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Well howdy folks, After 3 years I've finally got my stevia to grow from seed(about 50% germination)and I now have a bumper crop of seed.Anybody interested? Well here is the deal; $1 plus a self addressed stamped envelope and I'll send you about 50 seeds. About half should sprout. These are Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni,very sweet! If you don't know what they are just put Stevia in a search engine and read away. Most online catalogues charge $10 for this many seeds.If you are really broke just send the self addressed stamped envelope and I'll make sure you get some seeds. Daryll Smallwood 391 Wisteria Lane Chipley Fl 32428

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 19, 2001


I want some of those seeds. It's rmembering to follow through here. Please save me some. I just know I'll get an envelope ready. God Bless.

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, December 19, 2001.

No problem Cindy,I put back a packet of seed for you. Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 19, 2001.

Hi Cindy, Another person on the FSR forum has asked me to send the stevia seeds as an annonymous gift, they are sending the stamp and dollar,I'll need your address. Merry Christmas,Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 19, 2001.

OOOOooooo, ooooooOOOOO!!!!! I want some!! Please tell me a bit about your experience in growing it.

My Dad is diabetic, and he tried the powdered stevia and just about died. Mom wants him to try it again, tho. She's real patient, so he probably will. I'd like to send her some,too.

-- Doreen (, December 19, 2001.

Hi Doreen,Stevia is pretty easy to grow,it just can not take a freeze.I take cuttings and bring them in in the wintertime and then replant in spring(they grow like weeds).I saved seed the first year even though the instructions said the seeds where poor germinators.About 10 percent of that batch sprouted,I saved seeds from those seedlings and about 25 per cent sprouted,over 50 percent of this last batch sprouted,so I guess it is natural selection at work. I also have cuttings from the original plants and the seed from them sprout at about 10 to 12 percent. So it appears that if you want to grow from seed,you should save seed from the seedlings and not the cuttings. I hope that makes sense to you.I built a small greenhouse this spring so I'm keeping them growing all winter and they keep putting out flowers and more seed. I tried the processed stevia and didn't care for it. Now I just put a couple of leaves in my coffee or tea. Or you can dry the leaves and sprinkle it over any food you want to sweeten,also you can boil the leaves in water and then strain it and use the liquid to sweeten your foods,it will last about two weeks in the fridge.If you want more info just type stevia in your search engine.Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 19, 2001.


-- g.bhuvaneshwar prasad (, October 14, 2002.

Dear sir, I am interested in getting seeds of stevia rebaudiana kindly let me know the details along with the terms and condition

-- K.kumaravelu (, October 27, 2002.

We have tecnology of stevia seeds production with 90-95% germination in continental climate.

-- Gontarenko S. (, November 03, 2002.

Hi Daryll, Thank you for your generous offer. Please save me $10.00 (500) worth of seeds. It's now 3:16am. You money is in the mail as soon as I awake. My Lord will surely bless you for your generosity. I will spread the word because you surely know how to do business. I wish you many, many blessing and I promise you that I will spread the word. P.S Daryll, please let me know if you can hold a $10.00 supply for me.

Respect Judy

-- Judy Ford (, November 22, 2002.

Hi Judy, I set aside 500 seeds for you. Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, November 26, 2002.

Hi Daryll, Thank you for the seeds. It's now 2:33am to be exact; Sunday Morning. My husband just brought down yesterday's mail. Daryll, I know I promised to send you $10.00 for 500seeds but when I got to the car to go to the post office I decided not to put all my eggs in one basket in case you might pulling a prank, a scam, or a stupid lie. I sent you $5.00 and you sent me the seeds. Daryll, "How much worth of seeds did you send me?

Daryll, This brief note is again to thank you for the seeds so that people will know that you are a man of your word and that you will send the seeds as promised. My Jesus continue to bless you.

Respect Judy

-- Judy Ford (, December 01, 2002.

No problem Judy, I'll send you whatever amount of seeds you pay for. Take care, Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 01, 2002.

