By far, the most common problems Growers Choice Seeds buyers experience are related to seed quality and genetics. One would expect minimal reports of bad seeds from a seed bank willing to offer a germination guarantee (which Growers Choice does). But unfortunately, this has not been the case. The majority of customers do report satisfaction with their crops, but it appears that ordering with Growers Choice is always a bit of a toss-up – either you’ll receive high-quality seeds that yield thriving plants, or total duds that never pop at all.
Growers Choice Seeds does make an effort to provide quality service to its buyers. A customer care team is available during business hours via telephone, email, chat, or social media message to help new buyers decide which strain to buy, place their order over the phone, or to handle problems. Email response times and ease of getting ahold of Grower’s Choice Seeds by phone vary. Some customers get their questions answered right away, while others have experienced long telephone hold times and longer than expected delays between emails.
Despite these issues, the majority of Growers Choice Seeds’ reviews across the internet are from satisfied customers. It is worth noting that the number of this seed bank’s negative reviews spiked during the height of the global shutdowns and shipping delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The frequency of negative online reviews has dropped a bit since then, but many buyers are still experiencing seed quality and shipping issues.
Seed Selection and Quality
Growers Choice Seeds has been known to put in an effort to make things right when problems occur, including regularly responding to concerns aired in public forums. However, some disappointed customers have been frustrated by delays and difficulty with the process of getting their issues fully resolved. A 15% discount coupon code is the typically offered consolation for any problems falling outside of Growers Choice’s germination guarantee coverage. While this is certainly a nice gesture, customers who don’t plan on placing another order tend to find this solution off-putting.
Growers Choice Seeds advertises that its seeds are handpicked and personally inspected prior to shipping, yet some buyers have received seeds that looked smaller and weaker than normal right from the get-go – which then either failed to sprout or never grew into full, healthy plants. A few repeat customers have even found glaring differences between multiple orders of the exact same strain. There have also been multiple reports of Growers Choice seeds growing into male or hermaphrodite plants – which is naturally disconcerting, as this seed bank advertises all of its seeds as fully feminized.
Some opinions among growers about the seed quality from Growers Choice Seeds
Growers Choice Seeds is based in Barcelona, Spain, with additional offices in North America. The founders of Growers Choice came from backgrounds including over 20 years of experience in fields highly complementary to the cannabis industry – horticulture and medicine.
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