At the Forefront of the Collection of Seeds for Native
California Plants Since 1975
Victor Schaff, recognizing the need for low water use plants,
founded S & S Seeds in 1975. He used his experience in the
collection and use of drought tolerant plant seeds to become a
primary wholesale supplier to landscape contractors, government
agencies and seed distributors throughout the United States and
S&S Seeds is committed to exceptional customer
service and fine quality seed.
S&S Seeds' extensive wildland collections of native
plant seed and our production fields allow us to offer more than
1000 species including native grasses, wildflowers and
shrubs. Our large inventory of collection site identified
plant seeds can be utilized by planners to pick a species from a
source that fits the specific needs of their project.
We sell stock seed mixes
and assist in the design of custom seed mixes.
For specific projects, we will contract to special collect
seed on the site. S&S Seeds' also supplies non-seed erosion control
products to promote soil stabilization.
S&S Seeds has production fields of over 450 acres to grow
seed crops for inventory and to increase seed supply of particular
ecotypes required for specific contract projects, as well as
research and development trial fields for the evaluation of new and
We utilize state of the art seed cleaning equipment to process
seed. After cleaning, to assure top quality seeds, each
individual lot is tested for purity, germination and pure live seed
counts at an independent certified seed laboratory.
Specialized treatments for dormant seed types are available. If
project conditions warrant their use, treatments can be applied to
break both external and internal dormancy prior to shipment.
In addition, our large diverse inventory enables us to ship product
the same day it is ordered.