chard seedlings

Certified Organic Seedlings

All BUFCO gardens start with certified organic seedlings grown by our colleague Sophie Clark at Trout Lily 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.

2020 Seedlings have sold out, check back April 2021!


BUFCO SEEDLING LIST 2020

  • $5.25 for annuals each plus HST
  • $5.50 for perennials (P) each plus HST
  • Update, April 22, 2020: Most seedlings are sold out beyond their listed "available by" dates. Expect orders submitted now to be ready by June 2nd.

VEGETABLES

Plant, Variety Description Plants per Pot Available By
ARUGULA spicy, cool weather green lends rich taste to salads, 25-30 days approx. 9 Apr 21
BROCCOLI, Gypsy (hybrid) - medium-size blue-green heads, produces side shoots after main head is cut, heat tolerant, 70 days 2 Apr 28
CABBAGE, Farao Green (hybrid) early season variety, forms dense 3-4 lb heads, holds well in summer heat, 63 days. 2 Apr 28
CAULIFLOWER, Minuteman (hybrid) - produces 2-3 lb dense, white heads with good leaf cover, 53 days 2 Apr 28
CELERY, Utah good home garden variety, tall, dark green stalks, hilling encourages more tender stalks, 90-130 days several Apr 28
CHARD, Ruby Red (heirloom) - crumpled leaves with bright red stalks & veins, prolific plants, 30 days baby leaf, 60 days full size approx. 4 Apr 20

 

CUCUMBER

     Marketmore standard field cucumber with dark green, 8" fruits, very productive, disease tolerant, 65 days 3 May 11
     Pickling (Sumter) A BUFCO favorite! Firm, tasty pickles are good for fresh eating or pickling, 55 days 3 May 11

 

EGGPLANT

     Diamond very prolific & early producer of medium-size, dark purple fruits, mild flavour & creamy texture, 70 days 2 May 19
     Pingtung long, slender, dark lavender-coloured, Asian eggplant, creamy flesh & mild flavour, heavy producer, 65 days 2 May 19

 

KALE

     Dinosaur (heirloom) - tender leaves, dates back to the 18th century, 30 days baby leaf, 60 days full size 4 Apr 21
     Curled (Vates Curled Blue) standard curly kale, compact 2' plants are very hardy, 30 days baby leaf, 50 days full size 4 Apr 21

 

LEEK, Hannibal vigorous with 6", heavy white shafts & upright green-blue leaves, mild onion flavour, 85 days several Apr 28

 

LETTUCE
     Butterhead (Sylvesta) - large, medium-green heads with flavourful interior, heat tolerant, 52 days full size  4 Apr 21
     Romaine (Aerostar) - dark green, smooth leaves, grows well all season, disease resistant, 55 days full size  4 Apr 21
     Red Leaf (New Red Fire) - terrific, full size leaf lettuce, ruffled red leaves atop a bright green base, 55 days full size  4 Apr 21
     Red Oak Leaf bronze-tinged, oak-shaped leaf, heat tolerant, grows well in all seasons, 60 days full size 4 Apr 21
     Mix purchase a mix of green leaf, red leaf, red oak leaf, and romaine or butterhead lettuce all in one pot 4 Apr 21

 

MELON
     Cantaloupe (PMR Delicious 51) early variety produces juicy, sweet, dark-orange flesh, 2-3 lb fruits, 57 days 2 May 19
     Watermelon (Blacktail Mountain) crisp & sweet with red-orange flesh, average 6-10lbs, best melon for short, cool seasons, can harvest just before ripe & will mature in storage, 76 days 2 May 12

 

ONION
     Bunching hardy bunching onion produces strong green tops, can let some overwinter & divide in second year to produce new crop several Apr 21
     Cabernet Red (hybrid) - early red storage onion, glossy skin & beautiful red interior rings, 105 days  several Apr 21
     Sturon Yellow large bulbs, strong skins & tight necks, good storage variety , 110 days several Apr 21

 

PAC CHOY, Prize White vase-shaped, succulent stems and tender greens. Great for kimchi or stir-fries, 50 days 4 Apr 21
PEA, Cascadia Sugar Snap Sweet & juicy, thick-walled snap pea. Stringless pods produced on 3’ tall vines. Requires trellising. 60 days to harvest approx. 4 Apr 21

 

