellow Cherry Tomato

Yellow Oval Tomato

Postage and payment:

All packets are R20 and contain more than enough seed for a large home garden.

Postage is R20 per parcel, regardless of amounts and will go by normal mail.

We will update the availability list as more seeds are ready.

Once we have received your order, we will send you an invoice and banking details.

Once proof of payment is received, we will process and post your order.

Alex Kruger

Fax: 086 216 9757


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