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General and Specialty Mail-Order Seed Sources

The consumer has lots of choices in picking a seed company for vegetable or other seeds. This NebGuide offers a list of general and specialty mail-order seed sources.


Sarah J. Browning, Associate Extension Educator


The following are seed companies which carry vegetable seeds or plants. Many also sell herbs, flowers and other plants. Upon request, most companies will send you a free catalog. Others may charge a small fee for their catalog. Not every seed company is listed; no endorsement is intended nor is criticism implied of companies not listed. The internet is another good source of information on garden seed companies. Web sites are listed when available.

General Seed Companies

Burgess Seed & Plant Co., 905 Four Seasons Road, Bloomington, IL 61701; Telephone: (309) 662-7761; E-mail: customercare@eburgess.com; Web site: www.eburgess.com.

Burrell’s, P.O. Box 150, Rocky Ford, CO 81067; Telephone: (719) 254-3318; Fax: (719) 254-3319; Web site: www.burrellseeds.us. Vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Comstock, Ferre & Co., 263 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109; Telephone: (800) 733-3773; Fax: (860) 571-6595; Web site: www.comstockferre.com.

D. Landreth Seed Co., P.O. Box 16380, Baltimore, MD 21237; Telephone: (800) 654-2407; Fax: (410) 325-2046; Web site: www.landrethseeds.com. Founded in 1784, this is the oldest seedhouse in the United States. Catalog: $2.00.

Earl May Seed & Nursery, Shenandoah, IA 51603; Telephone: (800) 831-4193; E-mail: mailuser@earlmay.com; Web site: www.earlmay.com.

Ferry-Morse Seed Company, P.O. Box 1620, Fulton, KY 42041; Telephone: (800) 283-3400; Fax: (800) 283-2700; Web site: www.ferry-morse.com. Note: catalog available online only.

Harris Seeds, P.O. Box 24966, Rochester, NY 14624-0966; Telephone: (800) 544-7983; Fax: (877) 892-9197; Web site: www.harrisseeds.com. Retail or wholesale quantities, some untreated seed available.

Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Co., P.O. Box 397, Aurora, IN, 47001-0397; Telephone: (513) 354-1494; Fax: (513) 354-1496; Web site: henryfields.com.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 955 Benton Ave., Winslow, ME 04901; Telephone orders: (877) 564-6697; Fax: (800) 738-6314; Web site: www.johnnyseeds.com. Organic and conventional vegetable, flower, and herb seed and growing supplies.

Jordan Seeds, Inc., 6400 Upper Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125; Telephone: (651) 738-3422; Fax: (651) 739-9578; Web site: www.jordanseeds.com. Vegetable, flower and herb seed and growing supplies.

J.W. Jung Seed Co., 335 S. High St., Randolph, WI 53956; Telephone: (800) 297-3123; Fax: (800) 297-3123; Web site: www.jungseed.com.

Kitchen Garden Seeds, P.O. Box 638, Bantam, CT, 06750; Telephone: (860) 567-6086; Fax: (860) 567-5323; E-mail: customerservice@kitchengardenseeds.com; Web site: www.kitchengardenseeds.com.

Morgan County Seeds, 18761 Kelsay Road, Barnett, MO 65011; Telephone: (573) 378-2655; Fax: (573) 378-5401. Vegetable and flower seed, chemicals, and supplies. Web site: www.morgancountyseeds.com.

Northwest Horticulture, 14113 River Bend Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; Telephone: (888) 840-4024; Fax: (888) 593-8372; Web site: www.northwesthort.com. Plugs and finished perennials.

Otis S. Twilley Seed Co., Inc., 121 Gary Road, Hodges SC 29653; Fax: (864) 227-5108; Web site: www.twilleyseed.com; E-mail: twilley@twilleyseed.com. Primarily a commercial seed supplier.

Park Seed Company, 1 Parkton Ave., Greenwood, SC 29647; Telephone: (800) 213-0076; Web site: www.parkseed.com; E-mail: info@parkscs.com.

