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Franchi Sementi, the supplier of all of my Italian seed is based in Bergamo, Lombardy which was the centre of the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy and now the whole of the country is in lockdown in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus. Franchi Sementi has been required to use minimum staff and as a result have significantly reduced operations.
there has been strong demand for seed in recent weeks and I have runout of stock of some lines. I will be importing more seed as soon as possible but in the meantime. Be assured that I am maintaining recommended measures of health care.
Due to high demand, I reserve the right to limit to two the number of packets of each variety that can be purchased so that the joy of sowing and growing can be shared. Orders with more than two packets will be not be accepted without prior approval, and a credit will be issued to reimburse payments for packets in excess of the limit of two.
As a result of very high demand for seed currently delivery times are longer than normal so please be patient.
For the best seed available with guaranteed germination and purity, buy Franchi Sementi seed from The Italian Gardener. Order on-line or for secure payment options and regular or express delivery by Australian Post. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org at any time or call on 0407 833 930 during office hours.
The Italian Gardener sells vegetable and herb seed from Franchi Sementi SPA, one of the largest seed producers in Italy, and a family owned business since 1783. Italians are very particular about their vegetables. For more than 230 years, Franchi have won the support of gardeners in Italy and around the world by offering a range of heirloom varieties, selected for their taste rather than “supermarket” characteristics of transportability, long storage and uniformity. Franchi vegetables deliver on quality and flavour.
Maggie Beer says that The Italian Gardener provides a direct link to Italy for her vegetable garden. "Not only do they have all the specialist herbs and vegetables I've come home hankering for after trips to Italy, but when I plant their seeds in my garden in the Barossa Valley, the result is exactly what I remember seeing in markets in Tuscany."
My preferred method of payment is by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) where you ask your bank to transfer funds from your account to mine. Very safe and is at no cost to you or me. Chose EFT at the checkout and you will receive an email with my account details.
Magnum, a new line of larger seed packets have been introduced for some seed varieties and are excellent value for small-scale growers. These packets contain about three times the amount of seed for twice the cost of normal packets. The choice is quite limited at the moment, but if you would like me to include other Magnum varieties, or for seed in bulk, please email me and I will see what I can do. Click here for details.
I do not sell seed at full price if it has less than 12 months before the "use by" date. See the SPECIALS category for this seed and other special deals. Customers rave about the germination rate and vigour of Franchi Sementi seed. In the rare event of poor germination of seed sold at full price, The Italian Gardener's liability is restricted to replacement or refund of the value of the seed in question.