Product Availability

I offer three classes of product: seeds, in vitro plantlets, and roots/tubers.  Each is available and ships on a different schedule.  One of the most common questions that I get regards when everything will be in the catalog for the year.  Unfortunately, there is no such time.  I grow and harvest year round.  My advice is to order what you want when it is in stock and let me figure out the rest.  For perishable products (anything but seeds), I ship when your weather is safe.  If you place more than one order, I will usually ship them together.  Shipping is included in prices, so you don’t pay more for multiple orders.  You can sign up for a wait list if a product that you want is out of stock and you will receive an email when it is available again.


With seeds, the amount shown in stock is always true (allowing for the occasional mistake).  Seeds typically ship within two weeks.

In Vitro Plantlets

In vitro plantlets are my preferred way to offer clonal varieties.  I produce plantlets in proportion to the number of people who have signed up for the wait list.  Many of the varieties that I offer are low demand items, so it is important that you sign up if you want them.

Plantlets typically ship within two weeks, if your weather is above freezing.  If it is freezing, then I will try to find a period of safe weather, within about a month of the time that you place the order.  If you order from a freezing climate in the dead of winter, there might not be any safe time.

Roots and Tubers

Roots and tubers are offered on a best effort basis.  You should not expect all or even most varieties to be offered as tubers in any given year.  For one thing, I don’t grow every variety in the field every year.  For another, the quality of roots and tubers is subject to many factors, like weather, pests, and diseases.  Since I have introduced in vitro plantlets as an alternative, I grow smaller quantities and I no longer offer roots and tubers if I feel anything less than totally confident in their quality, because you would just be better off buying plantlets in that case.  When offered, they will be available between harvest and the end of their dormancy, which usually means from about December to April.  The amount shown in stock is true during this period.  Quantities are small.  The timing of shipping is complicated, but spring is the usual target.