List of available SEEDS:
Welcome to our SEEDS page!
(Para información EN ESPAÑOL sobre las semillas de heliconias, jengibres ornamentales y frutales tropicales que hay disponible, métodos de pago, etc., por favor, ver más abajo en esta misma página)
We offer a wide variety of Heliconia and ornamental ginger seeds for sale year round. Seeds of tropical fruits that may be in season, some flowering trees, and butterfly host plant seeds are also available. All seeds are collected at our farm in Puerto Rico, from organically grown plants.
We guarantee our seeds. If you're not totally satisfied with your seed order, simply return the package, and we'll refund your payment minus shipping costs, no questions asked.
Our regular seed packets are usually $4.99 each, plus shipping costs. The number of seeds per packet will depend on: plant species, seed size, and availability. Most packets contain around 10 seeds each; specific amounts are listed below. Ginger and Musa seed packets contain a minimum of 15 seeds unless specified. We always add bonus seeds to every order. BULK packs are also offered when we have plenty of seeds; please read on for further information.
HOW TO ORDER SEEDS FROM US: Send us a simple list of the seeds you want, specifying regular packets or BULK Packs. We'll verify their availability, and will then send you a total, and instructions on how to pay. We accept cash, personal checks, Money Orders, and PayPal within the U.S.A.; for international orders, we only accept Western Union and PayPal. Orders are shipped soon after payment is confirmed. We only ship PREPAID orders, very sorry to specify; no exceptions. You'll find our email address at the end of this page if you need further information on purchasing seeds from us. Minimum order for seed orders is: US $10.00.
PLEASE NOTE: Only those species marked with a small "x" on the table below are currently available. Others will eventually be available during the year.
BULK PACKS of heliconia, ginger, and tropical fruit seeds are sometimes available and are always posted on our Seeds page under the "Bulk" column. These are also very fresh seeds that can be offered at a great price when we have plenty of seeds of any given species. BULK Packs are always marked with a big "X" on the right column. Please email us if you need additional information.
SHIPPING to the USA and its territories starts at $2.50 for HELICONIA and/or GINGER seed packets. FRUIT SEED packets will usually cost a little more, as most seeds are larger and require additional shipping costs. We accept cash, personal checks, Money Orders and PayPal for orders within the USA and its territories.
*INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We must inform you that due to a recent, significant increase in postage costs, regular international shipping now starts at $6.50 USD for seed orders. We've kept international shipping costs very low until now, and we're currently forced to raise costs as the postal service rises them in turn. We don't profit from shipping costs. International orders are shipped via regular international air mail shipping only; no International Express or International Registered Mail is available (it's too costly for the buyer, and packages usually arrive at the same time as a regular shipment). Payment for international orders is through Western Union and PayPal only. We're very sorry, but we don't accept drafts from overseas banks. Please be aware that it's difficult, if not impossible, to track shipments soon after they leave American soil.
WE SHIP SEEDS WORLDWIDE, but can no longer ship to ITALY, COSTA RICA or MAURITIUS due to their strict regulations, very sorry for that. We can ship to BRAZIL and MEXICO, but clients from these countries should be aware that packages sent their way are often times lost or stolen. We can't possibly track these packages, nor can we be made responsible for lost or stolen material. Soft tropical seeds like rambutan, pulasan and Amazon tree grape, to name a few, cannot be sent to JAPAN, TAIWAN, ISRAEL, FRANCE, GERMANY or any other country too far from us, due to long transit hours and short seed viability, very sorry to say.
Some countries prohibit the import of seeds. Australia, for example, has very strict rules, and seeds of many heliconia species are not allowed. Please check AQIS' "List of Permitted Species" online at: www.aqis.gov.au.
NOTE: Due to strict regulations concerning MOKO disease, which attacks bananas, AQIS will intercept all heliconia seeds going into AUSTRALIA, even though they may be on the List of Permitted Species. AQIS will also charge a fee for processing these seeds before returning them to you. Please contact your local agricultural authorities before ordering seeds from us. Very sorry for the inconvenience this may post to you.
Please give us at least TEN (10) DAYS to process your order. Sometimes we may be able to ship your seeds very quickly, but often times we need additional time to pack and ship them well. Our seeds are carefully cleaned and packed by hand, and this is very time consuming. Orders are always processed in the same order as they're received.
If there are harsh winter conditions in your area, please remember these are TROPICAL seeds that require warmer temperatures to germinate. You may order now, and make arrangements for your seeds to be shipped when all danger of frost is gone, or you may order later during early Spring. We cannot be made responsible for seeds lost to cold weather, nor do we want to expose precious seeds to harsh winter conditions.
Our heliconia seeds (and some of our gingers) are always packed in a moist medium. Please do not ask us to ship heliconia seeds dry; their germination rate will lower considerably. Tropical fruit seeds are usually shipped wrapped in slightly moist sphagnum moss. Some of your Heliconia and/or ginger seeds may germinate in transit; please be careful when opening the plastic baggies upon arrival to avoid damaging any small roots.
EN ESPAÑOL: Las semillas de HELICONIA, jengibres ornamentales y/o frutales tropicales que tenemos disponible aparecen marcadas con una "x" en la tabla que sigue. Tendremos otras especies en la lista en algún momento durante el año, de acuerdo a la etapa de floración de cada una. Los paquetitos regulares contienen de 10 - 12 semillas, pero la cantidad puede ser mayor o menor en algunos casos, segun se especifica. Las semillas de heliconia siempre son enviadas envueltas en pedazos de papel húmedo, para evitar que se sequen en tránsito. Su orden puede ser enviada a través de un correo electrónico (o por teléfono), y así le damos el total a pagar. El pago puede ser en efectivo, con cheque personal, o a través de Western Union y/o PayPal. Tan pronto se recibe el pago, comenzamos a trabajar su orden. El precio de las semillas indicado abajo no incluye gastos de franqueo. Esté seguro (antes de ordenar y pagar) que estas semillas no estén reguladas por las autoridades agrícolas/sanitarias de su país. Generalmente enviamos las semillas por correo; los residentes de Puerto Rico pueden recogerlas personalmente si nos llaman antes y nos ponemos de acuerdo para el día y hora de su visita. Cualquier pregunta en cuanto a precios, cantidades mayores de semillas, información sobre otras especies, etc. pueden escribirnos al correo electrónico que aparece al final de esta página o llamarnos por teléfono en horas de la tarde. Con mucho gusto les atenderemos. Muchísimas gracias !
Available Seeds June 2013:
*Prices do not include shipping charges. Always please ask for shipping costs. Minimum order: US $10.00*
If you're planning to visit to personally get your seeds, kindly call or email us first to make arrangements. Visits to Vivero Anones are by appointment only. You may call us at (787) 827-3121, or email us at: email@example.com. Thank you very much! We really appreciate your business.
Kind regards, and best of growing,
Mrs. Sherry Ballester
|Vivero Anones Inc.|
P.O. Box 22
Las Marías, Puerto Rico USA 00670