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The scoop on 'Grover's Blueberries and Seed company'

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Grover's Blueberries and Seed company

Grover's Blueberries and Seed company has 37 products listed in PlantScout.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 186
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068 (United States)

Phone: (609) 284-9839

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  Company Comment, posted on March 16, 2014:  
Our family has been connected to blueberries since they were first cultivate by Elizabeth White in Whites Bogs, NJ. One of the first few cultivated Blueberry Bushes was named Grover. Our family and extended family has owned Blueberry Farms all around Pemberton, NJ and Burlington County, NJ. In 1934 we developed a market called Grover's Blueberries located on Magnolia Rd. and it is still operated by my great uncle Joe Grover. In 2007 my father Randy Grover Sr. started Grover's Blueberries & Seed Co. an online market place to purchase blueberry bushes and other fruits and vegetables. Our family has been in the blueberry business since the very beginning. And we have been reselling for 80 years (I do not know how others can claim to be in blueberry farming for 100 years).
Randy Grover Sr. passed away in Nov. 2013 and we are carrying on his dream to expand the business with new varieties and plant offerings and to give 100% customer satisfaction and help our customers in every way possible. Randy Sr. believed in helping those less fortunate and we continue to donate and help in different communities both local and afar.
We appreciate your business and your reviews.
Best regards,
Randy K Grover Jr.
President
Grover's Blueberries

  Feedback History and Summary  
16 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Comments:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gardener14
Brooksville, FL
(2 reviews)
June 26, 2014
After having a pretty incredibly bad experience with Dimeo Farms, I reached out to Grover's for some advice. I can't explain how generous they were with their time, expertise and plants.

My e-mail was responded to immediately with a phone number and even though it was late in the evening John Marold, the VP Northern Division, took the time to have a lengthy discussion with my family about what exactly we needed for our growing conditions. He took the time to do some research, and then sent us some beautiful, 4' Elizabeth blueberry plants.

What a difference! The roots were large and well developed and the plants took right off with lots of new growth within a couple of days in the ground. Sufficed to say, my family and I will be lifelong customers and I'm clearing some ground for more blueberry and blackberry plants next spring.
Neutral saraoutland
Burbank, IL
(2 reviews)
June 17, 2014
I ordered 12 three year blueberry bushes and a premium soil kit. The bushes were pretty good, two died. The soil kit was supposed to come with a bag of peat and it didn't. I contacted them about this and they said they would send it. I never received it.
Positive Xerxes42
Savannah, MO
(1 review)
June 3, 2014
I recently ordered a 6 year-old early blue blueberry bush. I attempted to pay via credit card using PayPal and the site didn't let me enter the card information. I sent an email through the "contact" feature and had a prompt reply that the site was having some problems processing credit card information so they would process the order. I was notified on the progress of the order and tracking number on the USPS shipment. The bush arrived via priority mail and was in excellent condition and a nice healthy plant. I would definitely recommend this company based on my order experience.
Negative snikpay
Crystal, MN
(2 reviews)
May 14, 2014
1. I received 40 Blueberry plants. I had a negative experience on balance that altered my excitment level to start my blueberry grove.

I have ordered on line for decades and never had a single problem. I would be glad to document for anyone who needs more information just to stop this kind of behavior. So if you need more documentation or doubt my word , just email me shahram.nikpay@gmail.com and I will send you my correspondence with them..

But to be brief

1. Quality plants (40 of them) was no problem. They were good.
2. So I ordered 10 Northland and 10 Bluecrop. But I also ordered 2 order of 10 each of 3 kind of blueberries, trying to get 6 different cultivars from those 20 plants 98 cultivar total). This is the wording right of my invoice.

2 x 10 PLANTS-3 VARIETIES ( 1 YEAR OLD ROOTED CUTTING'S ) $89.90

This is my request on comment section of my order on 04/14/2014

""I have talked to customer service via telephone. So based on our conversation and of course at your own convenience, I would like to see the following cultivars in my mixed bag of 20 plants (2nd half of the order) . This of course assuming that they meet your blessing for MPLS area. Patriot and Jersey and Herbert are prime preferences and to a lesser degree Blue Ray or Blue Jay or other cultivar that you see as better fit for zone 4.
Shahram,""


Instead I received 10 Late Blues and 10 Dukes. That is it! After 10+ email and 4-5 telephone conversation with the VP of Northern division!!, I had to just give up from pure exhaustion and the fact that I saw the start of a rude behavior.

I never received what I asked for. I thought it is illegal to do false advertising across state lines!

This company runs bush league with Inadequate ordering and inventory system . Since inventory system is subpar, they ended up shipping what they had, instead of what I asked and paid extra for.

To top it off, instead of quick apology, I had to put off with less than professional behavior. They tried to pass the blame to their customer, claiming that I have ordered twice, a balatant lie and bad business mannerism.

