Semi-Dwarf Peach trees.

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Old 03-26-04, 01:46 PM
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Semi-Dwarf Peach trees.

Doe's anyone know where I can purchase, a "Reliable" place to purchase a semi-dwarf Red Haven peach tree?
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Old 03-26-04, 05:49 PM
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Smile Peach trees in Md

Hi Changling

Try: http://gardenwatchdog.com/ When you find the right tree and a nursery in or near where you live.

The Garden Watch Dog is a site decated to Farmers & Gardeners. Find a place then check them out.

We have found that the closer you can buy your Trees to home the faster they will take off & produce. I've heard the oldtimers say this but now I have seen it myself.

Commonsense must rule in reading the replies. A Customer will most often write in when they are Mad while a happy Customer will often not write at all.

So a Nursery that has been in business for a long time & has 10 bad reviews may be a good place to buy. Now if those 10 bad reviews came just in the last 3 Months, that might mean they sold out to some jerks.

I would reccomend the Nursery we bought our trees but they changed hands & they have some radical ideas + much higher prices.

Try a good search on www.google.com & then check them out.

Good luck in your quest

PS: If anyone has found a good Nursery give out a shout!
 

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Old 03-27-04, 09:03 PM
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I would recommend Stark Brothers. I have ordered several trees from them, and they are great. Wish all my trees were from Stark Brothers.

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Old 03-27-04, 11:43 PM
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Smile What I found out about Starks

Sorry I gave the wrong URL in my last post. Below is right & you need a free membership to get at the good stuff.

http://gardenwatchdog.com/


What I found out about Starks: In 2000 things looked very happy but by 2004 things had gotten worse & this could mean Stark has been sold around 2003. That can be found in a www.google.com search.

What can 79 written experiences by Gardeners from 2000 to 2004 do for me? It can let me see a pattern & make an educated choice now, about buy or not buy from them.

One guy wrote a Negative & finnished with " This is not the old Starks" Humm! stealing my lines, I sometimes write " This is not the old Vermont Bean & Seed Co anymore" Just to let the younger Gardeners know, to watch out, things have changed for the worse.
 

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Stark Bros!!!!!! Let me tell you of that place! I have had two apple trees from them (DWARF). They are now the biggest apple trees, I, are anyone else in the state of Maryland has ever seen! I ordered a Montmorency (sour pie and baking cherry) semi-dwarf cherry tree, turned out to be a sweet cherry tree of standard size! I ordered a peach tree from them (Red Haven) that turned out to be a peach that was awful (probably one of there experiments). This is how they get rid of unwanted stock!!!!!! If they sent me plants for free I wouldn't plant them!!
Marturo, sorry for the blow up but they are a sore spot with me and a lot of people!
Thanks for the web site information.
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Old 03-30-04, 03:11 PM
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Hi Changling

Don't feel bad one bit. I only have a few minutes to drop in, but if you got me started about Vermont Beens & Seeds, I would get a PM from the Big guy, about my bad langauge.

Just a peek however. I was late Spring before last, & we still had a Working Farm then. Gypsy Sweet Pepper is without a doubht the sweetst pepper bar none, & one we sold many bushels of them every year. VB&S played us around for just under a month ( Lost our market jump) & then forgot the pepper seeds. They could have just sent them on free it was their mistake.

Buzzards charged us again for 6 ozs of seed & we got a whoping 60% germination & that stinks. This & your story, I hope you told the World your story @ http://gardenwatchdog.com/ it's never to late you know.


Back in 1972 when a lot of the small Seed Cos came to life, we got into Organic Farming & they like us, wanted to change the World for the better. Over the years we got older some like us said, growing by hand Organic Heirloom Fruit & Vegetables get's harder & harder every year. Went back to school & are we working With Computers ( Graphic Artist on Old Photos ) in small business & still grow our own food.

Others got tired & sold out to money first people who only cared about $$, not U not the Earth. This is the Brave new World (Today = Greed) that we must warn others about the ones, who have sold their souls for a few bucks.

Even if a seed Co gives you great service & product, write and tell your fellow Gardeners, so they to can get their moneys worth.
A few minutes can save a grower a lot of heart ache & wasted money. There may be some good nurserys up in the (Helpful Garden Links ) sticky ( A nonmoving post at the top part of the board)

We can't just write when we are Mad, we must praise those who put people first & give them a thumbs up, for other Gardeners to see.
 
 

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