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Gosh, I had no idea! thanks for letting us know. I wonder what seed catalouges are affiliated with them?

Girl: I am working on finding out who Seminis sells to. I'm not the greatest sleuth on the net, so we will see how successful I get!

Information found, thanks to Faithbookqueen on LJGardening

Burpee and Monsanto: now there's a scary combination.

Argh. Keep us updated, please.

Don -

Yes. Yes it is. And if they do to Burpee what Burpee has done to others? Which they might. They might.

hmmm. Interesting world.

Fedco Seeds has a compelling essay on why they stopped offering Seminis seeds. They dropped them last year and are selling the last of their stock. I like a bit of politics with my seed ordering! Especially when it agrees with my own views. But I will miss Cloud Nine eggplant when I run out of seed. Fedco is looking for satisfactory replacements for the popular Seminis varieties.

This information is false, Burpee is NOT owned by Monsanto nor has it ever been. Burpee remains an independent privately owned seed and plant purveyor with a proud 131 year history of fulfilling the needs of home gardners across America.

I just spoke with the Communications Director and here's what I found - included is a list of ALL the companies that buy Seminis seeds.

Angela

Thanks, Angela!

More on this topic:
Interesting reading, and opinions from all over the map>

After reading down about halfway on the thread (link posted in comments above) I think what is needed is a complete list of product/seed names coming out of the Monsanto family.

Buyers can then not buy from Monsanto, while perhaps supporting the seed company distributors. This would provide a much more accurate target for a boycott.

The current Seeds of Change catalog features the Podolls, half-century family farmers in North Dakota whose "diversity of grains, vegetables, and seed crops stand in stark contrast to the vast monocultures of corn and soybeans that surround them." Can't help but wonder how much longer until the Podolls' 480 acres of heirloom crops are cross-pollinated by Roundup-ready, genetically engineered crap from Monsanto et al. And then Monsanto gets to sue for patent infringement, to boot!

I was looking for information that I can trust, and excellent seeds.
I find however that you did not get it right.
Mansanto did not create BGH better known as Bovine Growth Hormone, it is a naturally occuring hormone in bovine.
They did however create rBGH or rbST.
If you are going to black ball someone please Get it Right.

{Ed: Gotcha! Thanks}

It is worse that you had mentioned,
they now own more seed companies

http://us.seminis.com/products/hg_dealer.asp

here are a few more semenis varieties, from their website and dealers. by no means all, but a place to start.

BROCCOLI
Captain
Castle Dome
Coronado Crown
General
Heritage
Ironman
Legacy
Liberty
Major
Pacman
Tlaloc
Tradition


CAULIFLOWER
Cheddar
Cielo Blanco
Cornell
Freedom
Freemont
Juneau
Minuteman
Whistler

CABBAGE
Ambrosia
Atlantis
Blue Dynasty
Constellation
Golden Dynasty
Huron
Missouri
Platinum Dynasty
Red Dynasty
Rocket
Rona
Ruby Dynasty
Spring Flavor
Tobia

TOMATO
Apt 410
Applause
Biltmore
Beefmaster
Better Boy
Big Beef
Brilliant
Bizarr
Burpee's Big Boy
Cabernet
Caspian Pink
Celebrity
Classica
Cluster Grande
Corona
Crown Jewel
Cupid
Debut
Early Cascade
Earli Girl*
Ever
First Lady I & II*
Floralina
Florida 47 R
Florida 91
Glory
Golden Girl
Health Kick
Husky Cherry
Hypeel 108
Hypeel 303
Hypeel 849
Idool
Ivone
Jetsetter
Keepsake
Lemon Boy
Margherita
Patio
Phoenix
Picus
PS 01522935
PS 01522942
PS 345
PS438
Pink Girl
Polish Linguisa
Quincy
WATERMELON
Apollo
Companion
Cooperstown
Delta
Jade Star
Majestic
Olympia
Royal Majesty
Royal Flush
Royal Star
Sentinal
Stargazer
Starbrite
Stars'n'Stripes
Tiger Baby
Wrigley
Yellow Doll


MELON
Alaska
Ambrosia
Bush Whopper*
Casablance*
Cabrillo
Destacado
Dixie Jumbo*
Dorado
Durango
Earli-Dew
Early Crisp*
Eclipse
Fastbreak
Magellan
Pulsar
Saturno
Sugar Nut
Vienna
Yellow Star

BEAN
Alicante
Brio
Bronco
Bush Blue Lake 94*
Cadillac
Carlo
Cyclone
Distinction
Ebro
Etna
Eureka
Ex 08120703
Excalibur
EZ Gold*
Fandego
Festina
Firstmate
Golden Child
Gold Dust
Goldmine
Goldrush
Grenoble
Hurricane
Helda
Hercules
Kentucky King*
Liana
Lynx
Magnum
Matador
Opus
Romano Gold

CUCUMBER
Babylon
Burpee Hybrid II
Conquistador
Cool Breeze
Dasher II
Daytona
Early Triumph
Expedition
Ex 4506143
Ex 04506117
Ex 14501043
Eureka
Fancy Pack
Fanfare HG
Fanfare
Holland
Homemade Pickles
Impreza
Indy
Intimidator
Journey
Kenia
Llanoverde
Loustik
Marketmore 76
Orient Express
Palomina
Patio Pickles SG
Pearl
Poinsett 76
Rockingham
Speedway
Spoetnik
Sweet Slice
Sweeter Yet*
Talladega
Thunder
Thunderbird
Turbo
Vlaspik
Yellow Submarine*