R.H. Shumway’s, 334 W. Stroud St., Randolph, WI 53956; Telephone: (800) 342-9461; Fax: (888) 437-2733; Web site: www.rhshumway.com.

Seedway, 99 Industrial Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022; Telephone: (800) 952-7333; Fax: (800) 645-2574; Web site: www.seedway.com. Commercial vegetable seed supplier.

Siegers Seed Co., 13031 Reflections Drive, Holland, MI 49424; Telephone: (800) 962-4999; Fax: (616) 994-0333; Web site: www.siegers.com.

Stokes Seeds Inc., Box 548, Buffalo, NY 14240-0548; Telephone: (800) 396-9238, Fax: (888) 834-3334; Web site: www.stokeseeds.com. Untreated seed available.

Territorial Seed Company, P.O. Box 158, Cottage Grove, OR 97424; Telephone: (800) 626-0866; Fax: (888) 657-3131; E-mail: tertrl@territorial-seed.com; Web site: www.territorialseed.com. Seeds for the northwest that grow well in Nebraska too.

Thompson & Morgan Inc., 220 Faraday Avenue, Jackson, NJ 08527; Telephone: (800) 274-7333; Fax: (888) 466-4769; E-mail: tminc@thompson-morgan.com; Web site: www.thompson-morgan.com/us/.

Vesey’s Seeds Ltd., P.O. Box 9000, Calais, ME 04619-6102; Telephone: (800) 363-7333; Fax (800) 686-0329; Web site: www.veseys.com. Seeds for shorter seasons; company located on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

W. Atlee Burpee & Co., 300 Park Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974; Telephone: (800) 333-5808; Web site: www.burpee.com.

Willhite Seed Inc., P.O. Box 23, Poolville, TX 76487-0023; Telephone: (800) 828-1840; Fax: (817) 599-5843; Web site: www.willhiteseed.com. Watermelon specialists.

Specialty Seed Companies

Abundant Life Seeds, P.O. Box 279, Cottage Grove, OR 97424; Telephone: (541) 767-9606; Fax: (866) 514-7333; E-mail: als@abundantlifeseeds.com; Web site: www.abundantlifeseeds.com. An excellent listing of heirloom vegetables.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, 2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield, MO, 65704; Telephone: (417) 924-8917; Fax: (417) 924-8887; Web site: www.rareseeds.com.

Bountiful Gardens, 18001 Shafer Ranch Road., Willits, CA 95490; Telephone: (707) 459-6410; Fax: (707) 459-1925; E-mail: bountiful@sonic.net; Web site: www.bountifulgardens.org. Untreated open-pollinated heirloom seeds.

Dixondale Farms, P.O. Box 129, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834-6129; Telephone: (877) 367-1015; Web site: www.dixondalefarms.com. Specializing in onion transplants since 1913.

Evergreen Y.H. Enterprises, P.O. Box 17538, Anaheim, CA 92817; E-mail: eeseedsyh@aol.com; Web site: www.evergreenseeds.com. Oriental vegetable seeds.

Filaree Farm, 182 Conconully Hwy, Okanogan, WA 98840; Telephone: (509) 422 6940, E-mail: info@filareefarm.com; Web site: www.filareefarm.com. Catalog: $2.00. Organic garlic producer.

Fungi Perfecti, P.O. Box 7634, Olympia, WA 98507; Telephone: (800) 780-9126; Fax: (360) 426-9377; E-mail: info@fungi.com; Web site: www.fungiperfecti.com. Kits and supplies for growing mushrooms.

Irish Eyes - Garden City Seeds, P.O. Box 307, Thorp, WA 98946; Telephone: (509) 964-7000; Fax: (800) 964-9210; Web site: www.gardencityseeds.net. Specialists in potatoes, garlic, heirloom, and open-pollinated seeds. A good selection for short seasons.

Native Seeds/SEARCH, 526 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705; Telephone: (866) 622-5561; Fax: (520) 622-5591; E-mail: info@nativeseeds.org; Web site: www.nativeseeds.org. Nonprofit organization geared to conserving southwest native crops and their wild relatives.

