Growers Choice Seeds Review 2020 – A Legit Seed Bank?

Ok, so I’ve never actually ordered any seeds from Growers Choice Seeds…

However, there’s been a lot of talk about them in grow forums (both good and bad)

So I was eager to take a closer look at them. Here’s what I found out:

Growers Choice Seeds Review: Growers Choice Seeds are a bit of a mixed bag. Their seeds are high-quality and competitively priced. They also offer worldwide shipping and a germination guarantee. However, they have a small strain collection, accept limited payment methods and their TrustPilot score shows they have work to do in terms of customer service.

Read on to see how Growers Choice Seeds compare to other popular seed banks.

Growers Choice Seeds Review 2020

  • Seed Quality
  • Strain Selection
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Reviews
  • Payment Methods
  • Shipping
  • Discretion
  • Discounts
  • Reliability
4.3

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Pros of Growers Choice

  • Ship to the US, Canada, Australia & NZ
  • Competitively priced seeds
  • High-quality seed genetics Lab-tested strains
  • Website has lots of information for growers
  • Germination guarantee
  • FREE Seeds for domestic orders
  • Live chat on website
  • Lots of customer reviews on product pages

Cons of Growers Choice

  • Don’t accept credit cards or debit cards
  • High order minimum ($500) to receive free shipping
  • Not a huge selection of strains (80)
  • Poor rating on Trustpilot
  • No free seeds for international orders
  • No Bitcoin discount
  • Expensive standard shipping to Canada ($14.99)

Growers Choice Best Selling Strains:

Growers Choice has quite a few options in terms of strains, but below you’ll find their most popular and best selling strains:

Seed Bank Leaderboard

This Growers Choice Seed Bank Review is part of my Canadian seed bank review series.

My goal is to give growers honest reviews with real data.

I want to make sure everyone is as informed as possible when they buy seeds.

Here’s my table so far.

Seedbank Rating
1. Seedsman (EU) 4.8/5
2. IGLM (EU) 4.7/5
3. Growers Choice Seeds (EU) 4.3/5
4.  MSNL Seeds (EU) 4.2/5
5. Sensi Seeds (EU) 3.9/5
6. Crop King Seeds (CAN) 3.9/5
7. Gorilla Seed Bank (EU) 3.8/5
8. AMS (EU) 3.8/5
9. True North (CAN) 3.8/5
10. Attitude Seed Bank (EU) 3.7/5

About Growers Choice

Growers Choice is based out of California and comprised of a team of horticultural and medical experts with more than 20 years of industry experience, making this company one of the oldest around.

According to their “About Us” page, their primary goal is to provide their customers with the highest quality cannabis seeds produced via the best genetics in the industry.

Seems like something we can all get behind, no?

One thing I always appreciate when selecting a seed bank is clear information on where they source their seeds and how they are selected.

Growers Choice is very open about their process of hand-picking, inspecting and testing each seed before packaging and shipping—more on that later.

Another thing I love about Growers Choice is they have a blog they regularly update with industry news, as well as the myriad of uses and health benefits cannabis can provide.

Seed Quality – 5/5

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As mentioned previously, it’s clear that seed quality is of the utmost importance for Growers Choice.

According to many popular online forums, their product quality is top-notch and most customers report high germination rates, as well as impressive yields.

This is to be expected, as Growers Choice clearly prides themselves in having some of the best cannabis genetics in the industry.

Growers Choice offers customers a variety of seeds, including autoflowering varieties, feminized seeds and high-CBD medical grade seeds.

Whether you’ve been growing for years or are new to the game, Growers Choice has your back.

Something I love about Growers Choice, and something that highlights their commitment to their customers even further, is their 90% germination guarantee.

One important note: according to their website, you have to follow their exact germination method in order to be eligible for replacement seeds.

Thankfully, their method is simple, easy to follow and they lay it out clearly in their “germination guide”.

Be sure to follow their instructions step-by-step if you’re worried about successful germination, as they require photographic evidence in order to resolve any claims.

Additionally, you only have 60 days from the date of purchase to file a claim so be sure to plant your seeds right away.

Strain Selection – 4.5/5

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Growers choice has approximately 40 strains available at any given time, including at least five high-CBD medicinal strains.

For growers who prefer a less hands-on approach, one of Growers Choice many autoflowering strains will be the perfect option.

