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Comments regarding Ontario Seed Company, Ltd. (OSC)

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Neutral tmccuaig
(1 review)
On Jun 24, 2011, tmccuaig Hamilton,
Canada wrote:

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
(1 review)
On Aug 19, 2010, lorvan Hamilton, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

- 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
(4 reviews)
On Dec 8, 2009, joannabanana Calgary, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

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.

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