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Update June 23, 2019

We have just returned from what was our final seed collection trip.  Items from Desert Seed Store are now in the shop and all items will be available for purchase in the shop until sold out, (a few will be added from this last collection trip.) We will be closing the shop (permanently) once all in stock items are sold. 

If you have placed an order, we’re working hard to get all pending orders out and to you as quickly as possible!  We are always extremely busy at this time of year and we appreciate your understanding and patience.

Here at Desert Natives Nursery, we proudly offer the original Tortoise Forage Grazing Seed Mixes, southwestern native wildflower, shrub, cactus, grass and tree seed, as well as native plants and cactus cuttings not commonly found in the commercial marketplace.  All of our cactus cuttings are sourced from nursery grown plants,  we never remove cactus from the wild.

Our seed is hand collected from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.  We also offer species native to our local desert transition habitats (higher altitudes.) 

Tortoise Keepers: Attempting to replicate what tortoises eat in the wild is a crucial aspect of responsible captive husbandry.  Tortoise Forage Grazing Seed Mixes help to make feeding your tortoises a high fiber, low protein, high calcium and low phosphorus diet easier!

If you’re looking for tortoise dietary information, please visit the “Tortoise Nutrition” web site.