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|On Mar 11, 2010, astcgirl Davidsonville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have ordered "many" times with this company. All my seeds have been quickly mailed and packaged perfectly. I've gotten some great hard to find fresh seeds also....right now I have a clove growing after 1 year....great company and I can't recommend enough. Will always buy first from them.
|On Mar 11, 2010, mikeys_gardn Deltona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I received my seeds promptly. Looking forward to growing my new plants.
|On Feb 14, 2010, orangegirl Sacramento, CA wrote:
I ordered from Trade Winds back in December. Despite it being about a week before Christmas, I received my order in just a few days. I love the free shipping on orders over $7.50. I started my seeds a couple of weeks ago and so far germination rates have been great. I will definitely be ordering from them in the future.
|On Jan 6, 2010, brandie21 Tucson, AZ (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have ordered from Tradewinds numerous times over the last 3 years or so. I have always received my orders quickly and correct. The seed germination rates are great, much better than other well known companies. I will continue to order from this company.
|On Jan 6, 2010, MarkP Missoula, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:
One week from order to receipt of seeds.
|On Dec 22, 2009, _Mai_ Houston, TX wrote:
I was apprehensive about ordering from them after reading and seeing some of the ratings but I received my seeds fairly quickly and they even sent me an email to let me know when they were shipped. I would buy from them again.
|On Sep 29, 2009, geeboss Fairfax, VA wrote:
Order received in a timely manner and will use them in the future as needed.
|On Feb 23, 2009, twiggybuds Moss Point, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:
I placed an order for tomato and pepper seeds on Wednesday and received them on Saturday. Super fast shipping, reasonable prices. No frills but good quantity of seeds. Recommended.
|On Jan 25, 2009, spidercrab12 wrote:
Seeds came with in a few weeks. Even had instructions on how to grow them. Great company. Would buy from again.
|On Jan 24, 2009, jerrygarden14 Chula Vista, CA wrote:
They seem to have possibly the most unique group of seeds I've seen on the internet. After e-mailing them about some suggestion plants that might do well in my greenhouse I ordered a few tropicals and some pepper seeds. Germination has been very good, especially for the often pesky peppers! Order arrived 48 hours after I ordered!---(I am in the city next door to them.)
|On Jan 24, 2009, pedroroberto Conde,
My wife made an order of $25.30 USD with them about one month ago. Never received this order. Sent them 3 emails and they insist to not reply.. She has open a dispute at Paypal hoping to receive our money back. NEVER AGAIN wants to make transactions with this company.
On January 24th, 2009, pedroroberto changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
What a surprise! After 30 minutes of open a dispute at Paypal they have answered to my emails!
|On Dec 17, 2008, goofybulb (Zone 5b) wrote:
First experience with Trade Wind Fruits has been very pleasant. They have a rich variety of seeds offered, and the prices are extremely affordable, with free shipping for orders over $7.50. I placed my order on Dec 7th, and the order arrived fast, in a week. I received a confirmation email as well. The seeds look good, packed with concise but helpful instructions.
On March 15th, 2009, goofybulb added the following:
A second order at the beginning of February, placed on a Monday, arrived to me same week on Thursday! Fast shipping, beautiful seeds again! Just lovely!
I will definitely keep them as one of my seed resources.
|On Sep 4, 2008, evr Toronto, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:
I'm actually between postive and neutral for this company...Their prices are amazingly cheap and shipping is not bad. Do be careful though as some of the seeds are only short-lived even if not stated on the info. So please do your part as a buyer by researching the seeds that you would like to buy.
|On Jul 15, 2008, Herttanen Helsinki,
I ordered numerous exotic seeds 05/07. I got some of them in 3 weeks time (to Finland, slow, but reasonable). The germination rate was very poor.
On July 15th, 2008, Herttanen changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I must correct a wrong. I immediately got a personal answer today. I was perhaps hasty in making a public note on Trade Winds customer services. And I also note that my appearance here didn't go unnoted!
I must add that I also tried calling them and most likely had the wrong number. So half of the fuss was my own fault.