TOMATO CONT.
Royesta
Sausalito
Small Fry
Sunsugar
Super Marzano
Sweet Baby Girl
Sweet Million*
Sanibel
Solarset
Sunbeam
Sunbrite
Sunchief
Sunguard
Sunoma
Sunpride
Sunrise
Sunsation
Sunshine
Timotion
Tygress
Tona Verde(Tomatillo)
Viva Italia
Window Box Roma
Yellow Pear(1 strain)


LEEK
Arkansas

POPCORN
Seneca Popcorn

SWEET CORN
Absolute
Devotion
Obsession
Passion
Seneca Arrowhead
Seneca Dancer
Seneca Horizon
Seneca Spring
Seneca Sweet
Sensor
Synergy
Temptation
Vitality


LETTUCE
Brave Heart
Baby Star*
Blackjack*
Clemente
Conquistador
Del Oro
Del Rey
Desert Spring
Esmeralda
Grizzly
Honcho II
Ideal
Lolla Rossa*
Mohawk
Monet
Outback
Raider
Red Butterworth*
Red Hot
Red Line
Red Sails
Red Tide*
Sahara
Sharpshooter
Simpson Elite
Sniper
Sureshot
Summertime


SPINACH
Avenger
Barbados
Bolero
Correnta
Cypress*
Hellcat
Interceptor
Melody
MIG
Tigercat
Unipack 151


BEAN CONT.
Sea Biscuit
Secretariat
Slenderpack
Spartacus
Stallion
Storm
Strike
Sunburst
Tapia
Teggia
Tema
Thoroughbred
Titan
Unidor
Ulysses
Valentino
Veronica
Volcano

CARROT
Abeldo
Achieve
Caropak
Chantenay #1*
Chantilly*
Dominion
Enterprise
Envy
Karina*
Lariat*
Minicor
Nutri-Red*
Propeel
PS 07101405
PS 07101441
Prodigy
Pursuit
Recolete
Sweetness II
Sweet Sunshine*
Tastypeel
Thumbelina


WINTER SQUASH
Ambercup
Autumn Delight
Autumncup
Buckskin Pumpkin*
Bush Delicata
Butternut Supreme
Burpee Early Acorn
Early Butternut
Pasta
Really Big Butternut*
Seneca Autumn
Table Ace
Taybelle
Taybelle PM

PEPPERS-HOT
Aquiles
Ancho San Martin
Ball Park
Big Bomb
Biscane*
Cherry Bomb
Cardon
Caribbean Red
Chicken Itza
Chichimeca
Corcel
Coyame
Fresnillo
Grande
Garden Salsa
Gypsy
Habanero
Holy Mole
Hot Spot
Inferno
Ixtapa
Jalapa
Kung Pao
Kukulkan
Mariachi
Mucho Nacho
Mesilla
Mitla
Nainari
Nazas
PS 52095
Papaloapan
Rebelde
Rio de Oro
Sahuaro
Salvatierra
Spanish Spice
Super Chili
Tajin
Timebomb
Tuxtlas
Senorita
Serrano del Sol
Vencedor
Victorioso

ONION
Arsenal
Affirmed
Bunker
Caballero
Candy
Cannonball
Caveat
Century
Champlain
Charismatic
Citation
Damascus
Flare
Fortress
Gazelle
Gelma
Golden Spike
Granex 33
Grateful Red
Hamlet
Joliet
Mackenzie
Mercury
Mars*
Monarchos
Nicolet
Orizaba
Red Zeppelin
Savannah Sweet
Sierra Blanca
Sterling
Superstar
Tioga
Verrazano
Vision
EGGPLANT
Cloud 9
Dusky
Epic
Fairy Tale
Galaxy
Hansel
Madonna
Night Shadow
Orion
Twinkle

OKRA
Cajun Delight

PEPPERS-SWEET
Aladdin
Aristotle
Baron
Bounty
Camelot
Cherry Pick
Chocolate Beauty
Early Sunsation
Enterprise
Ethem
Excalibur
Fat and Sassy*
Key West
King Arthur
Luzon
Morraine
North Star
Orange Glory
Petite Sirah
Pimento elite
Plato
Pritavit
PS 9915776
PS 9927141
PS 9928302
Ramiro
Red Knight
Red Glory
Satsuma
Socrates
Striker
Sweet Spot
Wizard

PUMPKIN
Appalachian
Jamboree
Mini Treat
Orange Smoothie
Phantom
Prizewinner
Snackjack
Spirit
Spooktacular
Trickster
Wyatt's Wonder


SUMMER SQUASH
Ambassador
Blackjack
Butterstick
Conqueror III
Daisey
Declaration II
Destiny III
Dixie
Fancycrook*
Gold Rush
Independence II
Judgment III
Justice III
Lemondrop
Liberator III
Lolita*
Papaya Pear
Portofino
Patriot II
Prelude II
Quirnal
Radiant
Senator
Seneca
Seneca Prolific
Sunny Delight
Sungreen
Sunray
Terminator
XPT 1832 III
Peter Pan

PEA
Ashton
Cabree
Crecendo
Durango
Estancia
Ex 08530726
Ex 08530731
Ice Pack
Ice Breaker
Mr Big
Nitro
Pendalton
Romance
Sherwood
Solution
Survivor
Utrillo

I just want to thank you for this list...I don't want to support these companies, and it is ridiculous the time I'm spending trying to find this stuff out!

Thank you very much for the information I really appreciate it!!

helpful site, keep the good work!!!!

I am a friend of Marino Cortez Giron, I visited him when he used to produce Flower Seeds for the company that worked for. He is at the production site at Rancho El Milagro, San Quintin, Baja California. Mexico.
all that I want is his telephone number. Thank You......David

Terribly sorry, David.

I am in Arizona and have no contact with your friend. Good luck!

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