Nurseries/ Seed & Plant/ Info Sources

ECHO (Fighting World Hunger) serves as an agricultural support network to the world. They provide global farm tours of their North Fort Myers research facility and answer questions about plant care, use, and propagation. ECHO’s Tropical Fruit Nursery makes many of these plants available to US gardeners.

Backyard Gardener Seed Germination Database (pdf) Comprehensive information about seed pretreatment; sowing media, depth, temperature, and light requirements; and germination days.

Harris Nursery has had a long relationship with Tampa Bay RFCI. They carry a wide variety of citrus. Excellent quality plants. Super discounts for RFCI members. USDA approved for shipping out of state. They are located at 10721 HWY 39 South, Lithia, FL 33547. Phone 813.684.1654.

National Germplasm Repositories. United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service National Clonal Germplasm Repository – Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapes: Davis, CA.

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange offers more than 700 varieties of vegetable, flower, herb, grain and cover crop seeds–many unusual, Southern heirlooms, yacon, basils, and amaranths, peanuts, southern peas, naturally colored cotton, collards, okra, roselle, turnip greens, corns for roasting and meal, and butterbeans.

Top Tropicals – rare tropical plants.

Tropical & Sub-Tropical Fruit TreesA Hawaiian source for tropical fruit trees. Site has descriptions, including space requirements.

Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with six regional offices located in Cameroon, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. Covers land care and cultural /environmental issues. Includes a Tree Seed Suppliers Directory, indexed by country (you may have to get a government permit to import seeds).