I still think I should have received notice when the last harvest was sold out. I was waiting. But as I now know the state of my order I wait eagerly for my seeds.
|On Mar 27, 2008, adambesme Fruitland Park, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Ordered many tropical fruit seeds and having good germination rates thus far. Also ordered some vegetable seeds and they were good and vigorous. With free shipping as well, I'm very happy and will order from this company again.
|On Feb 4, 2008, urbanhick Beverly Hills, CA wrote:
Many rare varieties of seed, extremely cheap prices and shipping. Seeds were mailed promptly, and made it to Canada in a week. This company seems to have improved substantially of late: last season, my seeds took a month to arrive, and numerous inquiries on my part resulted in zero replies. I have received seeds from them that were clearly long past viable (batnut in particular), but many others have been fine. So, overall, a positive review given low prices, fast shipping and selection, but buyer beware on seed that must be fresh, and the total lack of customer service, in my experience.
|On Feb 1, 2008, lzyjo Thompsons Station, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
I've ordered from Trade Winds on numerous occasions and have always been pleased. Their prices are very reasonable, (I love free shipping over $7.50!) they have an extensive collection and everything has always arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I like the fact that they send out approximately 10 seeds per packet, that's more than enough for my purposes, and allows more people to purchase rarer seeds. I love Trade Winds Fruit and will continue to order from them.
|On Aug 19, 2007, Audrey Hadley, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered some pre-germinated cinnamon tree seeds, and three out of four of the little plants seem to be doing nicely. Although the other one probably won't make it, I'm quite satisfied with the results, since I haven't been able to germinate cinnamon tree myself. Although I also ordered a few other seeds this time, I haven't gotten around to trying them yet! But I recall that I was quite happy with the hibiscus taiwanensis seeds I received in a previous order. A lovely flower!
|On Jul 18, 2007, noekepoek Maaseik,
I ordered pepperseeds 07/12/07. Confirmation of posting by airmail to Belgium was sent 07/17/07. Many sellers charge huge shipping costs, this company charges almost nothing for shipment. Bravo.
|On Mar 29, 2007, jeffhagen Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:
I've ordered from these guys 3 or 4 times. It ususally takes them a couple of weeks to fulfill orders, but I've always received my seeds. The quality of the seeds is pretty decent. A fairly high percentage of them germinate. I've been a happy customer and continue to order.
|On Mar 24, 2007, Stephen_R San Diego, CA wrote:
Ordered my seeds on the 16th of March 07
|On Feb 25, 2007, gowron Athens, GA wrote:
I placed my order on Wednesday and received my seeds on Saturday - 3 days coast to coast, regular shipping!! The seeds look fresh and healthy - I'll update my comments with germination results.
|On Jan 6, 2007, dauben Santee, CA wrote:
Three weeks went by and I never received my order. I emailed and they replied within a reasonable amount of time telling me that they were busy collecting seeds and that some of those seeds were a part of my order. That was okay, I was glad to get the reply. I got my order about a week later. 1 month total from order to delivery. They are located about a 1/2 hour away from me. I wish I could have just picked my order up. :)
|On Dec 15, 2006, STEELVIPER Riverside, CA wrote:
I would like to remind people that tropical seeds germination rate can vary from batch to batch. In some variety of seeds, if you get 1 out of 20 seeds to germinate, then it's a sucess.Some seeds can take two weeks to a year to germinate.I have been dealing with this company for 5 years now. They have been by far the best source of hard to find seeds that you can find on the web.Great to deal with. I have had 75% germination rate on most of the seeds i have ordered from them.
|On Dec 7, 2006, mariposa06 Vail, AZ wrote:
I have ordered twice from this company with good results. My kaffir limes germinated very well. Seeds arrived promptly (I was careful to not order anything currently unavailable). Few on-line catalogs offer such a wide selection!
|On Nov 30, 2006, greenhousegrow North Hollywood, CA wrote:
This upcoming season will be the third I've had ordering from Trade Winds. I order tomatoes from them each year and have had great germination success. I have also bought a few tropicals for the greenhouse and am always impressed with the conditions the seed arrives. Tropicals are always tricky and in some cases makes a big difference if the seeds are packed well. Over a dozen orders and all have been received quickly. I've emailed customer service a few times about various plant questions and they've always been helpfull.
|On Nov 21, 2006, johngast Roslyn Heights, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Ordered seeds on 10/26/06. Emailed them several times with no response.
On December 1st, 2006, johngast changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
After PayPal credited my funds, they finally sent the seeds.
