Castor Bean Plants: Where to Purchase in Toronto, ON

meaghan_gardenerMarch 14, 2009

Hi, all,

I'm wondering where I can purchase a castor bean plant. I reside in Toronto, ON.

Thank you!

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nadine27(3a)

Just buy some beans! You can buy Castor beans everywhere - Wally world, HD, online at William Dam seeds and many other places. The seeds germinate quickly and within a week you will have a little castor bean plant!

Here is a link that might be useful: William Dam seeds - Ricinus - Castor Bean

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 10:03PM
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WindsorBruce(Z 6b - Ontario)

Yes indeed - I get mine at Can Tire... and I have had good plants for the last 2 years.

I do have significant die off, maybe I am not caring enough, but out of 12 seeds I usually have 3 large plants by the end of the season. They are started indoors, 5-6 sprout, and 4-5 make it into the ground in spring.

If anyone sees interesting varieties in the Windsor Area - please let me know!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 6:20PM
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halaeva(z6 Toronto)

Hi Meaghan Gardener.
Castor Bean Plants you also can get at Plant World-4000 Eglinton Avenue West.Only I am not sure if they sale seeds.
Have a pleasant gardening season.
Hala.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 10:12PM
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ianna(Z5b)

And just a word of caution. Castor Bean is a very poisonous plant and so handle with great care.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 11:41AM
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glaswegian(5b, Ont)

If you want seeds, buy it on ebay from "seedsandmoore", it ships quickly. If you want plants, check humber nursery toronto.( largest nursery in ontario )

You want the tallest...zanzibariensis
The dark purple called new zealand purple

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 9:53PM
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nadine27(3a)

You would have to ingest the seed for it to be toxic - I have never heard or read of any toxicity reported with handling the seed - an animal or a human would have to ingest the seed (and a few seeds) to get enough toxic ricin. There have been reports of children dying after eating 2-4 seeds.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 1:06AM
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sunita_fleuriste

Hey Meaghan,

I might be starting some for the Brampton spring swap...will you be going?

s

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 6:00PM
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jroot(5A Ont. Canada (near Guelph))

The link given above should read "seedsandmore", ... one less "o". There are some neat offerings there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Seedsandmore

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 6:03PM
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glaswegian(5b, Ont)

Thx for the correction jroot

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 12:29PM
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Mari11(z5a Toronto)

Hi Meaghan,
I can share with you these beans, I have lots of them. I don't know what's cheaper and more convenient : buy seeds in store or send me SASE (bubble). If you decide to contact me, use this email: marina12 @ rogers.com.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 4:57PM
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chickiegirl09

hi,i live in lakeland, florida 33805. where can i purchase castor bean plants in any nursery in the united states please. iam looking for maroon, purple, blue etc. thank you very much, rennea and james burgess. 863-683-8711.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 11:49PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Chickiegirl. we are not familiar with nurseries in the States. This is a fairly easy plant to locate and I suggest you begin with the yellow pages for local nurseries.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 11:19AM
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