Visit Colorado’s Oldest Seed House.
405 North Main Street in Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067
The Burrell Seed legacy began modestly.
Shortly after moving to Rocky Ford in 1896, D.V. Burrell noticed a shortage of Rocky Ford cantaloupe seed. This exceptional seed was in high demand at a time when over 100 railroad cars of cantaloupe were being shipped to St. Louis, Missouri, among other parts of the country. Determined to meet the demand, D.V. bought several cars of cantaloupe to harvest the seed. He began by hawking seed in a vacant lot, the same lot that Burrell Seed Growers occupies today. Over time, he expanded from his original 16 acres of market garden to over a thousand acres, with a variety of quality fruit, vegetable and flower seeds both produced locally and purchased from among the best in the nation. The Arkansas River Valley provided the perfect climate for his endeavor, with warm days and cool nights making some of the sweetest melons around.
Today Burrell Seed Growers, LLC remain dedicated to preserving these heirloom varieties of open pollinated seed, as well as offering many new ones.
Much of our seed is measured the same way it has been for over one hundred years. The scoops used for packaging are a precious part of our history. In the early 1900’s, people were dependent on kitchen gardens, rather than grocery stores. Therefore large families required generous seed packets. This tradition continues today. Our antique scoops provide ample seed for your garden and a move towards self sufficiency.
Our passion for growing and maintaining the biodiversity of the region never waivers. Wandering the fields and watching them grow gives us as much pleasure as helping you grow your own crops. We are here to help all growers, large and small, be it with classics like our crimson sweet watermelon or new favorites like golden detroit beets.
Please stop by and visit us. We are sure you will enjoy our historic building as much as we do.
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to Noon, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to Noon, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Email Us Any Time
844-254-7333 (SEED) or 719-254-3318
Since 1901, Burrell Seeds has been proud to provide seed all over the United States, and we are proud of our history.
Burrell Seed offers In lieu of all warranties, expressed or implied (including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), and all other obligations or liabilities, we warrant to the extent of the purchase price that the seeds we sell are as described by us on our container within recognized tolerances. Our liability whether contractual, for negligence or otherwise, is limited in amount to the purchase price of the seeds under all circumstances and regardless of the nature, cause, or extent of the loss, and as condition to any liability on our part, we must receive notice by registered of any claim that the seed is defective within 30 after the defect in the seed becomes apparent. Seeds not accepted under these terms and conditions must be returned at once in original unopened containers and the purchase price will be refunded. NOTICE: Under the seed laws of several states arbitration, mediation, or conciliation is required as a prerequisite to maintain a legal action based on the failure of seed to which notice is attached to produced as represented. The consumer shall file a complaint (sworn for AR, CO, FL, IL IN, MN, MS, NC, SC, TX, WA; signed only AL, CA, GA, ID, ND & SD) along with the required filling fees applicable with the commissioner/director/secretary of agriculture, seed commissioner or chief agricultural officer within such time as to allow inspection of the crops, plants, or trees by the designated agency and the seedmen from whom the seed was purchased. A copy of the complaint shall be sent directly to the seller by certified or registered mail or as otherwise provided by the state statute. NOTICE: Burrell Seeds does not warrant watermelon seed against Watermelon Fruit Blotch, express or implied. Seed not accepted under these terms must be returned promptly in original unopened containers for refund of purchase price.