My wife bought a box of Stevia at the healthfood store yesterday. Interesting product. I sucessfully grew some Chinese Wolfberry here in Denver, it's a hardy shrub / vine that originated in Mongolia I think. The seeds germinate easily, but about three years for any fruit. Will grow on the side of a house with support to about 15 feet. Even my dog likes the berries. Daryll, would you be interested in a barter / trade for some Stevia seeds. I have about 75 dried berries from this years shrubs. I paid about $10 for about 6 berries a few years back from an outfit in Missouri. You don't get a big crop, but they are tasty 'n tart small berry. Supposed to be rich in vitamin C and vital minerals. Let me know. Thanks, Karl

-- Karl Prendergast (, December 05, 2002.

Karl , are you selling any of them seeds.Chinese Wolfberry is supposed to be good for the eyes.I'm currently losing my eye sight( fast ) and would like to try anything that may prevent me from going blind.

The only thing I may have to trade is Paw Paw seeds or wild persimmon.

-- Max (, December 05, 2002.

Hi Karl,Sure, I'm interested in a trade. E-mail me and we'll exchange addresses. Take care, Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 06, 2002.

Hi Daryll, I'm interested in a $5.00 supply of seeds (250 seeds?), please let me know how large my return envelope will need to be. (Are these seeds closer to the size of corn or mustard?) Thanks. Tricia

-- Tricia Trask (, December 08, 2002.

Hi Tricia, About the size of mustard seeds-a business size envelope and two first class stamps should cover it. Take care, Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 09, 2002.

Hellllo from fr. You Got It... is it possible to make a deal across the ocean ? Stevia sing in my mind but not in sale in europa, can you help me to grow my mother is diabetic (and aspartam is a poison)...vincent

-- vincent (, December 22, 2002.

Hi Daryll ,

I am really intereting to learning more about stevia leaf and how to grow them . I am always love to grow and collect different type of herbs in my back yard . Please let me know if you can send me about 500 seeds so i can try to grow them in my back yard . Long as I receive your answer , I will send you a check right away and my address will be in my check. Thank you .

Hai N. Ho

-- Hai N. Ho (, December 26, 2002.

Hi Hai N. Ho, Sure,I still have plenty of stevia seeds left. Include a couple of dollars for postage if you are outside the USA.

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 27, 2002.

One thing - money order or cash - NO personal checks! Checks will be returned.

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, December 27, 2002.

Hey there Daryll, Just found out about Stevia and am really interested in trying to grow it. I am up in Canada (Vancouver Island to be more exact) Am really hoping that you have not given away all your seeds yet. Would love about 200 seeds if possible. The Canadian Pseo equivalent of $1.00 US must be double by now.. but it is not a problem lol. I have a 7000 sq ft greenhouse and am going into my second year of production with Tomatoes/Cucumbers but looking for unique plants to branch out into.... and Stevia might be it. Let me know and I will send the envelope post haste, Thanx, Heather

-- Heather (, January 03, 2003.

WOW! I am happy I ran into this site! :D I am also looking for the stevia seeds I was wonder too can they be grown inside? I would really be interested in getting some of your seeds, maybe I can use the stevia for my children, they both have ADHD I am looking for natural alternitives they have my one son on concerta and he is having many side affects. Well and I am a single parent and on medical myself. I dont know if I will be able to find this site again! Iam new to the computer thing :D Can you please e-mail me? Thanks hun :* with love and light~

-- Francie (, January 25, 2003.

A diet of whole foods , ( meats ,fish , fresh raw or cooked vegetables,whole grains , beans, and fruits )can greatly reduce the symptoms of ADHD to the point of not needing medicines.

Some people get noticable results by supplementing their childrens diets with good quality (exspensive $$ )vtamins , but vitamins alone are not the solution.Fast foods or package food from the store can bring out these symptoms in some children.

Foods and snacks with sugar and chemical additives are most likely the cause of this disease.In my area almost every young child I know is taking medicine for ADHD . Finding this interesting I've asked parents of these children what foods and snacks do they commonly eat and after being told their diests I mentioned to the parents if they were interested in natural solutions. None were. They usually are from low income families and get the drugs to control ADHD free.So they really didn't care.

I can go into this deeper if you are interested.Post back here if you are .I won't give out my e-mail or e-mail anyone who I don't know because I just finished resetting my computor after being given a virus.

