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|On Jul 16, 2017, Zonker_Dog Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered several packets of seeds during their half price sale. I received all but one packet within about a week. Regarding the missing one, they had contacted me ahead of time to tell me they were out of it, and offered to substitute for it. I told them I was not in a hurry, so should be receiving it soon.
|On Apr 3, 2017, momtomany12 Dalton, PA wrote:
This was my first time ordering from this company. I'm not ready to plant outside yet, but I was very impressed with the prompt mailing of my order (less than a week), quick germination of the seeds that I have started indoors (tomatoes, onions, peppers, and basil) and the generous amount of seeds in the large, attractive seed packets. Can't wait to see how they do in the garden!
|On Feb 9, 2017, debles Tulsa, OK wrote:
I've been purchasing seed from them for years now.
|On Apr 15, 2016, pfrutescens Havertown, PA wrote:
Good source for seeds from Italian seed companies. Website is easy to navigate, and shipping times are in line with other seed companies. Shipping is a bit more expensive than in most places, and seed packages tend to be larger and therefore more expensive than what most home gardeners may need, but there are some hard to find varieties that only Seeds from Italy has. Also, their seed is fresh, clearly dated, and excellently packaged, and I have high confidence that they will be true to type. This is why I sometimes order varieties from them that I could get cheaper elsewhere.
|On May 6, 2014, Trinacria Stony Brook, NY wrote:
I received a catalog of theirs in the mail, and I'm not entirely certain how - I didn't ask for it, and I'm not sure on whose list my name appeared. Since a bunch of companies throw catalogs at you, I wasn't too eager to open it up. But once I did, I was impressed, to say the least. A colleague at work also confirmed for me that they were a legitimate company. Once I gave the catalog some more attention, I was blown away by the incredible selection of mediterranean varieties and vegetables that you hardly ever see in the states - dandelion greens, broccolo spigariello, yellow melons, you name it. My family comes from Italy, and I have a lot of family still there, so I seized the opportunity to grow Italian heirloom vegetables just like what we eat in Italy. Not only were the prices extremely reasonable and the shipping as prompt as possible, but the seed packets have a huge number of seeds - you'd have to see it to believe it. Beautifully sealed and decorated packages they send you often contain 3, 5, 10 times the amount of seed contained in packets from other companies with similar prices. I highly recommend Seeds from Italy!
|On Jan 3, 2014, JoefromOrleans Orleans, MA wrote:
A few years ago, I first looked for a source for the vegetables my grandparents fed me. I found Seeds from Italy and was overjoyed. I also like that the company was just across the river from me in the Boston area. The seed packages are very generous and are a real value. Germination rates are very high. A year or so ago, the company was purchased by a couple from Kansas. The change over was seamless and the service even got better. If you are looking for heirloom Italian cultivars that taste like the vegetables you ate when you were a child, this is the company for you. By the way, if you have a question, Dave, one of the owners, will always get back to you with a couple of days. This family owned company is a gem. I recommend Seeds from Italy without reservation.
|On Feb 26, 2013, Cville_Gardener Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have always been pleased with my orders from this company. They have a nice selection and I especially like their selection of cold-hardy vegetable seeds. The packets contain lots of seeds, delivery is quick, and the service is efficient with good communication.
|On May 23, 2012, Sherilou Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Seeds From Italy has super-quick order processing and shipping. Postage is very reasonable. Their Franchi seeds have an excellent germination rate, producing strong healthy plants.
|On Dec 8, 2011, susybell Vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on January 19, 2011, updated December 8, 2011
On January 19th, 2011, susybell added the following:
er, Seeds FROM Italy....oops...
