Looking for seeds?

This is a list of vegetable and fruit seeds that were sold in recent years by Canadian seed companies.

Click on a section in the list below to see the varieties available, and the companies that sold them. Visit these companies, buy their seeds, and enjoy a beautiful, diverse garden this summer!

Thank you to the donors who helped make this list possible:


The Cottage Gardener
Edible Antiques
Greta's Organic Gardens
Harmonic Herbs
Heritage Harvest Seed
Kitchen Table Seed House
La Finquita Seeds
Mumm's Sprouting Seeds
Prairie Orchard Organics
Terra Edibles
Tourne Sol Co-operative Farm
Twin Meadows Organics
Urban Harvest Organic Seed


Please note: Seeds of Diversity has no store, and no mail order seed sales. We collect back-up seed samples for conservation of endangered varieties, and recruit volunteers to help grow fresh seeds. This list is here to help you find commercial sources, and to help us set our conservation priorities.

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Other Greens and Vegetables - Varieties Sold in Canada

Achocha-Cyclanthera pedata -Lady's Slipper
Agretti/Barba di Frate
Arrowhead/Sagittaria latifolia
Autumn Express
Bao Tah
Broadleaf Plantain
Cee Gwa, Chinese Okra Smooth
China Express
Chinese Artichoke
Chinese Cabbage Nappa
Chinese Cabbage Nappa, Nozaki Early
Chinese Cabbage, Chi-Hi-Li
Chinese Cabbage, Nappa, China Gold
Chinese Cabbage, Nappa, Jazz
Chinese Cabbage, Nappa, Yuki
Chinese Cabbage, Sui Choi , Red Scarvita
Chinese Celery, Kin-Tsai
Chinese Celery, Kun Choy, Boly
Chinese Celery, Kun Choy, Light Green
Chinese Celery, Kun Choy, Tianjin Green
Chinese Lettuce, Yu Mai Tsa, Sword Choy
Chinese Mallow/Crispa
Chinese Toon, North Red
Choy Sum, Green 49 Impr.
Choy Sum, Elite 70 Days
Choy Sum, Green 70 Days
Choy Sum, Green 80 Days
Choy Sum, Late Green
Choy Sum, New 80 Days
Choy Sum, Welcome
Corn Salad
Corn Salad/Mache, Baron
Corn Salad/Mache, Broadleaf Dutch
Corn Salad/Mache, G7719Doucette d’Alger
Corn Salad/Mache, Granon
Corn Salad/Mache, Large Leaf Round
Corn Salad/Mache, Medallion
Corn Salad/Mache, Valgros
Corn Salad/Mache, Vilmorins
Corn Salad/Mache, Vit
Dandelion, French, Thick leaved
Dwarf Chiang Shin
Earth Chestnut
Erba Stella, Barba di Cappuccino
Erba Stella, Barba di Cappuccino, Minuetia
Feng Qing Choi
Foo Gwa, Bitter Melon, Jade Dragon
Foo Gwa, Black Pearl Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Canton Green Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Canton Green Improved Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Indian Mini Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Long Green Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Long White Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Mandarin Green Bitter Melon
Foo Gwa, Medium Spindle Bitter Melon
Gai Lan
Gai Lan Green Pearl
Gai Lan Midwater
Gai Lan, Blue Jade
Gai Lan, Crown Jade
Gai Lan, Noble Jade
Gai Lan, Ryokuho (Green Jade)
Garland Round Leaf
Gobo Takinogawa
Gobo, Shosaku, Japanese Burdock
Gobo, Watanabe Early
Good King Henry
Groundnut/Apios americana
Hog Peanut/Amphicarpa bracteata
Hon Tsai Tai
Jicama, Yam Bean
Kaillaan Broccoli White Flower
Lambsquarter, Magenta Sprean (Chenopodium giganteum)
Mao Gua (Hairy Gourd), Fong Show
Mao Gua (Hairy Gourd), Fuzzy Star
Mao Gua (Hairy Gourd), New Jang Sin
Mertensia maritima. Oyster Leaf
Michihli, CR Mini Top
Michihli, CR Napa King
Michihli, Greenrocket
Michihli, Qing Summer No.1
Michihli, SD Mini Napa
Michihli, Spring Choice
Midwater Gai-Lan
Ming Choi
Minuet, Chinese Cabbage
Miriam Sponge-Sin Gua
Mitsuba, Kansai
Pak Choi
Pak Choi Ching Chiang
Pak Choi, Baby
Pak Choi, Bopak
Pak Choi, Cantong White
Pak Choi, Chun Mei
Pak Choi, Chun Yu
Pak Choi, Dynasty
Pak Choi, Extra Dwarf
Pak Choi, Green Fortune
Pak Choi, Hua Kwan
Pak Choi, Hwa Mei
Pak Choi, Joi Choi
Pak Choi, Little Shanghai
Pak Choi, Luxiu
Pak Choi, Mei Qing
Pak Choi, Prize Choi
Pak Choi, QD-2 Express
Pak Choi, Qing King
Pak Choi, Qingdao Express
Pak Choi, Rubi
Pak Choi, Shanghai
Pak Choi, Shanghai Chiang
Pak Choi, Shanghai Green
Pak Choi, Shanghai Purple
Pak Choi, Shiro
Pak Choi, Tah Tsai
Pak Choi, Taiwan
Pak Choi, Toy Choy
Pak Choi, Toy Green
Pak Choi, Wa Wa Qing
Pak Choi, White Stemmed
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Big Choy
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Canton Bok
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Ho Tau Bok
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Hotau Impr.
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Nabai Queen
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Nabai Slo
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, Nabai Spring
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, New Nabai
Pak Choi, White Stemmed, White Bok
Pak Choi, Wuta
Perilla, Asia Ip
Perilla, Bau Sin, Late
Perilla, Jeok Ssam Ip
Perilla, Korean
Perilla, Qing Su (green)
Perilla, Red
Perilla, Zi Su (purple)
Pickling Melon (Yue Gua), White Strips
Purslane, French
Purslane, Golden
Purslane, Tall Green
Purslane, Winter
Purslane. Spring Beauty/Claytonia virginica
Salad Burnet
Sea Spinach
Shungiku, Broad Leaf
Shungiku, Ficoïde Glaciale
Shungiku, Komi
Shungiku, Oasis Q
Shungiku, Serrated
Shungiku, Tong Ho Large Leaf
Sorrel, Belleville
Sorrel, Blood Veined Dock
Sorrel, French
Sorrel, Green de Belleville
Sorrel, Large Leaf
Sorrel, Profusion
Sorrel, Red Veined
Sorrel, Sheep
Sorrel, Silver Shields
Stem Mustard, North Round
Stem Mustard, Wa Wa Gaichoi
Tatsoi, Green Coin
Tatsoi, Rainbow
Tokyo Bekana
Tsa Tsai, North Round
Tsoi-Sim Purple
Turkish Rocket
Wa Wa Sai Sui Choi
Water Convolvulus, Bamboo White
Water Convolvulus, Green Broad
Water Convolvulus, HK White
Winter melon
Wo Ju
Wo Ju (Celtuce), Purple Sword
Wo Ju (Celtuce), Spring Tower Summer
Wo Ju (Celtuce), Summer 38
Wo Ju, Angustana
Wong Bok
Yu Tsai Sum
Yu Tsai Sum, Jade Spring