At OSC Seeds, our goal is to provide Canadian gardeners with the best quality seed available.

As a result, we are committed to upholding high quality standards for all of our products, including Organic Certification for select seed packets, government-mandated Germination Standards, and more.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our standards.

Organic Certification

OSC Seeds is your top source for imported Certified Organic Seed in Canada. Our mission is to search for the best seed available from Certified Organic producers, who meet Canadian Seed standards. Our organic seeds are imported from the United States.

We hold our Organic Seed Processor Certification from The Centre for Systems Integration (CSI). CSI is a division of the Canadian Seed Institute and a fully accredited certifier under the Canadian Organic Regime (COR). It is recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

View our organic certificate here. You can also view a list of our certified organic products by clicking here.

Germination Standards

At OSC Seeds, our germination standards are the most rigorous in the world — not only do we test all our seeds on a regular basis, we are required by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to have our seeds tested at government authorized labs to ensure that they meet or exceed Canadian Seed standards.

Additionally, we are monitored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Inspectors throughout the season to ensure we continue to meet their strict requirements.

Seed Counts

The majority of our seed is packaged by machine. Some specialty varieties are machine-counted and packaged.

For all our vegetable seeds, you will see a line that states the number of ‘seeds per gram’ for that variety. Most bulk packages are sold by weight.

The ‘seed per gram’ measurement is an approximation, so please keep in mind that as seeds age they gradually lose moisture and this can affect the package weight.

Some hybrid varieties are sold by the seed count. This information is stated in our paper and online catalogues.

OSC Terms of Sale

At OSC Seeds, we guarantee the purity and vitality of our seeds to the full amount of the purchase price.

We recognize that mistakes do occur. Therefore, it is mutually agreed that in no case shall OSC Seeds be liable for any more than the amount actually paid for the seed purchased.

The buyer acknowledges by acceptance of the seed herein that the limitation and disclaimers herein described are conditions of sale and constitute the entire agreement between the parties regarding warranty or any other liability.

If the seed is not accepted under these conditions, return it to us in 10 days and the full purchase price will be refunded.

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