What is the difference between certified organic, organically grown and untreated seeds? To help you navigate the different labelling terminology, we have put together some definitions below.
There are 3 types of seed labels that you will see in the seed industry:
1. Certified Organic
Seeds which are listed as certified organic have been grown to comply with the Australian Certified Organic standard. Our certified organic seeds are sourced from certified organic growers and are clearly marked as certified organic. To view a list of our certified organic seeds and our Australian certificate of compliance registered through the ACO, please click here.
2. Organically Grown
Seeds labelled as organically grown do not have organic certification. These seeds are grown using organic farming practices but for whatever reason, the supplier has not undergone the process of becoming a certified organic producer. All seeds marked as organically grown, have been sourced from Australian farmers.
Seeds listed as untreated mean that the seed has not been chemically treated with insecticides or fungicides. These seeds are often imported from overseas.