Vegetables and Fruit forum: Top Notch Seed Company

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KarenHolt
Jan 8, 2016 11:44 PM CST
Does anyone know if this company treats their seeds? I have bought watermelon seeds with a pink dye, does not smell like herbicide, fungicide or anything else for that matter. But the question arose when we were discussing the pink dye on the seed. I keep trying to find out information online but to no avail. If someone here could help that would be so appreciated.
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cycadjungle
Jan 9, 2016 7:26 AM CST
I don't know anything about the seed company, but in my business I have seen plenty of seeds in the last 30 years that were pink like that. In the past, it has always been a fungicide. You see this a lot from seeds that comes from over seas. Tom
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 10, 2016 9:37 AM CST
The best info i can give is find new seeds be wary on such things
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 10, 2016 9:43 AM CST
As far I know, the company is not organic so seeds are likely GMO and treated.
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Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Jan 10, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Thanks for the help. I didn't know and now it's time to search for better seed.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 10, 2016 2:32 PM CST
Here's one link


[url=Www.rareseeds.com]Www.rareseeds.com[/url]
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jan 10, 2016 7:54 PM CST
The seeds are likely treated with fungicide but they would not be GMO. GMO seeds are not currently sold to home gardeners. When farmers buy GMO seed they have to sign contracts with the company before they can even take possession of the seed.
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RickCorey
Jan 12, 2016 1:31 PM CST
I found this:

http://www.zoominfo.com/s/#!search/profile/company?companyId...

"... a custom cleaning facility that always has the growers' best interests in mind."

"Through seed innovation technologies the experienced staff at Top Notch offers a number of services such as seed cleaning, contract seed production and increases, seed treatments, packaging and exporting and "
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KarenHolt
Jan 12, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Well glad I'm done with them now. I imagine I'll switch to baker's now that I have options.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jan 12, 2016 7:43 PM CST
I love Baker's Creek Rare Seeds.

Opening their packets can be like gambling. They always have AS many seeds as their "minimum" number. But sometimes they have three or even four times as many seeds as promised!

And their seed catalog is like Playboy or Playgirl for gardeners. Gorgeous pinups on every page!
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KarenHolt
Jan 13, 2016 1:57 AM CST
Totally agree. I've only bought 3 flowers from them but I had the same experience. I love their catalogs. Paper and online.
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billyporter
Jan 17, 2016 5:15 PM CST
I too need to request a Baker Creek catalog. I've been going thru the list of Monsanto owned garden seed catalogs and weeded most of my standbys into a ''don't buy from'' pile.
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WAJ
Jan 25, 2016 5:53 PM CST
I've had good luck with SeedsNow. Their seeds are all organic/non GMO. Their web site is very helpful, and, you can buy small packets of seeds for 99 cents each. [url=www.seedsnow.com/]www.seedsnow.com/[/url] is the link to their website.

This is my first posting on a forum. I trust that it is okay for me to mention a company.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2016 6:48 AM CST
I've gotten seeds from them too. They're more economical.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Jan 26, 2016 4:16 PM CST
I received a new catalog this year called ''The Natural Gardening Company.'' No GMO's. I think I'll give them a chance. I like a company that ''talks'' to you about the product and give their opinions. They are out of California. I haven't looked them up online yet.
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