About Us


Harris Seeds has provided the finest quality vegetable seeds, flower seeds, plants and supplies to growers and gardeners throughout the United States since 1879.

Why choose Harris Seeds?

Sow with confidence with the highest germination rates in the industry

Commercial growers benefit from competitive grower-friendly credit terms and discounts

Choose from the biggest seed & product selection, at the best value

With us, you get a quick order turnaround

Our mission and vision

We are committed to your success

Harris Seeds is here to service commercial growers (including farms and greenhouses) as well as home gardeners. Whether you’re growing a few dozen plants in the backyard, tending to hundreds of acres, or gardening as a hobby, Harris Seeds and our friendly, knowledgeable staff is committed to providing you with the finest agricultural products at fair prices.

Our team includes experienced growers and business leaders, whose invaluable knowledge and expertise help us identify the best products and practices so we can better serve you. Whether we work in the field or in our business office, every Harris Seeds staff member shares a common goal — a commitment to your success.

Our research and technology

How we innovate

We spend time with our suppliers to learn about new products and stay current on industry trends. Extensive trialing throughout the U.S. is the backbone of our product selection process. Harris Seeds grows and tests the latest varieties from the finest plant seed producers to help you choose the best products for your growing operation.

A full in-house seed germination lab, managed by a registered seed technician, ensures that our high quality standards are met on every lot of seed we offer. Our high tech packaging equipment, and modern storage and shipping facility maintains quality and keeps our inventory clean and safe.

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Our associations and certifications

American seed trade association logo
Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers logo
AAS Winner badge
National Garden Bureau logo
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
Home Garden Seed Association logo

What our customers think

01 "Harris Seeds is the very top of the line when it comes to quality. I get exactly what I order every time and very promptly. I've never had a single problem from Harris Seeds. Honest, reliable, and the best. Period."

— Ted P.

02 "The quality of the seeds, the speed with delivery and large selections of varieties to choose from make me look forward to the coming season. Thank you for your products and your service, you are always the best."

— Elaina V.

03 "I have been dealing with Harris Seeds for several years and they are my go to seed source. As a small farmer experimenting with various crops and varieties, I appreciate the various seed amounts offered for purchase. The website is informative and easy to use, especially for a "non-tech person". Everything arrived when scheduled and in perfect condition. I also like supporting a company that has been around for so long.

— Bonnie L.

Choosing us means choosing 145 years of experience

As a reliable seed company, we have a long history of providing gardeners and farmers with quality flower and vegetable seeds.

Founded in 1879 by Joseph Harris

He used his expertise in the selection of superior strains of vegetables and grains to build a successful business that was owned and managed by his family for three generations.

Founder’s grandson, Joe Harris, carries on the legacy

He was chiefly responsible for introducing some of the exceptional quality vegetable hybrids still found in the grower and home garden marketplaces today.

Acquired by private ownership during the 1980’s

Harris Seeds’ current private ownership acquired the business in the mid-1980s, keeping the company in Rochester, NY and continuing to offer customers a quality product at a fair price.

A vision for the future with your goals in mind

Whether you’re tending to hundreds of acres, or gardening as a hobby, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is committed to providing you with the finest agricultural products.

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The History of Harris Seeds
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