Seeds from Italy is the exclusive U.S. mail-order distributor for Franchi Seeds, Italy’s oldest family-owned seed company, founded in 1783. We sell more than 450 varieties of heirloom Italian vegetable seeds, herb seeds, and flower seeds. Franchi Seeds of Italy is known worldwide for the quality of its seed, resulting in high germination, vigorous plants, and delicious food. Franchi’s seed packets are big and beautiful, with generous seed counts and full color photographs of every variety. Our seeds are untreated, most are open-pollinated, and many are certified organic. We are members of the Safe Seed Initiative, which means we pledge to never knowingly buy or sell genetically modified seeds or plants.
Our 2015 catalog
Our 2015 catalog is now online! Click here to browse the 2015 catalog online, or here to download the catalog as a PDF file.
Printed copies have been mailed and you will receive one soon if you ordered from us in previous years, or requested a catalog this year. If you haven't already signed up and would like to receive a 2015 catalog from us this year, click here.
Italian seeds grow well in the United States and we know you will be delighted with the produce from your garden when you grow our seeds.
We hope you’ll enjoy ordering on our website, where you can expand the photos for a close-up look and contribute reviews of varieties you have grown. Get started by browsing the categories in the menu at left, or search for a specific variety using the search box at the top of the page. TO ORDER ONLINE, BEGIN BY GOING TO THE FIRST VARIETY YOU WANT, AND ADD IT TO A SHOPPING CART. BUILD THE CART UNTIL YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT. Please take a few moments and create an account to speed up ordering in the future. If you would like to receive our email newsletter, please sign up in the left column (even if you have an account).