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With over 145 years of industry experience, our unique climate, and our quality control from collection to distribution, we at Mistletoe Carter Seeds, have been pleased to consistently provide the highest quality and best value seeds to the nursery industry. In recent years, we have increased production, streamlined processes, and added new technologies to further improve quality and year-round availability.
Located in California, Mistletoe Carter Seeds take full advantage of the extraordinary climate and diverse species around us. We are able to collect seeds from established and reliable locations ranging from the arid southern border to the dense forests of Northern California. Additionally, our ideal coastal climate with over 60 acres of frost free growing lands are the perfect combination for the production of superior seed. This results in our ability to provide a diverse and comprehensive product line with utmost consistency from year to year.
In order to meet the demands of our customer base, Mistletoe Carter Seeds has also developed a reputable, worldwide network of seed suppliers and growers. We use our same stringent quality control standards and processes when obtaining seed from our suppliers and growers. This allows us to offer viable varieties to our customers at economical prices that were traditionally unavailable or too expensive.
After the seed has been acquired, Mistletoe Carter Seeds use our extensive knowledge of cleaning and storage to produce and maintain the highest germination possible. We retain state of the art cleaning, processing, and counting machines to efficiently produce pure, viable seed. After the seeds are refined, almost all of our seeds are dried and sealed in foil bags with inert gases and then stored in temperature/humidity-controlled environments. Germination testing is done prior to storage by an independent germination laboratory and then periodically tested for the duration of the life of the product. These processes allow us to consistently provide our clients a high quality product throughout the year.
Mistletoe Carter Seeds strive to satisfy our customers every time. As we guarantee our products, we utilize sophisticated lot control software which allows us to track germination records, vendors, and GPS locations of our entire inventory. Our software also identifies what lots are sold to each customer. If a problem arises, we have the ability to quickly determine the cause and make the necessary changes to remedy to situation in a timely fashion. The lessons learned from this corrective action process, enable us to supply the best product available on a consistent basis.
Mistletoe Carter Seeds has always been a family based business and that tradition continues today. We strive to build on what we have learned over many years in order to best support our wonderful industry. We plan to provide the best price, quality, and availability for many years to come.