On December 8th, 2011, susybell added the following:
Just wanted to follow-up. We had a really wacky spring here again, so everything I planted was late getting in the ground but the seeds I bought from Seeds From Italy did very, very well anyway. I got a great crop and will definitely order from them again. I even used some leftover seeds from my original order in 09, and they also germinated well and produced nicely.
|On Dec 2, 2011, midlandsmanna Gaston, SC wrote:
Placed phone order 11/29/2011 and received the order 12/2/2011. Dan was very easy to talk to and friendly.
|On Mar 28, 2011, borealrose East Hardwick, VT wrote:
Love this company! Good selection of hard to find varieties, especially Italian greens and winter squash and just about the most generous seed packages I've ever encountered; excellent value for the money. Highly recommended.
|On Mar 12, 2011, Horseshoe Efland, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
Another one of my very few favorite vegetable seed suppliers!
|On Feb 12, 2011, redjeep hillsboro, OR wrote:
Posted on January 17, 2010, updated February 12, 2011
On February 12th, 2011, redjeep added the following:
Literally every seed germinates. This has become my top supplier, and has allowed me to cut back on Territorial and Abundant Life, which were getting expensive, Seeds of Change, which are crooks, and Pinetree which has been having germination issues. According to wikileaks Europeans are a lot freakier on GMO then we are, which makes these seeds much less likely to be Franken seeds then anything from any large domestic catalog. And the packaging is terrific. I am a buy American person to the extreme, however, these are great seeds, the customer service is great and responsive, and the vegetables do great in Western Oregon despite the lack of sun or warmth--and the taste--especially the tomatoes--incredible! It is a joy each year to try new varieties because they never dissappoint.
|On Feb 9, 2011, mgsid Sumner, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:
This was my 3rd year ordering from the Seeds From Italy catalog and I have always had a good experience. They have varieties that I cannot find elswhere, orders are promptly filled, and the packages contain a very genereous number of seeds.
|On Dec 8, 2010, robert693 Dahinda, IL wrote:
I have never had a problem with this company. The seeds that I order always arrive quickly and in great shape. The owner, Bill, is really a nice man who gives his personal attention to each order. He also puts out a quarterly newsletter with helpful hints and other news. This company was the only seed company that I could find that had the Italian cucumber/melons that all of the old italian guys in my old neighborhood used to grow. The seed packets that he sends, that come from Franchi and several other Italian seed companies, have many more seeds that the packets that you get at your local garden center or Wal Mart. I would highly reccommend Seeds From Italy for Italian varieties as well as common varieties!
|On Mar 12, 2010, NStrasser Pulaski, VA wrote:
Posted on April 7, 2005, updated March 12, 2010
On March 12th, 2010, NStrasser added the following:
For several years now, Seeds from Italy has been my #1 choice for seed shopping. Great selection, excellent value, and top-quality seed products with excellent germination. And I am 100% satisfied with the service.
|On Jan 23, 2010, Spinonitaliani Newington, CT wrote:
Great company! I received my order of about 6 packets on Thursday after ordering Monday...all in good shape. The packets are giant, attractive, and have plenty of information. I guess that's what you get from Italy! I think it's great that this company allows me to get the Italian seeds I love straight from the source. Keep up the good work, will definitely be ordering more next year!
|On Jan 19, 2010, Poajoan Reno, NV (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered from this company in 2009 and was very impressed with the number and quality of seeds. Excellent germination both indoors and outdoors, both peppers and tomatoes were vigorous and continued producing throughout the growing season. Although we had a very early frost the tomatoes in the unheated hoop house continue producing until November. I've already placed an order for this year. The comments that were made on the seed order last year were very helpful. Nice to find a company that has a personal touch. Zone 5
|On Jan 29, 2009, hokie75 Richmond, VA wrote:
In December 2008, I ordered and received seed from Seeds From Italy. Since then, they have charged my credit card twice for orders I did not place.
On February 2nd, 2009, hokie75 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
The two erroneous charges have been refunded. The owner acknowledged his error and apologized.
|On Jan 9, 2009, cics Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Ordered several seeds from their website and everything went very smoothly. I received the seeds in about three days and would definitely order from them again.
|On Dec 18, 2008, dmj1218 west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Great vegetable seed company to order from--much larger packages than other seed companies and super fast delivery even in the middle of the holiday season. Definitely now one of my favorite seed companies.
|On Aug 30, 2008, cottonpicker Audubon, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have nothing but PRAISE for this company! Have ordered their products several times and am always very pleased with the QUICK & FRIENDLY service. Their wide selection and perfectly "hermetically" sealed colorful packages are only second to the X-tra GENEROUS quantity of seeds inside!!
|On Feb 27, 2008, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have ordered seeds from Bill many times. Some bulk seeds some regular packages. The seeds have all had very good germination rates. The packages are usually very generous compared to most seed companies. A lot of seeds.
