[NAFEX] Fwd: Van Well nursery

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 20:36:25 EST 2011


Alan, have you got stock from them, and if so, how did it work out?

~mIEKAL

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On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Alan Haigh <alandhaigh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Van Well has the advantages you can generally expect from a nursery that
> supplies commercial growers.  A good price on quality trees, true to name
> (both scion and rootstock) and a reliable order and delivery system.  They
> also let you know ahead of time the size of tree you are purchasing and are
> often larger than those from other sources of bare root fruit trees..
>
> The liabilities are that they carry only varieties that are viable for
> commercial production and they are not particularly fluent in the issues
> specific to small home orchard growing to the degree of some companies that
> primarily serve that market- such as Trees of Antiquity or Raintree.
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