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(10 reviews)
On Mar 23, 2021, SPORTSMAN1 Hawley, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Posted on March 14, 2021, updated March 23, 2021
Ordered small packets over the phone. All seeds packets arrived in good time except 1 melon on back order. It was sent a couple weeks after order. Very satisfied with ordering from Twilley. Just would have been easier to do it over the internet. Really like the small packets at good prices. Would rather order every year than have left over seeds.

On March 23rd, 2021, SPORTSMAN1 added the following:

Update.....received the 1 packet that was on back order.
Positive snotbottom
(6 reviews)
On Feb 4, 2020, snotbottom Milton Freewater, OR wrote:

Twilley has become one of my favorite seed suppliers. They have a great selection of varieties, from heirloom to modern hybrids (no GMO varieties).
They price their seed fairly, and shipping is free (there is a small handling fee for smaller orders, which is reduced or eliminated the more you order) and they are very quick to ship. Even though they don't do web orders, they are consistently one of the first to deliver my seeds. This year, I downloaded the pdf order form, filled it out and emailed it to them, and I had my seeds in hand in a week.

I've never had a problem with germination on any of the seed I've ordered from them. Even seeds that are notoriously difficult to germinate have done very weel.

Their customer service is also great. The first time I ordered from them, I goofed up on a couple of items when filling out my order form. They actually took the time to call me to make sure I got the seed I wanted, and not something else.

Positive doowop
(4 reviews)
On Mar 30, 2016, doowop Ferguson, NC wrote:

Twilley is the best seed company that I've ever done business with. They offer a wide variety of seeds, many that home gardeners and small farmers can't buy from another source. Usually, a small farmer who needs more than a pack or 2 of one variety will have to buy several small packs at an astronomical price or buy a huge amount, much more than she can use. Twilley's offers amounts for small farms at a good price. The seeds are excellent-I've always gotten the best germination rates with their seeds. Their customer service reps are helpful and polite, and their shipping is lightning fast.

Positive jimwatershed
(7 reviews)
On Jan 5, 2012, jimwatershed Saint Augustine, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Ordered from four companies last year, Twilley gets a tie for first. I faxed in my order in October, got a call within an hour with a knowledgeable, understandable human being who explained that they were out of stock on three items (which I didn't think was bad for that late in the season), and was able to very quickly and politely help me choose substitutes. Seeds came in under a week. Prices are comparable to anywhere else and better than most. Plus, the seeds are sealed in a foil 'vacuum' packet instead of just paper, much better for storage. So I would definitely order from them again.

Positive WNYGardener
(3 reviews)
On Dec 16, 2011, WNYGardener Dunkirk, NY wrote:

Old fashioned company. The selection is extensive, prices are reasonable, and the service is good. In spring 2011 I ordered about thirty different varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. They all performed well except one item that the company sent a replacement for without me asking for it. My first choice for seeds this coming growing season.

Positive Calalily
(40 reviews)
On Jan 5, 2011, Calalily Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

I like this company. They have a great selection of squash seeds with the disease resistance I need for our area. The people are super nice, prices are reasonable and shipping was fast.

Positive Indy
(3 reviews)
On Sep 5, 2007, Indy Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

I like this company for vegetable seeds

Positive Gabrielle
(28 reviews)
On Jan 17, 2006, Gabrielle (Zone 5a) wrote:

I purchased seeds in 12/04 and they all did well. I would do business with them again.

Positive Farmerdill
(23 reviews)
On Dec 4, 2003, Farmerdill Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have only used Otis Twilley for vegetable seeds. They have an excellent selection of the newer hybrids. Their service has been excellent. One of the best mailorder companies for obtaining current varieties of vegetables. Very little in the way of traditional cultivars.

On January 8th, 2008, Farmerdill added the following:

Still using Twilley for the bulk of my orders. Good seed, good service. Excellent choice of vegetable cultivars that perform well for market gardeners in the southeast.
Positive Agrinerd
(11 reviews)
On Jul 22, 2003, Agrinerd Franklin, NC (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've only ordered a few packets from them here and there but was always satified. It looks like the negative comment was intended for Ty-Ty Nursery (next in list), which does indeed have a bad reputation.

Positive Imhotep
(26 reviews)
On Mar 26, 2003, Imhotep Meridian, MS wrote:

A "moderate" company, not one of the biggies but they have
a nice selection. Products are as advertised, reasonable
prices, good delivery.

Service wise they get a 10, I can't fault them.

Positive rdd
(1 review)
On Dec 10, 2002, rdd wrote:

I have ordered from Twilley for many years. This is the best overall mail order company in my opinion.

Twilley's provides prompt service and fresh seeds. What really sets them apart in my opinion is their selection of disease resistant varieties. For instance, bacterial leaf speck on cabbage has always been a problem for me and they have resistant varieties that perform well.

Many of their other varieties are excellent performers for me. Their SummerSweet #7210 sweet corn is the most consistent and highest yielding corn I have ever grown and I have grown many. The plants are short (about 5 1/2 feet) and can be planted at high density. #7210 yields two ears per stalk about 8" long. Also, the silks are very easy to remove from the ears which makes the corn easy to process. We freeze about 50-60 quarts of cream corn annually.

I don't think my large garden would be nearly as productive without this company and their seed selection. I believe you will be pleased with them as well.

Positive Preacher_1
(1 review)
On Apr 30, 2002, Preacher_1 wrote:

I have been using Twilley seeds for years and have always had great success. This year has been no exception. I moved 3 years ago and had several pacages of seeds left from the 98 season and I planted those along with seeds I purchased this year, the only seeds that didnt come up were the green beans so I replaced them with new seeds from 2002 and Just like always great success.

Positive kg
(6 reviews)
On Jan 2, 2002, kg wrote:

Good varieties and service. Caters somehat more to commercial growers, with emphasis on varieties that are reliable, productive, disease resistant, widely adapted, ship well, and produce marketable fruit. Still, very useful to the home gardener as well. Very informative catalog. Among the best collections in the nation for some vegetables, such as corn and watermelon.

Positive danmlornad
(1 review)
On Mar 1, 2000, danmlornad wrote:

I ordered over $200 worth of seeds from here and I am very satisfied. I experienced about a 90% germination rate on all my flowers and vegetable seeds. They are reasonably priced also.

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