|On Jan 18, 2008, hart Shenandoah Valley, VA wrote:
I ordered from Seeds from Italy last year for the first time and was extremely pleased. The seed packets - nearly all are under $3 - are huge with many times the amount you'd receive from an American seed company.
|On Jan 10, 2008, arachide Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I love this company. Their seed packets are large and colorful with information in various languages. Prices are very reasonable, large amount of seed per pack and varieties I couldn't find other places. They were super fast to ship (even over the holidays). Thanks!
|On Dec 3, 2007, gdionelli Huntington, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:
Wow! I just received my first order from Seeds from Italy. The website was easy to use, and the descriptions were very helpful in making my decisions. I found this company because I was looking for agretti seeds, which are hard to find and only available part of the year. I told Bill to save my order and ship it all when the agretti came it - it actually seemed to take no time at all before they arrived.
|On Nov 24, 2006, girlgroupgirl wrote:
I have been growing seeds from Italian seed companies for several years now (they are readily available in Toronto, where I frequently visit), although this was my first order with Seeds from Italy.
On January 8th, 2007, girlgroupgirl added the following:
It took poor Bill months to get the seeds I had ordered from Italy. They didn't really cost much to me, but Bill kept in contact, and sent them when they arrive. I AM SO IMPRESSED!
|On Oct 25, 2006, kmhughes Los Altos, CA wrote:
I have been ordering and planting seeds from here for about 5 years. In general, I have only had a few instances where I had problems germinating seeds, and Bill was always quick to refund or replace the seeds.
|On Feb 27, 2006, TinyTomato Chardon, OH wrote:
This is now my second year ordering from this company and again I am very satisfied. They provide many hard to find varieties, lots of seed and friendly service. I look forward to what they will offer next year.
|On Jun 21, 2005, Pegmumm Mount Vernon, WA wrote:
I ordered 11 packages of seed on night of the 16th and everything I ordered arrived in this morning's mail and today is the 20th. That's just 4 days. Huge packages with large amounts of seed. I am very pleased. It was my first order, it won't be my last.
|On Apr 21, 2005, rdinjian Watertown, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I bought tomato seeds from them last year; good, quick shipping of seeds; huge amount of seeds in the packet, must have been 200 tomato seeds, far more than any other seed company I have ever seen
|On Apr 20, 2005, jcsgreenthumb Pisgah Forest, NC (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have ordered from this company for a number of years. I have nothing but good things to say. The shipping is quick, VERY reasonable, the seed packets are very generous compared to many seed companies.
|On Mar 7, 2005, grwleye Long Beach, CA wrote:
I have placed several orders with the company and can echo several others' comments: great seeds in good quantity, quick response to emails, a nice news letter and helpful recipes. Great place!
|On Feb 13, 2005, MollymDG Manteca, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Great variety, great varieties, large packets, good growing instructions, great service, and above all GREAT SEEDS. GrowItalian.com's seeds germinate so well that I buy varieties I could get here from them, and have found that in addition to better germination, the selections are often head and shoulders better in vigor, quality, and flavor than the same named varieties as packaged by U.S. firms.
|On Dec 13, 2004, CritterCapers Spring Hope, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Excellent service! I received what I ordered right away. The one back-ordered item was sent sooner than it was supposed to be sent. Great quality seeds, and many, many more per packet you're used to. They seem genuinely excited about growing Italian varieties; I'm glad to have found them.
|On Dec 12, 2004, skunkster Moscow, ID (Zone 6a) wrote:
Have ordered twice. This place is now one of my favorites. Fast shipping!!!!!!! Ten times as many seeds in each pack. Just wish they had a larger selection.
|On Jul 3, 2004, evan1 Somerville, NJ wrote:
Quick response to catalog request and quick turnaround time on order. Many more seeds in a pack than you would expect. Very happy here.
|On Apr 3, 2004, gponder Gold Hill, OR wrote:
A wonderful source for unusal seeds from Italy not available locally. These people stand behind their product!! Great customer service. Prompt responses to email.
|On Jan 1, 2004, emeraldblue70 West Sacramento, CA wrote:
For those folks that love Italian vegetables and are looking for the "Italian Experience" in gardening this is the site to visit.