As long there is no problem , Grover Blueberries looks like any decent online outfit. But my order was screwed up by their system and result was a nightmare of calls and emails and in the end, as I mentioned I never received what I paid for. Now I realize that I might not be tough enough to do business with great folks in New Jersey!

Again, I am sure I will get bunch of lies as a response on the site. So if you in doubt, let me know and I will send you correspondence that shows I am telling the truth 100%. there is no interpretations.

PS. I ordered 500 strawberries at the same time from Nourse Farm. Vow such a fantstic outfit. Loved it.

Respectfully
Shahram Nikpay

Positive HersheyFarmer
Elizabethtown, PA
(3 reviews)
May 11, 2014
Last year we made the mistake of using DiMeo Farms for plants. After a bad experience with them we found Grovers. We placed three orders of 10 plants each. Service was great communication was great and the plants looked awesome. Highly recommend using them.
Positive Trinacria
Stony Brook, NY
(5 reviews)
May 4, 2014
I accidentally discovered Grover's through exploring DiMeo (the Cornell site listed DiMeo Farms as having carried plants that I wanted, but I was convinced in about 30 seconds of internet research to not deal with DiMeo). When I stumbled upon Grover's site, it seemed less professionally done than other websites. And when I received the package of 20 cranberry vines, it appeared personally sent, with hand-written address in a regular usps box. But I would have no reservations about ordering from them again - not only do they demonstrate a flawless track record, but the plants I received were absolutely beautiful and I got at least 2 courtesy emails thanking me for my purchase and alerting me when the items had shipped. I will order from them again with confidence.
Positive FarmerTeddyB
Ronkonkoma, NY
(1 review)
May 2, 2014
We orderd 50 6 year old plants and 40 4 year old plants. I was surpries how nice they were. They came on time and better than i hoped. Great company. will order again!
Positive stoneandbone
Brooklyn
United States
(1 review)
April 30, 2014
I just received 3 3 year old blueberry plants from Grover's Blueberries. The plants are beautiful. The difference between these and the ones I purchased from Home Depot (for more money) are night and day. If you want some blueberry plants don't buy them from a big box store, support a family farm like Grover's. They are much nicer, healthier, and cheaper! You can't go wrong.

I just planted them today so I will update when they grow.
Positive DebsGarden101
Philadelphia, PA
(1 review)
April 28, 2014
I've been wanting blueberry bushes in my back yard for a couple of years now and this was the year I was able to pull everything together to make it happen. I also wanted bushes that would fruit this season. After looking around at garden centers and local nurseries, I found Grover's online. From my initial phone calls with them, to eventually picking up my plants, I found them to be knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with. I originally wanted three plants, but ended up getting five, all strong and healthy looking. The next day I planted three, and when I removed them from the pots, I noted the roots were long and vigorous. One plant I gave as a gift to a neighbor and the other I'm giving to my mother for mother's day, the one called "Sweetheart". I am so excited (!) to finally have my blueberries and looking forward to eating from the bushes. Thank you John and Candace for making this purchase such a positive experience for me.
Positive steveca
Chambersburg, PA
(1 review)
April 20, 2014
I ordered 3 three year old blueberry bushes and a couple days later they put them on sale. When i asked if i could get the sale price, they gave me 4 year year old bushes. Then when the bushes were not as big as they liked, they mailed 7 of them to me for the same price. I could not have dreamed a company would have cared about a sale of 3 bushes. I thought the bushes they sent me were very nice. I would encourage any one to buy off of Grovers. I know I will.
Positive micheledevore
Hemby Bridge, NC
(1 review)
April 7, 2014
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company for there blueberry bushes. I made a purchase from them 2 years ago and my bushes produce several very juicy blueberries every year . We make blueberry pies out of them . We have entered are pies in are local fair and have gotten blue ribbon because of there flavor. Are plants give use serval buckets every year . We don't only make pies we also can and freeze them , so we can have the yummy berries all year long . They arrived when they said they would , and where packaged very well . I was very happy with the customer service , they answered all of the questions . I will be placing an other order very soon .
Positive lfreemanuark
Fayetteville, AR
(1 review)
April 7, 2014
Blueberry plants were shipped quickly and on-time.
Positive AlexisDonovan
Niagara Falls, NY
(1 review)
March 31, 2014
After spending so much time online searching for mature blueberry plants for sale, I finally came across Grovers Blueberry and Seed Company. I ordered 10 plants and could not believe the quality of the plants and the amount of fruit they produced the first year.
I am so pleased with my initial order that I have just placed a second order for 12 Cranberry Plants.
Great supplier with quality products.
Positive evacarol
Montclair, NJ
(1 review)
March 13, 2013
Got four great blueberry bushes from Grover's last year, and the update is that they are all thriving and have doubled in size (except for one that I killed myself, by accident!) Am reordering from them again this year. They are very cooperative, helpful, and down-to-earth (no pun intended!).
Company representative comment on March 16, 2014:
On Mar 16, 2014 10:00 PM, Grover's Blueberries and Seed company responded with:

We appreciate your business and repeat business. Please let us know if you need anything else.

