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We are a collective of New Zealand based hobby growers offering heirloom and locally adapted seed lines for sale.

Explore our catalogue or learn more about the growers or our group.

  • Seeds bred for New Zealand climate by our passionate growers
  • Holistically grown and selected for optimum quality, taste, hardiness and disease resistance
  • Purchase directly from the grower
  • Sentinels seed is frozen stored to maintain high germination
Bloody Butcher - 203ALB

Bloody Butcher - 203ALB

Details   Bloody Butcher corn is a dry corn producing beautiful rich red cobs that are quite large. These plants grow very tall, can be over 3 meters, this should be kept in mind when planting - you don't want them getting blown over in strong winds or shading out your tomato crop. The corn can be eaten fresh in the "milk stage" or left to fully mature where it has a multitude of uses from milling to make flour or cornmeal to brewing and is even used as an ornamental in flower arrangements. Alice like the rest of the Sentinels growers uses only spray free organic methods.
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Grower name   Alice Le Brun
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
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Black Mini Popping corn - 254ALB

Black Mini Popping corn - 254ALB

Details   Black mini popping corn is Hulless so no getting them stuck in your teeth, they pop white, they are low growing cobs grow to 6 cm in length. plant in blocks for better pollination, avoid growing near other corn to avoid cross pollination. The drier the kernel the better they pop. Heirloom
Botanical name   Zea Mays
Contains at least   50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2023
Grower name   Alice Le Brun
Price per packet   $4.50
Alice Le Brun

Alice Le Brun

Details   Alice lives in the sunny Marlborough region

She was first introduced to seed saving by watching her mother collect seed each season for the next. As an adult she realized the value of the skills her mother had given her and continued the practice. Alice aims to preserve heritage and heirloom varieties as well as developing new strains.