-- Steve (, January 25, 2003.

Daryll, do you still have any seeds left? I am very interested in trying to grow some. I would like 100 seeds also. Please tell me where to send my money order. Thank you, Barbara

-- Barbara White (, February 06, 2003.

Hi Folks, I sent out my last packet of stevia seed this morning- I'll have more in the fall. I do have stevia plants ready to ship. If interested e-mail me with -stevia plants- in the subject line, I don't open e-mails with nothing in the subject line from people I don't know. Take care, Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, February 06, 2003.

Dear Daryll, a friend of mine just arrived from a small village in the bay of Trigana , inside the Uraba Gulf (Colombian caribean). She is one of the broken souls away from the big cities living with her 5 year old daughter. Could you send her some seeds ? Over there there is no mail ,electricity , internet etc. I am doing her the favor and I will send you the envelope with my adress.

-- luis fernando posada (, February 17, 2003.

Hi Just ran across this & would be interested in trying to grow some of this stevia if you still have any seeds left. My daughter is diabetic & it might be interesting to try it. Thank you.

-- Sheila (, March 06, 2003.

Hi luis fernando posada, I'm out of stevia seeds until fall 2003- I received your letter today and will put it aside until I have seeds to send you. Wish I could send them now,but I'm completely out of seeds until I harvest. Take care, Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, March 24, 2003.

Hi All, Thought I would mention that I have stevia plants for sale now ready to ship. 5 stevia plants for $15.00 and that price includes shipping by priority mail in the USA. E-mail for my address. Thanks, Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, March 25, 2003.

I am very much interested in stevia seed please let me know your postal Add as early as possible . Thanking You With Regards. Anilkumar Dhillo

-- Anilkumar Dhillo (, March 31, 2003.

I want to order plants some to me and some to my mom. Should I just send you the cash in an envelope along with the addresses?

-- Maryann Sterling (, April 21, 2003.

Hi Maryann Sterling, Money order, certified check, or cash is fine. E-mail me for my snail address. Thanks, Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, April 24, 2003.

We planted Two stevia in our herb garden last spring, purchased as plants from a roadside fruit stand. The two plants were slightly different. One had smallish leaves, the other larger leaves, so I suspect someone grew them from seed locally due to the apparent variation.

Anyway we did not dig them, or take cuttings, or bring them in for the winter, Though they did have a light wood chip mulch. (We did save some seeds) We had a late frost this spring that killed even the buds on the oak trees this spring. I heard Stevia does not overwinter where there is a frost but both of these plants came back up from the roots this spring. Not evpecting to see them, we almost pulled them up as weeds. We had a fairly cold winter with a few snow storms, so we were very surprised to see that these plants had lived. They did not come up untill late. After the last hard frost. These are the same plants, not seedlings as they are emerging from the base of the old stems and are showing the same leaf variation as before. The location is mid-East Tennessee, boarderline zone 6 or 7.

-- Tom Booth (, April 27, 2003.

Aloha Daryll!

I'm very pleased to have found this site. I'm very interested in purchasing your stevia seeds. I'm confident that Hawaii's climate will be great for these awsome plants. The Hawaiian people have a very serious problem with diabetes and complications of other illness due to the high consumption of sugar byproducts, and I would like to help them by having the best "sweet" alternative available - to be Home Grown In Hawaii. Please respond with your current prices. Will you accept payment via PayPal or Yahoo Pay Direct?


-- AL CANOPIN, JR. (, May 14, 2003.

Hello folks, I need some advice here. I am very much interested in growing steviaafter finding the amazing benefits it has to offer to the mankind.I am from India in Chennai & the climate here is normally hot. The temperature normally ranges here between 35-40 degrees celcius. Please advice if it possible to grow stevia here & can I grow it indoors in my house. Also please let me know that if I should start growing it from a seed or from the cuttings of the plant & where can I find cuttings or seeds if I need some. Will await for a reply eagerly. vinay (

-- Vinay Sethia (, June 11, 2003.

Dear Sir, I am from India and has Stevia plants now i want to sell them and i am need of stevia seed also please tell me can you or anyone can buy my Stevia plants. Regards, nusrat Sultana

-- Nusrat Sultana (, July 08, 2003.

