Royalties for Breeders

If you are an independent or hobbyist plant breeder who works with the crops that we sell, we might be interested in offering your varieties in the catalog.  We offer two rates: 15% and 20% of net sales.  15% is the standard rate.  The 20% rate is only available for varieties that are listed as open source by the Open Source Seed Initiative.

If you want to submit a variety, contact us by email.  We will ask you to send enough planting material so that we can do a one year evaluation and we will decide whether or not to offer the variety after that.  If we decide to sell the variety, you will be credited as the breeder in the catalog.  Royalties are paid on January 1st and July 1st each year.  There is no guarantee that we will continue to offer the variety for any period of time, but we will pay the royalty for as long as we sell it, for the lifetime of the breeder or the company, whichever comes first.  This is a non-exclusive arrangement; you can sell your varieties through other vendors as well.

Cultivariable will not open for sales in 2017. We will be back in 2018. For more information, read the notice at the top of our home page. Dismiss