The germplasm from our collection is made available for research and breeding purposes only. We offer germplasm in the form of scionwood or budwood. Seeds are sometimes made available on request. For individuals or groups looking to grow hardy fruits in general, see the Fruit Program's list of licensed propagators.


We are receptive to germplasm sent to us from other research groups, nurseries and individuals. If there are varieties that you think should be tried in our climate, we will gladly add them to our collection. See our contact page to get in touch.


The Prairie Fruit Genebank is receptive to international requests whenever possible.

The Prairie Fruit Genebank also works closely with the CFIA in adhering to international restrictions and conditions as well as obtaining all necessary certification documentation for international shipments. Depending on the importing country and fruit variety, restrictions may apply to your germplasm request.


Prior to requesting germplasm from our collection please read our policy. If you have any questions or would like to make a request please contact


Occasionally the U of S grants permission for growers or grower groups to trial our advanced fruit selections. Only certain individuals/groups qualify to do this as there are many specifications that need to be met including setting up a contract with the University known as a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Please read the following document that gives general guidelines for trialing our advanced selections