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Jung Seed Company Is Not Owned By Monsanto

Family Owned Business

Some blogs and websites have been stating that J. W. Jung Seed Company is owned by Monsanto. This is not true. J. W. Jung Seed Company has been independent and family owned and operated since its beginnings in 1907. We are being confused with a farm seed company by the name of Jung Seed Genetics that is owned by Monsanto, but there is no affiliation between us.

A little company history may be helpful in clearing up the confusion. J. W. Jung Seed Company and its garden centers are still family owned and operated. My name is Dick Zondag and my grandfather, J. W. Jung, started the business here in Randolph over 106 years ago. For a number of years the Jung family operated both a home garden company known as J. W. Jung Seed Company and a farm seed company called Jung Farms. Over 15 years ago, the 2 companies split, with the Seed Company becoming solely owned by the Zondag family (my mother was J. W. Jung’s daughter). Jung Farms became solely owned by my uncle and cousin, the name was changed to Jung Seed Genetics and several years ago they sold this farm seed company to Monsanto.

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Another source of confusion is that under the Monsanto umbrella is a very small home-garden division called Seminis Gardens that produces and sells some well-known, time-proven, non-GMO varieties, including many varieties that are All-America Selections Winners. These were developed and introduced long before Monsanto owned Seminis and were originally sold under the Petoseed brand. Many of our customers have grown to love these vegetables and would be very disappointed if we no longer offered them. We recognize there are strong anti-Monsanto sentiments by some consumers, so we have provided below a current list of Seminis varieties we offer in the event they wish to avoid purchasing them.

Bean (Pole) Blue Lake S-7 Stringless

Broccoli Artwork Hybrid

Cauliflower Cheddar Hybrid

Cucumber Eureka Hybrid

Cucumber Fanfare Hybrid

Cucumber Salad Bush Hybrid

Cucumber Sweet Slice Hybrid

Cucumber Sweet Success PS Hybrid

Cucumber Sweeter Yet Hybrid

Eggplant Epic Hybrid

Lettuce Red Sails

Melon Ambrosia Hybrid

Melon Orange Blossom

Onion Candy Hybrid

Onion Red Zeppelin Hybrid

Onion Sierra Blanca Hybrid

Pepper Bell Boy Hybrid

Pepper Big Bertha Hybrid

Pepper Biggie Chile Hybrid

Pepper Burning Bush Hybrid

Pepper Early Sunsation Hybrid

Pepper Flaming Jade Hybrid

Pepper Fooled You Hybrid

Pepper Garden Salsa Hybrid

Pepper Giant Marconi


Pepper Gypsy Hybrid

Pepper King Arthur Hybrid

Pepper Mariachi Hybrid

Pepper Mucho Nacho Hybrid

Pepper Serrano del Sol Hybrid

Pumpkin Jamboree Hybrid

Pumpkin Prizewinner Hybrid

Pumpkin Rumbo Hybrid

Pumpkin Spirit Hybrid

Summer Squash Bossa Nova Hybrid

Summer Squash Sunny Delight Hybrid

Tomatillo Toma Verde

Tomato Beefmaster Hybrid

Tomato Better Boy Hybrid

Tomato Big Beef Hybrid

Tomato Burpee's Big Boy Hybrid

Tomato Celebrity Hybrid

Tomato Cupid Hybrid

Tomato Health Kick Hybrid

Tomato Lemon Boy Hybrid

Tomato Sunsugar Hybrid

Tomato Sweet Baby Girl Hybrid

Winter Squash Canesi Hybrid

Winter Squash Early Butternut Hybrid

Zucchini Commander Hybrid

Zucchini Ambassador Hybrid


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