Headstart Nursery is one of the leading suppliers of vegetable transplants on the west coast. We produce nearly 1 billion conventional and organic vegetable transplants every year, including watermelon, bell pepper, celery, cauliflower, lettuce, and many other crops.

With multiple locations throughout Northern California, the Salinas Valley, and the Coachella Valley, we are able to provide superior plants and service year-round. For over 40 years, everything we grow has been “Rooted in Quality.” Contact Us to learn more!

Extras, Extras!

Although most of our vegetable transplants are sown-to-order for large commercial growers, we also post a weekly Availability list of extra plants that are available by the tray.

Vegetable Availability

How to Order

Most Headstart Nursery vegetable transplant orders (except for Availability orders) are custom-sown. Headstart will usually source the seed; however, we do also accept customer-supplied seed.

Volume orders are priced individually according to crop, volume, space availability, and time of year. For small orders and trials, see Vegetable Transplant Small Order Pricing

If you are a new customer, please go to the Customer Documents page and complete the Customer Profile and Terms of Sale forms.
Email completed forms to

Please Contact Us for more information or to place an order.

Delivery / Pick-Up

Our staff will work with you to decide which delivery method is most convenient and economical for you:

Shipping bins

(loaded on flatbed trailers; can be unloaded in field with forklift)


Plants pulled
and packed in
wax boxes

Trays packed
in boxes

(shipped via FedEx, Golden State Overnight, or OnTrac)

Customer pick-up

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Mondays by appointment only)

Plants Per
Acre Calculator

Please enter information for three of the four fields. Click the “Calculate” button next to the field you wish to calculate.

To recalculate, change any field you wish and click the “Calculate” button next to the field you wish to recalculate.

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Organic Transplants

Headstart Nursery was one of the first transplant producers to be certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), and we continue to be a leader in organically-grown vegetable transplants.

For copies of our current organic certifications, please see the Customer Documents page.

Ready to get started
with Headstart Nursery?

At Headstart Nursery, we are committed to providing our customers with top quality plants and service. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.