If you’re unfamiliar with autoflowering plants, the term simply means the plant will automatically switch to the flowering stage.

This means you won’t have to monitor your plants as closely, plus you’ll have a quicker harvest (sometimes even multiple harvests in a single season).

They’re also perfect for growers with less space or those who want to be as discreet as possible, as autoflowering plants typically only grow to a couple feet in height.

More information on autoflowering seeds can be found here.

All seeds from Growers Choice are feminized (lab-tested and hand-selected), meaning you will waste less time and money having to weed out any pesky male crops.

Overall, while strain selection is somewhat limited, Growers Choice has some of the highest quality genetics around.

For this reason I’ve still awarded them four and a half stars.

Customer Service – 4.5/5

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For the most part, customers report a positive experience with Growers Choice customer service.

It seems as though customer service and maintaining positive consumer relations is a top priority for the company, which is great to see.

Growers Choice offers customers several options to contact their customer service department including via website contact form, email and phone.

Growers Choice Customer Reviews – 4.5/5

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According to many online forums, Growers Choice has rave reviews across the board. Most customers report high yields and an easy grow process with top-notch seeds.

Additionally, their website features reviews for every strain sold.

This is helpful to see as customers can leave strain-specific feedback right on the site so you don’t have to seek out third-party forums for more information.

Many customers also reiterate that it’s nice to order from a company based in the U.S. when shipping within the States as it eliminates any customs hassles.

Payment Methods – 4/5

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Growers Choice offers a variety of methods of payment including via debit/credit card (Visa and Mastercard only), cryptocurrency (BitCoin, Litecoin, Ethereum), Zelle (U.S. only), Interac eTransfer (Canada only) and by mail (cashier’s/certified check or money order).

Similar to other seed banks, when paying via credit card you will be charged an 8.5% transaction fee.

This is due to the processing fee credit card companies charge and not due to Growers Choice themselves, however this is one of the higher fees I’ve seen.

FYI: All orders are charged in USD.

Shipping – 4/5

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Growers Choice delivers worldwide, and offers free delivery on all orders over $500

If you are shipping to the U.S., all orders will have a flat rate fee of $9.95 and you can expect to receive your order within 7-10 business days.

Orders shipped to Canada will have a flat rate of $14.95 and will arrive within 7-14 business days.

For orders shipped to Europe, Australia and other countries, shipping is $30 and your order will arrive within 7-25 business days.

In most cases, seeds are shipped in their original packaging to preserve maximum freshness, however it may be necessary to pack seeds in alternative packaging to ensure a safe and secure delivery.

One thing I love about Growers Choice, is orders shipped outside the U.S. can receive additional stealth packaging at no extra charge.

Discretion – 5/5

As mentioned above, seeds are typically left in their original packaging unless Growers Choice deems it necessary to remove them for security purposes.

Free stealth shipping for orders shipped outside the U.S. is definitely an added bonus as well.

Regardless of the shipping method you choose (added stealth or otherwise), your parcel will only display necessary shipping information.

Meaning, there won’t be a company name or list of contents printed on or attached to your package.

Online reviews confirm all delivered packages are inconspicuous and packed discreetly.

Growers Choice Discounts/Promotions – 3.5/5

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Growers Choice does not offer regular discounts or promotions, like many other seed banks.

However, they do offer a loyalty program—something I always appreciate.

Basically, for every dollar you spend, you receive 10 points. (For example: $100 order = 1,000 points)

After you accumulate 150 points, you can receive a dollar off your next order.

Even simply registering an account will get you 250 points!

You can also receive points by writing reviews of the strains you purchased (250 points per review).

To find out more about the Growers Choice loyalty program, click here.

Growers Choice Reliability – 4.5/5

Nearly all online reviews are positive for Growers Choice, with reports of high quality products and reasonable shipping times.

It’s clear Growers Choice takes pride in their work and are committed to offering customs high quality seeds at an affordable price.

Like all companies, they are not perfect and mistakes may happen from time to time, though it seems customer service is more than happy to help resolve any issues.

FAQs

Where is Growers Choice located?

The Growers Choice headquarters is located in Barcelona, Spain, though they have marketing offices in Canada and the USA as well.

Where does Growers Choice get their seeds?

Growers Choice works with several in-house breeders in Europe, Canada and the USA.

