Tropical Star, located in Alamo, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, creates seedlings for direct planting by farmers who grow vegetables, fruits and trees. Started in 1997 and celebrating over 20 years in business, Tropical Star has grown from a modest operation to the largest fruit and vegetable seedling transplant nursery in Texas.

Founders Bob and Dana Huck saw a need for local farmers to mitigate their risks in growing fruits, vegetables and trees from seed. With over 33 greenhouses on 34 acres, Tropical Star has serviced customers throughout the state of Texas, as well as growers in Arizona, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida and Iowa. 

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Tropical Star is known for being the best in class when it comes to growing seedlings and transplants for our customers. When we are asked how we got to be so good at what we do, we say that it’s simple: We put the needs of our growers first.

We pride ourselves in being meticulous in every area of our business. From trays that lend to optimal root development to fertilizing methods that encourage a healthy root mass alongside a sturdy stalk build and broad leaf structure, to having the best growers on site for daily monitoring of seedling health, to routine disinfection of our premises  – Tropical Star applies the highest standards all across the board so that we can serve our customers.

We have greenhouses dedicated to 100% Certified Organic growing as well as greenhouses dedicated to standard growing methods. We utilize a proprietary formula of fertilizer that ensures the best and healthiest seedlings that will be field ready upon pick up. And last but not least: we have dedicated employees who have worked with us for over 18 years who we consider part of our extended family. 

We understand the demands of our customers’ planting schedules and our ability to meet their seasonal needs has seen us grow steadily throughout the years. We are grateful we have seen mutual success throughout the years with our customers and we are looking forward to many more years of growth.


Best in Class

Seeds that are grown into high quality transplants for fruit, vegetable and tree growers.

On Schedule

Seedlings germinated and grown on time and ready for planting.

Certified Organic

Organic and Conventional growing processes to meet our customers' needs.


Without our team, we wouldn’t be where we are today! Tropical Star is a family-owned business and we consider our management team to be a key part of our continued success for over 20 years. 


To ensure the BEST IN CLASS standards in every area – from seedling trays to the irrigation and fertilization to our constant monitoring of your seedlings.