PEPPER (HOT)
     Cayenne (Ring-O-Fire) produces many bright red, long, very hot peppers, ideal for cooking & drying, 45 days to green, 60 days red 2 May 5
     Chinese Five Colour fiery hot peppers turn from purple to cream, yellow, orange & red, an edible feast for the eyes 2 May 5
     Hungarian Hot Wax abundant yields of medium hot, tapering fruits, ideal for pickling, roasting & frying, yellow to red, 70 days 2 May 5
     Jalapeño blunt-shaped peppers mature early, dark green 65 days, red 85 days, medium heat 2 May 5
     Poblano a mild, larger chili pepper, for stuffing, dried or in sauces, often harvested when green, 68 days green, 88 days red  2 May 5
     Serrano long, blunt peppers, harvest when green or red, very productive plants, moderate heat between Jalapeño & Cayenne 2 May 12

 

PEPPER (SWEET)
     Ace (hybrid) - extra early, three-lobed bell pepper, a favourite of ours for productivity & flavour, green to red, 55 days 2 May 5
     Bright Star (hybrid) - blocky 3-4", crisp, bright fruits with sweet flavour, green to orange, 73 days 2 May 5
     Doe Hill (heirloom) - early, sweet & extremely productive, small peppers turn from green to golden orange, 65 days  2 May 5
     Lipstick Sheppard-type, cone-shaped pepper with superb flavour, thick & juicy, 53 days green, 73 days red 2 May 5

 

SPINACH, Regiment giant-leaf type packs on weight, medium green finish, bolt resistant, 37 days approx. 9 Apr 21

 

SQUASH
     Butternut (Waltham) 4-5 lb fruits with smooth, easy to peel tan skin & orange flesh, keeps into winter if cured, 105 days 3 May 12
     Patty Pan (Sunburst) bright yellow, scalloped squash, compact, high-yielding plants, 50 days 3 May 12

 

TOMATILLO, Toma Verde a staple in Mexican foods, harvest when husk loosens & fruit turns pale yellow, 70 days 2 May 12

 

TOMATO (CHERRY)
     Black Cherry purple tinged 1" fruits with sweet, mouth-watering, rich flavour, early, indeterminate 1 May 5
     Gold Nugget sweet, open-pollinated, 1" yellow cherry tomatoes, resistant to cracking, early season, determinate  1 May 5
     Indigo Rose stunning purple-red, very dark fruits, with lovely flavour, high in antioxidants, mid-late season, indeterminate  1 May 5
     Peacevine delicious red cherry tomatoes in clusters on prolific plants, mid-season, indeterminate  1 May 5
     Sun Sugar (hybrid) - golden fruits with unparalleled sweetness & flavour, high in Vit. A, early & indeterminate  1 May 5
     Sweet 100s (hybrid) - extremely high yields of well-rounded 3⁄4-1" red fruits, early & indeterminate 1 May 5
     Yellow Pear  (heirloom) - pear-shaped, sweet yellow fruits, low in acid, very productive, mid-season variety, indeterminate 1 May 5

 

TOMATO (PLUM/PASTE)
     Black Plum (heirloom) - mid-season, oval 2" fruits with dark colour & rich flavour, great for sauces & salads, indeterminate 1 May 12
     Roma disease resistant plum tomato, heavy yields of thick-walled fruit with deep red color & mild flavour, determinate 1 May 5

 

TOMATO (SLICING)
     Big Beef
(hybrid) - excellent flavour, large, smooth red fruits, disease resistant, mid-season, indeterminate 1 May 5
     Black Krim (heirloom) - dark, red-purple skin & flesh, lovely full flavour, medium to large fruits, mid to late season, indeterminate 1 May 5
     Black Prince
(heirloom) - orange-red, uniform fruits with brown shoulders, approx. 3", rich flavour, early season, indeterminate 1 May 12
     Black Sea Man (heirloom) - medium-sized, brownish-red fruits, delicious rich flavour, early to mid-season, determinate 1 May 5
     Bonny Best
(heirloom) - popular home garden variety, medium size fruit with old-fashioned flavour, mid-season, indeterminate 1 May 5
     Brandywine (heirloom) - large, tasty & juicy beefsteak-type tomato, indeterminate, mid to late season, potato-leaf foliage 1 May 5
      Cosmonaut Volkov (heirloom) - taste-test winning Ukrainian variety, great blend of sweet & tart, mid-size red fruits, early season, indeterminate, very productive 1 May 5
     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  1 May 5
      Earl of Edgecombe (heirloom) - lovely 3-inch round, mango-coloured fruits, meaty with fruity flavour, indeterminate  1 May 5
      Green Zebra
(heirloom) - tangy, green fruits with dark stripes, pick when fruit has a yellowish hue, mid-season, indeterminate 1 May 5
      New Girl
(hybrid) - early producer, mid-size red fruits with great flavour, more disease resistant than Early Girl, indeterminate 1 May 5
      Old German  (heirloom) - large yellow & red mottled tomatoes with full, fruity flavour, mid to late season, indeterminate 1 May 5
  • TOMATO RECOMMENDATION: For container planting of tomatoes, choose shorter/more compact, determinate varieties. Indeterminate refers to taller vining varieties.
ZUCCHINI
      Green  (Midnight Lightning) sturdy plants yield long, slender, dark-green zucchinis, disease resistant, 55 days 2 May 5
      Yellow 
(Golden Delight) beautiful dark yellow zucchinis, high-yielding, disease-resistant plants, 52 days 2 May 5

