EMANUELE LAROSA, founded in 1968, is a leader in the production and marketing of plant seeds. The quality and variety of products, the competence and professionalism of the staff, the commitment and the seriousness of the sales staff have enabled and determined the growth of the company, established in the national field and today also abroad not only for the many trades, but also for the work of improving the quality of certain varieties of vegetables.
In the multiplication phase, the mother plants are grown in the field but still under strict plant health control in fact, at this stage several visual and laboratory checks are carried out for many pathogens, at our experimental center. Seed multiplication production is carried out by us using:
Basic seeds provided by the customer: we multiply hybrid and standard varieties (O.P.)
Our basic seed: we have a wide range of varieties controlled and continuously improved thanks to the vastness of the production area, we guarantee the production of seeds of other genetic values as production takes place in isolated spatial areas and particularly favorable to the multiplication of seeds. The main area of multiplication production is located in southern Italy on the reliefs of Puglia and Molise where the dry, sunny and ventilated climate allows for a sustainable germination over the years.
The production of other species that require cooler climates is carried out in central and northern Italy (Emilia-Romagna and Marche).
Since 1896 A.E. McKenzie Co. has been a leader and innovator in the Canadian Gardening industry. Now Canada’s number one packet seed company, we specialize in flower and vegetable seed, as well as many other products consumers have come to rely on. We continue to set industry standards while being conscious and responsive to the growing concerns involved with food: cost, quality, and safety.
The McKenzie Brand 122 years of quality products and unsurpassed service speaks for itself. We always deliver on our promises, making us Canada’s number one packet seed supplier. We ensure, top quality seed that is guaranteed to grow. Beginners and experts alike will be enticed by our tried and true varieties, as well as the new and exciting varieties Canadians have come to expect from us. Make McKenzie your one-stop-shop for all your gardening needs.
With Mr Fothergill, we all take care of our customers and insist that the quality of all our seeds and the level of customer service are the highest standards - we want you to enjoy shopping with us!
In 1978, Mr. Fothergill began selling seeds to shops and garden centres. Today, the company is one of the most respected in the UK market, supplying more than 3,000 garden centres, stores and retail outlets. We now also provide in international markets, including a large presence in Australia and directly to UK customers by mail order.
Mr. Fothergill's home still remains in Kentford, Newmarket, although the premises are now significantly different, with purpose-built offices, a seed testing laboratory, packing and storage buildings - as well as a seed test site and other sites elsewhere for growing and distributing plants.
Our seeds are open-pollinated. They will breed true to type. You can save their seeds. Our seeds are certified Organic by Ecocert Canada. They were produced ecologically with organic methods. We do not offer GMO seeds. Our seeds were selected for our bio-region. They are adapted to our climate and our weather.
10% of our varieties are grown by local farmers (many whom are past Tourne-Sol apprentices!)
20% come from growers in other regions and wholesale suppliers.
We don’t grow all our own seeds because the seeds of certain crops are difficult to produce in our climate and we don’t have the space to grow everything.
We have signed the Safe Seed Pledge
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.