-Grover's Blueberries

Positive brandon72
Fort Washington, PA
(1 review)
September 19, 2011
I purchased larger jersey bushes and small duke and elliot bushes early this past spring (it is now late September). The duke and jersey took very well but the elliot did not take so well and I pulled them out. I also purchased 10 raspberry bushes and they did very well and I have been enjoying the berries for the last month. I would recommend this seller and use him again if I need to purchase more blueberry bushes. Randy Grover was very informative.
Company representative comment on March 16, 2014:
On Mar 16, 2014 9:59 PM, Grover's Blueberries and Seed company responded with:

Thank you for your business. I know it has been a while since you have ordered, however email us about the Elliot and we will see what we can do for you.
sales@groversblueberries.com
- Grover's Blueberries

Positive marold_candice
Kenton, OH
(1 review)
March 5, 2011
Thank you so much Randy, the blueberry bushes I receved from you last year are so wounderful, there were packaged very well, nice root system, nice bud's came on them shourtly after planting. I have plan's on ordering more from you as well as telling anyone and everyone about your web site, you were very helpful to me with planting and care instruction's as well as taking my call's when I had question's. Thank's again:Candice
Company representative comment on March 16, 2014:
On Mar 16, 2014 9:56 PM, Grover's Blueberries and Seed company responded with:

Candice,

Thank you for your business. I hope they are growing well for you.

- Grover's Blueberries

Positive ilabonczek
Morristown
USA Minor Outlying Islands
(2 reviews)
November 17, 2010
The plants I received were lovely - great root system and Randy sent older plants and more plants than I ordered for no extra charge. Also refunded me extra shipping costs - seems to me Randy Grover is a good guy and aims to please! Ila Bonczek, NJ
Company representative comment on March 16, 2014:
On Mar 16, 2014 9:55 PM, Grover's Blueberries and Seed company responded with:

Thank you for your business, we try to over deliver and surpass our customers expectations whenever possible. I hope they are growing well.
- Grover's Blueberries

Neutral Frankie1954
Mendham, NJ
(1 review)
July 21, 2010
BUYER BEWARE of Grover's Blueberries and Seed Company.

I made a very bad decision and did business with this guy Randy Grover of Grover's Blueberries which was a very big mistake becuase the plants he sent us were just horrible. They looked like they were diseased.

To start, the Grover's Blueberries website is very misleading, as is Randy Grover who said that he would be mailing us 3 year old plants, but what he actually mailed us was more like 10 little 6" sticks in a small box in the mail. It looked like and sounded like a great deal at first, but now I regret it. We were totally mislead and are very sorry that we did business with Grover's Blueberries.

We strongly caution BUYER BEWARE of Grover's Blueberries and Seed Company. Save your money - don't get fooled like we did. This a warning to others considering doing business with Randy Grover.

Note from the Garden Watchdog editors...

This comment was posted from an account using the same email and IP address as the representative of DiMeo Blueberry Farms. It has been changed from a negative to neutral rating so it will not affect the overall ratings given by customers.
Company representative comment on March 16, 2014:
On Mar 16, 2014 9:52 PM, Grover's Blueberries and Seed company responded with:

I guess DiMeo decided to take one of his 100's of negative reviews and pasted it here to try to mislead our potential customers.
We here at Grover's Blueberries do not spend 1000's on advertising and negative SEO tactics and create multiple websites to try to trick customers into doing business with us. We believe in actually treating our customers with respect and appreciation and have them return over and over again being 100% satisfied. We do not pay for positive reviews and do not slander even the worse of competition. However, since I am on the soap box, people please check Reviews, Better Business, and other sources before making purchases. And one more thing, those who claim to have been in the Blueberry Farming Business for 100 years.. check the story because Grover's have been there since the Blueberry Bushes were first cultivated in 1914 by Elizabeth White in Whites Bogs New Jersey, even having a variety named after us. So I do not know how someone had a blueberry farm when they were not even in mass production yet.
Best regards,
Randy K Grover Jr

Positive Almostagardener
Wiggins, CO
(6 reviews)
June 13, 2009
Received lovely blueberry plants with very helpful planting guide within a week of my order. Plants were packaged very well for shipping. Called with questions prior to the order and the individual was very helpful.
Company representative comment on March 16, 2014:
On Mar 16, 2014 9:53 PM, Grover's Blueberries and Seed company responded with:

We thank you for your business.
- Grover's Blueberries

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