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#1 ThePepperGrowingMan

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:58 AM

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I stopped maintaining the list that was posted here on 10/30/11. Look in the vendor forum for seed vendor ideas.

Edited by ThePepperGrowingMan, 30 October 2011 - 09:11 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

Hippy Seed Co stuff is good and prices are reasonable with the exchange rate. Also good is Redwood City Seed in California. I've only ordered from them and Burpees. Also receiving good marks on this forum are Peppermania http://www.peppermania.com/ and the Chili Pepper Institute and NMSU http://www.chilepepp...nstitute-c.html

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:12 AM

This is the Hippy Seed Company you guys are talking about right:

http://thehippyseedcompany.com/

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:16 AM

This is the Hippy Seed Company you guys are talking about right:

http://thehippyseedcompany.com/


Yes, he takes PayPal and all the seeds I got from him (5 different) last year have great germination and are growing true to description. That's all you can ask for.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:23 AM

i'd mention rainbow seeds

http://www.rainbowchiliseeds.com/

I had good results with seeds
I got from them

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:10 PM

Isn't the Redwood City Seed Co the guy that says Tepins are the hottest pepper in the world? Has his own heat scale? Don't know if that has anything to do with his seed business though. Just thought I'd mention it.

I've used chili pepper company and had one package confiscated by customs and one get through. I like Peppermania and if you're going to grow the Bhut Jolokia you have to get your seeds from the Chili Pepper Institute at NMSU. I've used the HippySeedCo once and am really happy with that. Just have to wait and see about germination rates but from what I've heard that isn't going to be a problem.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 01:15 PM

I like uncle steve's seeds too! Great germination rate and a nice guy.

http://ushotstuff.com/Seed.Source.htm
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:02 PM

Let us know how it all works out will ya? Thanks.


You bet. I'm probably going to try a few places and will post back with results.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:25 PM

The http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/ has a decent selection and I have had pretty good germination rates with their stuff. :(

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:33 PM

Personally, I think you are nuts for ordering now to sow this winter. More than likely, you will get seeds for the 2009 crop which means they are old. Not that old seeds will not germinate - they will, but IME not as well as new seeds.

Nothing wrong with staking out sites and bookmarking them for later reference but again, I would wait until this year's crops are harvested and the seeds gathered from them.

JMO, YMMV,

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:49 PM

If properly stored I doubt you'd see much of a difference if any between 2009 seeds and ones packed for 2010. BTW, just because a package states it was packed for 2010 doesn't necessarily mean it was harvested in 2009; it just means the seed stock passed their germination test.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:58 PM

From what I have read peppers seeds will last for 3-5 years (if stored properly) and will have no lose in germination. Its anything after 5 years that may have problems (if Not Frozen.. which can last upto 7-10 years).

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:01 AM

Isn't the Redwood City Seed Co the guy that says Tepins are the hottest pepper in the world? Has his own heat scale? Don't know if that has anything to do with his seed business though. Just thought I'd mention it.


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:09 AM

I've bought some stuff from www.peppermania.com and it's been good stuff. Very nice service and good selection of varieties.

I've also gotten seeds from www.tradewindsfruit.com and can't complain. They aren't capsicum 'specialists' per se, but do carry a very good selection of seeds.

www.worldofchillies.com was also good.
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:01 AM

Hello everyone,

I'm starting to order seeds for next years crop and was wondering where the best places are to get them? Reimer's pops up all over in my research but I have read some less than great things about the seeds they sell. Any suggestions?

Thanks!


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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:39 PM

Get seeds at :lol: http://fatalii.shop....ublishedService

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:47 PM

I've had good luck with this company.
www.tomatogrowers.com
They have lots of peppers and tomato's.
All the seeds I've bought from them sprouted, and produced what they were supposed to.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:13 AM

Best rainbow and peppermania - enthusiasts and a pleasure to buy from

Worst Nickys Nursery - Rubbish service

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:59 AM

Best rainbow and peppermania - enthusiasts and a pleasure to buy from

Worst Nickys Nursery - Rubbish service


Nobody mentioned peppergal! I thought alot of people used her for seeds...
http://www.peppergal.com/search
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:27 AM

I think Beth at peppermania is one of the few seed sellers who really knows her stuff
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