Seed company inquiry

Lee Poulsen
Wed, 07 Jul 2004 23:21:26 PDT
On Jul 7, 2004, at 8:37 AM, Jane McGary wrote:
> I recently happened upon the website of B & T World Seeds
> They offer, or anticipate offering in some cases, a good selection of 
> South American bulb seeds (I found them when searching for an 
> Alstroemeria species). However, the prices are very high, so I wanted 
> to ask whether any members of this forum have done business with this 
> company recently, and if so, whether the quality and quantity of seeds 
> were satisfactory. Any comments?

Hi Jane,

I've ordered from them. They were quite responsive via email to my 
The packets are extremely generous. In fact, I could have done with a 
lot fewer seeds for a much cheaper price. But that seems to be how they 
do it.

I also ordered a number of more unusual Chilean species, and maybe 
because of their unusualness and my ineptness at germinating the more 
difficult species, I didn't get any germination from a few of them. 
However, the ones that did germinate germinated quite well. For one 
species they even sent me an email asking if they could hold up my 
order until the seeds from one of their suppliers arrived shortly 
(which was fine with me). I don't know how long they hold onto their 
seed stock or under what conditions they store it.

I guess I had mixed results. But they seem professional enough, and, 
again, I don't know if it was my fault or theirs for the failures.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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