I have ordered from this company for over three years and have been extremely satisfied. I order in January and the seeds arrive just days later. Two years ago I placed an internet order and two days later placed a telephone order. The phone order appeared before the internet order - I called and they had no record of it. Seems something happened in cyberspace. I re-ordered, and again, the seeds arrived in a matter of a couple of days. Never had any problems with germination. It's the first and about the only place I'll go for tomato seeds. Every year I grow 200+ plants and usually mostly heirlooms.
On Apr 14, 2006, phuggins Fairmont, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered seven varieties of heirloom tomatoes and some miscellaneous peppers and tomatillos online from TG this year. I was surprised when the seeds didn't show up for two weeks, so I called the company. A very nice representative (didn't get the name, unfortunately) checked my order and it turned out that it had been sent to an old address of mine--apparently I'd ordered a packet from them a few years ago at another residence and that address was still in their computer. A new shipment of seeds was sent and I received them in 3 days--plus a bonus pack of tomato seeds. I'm not sure why the first order was sent to my old address, but they fixed the problem immediately and happily. :) Can't wait to see how the tomatoes turn out this year! :)
On Feb 12, 2006, beclu727 Dacula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is my 2nd year ordering from TGS. I ordered via their website on 1/24 and received my complete order plus free tomato seeds on 1/30. I like their resealable packets. Last year's germination rate was quite good and I expect the same this year.
On Jan 27, 2006, chiele Chickasha, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I first ordered from Tomatoe growers last year and I had a very good germination rate and good tomatoe plants. I have already ordered for this year and I'm looking forward to getting those seeds in the ground
On Oct 1, 2005, pooklette Janesville, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
This year I ordered both tomato and pepper seeds from Tomato Growers Supply Co. The seeds arrived very quickly (roughly one week after my online order) and were very well packaged. Each seed packet came with a very detailed description on it too.
They offer a huge variety of seeds and their website has excellent photos of each one. This is a great source of seeds for the heirloom tomato grower, but they do offer quite a few hybrids too.
I would hightly recommend this company and will definitely be placing another order with them next year.
On Jul 28, 2005, kanita Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
Great company! Ordered seeds on Thursday, received them on Monday, and I live in California, while they're based in Florida! Very informative & a great selection of the unsual as well as common varieties. Great peppers in asddition to tomatoes.
On May 1, 2005, desertman888 San Jose, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have been dealing with this company since their beginning.
Awesome catalog! Excellent variety, good prices, and very fast shiping.
One of the best for tomato and pepper seeds. I'm a total pepperhead and a tomato lover as well, if I were to stop gardening (heaven forbid!) I think I would still order their catalog just to read and reread!
On Apr 30, 2005, LooneyLinda Mantua, UT (Zone 4b) wrote:
I ordered from this company because of a recommendation made by a tomato expert on the Dave's Garden Tomato Forum. I ordered several varieties and had very good germination rates. The selection is impressive. Their seed packages are very detailed concerning that particular variety. Prices were reasonable.
I also ordered two books. When the package came it was already opened and one of the books was missing. I called the company and they sent me another book. It wasn't my fault or theirs, but they sent another book. I appreciate that very much and have ordered from them again.
On March 26th, 2007, LooneyLinda added the following:
TGS is still a great company. Service is quick and seeds germinate very well. Some companies don't put information on the seed packets about that particular tomato--not so with TGS. It helps so much to not have to go back to the catalog to get information.
On Mar 22, 2005, Joan Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:
I've ordered from Tomato Growers Supply for a couple years and have always been very happy with their seed selections. They ship very quickly, and I've had great germination from their seeds. I will continue to order from this company in the future.
On Jan 24, 2005, Innoma Kingsburg, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I love these guys! (Or gals, depending). One of my favorite parts of the year is going over catalogs and web sites choosing varieties to plant, and TGS is a real winner. Always prompt on fulfilling orders and backorders, great variety, and an informative website with plenty of pictures. I always have great luck with their seed as well and will probably continue to use them as my primary seed and pepper source.
On January 27th, 2006, Innoma added the following:
Update for 2006: Still a great company to deal with. Love the catalog, the wide selection of varieties, fast shipping, great germination ... you can't go wrong with TGS and I look forward to using them in 2007 and beyond.
I have used Tomato Growers Supply for the past five or six years. the selection is outstanding, the germination rate near 100%, the orders filled promptly. This is the first year that anything was ever backordered and that backorder arrived about a week after the main order.
For service, selection , and quality this place is just about impossible to beat.
Just found the Garden Watchdog site, and thought I would add my comments about Tomato Growers Supply (TGS) here. I am a small fresh-market grower, and have used TGS as my sole source of tomato and pepper (both sweet and hot) for the past two years.
Each time I have ordered, I have received my shipment in perfect condition, in a very timely fashion. The varieties have always been as advertised, and the germination rates near 100%. Top it off with their incredible selection of unusual, heirloom, and hard-to-find varieties, and TGS is truly a winner!
I have ordered tomato and pepper seeds from TGS for the past 2 years for both Virgnia & West Texas climates & have been very pleased with every aspect of dealing with them. The seeds perform well & the company staff are a delight to do business with. Highly recommend TGS.
On Apr 17, 2003, Jul Lake Elsinore, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I ordered from Tomato Growers on March 12th, I received my seeds within the week! It is April now and I have 80% germination. I have replanted the varieties that did not germinate. I am very pleased with the company and will order again.
Recently ordered from Tomato Grower's through the mail. I was very surprised at how quickly I recieved my order. Less than a week after they recieved it! Seeds very viable- so far, I have 100% germination. I am very happy with this company and will recommend them to every gardener I know!
At one time orderd tomato seed only from Totally Tomatoes,found out about Tomato Growers Supply Company never looked back. GREAT source for seed,Friendly service,High germination rate.If a better source for tomato seed exists let me know.
On Jan 24, 2002, Nannette Signal Mountain, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is another favorite of mine. I have ordered from them for three years. I think it is the best supplier of tomato and pepper seeds. They also carry many eggplant varieties. I placed an order on January 14th and recieved my order by January 18th. Their seeds are very viable. I have had a lot of success with their seeds.
Have ordered from over the last three years. Pricey but seeds germinate well and the orders are promptly processed, usually with few backorders.
Catalog is a visual treat, but descriptions must be carefully deciphered (written by ad-men, not growers).
A lot of variety. All types of tomatoes are represented to some degree. Service is good, seed is always viable and if you call them with a problem or question they can answer you quickly and correctly. Also, they make their catalog available early enough for the Zone 9 & 10 gardeners to get their seeds started indoors at the right time!
This year, I helped students in our daughters' school grow almost 50 of the heirloom varieties offered by Tomato Growers. The seeds almost all sprouted and we were given the seeds by the Sapp Family (the owners) for the project. It was a smashing success. Their generosity and the tomatoes produced from their seeds has made our annual spring plant sale an amazing success. My favorites are the black plum cherry and the early Russian heirloom varieties. This is a good company and offer such large amounts of heirlooms, they cover a good field.