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The scoop on 'Ontario Seed Company, Ltd. (OSC)'

  Company Profile  
Ontario Seed Company, Ltd. (OSC)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3Z6 (Canada)

Phone: (519) 886-0557
Fax: (519) 886-0606

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This company offers a variety of gardening supplies and seeds.

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5 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives


Neutral tmccuaig
(1 review)
June 24, 2011
The Hamilton store is very attractive and stocks a wide selection. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. However, the hyacinth bulbs I purchased were infested with tiny flies and did not blossom. (A competitor's bulbs did blossom well.) The seeds I bought had a very low germination rate.
Neutral lorvan
Hamilton, ON (Zone 5b)
(1 review)
August 19, 2010
- Everything was sent on time, and I got everything I ordered.
- Prices are fair and reasonable

- Tomato Brandywine: in their catalog they say it has incomparable taste... I've had tomatoes with more flavor from the grocery store
- They don't sell strictly OSC seeds; Not sure where some of the seed packets are from
- Many of the packets don't have a "best before" date.
Neutral joannabanana
Calgary, AB (Zone 3a)
(4 reviews)
December 8, 2009
Posted on December 08, 2009, updated December 08, 2009
There are many seeds offered in their catalog that are not "theirs", therefore no guarantee for germination and no compensation if there is a problem. The Wave and Opera Supreme petunia seeds fall into that 3rd party category. Very disappointing to have such an expensive seed with poor germination and no resource for problems.

Be aware that there are a number of different seeds that they offer that are not "their seeds". With the price of some of the seeds, it may be a waste of your money and a bit of a risk.
On December 8th, 2009, joannabanana changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

Opera Supreme was incorrect. It was Lavender Wave & Blue Wave. Since this was revisited thru the Watchdog, OSC is now going to replace the Wave seed packages. There were other seed that had poor germination, so I'm not 100% back to positive with the quality.

It is awesome that they have decided to compensate now. In the spring, I had phoned them and with no resolution. Guess I may have called at a busy time.

e-mail worked better.
Positive veggiehead
Niagara Area,
(1 review)
June 12, 2006
I made a mail order purchase with them earlier in the spring and was very happy with their selection, prices, and quick service. Very high germination rates. Will certainly do business with them again.
Positive heavenlybubbles
Kitchener, ON (Zone 5b)
(1 review)
March 18, 2006
Reasonable prices, quick shipping. High quality seeds -- germination approaching 100%. Easy to use website. Great Company!
Positive Mariemarie
(1 review)
December 22, 2004
Excellent. I have dealt with this company for many years and have always been highly satisfied with their quality of service and product. I HIGHLY recommend this company.
Positive jagonjune
Edmonton, AB (Zone 3a)
(1 review)
June 8, 2003
Ordered twice from OSC this winter for seeds. Everything arrived as ordered; germination rates were good and I thought prices were competitive. Had some unusual items and they have a good catalog.
Positive lwagner
(1 review)
January 16, 2003
I e-mailed them for a store address as their magazine ad gives only as Post Office Box address. Their reply was quick and courteous.

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