My order--two goumis and an aronia--arrived when expected, was as ordered, and the little trees were healthy, clearly labeled, with a fair amount of dirt and that gummy moisture-retention gel on a sizable root mass. I would not hesitate to order from these guys again. Even if they are severely spelling-challenged.
In April of 2014 I purchased 20 paw paw trees from Cliff. Great guy and wonderful plants. They were healthy and in deep pots. He even gave me the milk crates that he had them in so I could transport them. All the trees continue to thrive.
I bought eight persimmon and four pawpaw trees in the Spring, 2011. I picked up the trees and Clifford England was cordial and knowledgeable. Ten of the trees prospered during the first year; two persimmons died. Clifford replaced the two persimmons that died via UPS in the Fall, 2011. As of the middle of May, 2012, all the trees are healthy and doing well. I am happy with the planting stock and service and highly recommend England Orchard.
Ive ordered trees from Clifford England and WOW, what wonderful size and health! The man is super friendly and even gave me his own personal cell phone number to call if i had any questions. Very knowledgeable and really wants us young future nursery guys to succeed! I give him a call frequently and he always takes the time out to answer questions and offer advice. These were definitely some of the nicest trees I've ordered. Talking to the man, you certainly realize that he doesn't sell a product he doesn't know inside and out. The man is brilliant and has been had his knowledge passed down from previous generation. definitely look forward to doing business with England's Orchard and Nursery again in the Future! Highly recommended!!!
We were able to visit this nursery last weekend and had a great time there. Brought home 9 trees and couldn't be happier. Clifford knows his stuff and is happy to share his knowlege. We look forward to ordering more trees next spring, once we figure out just where we are going to plant more. Thanks again Clifford for the tour.
On Apr 10, 2009, Chills Saint Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:
I lamented not being able to find some kinds of American Persimmons on gardenweb and in a NAFEX posting. The next day I received an email from the proprietor of England's including a current catalogue.
I spoke to him on the phone, emailed him that same night and placed my order and the trees were in the mail a week later (which was appropriate for planting and when I would have wanted them).
I got 2 jujube's unavailable elsewhere and a persimmon I've never seen anywhere else either (though it was listed in the fruit and nut inventory from 2000).
Great communication, plants and reasonable shipping!
No complaints here! I just hope he re-opens his site so others can order from him.
On July 10th, 2009, Chills added the following:
JULY 10th, 2009
I just wanted to follow up on my previous posting and say that everything I purchased has grown well (one Jujube even re-sprouted from dormant buds after its original growth was accidentally damaged). Both Jujube's have bloomed (after just being planted months ago!) and the persimmon looks great too!
Thanks for such great stock. I will certainly be ordering from England's again!
In the past I have ordered from Englands. I was very happy with the heartnut seedlings and a few other trees. They have been very nice and are growing well. I have read that Mr England has been called up to service to our country. My prayers go with him.
On Aug 20, 2003, Lucky_P Hopkinsville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
While I have not purchased from England's, Clifford England and I are fellow nut & fruit growers, and we have 'traded' plant materials on several occasions, so I have grown out a few of his 'First Stage Trees', as well as stratified seednuts, etc, and can attest to their quality.
Cliff is very knowledgeable with regard to nut trees and the minor fruits he offers, and I recommend this nursery highly.