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Plants

Grimes is the Leader in Plant Selection

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All Types & Sizes

Cuttings, callused, liners, plugs, jumbo quick turns, half packs, bulbs, and bare root in all the sizes you can imagine!

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Most Plant Choices of Any Broker

Grimes helps you achieve your plant ordering goals providing more growers options.

Across the U.S.

Plants Across America

Plants Across America means lower cost to you because Grimes works with more plant producers.

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Immediate Availability

Grimes provides current plant availabilty.

 



Seeds: Vegetables

Grimes is the leader in vegetable seed selection.

Grimes Vegetable Brands Meet Needs - Featuring Tasty Brand Vegetables

Tasty Brand Vegetables

Tasty Series: Tasty series for greenhouse production and home gardening. Consumer tested for flavor preference.

Tasty Brand Herbs

Tasty Herb Series: A complete collection of herbs taste tested to insure extra flavor.

Tasty Brand Vegetables Patio

Tasty Patio Series: For small spaces and containers. These space savers feature normal fruit size on short compact plants.

Tasty Brand Vegetables Health Plus

Tasty Health Plus Series: Best flavor and nutrition. High in anti-oxidants, lycopene, minerals, vitamins, and beta-carotene.

Tasty Brand Ornamentals

Tasty Ornamentals Series: Both pretty and tasty. Color up your menu offering with pretty petals that have been selected to be colorful and compliment your meal.

Tasty Brand Asian Vegetables

Tasty Asian Series: Includes a range of popular asian crops including oriental Cabbage, Mustards, and Asian Endive.

Tasty Brand Vegetables Scorchers

Tasty Scorchers Series: "Hot, Hotter, Ouch!" Best hot pepper source for unsurpassed scovilles with Chilis, Ghosts, Scorpions, Habeneros, Thais, ETC.



Vegetable Brands That Meet Consumers Needs

Grimes Vegetables First Pick

First Pick Series: The earliest varieties are always in big demand, especially in northern regions.

Grimes Vegetables Yesteryear Heirloom

Yesteryear Heirlooms: Are an extended collection of heirloom varieties. Grimes offers the most heirloom varieties.

Grimes Vegetables Terra Organic

Terra Organics Series: All natural, 100% organic seeds which are certified free of chemical fertalizers and pesticides.

Grimes Vegetables Monsters

Monster Series: Features prize winning, humongous fruit of astonishing size and weight. Each variety is the biggest in every crop.

Grimes Vegetables Bushel Buster

Bushel Buster Series: These varieties were chosen for maximum yield per plant in the home garden and in the field

Grimes Vegetables Resister

Resister Series: Developed and selected on the bases of superior disease resistance

Grimes Vegetables Tunnel Crops

Tunnel Crop Series: Specialty varieties developed for protected culture growing in controlled environments including greenhouses.

Grimes Vegetables Garden Leaders

Garden Leaders Series: Field tested to be the "Best of the Best" in the garden. Developed because many varities are not good garden producers.

 



Seeds: Flowers

Grimes is the Leader in Flower Seed Selection

Featuring the Leaders Brand

Best of the Best

Best of the Best

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Leaders are Bulletproof

Grimes Horticulture Garden Leaders

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This broad series of bedding varieties is the "best of the best" for garden performance. Each has been field trialed to acheive maximum flower power in the garden.

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Every Leader variety is guarenteed to perform to your customers' satisfaction or they get their money back.

Grimes Horticulture LoGro Leaders

Best Dwarf Varieties

Grimes Horticulture HiGro Leaders

Tallest Varieties

Grimes Horticulture Basket Leaders

Best Trailing Varieties

Grimes Horticulture On Deck Leaders

Best for Patios

Grimes Horticulture Tasty Ornamentals

Ornamental Edibles

Grimes Horticulture Vegetables Leaders

Best Garden Performing Vegetables

 


Tags

Grimes is the leader in tag selection

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Supplies

Grimes Horticulture Chemical Supplies

Chemicals

Grimes Horticulture Fertilizer Supplies

Fertilizers

Grimes Horticulture Container Supplies

Containers

Grimes Horticulture Growing Media

Growing Media

Grimes Horticulture Prpogation Supplies

Propogation

Grimes Horticulture Covering Supplies

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Grimes Horticulture Packaging Supplies

Packaging

Grimes Horticulture Watering Supplies

Watering

Grimes Horticulture Microcutrients Supplies

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Grimes Horticulture Organics Supplies

Organics

Grimes Horticulture Cooling & Heating Supplies

Cooling & Heating

Grimes Horticulture Shopping Carts

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Grimes Horticulture is a Business-to-Business,
Full Service + Full Source Horticultural Supplier.

We are known for our wide selection of seeds, plants, tags and grower supplies. Our expert staff understand the importance of providing personal, quality service to our customers.

1925 TO 1941 | THE HARRY GERMAN YEARS

Harry German started the business in 1925.

Harry was the manager of Norwich Chemical Company and lived in Smethport, Pa. He was always an avid gardener and became interested in dahlias and sweet peas. He decided to go to California to learn more. He drove to California to visit the Denholm & Holden Co. (now owned by Pan American) and the Waller-Franklin Co., (now owned by Pan American) and Bodger Seeds, Inc.