I have changed the rating to Neutral. I cannot give a positive due to the fact that they never responded to my numerous emails. I would blow caution to the wind in ordering from them again
|On Oct 25, 2006, ecrane3 Dublin, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I placed an order for ~8 packets of seed and received the shipment in less than a week. They have a great selection of seeds that I haven't seen anywhere else, so if I get decent germination from these I'm sure I'll be going back!
|On Oct 13, 2006, DONBROWN Halifax,
I placed my small order for 5 different packages of seeds on October 5, received a confirmation of my order almost immediately, and a day of so later received an email that the seeds were shipped on October 6. I live in Nova Scotia, so I did not expect to see the seeds in short order, but they arrived on October 12th! Everything I had ordered was nicely packed in a padded envelope and arrived safely. I'm pleased!
|On Oct 2, 2006, tropicalgard Azusa, CA wrote:
I have ordered almost a dozen times from Trade Winds and have had nothing but positive experiences. The seeds arrived quickly and the germination rates were high. Seeds ordered such as curry, cherimoya, inga, citrus, canna's, fuchsia's, etc. They were also very helpful to me in identifying some fruits a friend had brought back from Hawaii as well. I have been ordering tropicals from quite a few companies for the last 10 years and Trade Winds gets high praise from me.
|On Aug 21, 2006, GardenFL Merritt Island, FL wrote:
I placed an order with Trade Winds Fruit on July 11. After one month passed and I hadn't heard a thing from the company I began sending e-mails to the addresses listed on heir site. No response period. I can�t even tell if they are still in business.
|On Jun 17, 2006, zarcanat Montreal, QC (Zone 4b) wrote:
I tried the experience aware of the negative comments since it wasn't expensive to get the seeds I was after. Germination rate wasn't too good, you could see that some seeds weren't collected fully ripe. 2 out of ten varieties germinated well though.
|On Jun 8, 2006, LarrysOrchids New Baltimore, MI wrote:
The only reason I ordered from this company to start out with is that they stock many rare and hard to find seeds. A friend of mine ordered from them, and liked what he had gotten, but had said that they were tight with the amount of seeds they send, and that there is no specific mention of how many seeds you will receive. I ordered anyway because I only really needed a couple of each plant.
|On May 22, 2006, dixie_angel Trenton, TN wrote:
I ordered from this company BEFORE I knew about this site. I was told in an email the following:
On May 23rd, 2006, dixie_angel changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I received my seeds today and they look really good! I just wish the company would communicate with their customers. If they had just emailed back all of this could have been avoided. As for this transaction, slow shipping and no customer service is the ony reason Im not giving it a positive. Packaging and quality of seeds looks extremely good, however. I just hope they perform as good as they look! :0)
|On Apr 25, 2006, prestonwright Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I ordered on April 7 and receieved the seeds in great condition on April 23. This was a huge order -- 150 types of seeds -- and they had no problem filling all but 6, with a promise that the rest were coming in 2-4 weeks. I will order from this company again.
On April 27th, 2006, prestonwright added the following:
inga edulis and other inga species already sprouting with 2 leaves.
|On Mar 28, 2006, JartsaP Kisko,
Delivery was quite fast, no problem there, but germination rate wasn't too good.
|On Mar 27, 2006, Wyvern Gainesville, FL wrote:
I've ordered twice from this company this year and have recieved seed in good condition promptly.
|On Feb 1, 2006, wallaby1 Lincoln,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:
I had ordered seed from this company last year, and was very happy with the results. It did take some time to come, but I was not concerned about this as I do realise that not all of the seed would be immediately in stock, and some seed has a very short shelf life. I see this as a positve rather than a negaitve as some will sell you seed 'on the spot', at the risk of it not germinating. I got very good germination results last year, sowing most of the seed in early February. A couple of varieties did not germinate, but that is acceptable as seed can be variable, and conditions required to germinate them are sometimes very specific. No one company can offer seed that is always guaranteed to germinate.
|On Jan 19, 2006, tucker303 Denver, CO wrote:
Purchased seeds online 12/21 via PayPal. Emailed for a followup on 01/10/06, 01/11/06 and 01/15/06 and never have had a response. A response to an email would be good customer service and I have not had a response. Filed claim with PayPal today to get my money back. Personally, I will not purchase from them again for the lack of service shown a customer.
On January 25th, 2006, tucker303 added the following:
Worked with PayPal to resolve. Within a few days an email from PayPal indicated the seller was shipping the seeds. They arrived yesterday 01/24. Can't vouch for viability but they did arrive. Still a negative experience because I had to followup with ZERO communication from the company. Not the way it should be.