Celebrating 115 Years in the Seed Business

2015 Catalog

The catalog’s should be arriving in your mailbox! If you do not receive a catalog within the next two weeks, please make sure you are on the mailing list by emailing us your address. You can also view this year’s catalog below and download/print the order form.


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DV Burrell, founder of Burrell Seeds, moved to Rocky Ford from Iowa in 1896. Shortly after arriving in Rocky Ford, he noticed a shortage of the Rocky Ford Cantaloupe seed, which had become in high demand. The quality of the Rocky Ford Cantaloupe was exceptionally good and in 1897 over 100 railroad car loads of cantaloupe had been shipped to St. Louis. That same year the Denver market became temporarily glutted by several car loads. These melons were returned to Rocky Ford to be cut for the seed. DV Burrell made the purchase and this became his first experience in the seed business in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

After selling seed on an empty lot in Rocky Ford for a few years, he built The Rocky Ford Seed House in 1901. Today that building still stands, along with additional buildings in Rocky Ford. Over the years, DV’s family has owned and operated The Rocky Ford Seed House and stayed with the traditions he started 115 years ago.

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Coming Soon…

New things are happening at Burrell Seeds! Continuing the 115 year commitment of offering the service you would expect from a family owned business. Soon, we will be adding these great features to the business:

– Online store, for the customers that need the flexibility and convenience of placing orders.
– Offer new variety’s in our online store before they are in the print catalog.
– Bring back old seed variety’s that have not been offered for years.
– Offer organically grown seed for the organic producers.
– Continue to offer open pollinated and heirloom variety’s of seed.


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