Do you ship internationally?
We are only able to ship seeds to the United States and Canada at this time. However, we have some international customers that have their orders shipped to family or friends in the United States or Canada and then they forward the order to the international grower. If you know anyone in the US, you can have your order shipped to them and they can send it to you. If you do not know anyone in the US, you can search online for a freight forwarder and we can send it to them.
When will my plant order be shipped?
Pre-orders are planted after receiving an actual order, thus they are grown on demand. Depending on several factors (the plant variety type, weather, etc), plants typically take 65 to 90 days to reach a shippable size. Orders are generally shipped within 70 to 90 days from the time the order is placed.
If you are interested in having plants shipped right away, we also have a selection of plants that are ready to be shipped immediately. As the growing season progresses and the plants get bigger, more varieties will be added to the "Now Available" section.
Is your farm open to visitors?
Unfortunately our growing facility is not staffed with employees to give tours nor do we have security personnel to handle visits. We do not have liability insurance for non-employees to visit our property. We also do not have the required OSHA certification to host visitors.
Are the seeds and plants organic?
We take it a step further: we only use all-natural growing techniques. We do not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or any other non-natural products. We use the same techniques our ancestors used hundreds of years ago-- we use compost and worm castings to feed our plants, mulch to conserve water, and biological pest controllers such as ladybugs, praying mantises, and birds to combat aphids and hornworms. Some people call this the "organic" way; for us it's the only way.
Do you sell live plants and are you able to ship them to me?
Yes, we offer live plants for any seed variety that we currently have in stock.
Do you isolate your pepper plants?
Yes. Each pepper variety is grown in isolation in order to maintain pureness and avoid any chance of hybridization.
Do you offer deals for those of us who want to buy in bulk?
Yes, we have a Wholesale Program that provides a discount and the option of having your own custom logo on the seed packaging.
Do you use pesticides?
Absolutely not. We never use pesticides. We only use natural fertilizers: bone meal and fish emulsion. We are 100% organic.
What are GMOs?
Genetic Modification is a technique that changes the genetic makeup of cells, including alteration of genetic materials and other biologically important chemicals, and allows genes to move across species. It produces new combinations of genes and traits that do not occur in nature. Plants that have been altered in this way are called GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, or GE, genetically engineered. GMO plants are modified to include genes allowing them to survive the application of chemical herbicides, or cause the plants to produce pesticides.
Do you grow all of your own peppers?
Yes. Every single seed that we sell comes from a pepper that we have grown. Additionally, we hand select each seed that you will receive.
What kind of health benefits do peppers provide?
They are high in potassium, very high in Vitamin A, and Vitamin C - a small red pepper contains more Vitamin C than a whole orange! They are also low in calories, and the capsaicin in peppers also increases your body's metabolism.
I am interested in dropshipping your products. Is that ok with you?
Yes, any interested party is welcome to dropship our items.
Can you ship fresh peppers?
Sorry, due to the complications of shipping fresh peppers, we are only able to sell seeds at this time. Our belief at Tyler Farms is that it is always better to provide pepper and tropical fruit growers with the opportunity to grow their own produce.
Two seeds sprouted in one cell, when should I separate them?
We recommend separating the seedlings as soon as possible to avoid allowing the roots time to become intertwined. Separating seedlings is risky, so be careful to ensure at least one seedling stays intact.
I still have other questions. What is the best way to contact you?
The best way to contact us is to email us: Grow@Tyler-Farms.com.