Trade Winds Fruit

zimberquattor(8b Oregon)January 24, 2007

Wow! What a selection of uncommon tropical seeds and reasonable prices! I haven't finshed browsing yet but I had to share this seed vendor with my Garden Web friends. I'll post an update on their service after I get my order.


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Trade Winds Fruit is a great place to get reasonably priced tropical seeds. I've had good germination rates with most everything that I've bought from them. The seeds that didn't germinate probably had more to do with me than the quality of the seeds.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2007 at 8:25AM
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I bought 3 palm varieties and one banana,back in November,got fast delivery,but not one seed has germinated for me.
Put them thru the float test,and they all floated,so apparently not fresh seeds,but planted them anyway.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 6:52PM
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I'm not entirely sure how reliable a float test is. I've had as many floaters as sinkers germinate for me.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2007 at 10:20AM
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I've purchased numerous times from them. Some times they're a little slow, some times they mix up the order and send a wrong item and didn't correct it. All in all, a very reliable and very reasonably priced place to get a couple of seeds for next to nothing. Most things are around $2 for about 5-10 seeds which is plenty for my purposes! Germination is usually at least 50%, sometimes more. Definitely an honest site with some unusual stuff and that is why I go back again & again.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2007 at 8:51PM
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honeybunny442(z6 TN)

I ordered a lot of citrus seeds and planted them the same day I received them. I'd say 90% or higher did not germinate, I won't order from them again.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 11:36AM
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This is an excellent company with above average germination results.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2008 at 8:48PM
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nancyanne_2010(Z 8 / WA)

The only seeds from them I had problems with were either my fault or the the seeds are known to have extremely low / slow germination rate. Most of the seeds exceed germination rate expected and germinate faster than expected. PLUS (at least now) have free shipping (u.s.) for orders over $7.50 . I buy regularly from them and they have always been super fast shipping.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 12:08AM
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It's not a seed company's fault if seeds don't germinate. That's just nature. I bought $100 worth of various seeds from them. Most germinated well. Some types germinated moderately. Others not at all. However, I've had see grape seeds in a tray for about two months and just yesterday I noticed the first seedling. Overall, I'm satisfied with the results.

Lesson: Be very patient (It'll even say on some of the seed packets: "takes from 3-9 months to germinate" for certain plants.)

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 4:44PM
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i do love these guys and highly recommend them!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 2:24AM
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