Certified Organic Seedlings
All BUFCO gardens start with certified organic seedlings grown by our colleague Vera Top at TroutLily Farm. We carry many unique varieties of heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, delicious eggplant, sweet and spicy basils, edible flowers and all your favourite perennial herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, and much more.
Pick up at one of our Toronto Farmers’ Market locations: Ottawa Street, Hamilton, Sick Kids, Fairmount Park, Leslieville Farmers Market, Toronto Botanical Garden, Withrow Park; or call for an appointment and pick up your order at BUFCO HQ in downtown Toronto.
$5.00 & $5.50 each plus HST
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BUFCO SEEDLING LIST
(P) = Perennial
Ace (hybrid) – Extra early, three-lobed pepper, a favourite in our garden for productivity & flavour, green to red, 55 days
Lipstick – Sheppard-type, cone-shaped pepper with superb flavour, thick & juicy, 53 days to green, 73 red
Bright Star (hybrid) – Blocky 3-4", crisp, bright fruits with sweet flavour, green to orange, 73 days
Ring-O-Fire Cayenne – Produces many bright red, long, thin, very hot peppers, ideal for cooking & drying for chili powder
Early Jalapeño – Blunt-shaped peppers mature early changing from dark green to red, medium heat, use in salsas & stir fries
Hungarian Hot Wax – Abundant yields of medium hot, tapering fruits, ideal for pickling, roasting & frying, yellow to red
Chinese Five Colour – Fiery hot peppers turn a rainbow of colours, from purple, through to cream, yellow, orange & red
Recommendation: For container planting, choose shorter/ more compact, determinate varieties
Big Beef (hybrid) – Excellent flavour, large, smooth red fruits, disease resistant, mid season, indeterminate
Black Sea Man (heirloom) – Medium-sized, brownish-red fruits, delicious rich flavour, early to mid season, determinate
Brandywine, Red (heirloom) – Large beefsteak-type tomato, juicy with mild flavour, indeterminate, mid to late season, potato-leaf foliage
Defiant (hybrid) – Mid-size red slicer with great taste, highly productive plants have high and moderate resistance to late & early blight respectively, mid season, determinate
Earl of Edgecombe (heirloom) – Lovely 3-inch round, mango-coloured fruits, meaty with fruity flavour, indeterminate
Green Zebra (heirloom) – Tangy, green fruits with dark stripes, pick when fruit has a yellowish hue, mid season, indeterminate
Old German (heirloom) – Mennonite variety, a favourite for its sweet flavoured large golden-yellow fruits, mid to late season, indeterminate
Black Krim (heirloom) – Dark, red-purple skin & flesh with lovely full flavour, medium to large fruits, mid to late season, indeterminate
Black Plum (heirloom) – Mid-season, oval 2" fruits with dark colour & rich flavour, great for sauces & salads, indeterminate
Roma – Plum tomato with great disease resistance, heavy yields of thick-walled fruit with deep red color & mild flavour, widely used for canning and pastes, mid to late season, determinate
Black Cherry (heirloom) – Dark purple fruits, sweet, rich flavour, very productive & early, indeterminate
Gold Nugget – Sweet-tasting, open-pollinated, 1" yellow cherry tomatoes, early season, determinate
Peacevine – Delicious red cherry tomatoes borne in large clusters on prolific plants, very high in vitamin C
Sun Sugar (hybrid) – Golden fruits with unparalleled sweetness & flavour, higher in Vitamin A than red types, early & indeterminate
Yellow Pear (heirloom) – Pear-shaped, sweet yellow fruits, low in acid, very productive, mid season variety, indeterminate
Cabernet (hybrid) – Early red storage onion, glossy skin & beautiful red interior rings, 105 days
Cortland (hybrid) – Superior yellow onion, thick copper skins & fine neck, good storage variety, 105 days
Leeks Hannibal – Dark green leaves are produced on white stems with a mild onion flavor.
