jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 15 11:17:53 EDT 2007
It defintely depends on what you are buying. Some
people have had good experiences with Stark and some
have not. If you're looking for nut trees, Stark is
not your first choice. As lucky points out, Nolin
River is awesome for nut trees.
--- "Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu"
<Lucky.PIttman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
> I don't recall where you're located.
> Check out the Nursery/Suppliers list at the NAFEX
> website - www.nafex.org; most all of those
> listed/linked there are reputable.
> It may be easiest to tell you which ones to avoid.
> Biggest ones I can think of, off the top of my head,
> to warn you to 'stay away from' are TyTy(and any of
> its incarnations), Southmeadow, Michigan Bulb and
> Four Seasons.
> It's been years since I ordered anything other than
> pear rootstocks(once you've planted more than a
> couple of apples on M7 or M111 you'll have enough
> suckers to provide a lifetime of apple rootstocks to
> play with), so I can't really make many first-hand
> recommendations. NAFEX members are great about
> sharing scionwood and other plant materials, so just
> about anything I've wanted for the past 10 years,
> I've gotten for the cost of postage.
> Trees I got from Miller & Starks were OK, but much
> less impressive than those I got from the
> Bear Creek Nursery; neither nursery states(or used
> not to) what rootstock their stuff is on - don't
> if you could press them for the answer or not. And
> Stark has that irritating thing about renaming
> 'Starking Hardy Giant this' and 'Starkilicious
> Pear rootstocks from Raintree were fabulous, but
> shipping costs were substantial.
> Containerized stuff from Edible Landscaping was
> and pricey, but all survived nicely and have grown
> Nut trees - Nolin River Nut Tree Nursery is THE
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