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  • From: "Moyer, Richard" <>
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  • Subject: [NAFEX] 'Recommended' nursery sources
  • Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:48:56 -0500

Someone asked for a source of dwarf citrus; someone then recommended a
source with a 'citrus sale'.
A quick check at and reveals an
overwhelming number of negative customer comments on this recommended

As one who has encouraged local folks to plant fruit trees, and seen them
very frustrated after putting out inferior "bargain" plants, I cringe when
someone asks for a source and they are steered toward one with so many
negative customer comments. Have heard too often "I tried to grow '---'
once and couldn't, so it must be your green thumb". I think more of it has
to do with my stock purchased from nurseries owned by NAFEXers.

Perhaps a corollary to 'buyer beware' is 'recommender beware'.

Gooseberry and Currant buds active here in Zone 6.
Richard Moyer, East Tenn
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rooting wrote:
> RE: Sources for citrus potted
> We like the collection in Logee Greenhouses
> They are a bit pricey.
> If you want one or two then consider that they have nice clean stock.
> They propagate from their own stock plants
> It is quite a treat to visit their antique greenhouses which are located in
> eastern CT near the RI border

Thanks; your list looks promising. I found sources on the Web such as:

Four Winds Growers in California (no email or telephone contact available,
just online ordering)

Acorn Springs Farm

Should I look for stock certified as innoculated with Viroid IIa?


  • [NAFEX] 'Recommended' nursery sources, Moyer, Richard, 02/28/2003

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