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Vitalis Seed Catalogue USA and Canada 2021

Index ® Breeding

Index ® Breeding and Producing Organic Seeds What a year it has been. Like the rest of the country and the world, we have had to grapple with significant changes to how we move seed through our production cycles, how we work with one another, and how we interact with our environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it very clear that building healthy communities is everyone’s responsibility. We have been reminded, again and again, that a healthy community does not just encompass physical health, but depends also on the equitable treatment of all people, especially by our institutions. The wildfires in the West and the hurricanes in the Southeast are an indication that the climate crisis is real and the time to act is now. We are listening and we are learning. Despite these significant challenges, we have been encouraged by some positive trends. More people are cooking at home than ever before. Increasingly, consumers are choosing organic produce as the ingredients for their meals. Organic produce sales at the retail level are on-track to outpace the conventional sales growth rate for every quarter in 2020. Organic growers serving local and regional markets have struggled to keep up with demand for their fruits and vegetables. Farms offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, worried about plateauing sales in recent years, saw shares sellout before the season had begun. The USDA’s latest organic survey showed a 31% increase in total organic sales from 2016-2019. People are taking a shovel to their grassy lawns, and planting vegetable gardens. At Vitalis Organic Seeds we believe in creating an organic world together. That is why we have never waivered in our commitment to breeding vegetables that meet the diverse needs of organic growers, and producing the highest quality seed. We are excited to share the newest additions to our assortment, especially the specialty tomatoes and red kuri squash. These varieties have taken years of breeding and trialing to develop and are the direct result of our collaborations with organic growers, retailers, distributors and seed dealers around the world. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to reach across the divide, technical or otherwise, to build an organic world together. Thank you for choosing Vitalis Organic Seeds. 1

Index Product Index Arugula ..................16 Cauliflower ...............21 Cucumber ............22-24 Eggplant ................36 Endive ...................17 Fennel ...................21 Herbs .................41-42 Leek .....................19 Lettuce .................5-15 Melon ...................36 Onion ...................20 Pepper ................31-34 Radish ...................21 Rootstock ...............35 Spinach ..................18 Summer Squash .......39-40 Tomato ...............25-30 Winter Squash ...........40 Quality Standards ........46 Resistances ...........43-45 Sales Representatives ..47-50 Organic Certification All of our seed, seed processing and seed treatments are 100% certified organic complying to national and international standards. Vitalis Organic Seeds organic certificates and non-GMO statement can be found on the About Vitalis page of our website www.vitalisorganic.com. USDA NOP We are certified as a handler for the National Organic Program (NOP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with certifier CCOF under Client Code pr1831. We are enrolled in the CCOF Global Market Access Program in compliance with the NOP/COR (Canada Organic Regime) Equivalence Arrangement and the US/EU Equivalence Arrangement. EKO For the European and other select international markets our vegetable seeds are certified in compliance with EC No 1359520\ NL-BIO-01 Regulation by Skal under number 014978. Lacon For the European and other select international markets our herb seeds are certified in compliance with the EC No 10035 Regulation by Lacon under certificate number DE-RP-003-00029-BCD#2020#83837-EN. 2

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