Nichols Garden Nursery, 1190 Old Salem Road NE, Albany, OR 97321; Telephone: (800) 422-3985; Fax: (800) 231-5306; Web site: www.nicholsgardennursery.com. Herbs, rare seeds and more.

Ornamental Edibles, 5723 Trowbridge Way, San Jose, CA 95138; Telephone: (408) 528-7333; Fax: (408) 532-1499; E-mail: seeds@ornamentaledibles.com; Web site: www.ornamentaledibles.com. Ornamental specialty vegetables.

Papa Geno’s Herb Farm, 6005 W. Roca Road, Martell, NE 68404; Telephone: (402) 794-0400; Fax: (402) 794-0403; E-mail: orders@papagenos.com; Web site: www.papagenos.com. Specializing in online and mail order herb plants and scented geraniums, and carries some seeds. Two open houses per year.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply, P.O. Box 2209, 125 Clydesdale Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945, Telephone: (888) 784-1722; E-mail: helpdesk@groworganic.com, Web site: www.groworganic.com. Organic gardening seeds and supplies.

Pinetree Garden Seeds, P.O. Box 300, New Gloucester, ME 04260; Telephone: (207) 926-3400; Fax: (888) 527-3337; E-mail: pinetree@superseeds.com; Web site: www.superseeds.com. Varieties for small spaces; small packets.

Redwood City Seed Company, P.O. Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064; Telephone: (650) 325-7333; Fax: (650) 325-4056; Web site: www.ecoseeds.com. Oldest alternative seed company; lots of unique vegetables, herbs and flowers from around the world.

Ronnigers Potato Farm LLC, 12101 2135 Road, Austin, CO, 81410; Telephone (877) 204-8704; E-mail: info@ronnigers.com; Web site: www.ronnigers.com. Heirloom, European, Peruvian, fingerling, new and old potato varieties.

Seeds of Change, P.O. Box 15700, Santa Fe, NM 87506; Telephone: (888) 762-7333; Web site: www.seedsofchange.com. Organic seeds, seeds from the southwest, heirloom varieties.

The Cook’s Garden, P.O. Box C5030, Warminster, PA, 18974; Telephone: (800) 457-9703; Web site: www.cooksgarden.com. Large collection of salad greens, heirloom and exotic vegetables and herbs; many European cultivars; some organic seeds.

The Fragrant Path, P.O. Box 328, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023; E-mail: sales@fragrantpathseeds.com; Website: www.fragrantpathseeds.com; 1,000 flowers, vines, herbs, shrubs and trees. Catalog: $2.00.

The Pepper Gal, P.O. Box 23006, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307; Telephone: (954) 537-5540; E-mail: peppergal@bellsouth.net; Web site: www.peppergal.com. Specializing in over 300 kinds of peppers.

The Thyme Garden Herb Company, 20546 Alsea Highway, Alsea, Oregon 97324, Telephone: 541-487-8671, E-mail: herbs@thymegarden.com, Web site: www.thymegarden.com. Organically grown herb seeds and plants.

Tomato Growers Supply Company, P.O. Box 60015, Ft. Myers, FL 33906; Telephone: (888) 478-7333; Fax: (888) 768-3476; Web site: www.tomatogrowers.com. Tomatoes new, old, and unusual.

Totally Tomatoes, 334 W. Stroud St., Randolph, WI, 53956; Telephone (800) 345-5977; Web site: www.totallytomato.com.

Vermont Bean Seed Co., 334 W. Stroud St., Randolph, WI, 53956; Telephone: (800) 349-1071; Web site: www.vermontbean.com. Heirloom beans and other vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Many people are interested in old or heirloom varieties of plants. The Seed Savers Exchange and The Flower and Herb Exchange are organizations that help save these older varieties. For more information about the organizations contact:

Seed Savers Exchange (and/or)
The Flower and Herb Exchange
3094 North Winn Road
Decorah, IA 52101
Telephone: (563) 382-5990
Fax: (563) 382-5872
E-mail: tara@seedsavers.org
Web site: www.seedsavers.org

This publication has been peer reviewed.

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Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended of those not mentioned and no endorsement by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension is implied for those mentioned.


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