Category: 2021

Seeds from Strawberries Deposited at the First Seed Vault Opening of 2021

FAO’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables is being recognized all around the globe—including at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. At the first Seed Vault opening for the year, seeds from watermelon, strawberry and pumpkin were deposited. The February deposit also included seeds from several other species from genebanks in Africa, Europe and South Asia.

Dates for Seed Deposits in 2021

The Seed Vault will be opened for seed deposits on the following dates in 2021:​

​Week 7 (15.-18. February)​
Week 22 (31. May – 4. June)​
Week 43 (25.-29. October)​