Based on what he learned on his California trip and experience, Harry Decided to go into the seed business as a hobby and sell seeds to Florists-Greenhouse operators. Harry went to Philadelphia several times a year to visit his parents; on these trips he visited major growers and sold sweet peas, delphiniums, begonias and cyclamen. This was during the period when sweet peas were a major green house crop. Some growers purchased several pounds, mostly in separate colors.

From Smethport, Harry made day long trips to the nearby areas and sales gradually increased. He soon covered a lot of Pennsylvania and some of southern New York State. He never printed a catalog. Harry loved the seed business, but never did it on a full time basis. Harry passed away in 1949.

Harry German

1942 TO 1984 | THE RONNIE GERMAN YEARS

In 1941 Ronnie German, son of Harry German, the founder, began to learn the business from his father.

Ronnie worked at The Quaker State Oil Refinery, and took time off from work to learn the seed business. Harry took Ronnie on short one-day sales trips and introduced his son to customers. Ronnie learned about the operation of a greenhouse and important points on growing and selection of the best varieties for various geographical areas. In 1947 Ronnie produced the first company catalog. The catalog had a color cover and 18 black and white pages. It was 4” wide and 9” long. By 1950 the catalog had color on both the inside front and back covers and was expanding. The first 8” x 10” catalog was printed in 1953 and contained 28 pages in black and white.

In 1949 Ronnie started to run the business on a full time basis. Ronnie traveled to make sales and build strong relationships. Ronnie conducted extensive field trials to test various seed varieties and to learn more about their habits. This trial garden at his house where the business was located was extensive. In 1960 Ronnie was appointed a full All American Flower Trial Judge by All American Selections. After selling the business Ronnie received honors from Michigan State University and All American Selections. He passed away in January 2004 and is remembered as one of the leading bedding plant seedsmen of the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s.

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Gary Grimes

1984 TO PRESENT| THE GARY GRIMES YEARS

In 1984 Gary Grimes purchase the company, then known as H.G. German Seeds.

At that time annual sales were one million dollars. With no bedding plant industry experience Gary used sales and marketing techniques learned at General Mills, Gillette, Spalding and MGM, where he had management experience.

In 1989 the name of the business was changed from HG German Seeds to Grimes Seeds. It was changed because, as the company moved into additional states the name German was confused with other seed companies. In 1996 the company changed its name to Grimes Seed and Plants.

Seeds + Plants

Grimes maintains a fresh inventory of seed purchased from worldwide sources. In the mid 1980’s the industry began moving toward plugs and young plants - - and so did Grimes. While remaining dedicated to the seed business, the proportion of business done in plants has grown steadily each year. Grimes has innovatively developed a computerized “Plant Locator” system to speed up and streamline plant ordering. The system is especially effective and efficient during the January – April availability season.

Sales

During the 1980’s, after Gary purchased the company, growth came through the use of mail order techniques and advertising. Throughout the 1990’s, Grimes employed telesales operations and enjoyed rapid growth. More recently the company has used a combination or telesales and direct sales. Grimes attends numerous trade shows and sells actively throughout North America.

Grimes Service and Customer Commitment

Grimes offers “Lightning Service” which is great service and fast response backed by the best systems and people in the industry. Grimes customers get immediate access to sales reps at (800) 241-7333. Grimes is committed to helping customers earn more money. This is accomplished through a helpful “Profit-Up” program. “Profit-Up” is a compendium of ideas that customers can use to increase their bottom line.

Marketing Positioning

Gary positioned Grimes Seeds to appeal to medium and small growers offering superior service and wider selection featuring unique and novel varieties.

Marketing Innovation

Marketing has been a key factor, which has differentiated Grimes Horticulture from its competition. During the late 1980’s Grimes Horticulture sales grew with newsletters and full-page advertising in every major industry publication. The company uses monthly promotions as incentives for growers to use new and unique varieties.

The Grimes Garden Leader Brand: Gary & Rod developed the Garden Leader Brands based on a strong belief that garden performance is the top priority for any variety. Garden Leaders are field tested to provide the best outdoor performance. Garden Leaders were the first brand introduced in the bedding plant industry. The Garden Leader product line includes seeds, plugs, vegetative cuttings and liners. A Garden Leader alliance has been formed to market and promote Garden Leaders. The alliance includes Grimes, Pan America Seed, Syngenta, Floranova , Vegetalis, etc. Garden Leaders are being advertised in magazines, websites and catalogs. Merchandising P.O.P. materials are available.

The Grimes Catalog: A major company effort is the catalog, which is produced annually. The catalog has grown with the business. It is respected for its innovation and thorough cultural information. The catalog contains the widest selection of seed/plant varieties in the world. The first all color Grimes catalog was produced in 1986. In recent years the catalog spans 400 pages. Due to the popularity and wide distribution of the catalog industry seed and plant producers advertise in the Grimes Catalog.

Grimes Location and Move: In 1993 the company moved from Smethport, Pa to Concord, Ohio, which is 30 miles east of Cleveland. The move was made to provide greater access to a metropolitan area. In 2004 the company purchased its headquarters building a 11335 concord-Hambden Rd. Concord, OH 44077.

Grimes Makes All The Difference!