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PURE LINE SEEDS, INC.

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We were thrilled to reconnect with many of our customers in the fields or in meetings throughout the past year. In our industry, nothing beats taking the time to view our products in the fields and gardens across the country. The discussions challenge our team to pursue finding more great products for your operation which has led us to the products we have available to offer to you within our product offering. After viewing our product offering, please reach out to one of our team members if you have any questions, sample requests, or orders. The standout varieties for me this year from trials were Vivaldi Eggplant, Passport Green Bean (offered in both organic and conventional), and Halloween Gold F1 Pumpkin Peppers.
We continue to look for more ways to be a beneficial partner to you. If you have any custom production needs for your operation, please consider Pure Line for these needs.

We look forward to seeing you out in the field this year.

Your Family-Owned and Independent Seed Company,
Ethan Rosen
President

HISTORY

Founded in 1948, Pure Line Seeds, a small company situated in the Columbia River Plateau outside of Moscow, Idaho was known for producing and developing pea varieties for the processing market.

When demand for our peas increased so did the physical location of production, milling, and warehousing, moving to the heart of the Columbia Basin – Warden Washington.

PURE LINE MEANING

Our definition of “pure line” is the pure and uniform results of our natural breeding methods.
Did you know that Pure Line is not just part of our name but that it is actually a theory called “Pure Line Selection Theory.” The concept of pure line dates back to ancient times but was first proposed by Johannsen from his studies on beans variety Princess. Here he studied nineteen lines where he concluded that the lot of the beans is a mixture of pure lines. 
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SEED LIFE CYCLE

HISTORY

Founded in 1948, Pure Line Seeds, a small company situated in the Columbia River Plateau outside of Moscow, Idaho was known for producing and developing pea varieties for the processing market.

When demand for our peas increased so did the physical location of production, milling, and warehousing, moving to the heart of the Columbia Basin – Warden Washington.

PURE LINE MEANING

Our definition of “pure line” is the pure and uniform results of our natural breeding methods.
Did you know that Pure Line is not just part of our name but that it is actually a theory called “Pure Line Selection Theory.” The concept of pure line dates back to ancient times but was first proposed by Johannsen from his studies on beans variety Princess. Here he studied nineteen lines where he concluded that the lot of the beans is a mixture of pure lines. 
Read more about Johansen and the Pure Line Theory:

SEED LIFE CYCLE

PLANTING→PRODUCTION → HARVEST→ SEED

HISTORY

Founded in 1948, Pure Line Seeds, a small company situated in the Columbia River Plateau outside of Moscow, Idaho was known for producing and developing pea varieties for the processing market.

When demand for our peas increased so did the physical location of production, milling, and warehousing, moving to the heart of the Columbia Basin – Warden Washington.

Why are we unique?
Seed Production

Our team utilizes a network of professional seed growers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Basin- the country’s premier seed growing region- to produce high-quality seed. Attentive care throughout the season means we’re able to offer open varieties and our own proprietary material at a higher standard.

Plant Breeding

“Induce variation and make selection” – this is the principle of plant breeding on which Pure Line Seed’s breeding program stands today. We use traditional, non-GMO practices to induce variation followed by intensive selection processes in the field and in various places.

Seed Health

Our primary focus is to provide a healthy environment for our seed crop so that it provides us with healthy seed. The research and production teams work together every year to maintain clean seed lots, free of off-types. Our commitment to high quality seed has encouraged us to produce WSDA certified organic seed of our best performing varieties.

Strong Relationships

Pure Line Seeds has maintained a foundation of strong business relationships built on trust, reliability, quality products, and flexibility. Whether it’s providing interpersonal connections or competitive varieties, we strive to go the extra mile in meeting the needs of our customers.

Meet the Newbies

KELSEY STEVENS

Kelsey has been working Part-time out of our Wisconsin location for over a year. She came on full-time this September and will be assisting and in capacities in our marketing department. She received her Bachelor’s in Science in Business Management with a minor Digital Media from Maranatha Baptist University.

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WILSON CRAINE

Wilson Craine joined our team in August and will be working out of the Washington Research Farm as one of the breeders on our breeder team. He has a diverse background being involved in various breeding programs. He joined our team shortly after receiving his PhD from Washington State University.

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ROMAN YUSHCHUK

Roman joined this September and will be working as our Logistics Lead in our Washington office. His background includes experience as a warehouse supervisor for Americold for a year, and Operations Manager at Encompass logistics for three years overseeing all aspects of the location and ensuring all delivery routes were accurate and accomplishable.

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Our Team

Ethan Rosen

President
608-358-5930
erosen@purelineseed.com

Kirsten DeLong

Marketing Manager
608-448-5833
kdelong@purelineseed.com

Kelsey Stevens

Marketing Assistant
906-290-2753
kstevens@purelineseed.com

Roman Yushchuk

Logistics Lead
509-349-2374
ryushchuk@purelineseed.com

Benjamin Hughey

Research Director
608-438-2554
bhughey@purelineseed.com

Wilson A. Craine

Breeder

wcraine@purelineseed.com

Kassie Favaro

Office Manager
509-349-2374
kfavaro@purelineseed.com

Joannie Carrow

Shipping & Customer Relations
509-349-2374
jcarrow@purelineseed.com

Drew DeLozier

Fresh Market Sales Representative
608-402-9144
ddelozier@purelineseed.com

Greg Schad

North Central Sales Manager
507-259-0389
gschad@purelineseed.com

Brian Olson

General Manager
509-349-2374
bolson@purelineseed.com

James D. Eckert

Processing Sales Representative
608-977-4522
jeckert@purelineseed.com

Barry Cavanagh

Canadian Sales Manager – Quebec & Ontario
608-438-2554
bcavanagh@purelineseed.com

Hal Blanton

Field Operations Manager
509-205-9018
hblanton@purelineseed.com

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