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Is Territorial seed owned by Monsanto?

Is Territorial seed owned by Monsanto?

Territorial is owned by Tom and Julie Johns, who have owned the company since they bought it from its founder, Steve Soloman. I hate to see seed houses like Territorial and Johnny’s tarred and feathered with the Monsanto brush. Of course, now that Territorial is totally Monsanto free, I’m even happier.

Who owns Territorial Seed Company?

Territorial Seed Company is a privately held company, wholly owned by Tom and Julie Johns. Purchased in 1985 from its founder Steve Solomon, Tom and Julie have grown the business substantially over the past 40 years but have never strayed far from the original course set by Steve.

Is Territorial Seed Company Organic?

Seeds, plants, garlic, and accessories, including organic and biodynamic varieties. Family owned business since 1979.

Does Monsanto own Burpee seeds?

Burpee was never owned by Monsanto, but sold its west coast operations which changed hands and were eventually bought by Monsanto.

Are territorial seeds heirloom?

At Territorial Seed, we categorize a variety as an heirloom if it is from pre-World War II, open pollinated, and has a history of being preserved and passed down through the generations. In other words, heirlooms are time-tested favorites. You can save seed from open-pollinated varieties.

What is the best seed catalog?

The top seed catalogs for 2021

  1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (Mansfield, MO)
  2. Kitazawa Seed Company (Oakland, CA)
  3. Botanical Interests (Broomfield, CO)
  4. Seed Savers Exchange (Decorah, IA)
  5. Fedco Seeds (Clinton, ME)
  6. High Mowing Organic Seeds (Wolcott, VT)
  7. Pinetree Garden Seeds (New Gloucester, ME)

Are Johnny’s seeds good?

Johnny’s is still a great seedhouse, they consistently provide top quality information to both market growers and home gardeners and the seed they sell performs consistently.

Is Burpee a good seed company?

Successful plant hybridizing by Burpee has led to some of the best vegetable and flower seeds for American growers. Burpee also acquired The Cook’s Garden 10 years ago, and now offers some of the best gourmet veggies, greens, and herbs from around the world.

How can I avoid Monsanto?

In general, if you are looking to avoid GMOs in your food, you are safe to choose organic, as current USDA organic standards prohibit the use of GMOs. Look for the “Non-GMO Project” seal on the packaging. You may wish to visit their website for a list of certified products (

Is Territorial Seed Company Non GMO?

We are a 100% non-GMO company, and are signers of the Safe Seed Pledge.