 

HERBS

Plant, Variety Description Plants per Pot Available By
BASIL, Dark Opal  deep purple leaves & stems, lilac flowers, excellent as a garnish, in salads or for adding to basil vinegars 2 May 12
BASIL, Genovese standard sweet pesto basil, heavy yields of glossy leaves 2 May 5
BASIL, Lime distinct lime flavour & scent, vigorous, bushy plant, try it with fish, in dressings or in Asian dishes. 2 May 12
BASIL, Sacred/Holy/Tulsi strong clove scent, makes a lovely tea and is used as an adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine, hardiest of the basils 2 May 5
BASIL, Thai vigorous, anise flavoured plants, used in a wide range of Thai, Vietnamese & other cuisines 2 May 5
CATNIP (P) a fast-growing ground cover with pale flowers from early to late summer & attractive to cars and pollinators with its gentle scent, medicinal properties as well 1 May 5
CHIVES, Garlic (P) delicate garlic flavour, edible white flowers 1 Apr 21
CHIVES, Regular (P) adds mild onion flavour to salads, meats & soups, edible purple flowers 1 Apr 21
CILANTRO (Corriander), Calypso most bolt resistant variety, easy to grow & tolerates cool weather several Apr 21
DILL, Hera essential pickling herb, edible seeds & greens flavour many foods, an improved slow-bolting variety several Apr 21
MINT, Black Peppermint (P) strong peppermint for use in tea & a variety of dishes, refreshing scent 1 Apr 21
MINT, Chocolate (P) ovely, clean-tasting mint with no aftertaste, discriminating noses & palates may note a hint of chocolate 1 Apr 21
OREGANO, Greek (P) use fresh or dried in tomato sauces, marinades or on pizza 1 Apr 21
PARSLEY, Curly curled leaves are great for garnishes, salads & cooking 1 Apr 28
PARSLEY, Italian flat, glossy leaves, strong flavoured for use fresh or dried 1 Apr 28
SAGE, Garden (P) culinary herb used to season meats, sauces & stuffings 1 Apr 28
THYME, English (P) classic culinary & ornamental herb, use fresh or dried to season meats, vegetables, soups & sauces 1 Apr 21

 

FRUITS

Plant, Variety Description Plants per Pot Available By
GROUND CHERRY aka Cape Gooseberry, ½- ¾" sweet golden berries in papery husks, prolific plants, eat fruits raw or freeze, dry, can, make into preserves and desserts, 75 days 1 May 5
STRAWBERRY, Alpine (P) tangy berries taste like wild strawberries but are larger, compact & runnerless plants, everbearing 1 April 21
STRAWBERRY, Freca (P) Great in hanging baskets and containers, traditional sweet 1½" berries (larger than Alpine) everbearing, will produce more fruits with continuous picking in consequent years, has runners and will spread. 1 April 21

 

EDIBLE FLOWERS

Plant, Variety Description Plants per Pot Available By
CALENDULA, Orange long lasting orange flowers will bloom more with regular harvesting & blooms can be eaten fresh or dried, as well as used medicinally or in cosmetics 1 May 5
LAVENDER, Ellagance (P) bushy, uniform plants flower in 1st year, deep purple flowers on large, dense spikes, winter hardy 1 April 28
LAVENDER, Munstead (P) fragrant & winter hardy, compact, bushy habit, violet-purple flowers appear early in season 1 May 5
NASTURTIUM, Empress of India dark foliage & red flowers, blooms have a mild spicy flavour, peppery tasting foliage 3 Apr 21
NASTURTIUM, Trailing flowers in red, orange & yellow, blooms have a mild spicy flavour, peppery tasting foliage is also edible 3 Apr 21
PANSY, Mulberry Shades rich rust & purple shades with yellow centres, tolerates hot & cold weather better than other pansies 1 Apr 21

 

ORNAMENTAL FLOWERS

Plant, Variety Description Plants per Pot Available By
MARIGOLD, French double gold, yellow & red blossoms, insect-repelling properties, great planted with tomatoes. 2 May 5
SWEET PEA, Old Spice lovely mix of classic varieties (17-19th century) with heavy fragrance and exceptional heat resistance, wide range of colours, stripes, and bi-colours approx. 4 April 21

 

Sophie with her seedling babies

Sophie Clark and her seedling babies.

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