Hey Daryll!

It disturbs me greatly when our government regulates to death a perfectly healthy food product. You are to be congratulated for your efforts to distribute the seeds of this safe and helpful plant to people who need it.

Please set aside $4.00 worth of seeds for me. I will email you to assure availability.



-- Ben Harper (, August 01, 2003.

Hi Ben, I'm sold out of stevia seed until November 2003. I do have stevia plants ready to ship-5 stevia plants for $15.00 and that price includes shipping by priority mail in the USA. Take care,Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, August 01, 2003.

I would like some Stevia seeds when then come about. I started the Atkins diet (down 28 lbs) and have used stevia everyday for the last week and love it with tea. Actually using plant leaves seems like it would be better. My as well get the antioxidants too if they are there. I see you are out of seed. Bill

-- Bill Berggren (, August 18, 2003.

i would like to get some plants or seeds , here in my place we have only just started to grow stevia and the climate is wonderful for its growth please help me sebastien paulose, chakkalakal ,sulthan bahery , kerala ,india

-- sebastian paulose (, September 11, 2003.

I am very much interested in growing this wonder plant, but could you please let me know why you are not responding properly to some of the requests and questions made by people from India and other countries like it. is there any problem with weather conditions to grow it in these countries (in your opinion) or you are not interested in responding?

-- Ramakrishna (, November 26, 2003.

hi listen I am a type one diabetic who is interested in all natural sweetners without the damaging effects of the man made substances any help or any info I have read of stevia and would love to try and grow not sure how it will do in arkansas might have to grow indoors for the winter but no big deal anyways please let Me know what I can do to get some and lets see what happens thanks and god bless Mark

-- Mark (, December 30, 2003.

Need about 400 seeds will send money, thanks for all the good info. We are located in central Tn. and will germinate inside. thanks geo

-- George (, January 03, 2004.

I'm interested in Stevia Cultivation. Can you supply me 200 nos of seeds to check out the suitability of Stevia with my Local environment.

-- Kaushik Patel (, January 17, 2004.

Hi All, I'm sold out of stevia seed until November 2004. I do have stevia plants ready to ship-5 stevia plants for $15.00 and that price includes shipping by priority mail in the USA. Take care,Daryll in NW FLA Daryll Smallwood 391 Wisteria Lane Chipley Fl 32428-4712

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, January 18, 2004.

I live in Malaysia - the hot tropics. Can stevia be planted here? If yes, I would need the full aaddress where I can send by post the self addressed envelope and money, of course.


-- suet (, February 25, 2004.

OK folks-*****I'M OUT OF SEEDS***** until Nov 2004!!!!! I have stevia plants avalialble. Go up a couple of threads for the price and address. Take care,Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, February 26, 2004.

iam interested in getting stevia seeds. my native is chennai.can any one give me some.........

-- navin vijayakumar (, March 12, 2004.

im trying to find some stevia plants to buy but so far no one has any. can you help me ?

-- DEBORAH GRAY (, April 29, 2004.

Hallo sir, Pls tell me if the stevia plants could be grown in India too, and particularly in orissa region. can it be cultivated in the hill slopes or it requires plain. How much water is required for per hectre of cultivation. Can i get any technical supporting if i start it's commercial production. How much time does it take to be enough matured to be harvested.Pls help me in solving the queries and I would like to buy seeds from you. Thank you.

-- D HAWK (, May 29, 2004.

I stay In Bombay (India). Can Stevia be grown in India. Is it also possible tyo grow it in Rajasthan whaic is a desert region of India. What kind of soil is suitable for this plant. What type of Climate does it need...dry or humid. Pls let us know, i am interested in getting the seeds and make the herb a must in India which is the capital of Diebeties in the world.

Please Help

-- Anand Kamani (, June 23, 2004.

Looks like I need to repeat=====OK folks-*****I'M OUT OF SEEDS***** until Nov 2004!!!!! I have stevia plants avalialble. Go up a couple of threads for the price and address. Take care,Daryll in NW FLA

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, June 25, 2004.

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