Marketmore Slicing Cucumber – Standard slicing cucumber with dark green 8" fruits, productive & disease tolerant
Sumter Pickling Cucumber – Firm, tasty pickles are good for fresh eating or pickling
Kale, Dinosaur – Narrow, bumpy, tender leaves, variety dates back to the 18th century
Kale, Curly Blue – Standard curly kale, compact two-foot plants are very hardy. 30 days to baby leaf, 50 days to full size
Lettuce Mix – A mix of Tari, New Red Fire and Red Salad Bowl
Romaine Jericho Lettuce – Full flavoured, tall heads, bolt resistant for summer production
Butterhead Optima Lettuce – Soft, thick, butter-textured leaves form large frame & dense head with long shelf life
More Assorted Vegetables
Arugula – Spicy, cool weather green lends a rich taste to salads
Celery, Utah – Good home garden variety, tall, dark green stalks
Chard, Ruby Red – Crumpled leaves with crimson-red stalks & veins, prolific producer
Fennel, Finale – Extremely vigorous plants produce large, firm bulbs with crisp, juicy texture & pleasant flavour. Excellent bolt resistance. 80 days.
Pak Choy (Prize Choy) – Uniform, medium-thick white stems with mild flavour. Prefers cool weather, but slow to bolt in heat. Best for early spring or fall planting. 50 days.
Spinach, Regiment – Giant leaf type that packs on weight, semi-savoyed (wrinkled) leaves with medium green finish. Bolt resistant. 37 Days.
Tomatillo – A staple in Mexican foods, harvest when husk loosens & fruit turns pale yellow
Zucchini, Midnight Lightning – Improved variety, sturdy plants yield extra long, slender zucchinis, stems have few spines, good disease resistance
Genovese – Standard pesto basil, heavy yields of glossy leaves
Lime – Distinct lime flavour & scent, vigorous, bushy plant, try it with fish, in dressings or in Asian dishes
Red/Dark Opal – Deep purple leaves & stems, lilac flowers, excellent as a garnish, in salads or for adding to basil vinegars
Siam Queen Thai – Anise flavoured, used in a wide range of Thai, Vietnamese & other cuisines
Chives (P) – Adds mild onion flavour to salads, meats & soups, edible purple flowers
Chives, Garlic (P) – Delicate garlic flavour, edible white flowers
Cilantro – Becoming one of the most popular fresh herbs, great in Mexican & Asian food, easy to grow & tolerates cool weather
Dill, Hera – Essential pickling herb, edible seeds & greens flavour many foods; improved slow-bolting variety
Lavender, Munstead (P) – Best lavender for winter hardiness, compact, bushy habit
Mint, Black Peppermint (P) – Strong peppermint for use in tea & a variety of dishes, refreshing scent
Mint, Chocolate (P) – A lovely, mild & clean-tasting mint with no aftertaste, discriminating noses may note a hint of chocolate
Oregano, Greek (P) – Use fresh or dried in tomato sauces, marinades or on pizza
Parsley, Curly – Curled leaves are great for garnishes, salads & cooking
Parsley, Italian – Flat, glossy leaves, strong flavoured for use fresh or dried
Rosemary (P) – Upright branches with fragrant, needle-like leaves.
Sage, Garden (P) – Culinary herb used to season meats, sauces & stuffings
Thyme (P) – Classic culinary & ornamental herb, use fresh or dried to season meats, vegetables, soups & sauces
Nasturtium, Empress of India – Dark foliage & red flowers, blooms have a mildly spicy flavour, peppery tasting foliage
Pansy, Mulberry Shades – Rich rust & purple shades with yellow centres, tolerates hot & cold weather better than other pansies
Marigold, French – Double gold, yellow & red blossoms, insect-repelling properties
Ground Cherry – aka Cape Gooseberry, old-fashioned tomato family member, 1/2- 3/4" sweet golden berries in papery husks, prolific plants, eat fruits raw, or make into preserves and desserts.
Strawberry, Alpine (P) – Tangy berries taste like wild strawberries but are larger, compact & runnerless plants, everbearing
Strawberry, Temptation (P) – Compact with few runners, great in hanging baskets, 1 1/2" berries, larger than Alpine, everbearing