I have ordered from Willhite for 10+ years. They have always shipped the correct order and I received it promptly. I have had a couple delayed shipments, but I generally order around the first part of January so a delay is no issue. The negativity on here surprises me. This is a great company with a great product. The watermelon selection is especially good.. Goldbar yellow squash and Seneca zucchini are top choices for me.. I am thankful Willhite also sells a good selection of southern pea. Zipper Cream and Quickpick are yearly standards
On Aug 4, 2012, southernbred Lehigh Acres, FL wrote:
After trying other companies, I ordered from Willhite. The service was great and the seeds were very well packaged. It was great getting the free guide for seed planting. It took me only about 4days to recieve my order, here in S.W. Florida.
On Mar 24, 2012, kafka00 Alexandria, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on December 17, 2010, updated March 24, 2012
Received seeds quickly about 5 days from when I ordered online. Willhite was one of several companies to carry the type of dwarf patio tomato called Small Fry that I need for my climate. Price was good - 100 seeds in packet vs 10, 15 or 20 elsewhere for a few cents more. I'll have to see about germination rate.
On March 24th, 2012, kafka00 added the following:
Germination rate was good, plants did very well, lots of tomatoes.
On Jan 16, 2012, fatfrog47 Panama, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered pea and okra seeds for the first time from them last year. I was amazed at the germination rate and quality of the plants that grew. We had a good crop of both even though we had a drought issue. I will order from them again.
Posted on January 5, 2005, updated March 1, 2011
I am a market farmer who has been doing business with Willhite for going on 3 years now, & can only say good things about them. They are tops in customer service & product quality. I do not live far from them, & most days, I can place an order in the morning, & pick it up that same afternoon. And their prices can't be beat. In most cases, you can buy enough OP seed to plant an acre for the same price as a couple packets from the local garden center. I always look for seed from them before I check anywhere else.
On March 1st, 2011, Maridian88 added the following:
Just picked up my order from Willhite & I am pleased as always. But just wanted to say that for all you folks trying to call in they are BUSY!!! The phones are ringing off the wall, there are literally thousands of orders stacked up & waiting to be processed & every 5 minutes a local walks in needing $5 worth of seed & $100 worth of gardening advice. Please be patient with them, they are working hard to take care of you. And shame on me for waiting until the last minute to place a seed order! Willhite has good seed & great people.
On Dec 8, 2010, dreaves Hutto, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Ordered some tomato seed, Phoenix Hybrid, online on Sunday. The seeds were in the mail on Monday and I received them by Wednesday. I was given a quick, courteous reply when I emailed a question about the order, as well. Willhite was the only place online I could easily find as a source for the seeds, since they seem to be a newer variety. The price wasn't cheap, but it was lot's cheaper than waiting to buy plants from a nursery.
On Jul 18, 2010, sunnybritefarm Naalehu, HI wrote:
I've ordered from Willhite many times over the years. They've changed a lot through the years as to their offerings, but I've never had a problem. I'll still order certain things from them. They still offer a wide selection of melon and watermelon seed. Great stuff!
This was my first order with the company. I wasn't going to order from them because of the negative ratings they've received, but they offer a fantastic selection of hard-to-find melon seeds, so I decided to chance it. I ordered 6 items on Monday night at 7:00 and 5 of the six arrived in Wednesday's mail--a testament to Wilhite and the Postal Service. They didn't charge me for the unfilled item. The seeds were nicely packaged and generous. Misterbaby.
On Jun 25, 2009, realbirdlady Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Excellent order response - I ordered on the web on Saturday, and had the seeds Wednesday. Good selection for the second season planting we need here in south Texas, when many seed companies are only selling their leftovers from the spring. Willhite doesn't carry some of the newest, trendy vegetables, but offers tried and true varieties of such as blackeyed peas, butter beans, and okra.
Purchased seeds both mail order and will call as their facility is very close. Doubled my seed order on 1 item as they considered the germination rate substandard. The seed pkg listed the term also. My seeds were fine. Great source for all kinds of melons.
My order was a little slow--but this was during probably their busiest time of the year. Good seeds, and a freebie thrown in. The place to go for melon seeds, and a good selection of other vegetables that do well in Texas and similar climates.
On Jan 21, 2007, ctryrazorback Texarkana, TX wrote:
I have ordered from Willhite Seed for several years and have found them to be very economical seed , yet at the same time a very high quality seed. I especially like their yellow straight neck squash(Goldbar), zucchini(Seneca) and purple hull pea(Quickpick and Mississippi Purple) varieties. Orders are sent promptly and accurately.
I have ordered from Willhite Seeds for close to 15 years. We have been very pleased with the seeds and service. Only one time did they "lose" our order and were very helpful at correcting the problem. We take vegetables to a farmers market so we want good results the first time we plant. We can buy many more seed for the same price a few would cost us elsewhere.
On Jul 13, 2006, DawninTx Nevada, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This was my first time to order from Willhite Seed Co. and I was very pleased with my order. The price was good, seeds were packaged well and shipped quickly. The germination rate was excellent and the plants seedlings are very strong and healthy. Their website also contains a lot of helpful information.
On Jan 20, 2006, berrygirl Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is my first time ordering from them. My order was correct and sent quickly.
My only complaint: I was sent a pkg of seeds labeled 'substandard'. I called cust serv and was told they will send me another pk of seeds.
When I get those seeds- and if they are good seed- then I will upgrade my rating.
On August 22nd, 2006, berrygirl changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Update: Wilhite came thru! They were so nice and very generous. Sent me a lot of seed to replace the original bad seeds.
On Dec 4, 2003, Farmerdill Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have purchased watermelon and Muskmelon seed from Willhite since the late 60's when it was the Willhite Melon Seed Company. They still have the best selection of melon varieties in one place of anyone. They are gradually dropping the older varieties and replacing them with hybrids but still have a great selection. In recent years they have extended thier offering of vegetable seeds. Service has always been prompt and courteous.
On Jan 12, 2002, Indy Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have found Willhite Seed Inc. to be very economical in prices for items like sweet corn, lima beans and melons[their specialty]. I had a cultural inquiry that was answered by their top expert. I give them a pat on the back.