Are there any discounts for large orders?

Growers Choice does not openly advertise discounts for large orders, though they recommend contacting their wholesale division to inquire about wholesale pricing.

What is the shipping time to the USA?

The average shipping time to the USA is between 7-10 business days.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Growers Choice is one of my top choices when it comes to seed banks.

With rave reviews, extremely high-quality genetics and strains and quick, discreet shipping—you can’t go wrong with this company.

Have you ordered with Growers Choice? Let me know your experience in the comments!

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James
Hey, I’m James! The founder and head writer here at GreenBudGuru.com. I started this site to share my passion and knowledge of all things cannabis. I used to work as a budtender in central Amsterdam, and have over 7 years of growing experience.

12 thoughts on “Growers Choice Seeds Review 2020 – A Legit Seed Bank?”

    • I had a good experience with growers choice last year, this year not very good. Took over 3 weeks to get the last order, supposed to be replacement seeds and free seeds. 36 in all. But they only packed half the order. 15 seeds. The reason for the replacement seeds is because zero of 10 Skywalker OG germinated. Terrible experience this year. Still waiting.

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  1. I can’t say I agree with the review. I will say the seeds that did show up are great 100% germination and so far so good but after being lied to and catching them in a lie after lie I feel like I can’t trust them and will not order from again here in Canada there are no legal biz number,legal tax numbers and there seeds are shipped from places like a phone repair shop in Burnaby something fishy here.

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  2. Ordered 5 OG Kush and followed the germination instructions. After 2 weeks now nothing. Sent them an email and have not heard back. Be careful with them. Looks like I’m out $60.

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  3. Don’t pay by check! I sent them a cashiers check and they said they never received it so I reordered by CC. I waited the 3 months for the C check to not clear so I could get a refund but when the period was over the check had cleared. I sent them a copy of the cashed check and they just stopped responding.

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  4. My experience with this company has been nothing but bad I live in California so buying online is shaky enough any took a chance order waited nothing All I been getting is I don’t see your order then I found it 1 to 3days till it ships. Nothing I would not recommend Growers choice to no one!!!

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    • Like others who have posted my experience with Growers Choice means I can’t give anything but a negative review.

      I understand that the coronavirus pandemic has made things difficult for many businesses but three weeks with no communication is terrible customer service. Terrible, just terrible.

      I would advise everyone to avoid.

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  5. I give them 1 star . I placed order on 3/22. Payment confirmed on 3/25. I have called 4 times and different excuse every time. Twice was told payment not received. Had to send proof of purchase. 4th time said order had been canceled . Still have not received order and has been over a month

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  6. Had nothing but crappy results with Growers Choice Seeds,very few grew past germination,even though every other brand seeds I started at the same time did fantastic.I had one critical purple auto actually grow that I started a month and a half ago,still no flowers and the entire plant is growing 8 finger leaves,so I don’t know what kind of garbage they sold me.I would not recommend Growers Choice seeds to anybody.I contacted the company about their seeds being total junk and asked about their satisfaction guaranteed claim,but they will only do anything for you if you buy more seeds,nothing like throwing good money after bad.Will never give Growers another dime of my money.ZERO STARS FOR GROWERS CHOICE SEEDS.

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  7. I unfortunately didn’t have that good of an experience with them. Before this I used to get my seed from Europe but decided to give a USA company a try.
    Unfortunately I placed my order just as the Covid 19 hit us all. It took about a month for me to get my order, well it was only half my order. I understand it’s a hard time and they did send me the other half after contacting them. Once again it took almost a month for the order to show up. Totally understand since even the mail service was having problems as well.
    All of the seeds germinated but the seedlings looked strange to me. Fyi I have been growing for 12yrs now so I have seen a few strange things. The plants started showing signs of flowering when the where only 5″ or so, I figured it might just be a thing with that strain. Come to find out they where auto flowering plants even though the strain that I ordered wasn’t a auto flowering type.
    I contacted Growers Choice and informed then about the fact they sent me the wrong seeds, their answer was “they don’t sell that strain in auto flowering” which I informed them that I knew that and that is why I ordered that strain but here I am looking at auto flowering plants. They told me ” there is no way that can happen and once the seeds germinate, their guarantee is done.
    They did send me a 20% off code for my next order. Probably not going to use it since I can’t be sure of what they are sending me.

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