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

Arlene and Vera

Arlene with Vera Top and all her babies.

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(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

Other Herbs

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

Black Beauty Eggplant
California Wonder Orange Pepper
Early Jalapeno Peppers
Old German Tomatoes
Mountain Princess and Gold Nugget tomatoes
Green Zebra tomato
Black Cherry tomatoes
Ruby Swiss Chard
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