About Italian Garden Seeds

Italian Garden Seeds the exclusive distributor of Franchi Seeds, Italy’s oldest 7th generation family owned and operated Seed Company since 1783 for Eastern Canada.

Italian Garden Seeds has been established to provide you high quality authentic Italian seeds for Canadian growers and gardeners of all sizes. Our goal is to provide quality seed for you to produce home grown authentic Italian vegetables, herbs, bringing a bit of the Italian flavor into your home.

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Hello to our Valued Customers.

HELLO PLEASE NOTE WE ARE OPENED FOR THE 2023. We thank you and look forward to a great growing season for 2023.

Please note due to Canada Post increased costs for mail we have adjusted our shipping costs to reflect the increases.

Thank you . 

  Our Seeds

Franchi Seeds are untreated, most are open-pollinated, and many are certified organic. Franchi Seeds are NON GMO and Italian Garden Seeds will never knowingly buy or sell genetically modified seed.




Visit our online shop today for more authentic Italian seeds. Please note we are a young company and adding "NEW" varieties twice a year so at this time we do not have a catalogue that can be sent out. Once we have established a large selection for you our customers we will be putting a catalogue that can be downloaded or mailed out. We apologize in advance as we all know how good it is to sit and go over seed catalogues during those winter months planning for the first signs of Spring.

We now have a Facebook page ( link on top of page) We would love to hear and see your success stories, have any pictures or videos send them in.


Growing Tips & Resources

Various resources to coach you through bringing the unrivaled taste of Italy to your backyard garden.

Featured Products

Melon Zatta (91-28)

Melon Zatta (91-28)


Not the most beautiful, but one of the tastiest. Italians call it bruto ma buono - ugly but good. Orange and green skin with scales, but great tasting orange flesh. One large grower in California says the fine dining restaurant in San Francisco can't get enough of them, for the traditional paring with prosciutto.  85-90 days. 3 gram packet

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Peperoncino- HOT Pepper ETNA 97-109

Peperoncino- HOT Pepper ETNA  97-109



PEPPERS ETNA - Spicy Variety. Early. Compact and determined plant. Seafood conical shape, arranged in tufts facing up, at complete ripening of bright red color. Suitable for growing in pots.

CHILLI PEPPER ETNA - Early, hot variety. Compact plant Which Produces conical bunches of dark green fruits Which grow upwards, turning bright red When ripe. Can Also be grown in a container.

Rosemary- Rosmarino (DBA 116-1)

Rosemary- Rosmarino (DBA 116-1)


Rosemary is slow to germinate and requires 14-21 days @ 60 or so degrees to germinate.  Sow seeds in pots or flats, cover with 1/8th inch of soil mix and keep well watered until they germinate.  Transplant to individual containers once they are large enough to handle easily.  Set outside and space at 18-24 inches. 0.15 gram packet. 

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