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Germination & Seed Count

Germination Standards: To achieve our aim of providing our gardeners and commercial growers with the highest quality agricultural seed available that also fits our ethical profile, we test our seeds regularly for germination, vigour and for the presence of weed seeds. All the seeds we sell meet or exceed the Canadian standards established by the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada for Seed quality. The number found at the bottom of each seed envelope refers to specific lots, which we use for quality control. To enquire further about specific germination rates and testing dates for a particular seed please quote this lot number. Germination varies each year.

Seeds per Gram: West Coast Seeds sells the highest quality agricultural seed available. Our seed counts (seeds per gram or s/g) are estimates only, based on grower sample counts and the standards as set out by the Canada Seeds Act. Seed counts vary with each harvest and lot, sometimes dramatically. This number is provided as a guide for gardeners and growers to calculate productivity. These seed counts are useful as ESTIMATES ONLY and do not always reflect exact seed counts. Our seeds are packed by hand, by weight.