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Seed Company Gains Organic Certification

Date: 1st July 2014

Media Release: Seed Company Gains Organic Certification

A Bay of Plenty business has just become New Zealand’s Largest Organically Certified Mail Order Seed Company. Kings Seeds have always lead the way when it comes to supplying gardeners the best range of seeds online and via their popular catalogue. After an extensive certification process overseen by BioGro NZ, the Kings Seeds team is proud to announce their status as having New Zealand’s largest range of Organically Certified seed.

Gerard Martin, Owner, Kings Seeds, says; “We’ve only ever supplied internationally certified organic seeds so it just made sense to formalise this by applying for New Zealand accreditation. For us, it reinforces our commitment to provide New Zealand gardeners with the most extensive range of organic seeds. A big thanks to the BioGro NZ team who did a thorough job of scrutinizing our business to ensure that we met their strict criteria. We’re extremely proud to have come through the process with flying colours.”

Kings Seeds were the first mail order company to offer internationally certified organic seeds to New Zealand gardeners back in 2000. Their organic range has grown from 14 varieties in 2000 to a whopping 128 varieties in 2014 - with 24 of them ranking amongst their most popular lines. Some of their best-selling organic varieties are Basil Sweet Genovese, Beetroot Detroit Dark Red, Carrot Rainbow Blend, Rocket and Zucchini Black Beauty.

Gerard credits customer’s growing awareness for the huge growth in organic seed sales: “Consumers are becoming more educated around the health and environmental benefits of organics in general and that starts from the seed up. We have responded to this demand and are committed to expanding our organic seed range every season.”


About Kings Seeds

Kings Seeds was founded in 1978 and is owned by Gerard and Barbara Martin. They boast the largest range of seeds in New Zealand, all available online. Their seeds are also stocked in selected retailers nationwide and they offer an extensive catalogue featuring over 128 organically certified varieties. Kings Seeds was the first company to introduce organically grown and internationally certified seed to the NZ home gardener market. From their starting point of two overseas suppliers, they now receive a wide variety of organic seed from ten national and international suppliers whose seed is organically grown and certified.

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