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|On Sep 24, 2016, PeterM_ABQ Albuquerque, NM wrote:
I've ordered in excess of 30 plants from Raintree over the years. I've had consistently GOOD LUCK, I think I've only had 1 plant failure, which means > 95% success (meaning the plants lived for at least 1 year). I mostly order fruit trees: plums, cherries, pomegranates, persimmons. These have mostly done well--and what hasn't done well are things that arguably aren't suited to the climate. Trees have generally been larger than I expect, with the exception of Nikita's Gift persimmon, which was a bit on the small side. I did get credit for that one failed tree as well. Raintree's selection of plums is really outstanding, and they have many fruit varieties that can be found nowhere else. For persimmons--Raintree shipped them bareroot, and while mine survived, I don't think they enjoy that treatment--might be better to buy persimmons from a local source in pots.
|On Jun 3, 2016, wooddogs3 Albuquerque, NM wrote:
Raintree has been my go-to nursery for several years now, due to their wide selection of hard-to-find edibles, and I have never been disappointed. I usually order well ahead of time, but I have placed impromptu impulse orders as well, and everything has gone well and I have received nothing but good stock. I have never had any occasion to deal directly with customer service, because the orders have always been fine. I hope that they continue to expand their stock of fascinating varieties.
|On Apr 17, 2016, ArteLope New York City, NY wrote:
This is a slight positive rating. Product was good, I paid extra for a specific delivery window and it happened, they had some specific things I was looking for.
|On Mar 18, 2016, RozenKruetz Canyon Lake, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Received my five trees today, 2 persimmons, a pluot, apricot, and peach. They came in good condition for the most part, a couple of trees had big gashes on their trunk from being dug up I suppose. The trees at about 3ft tall not counting the roots, heavily pruned back, and all seem to be alive to the top. Price was average for my area and they had cultivars that I couldn't get elsewhere. Don't like that I had to wait so long to get my trees, they have a shipping chart to show when they ship to each state, supposedly it's to help with the cost of shipping but I still don't like planting this late in my area since its going to get very hot soon. I'll update if the trees have any problems with the trunks.
|On Jun 2, 2015, FCivish South Jordan, UT wrote:
|On Apr 3, 2015, binbin9 Renton, WA wrote:
Being from washington, it seems to make sense to order locally to lessen the ordeal of shipping. Raintree has a great online selection and great apple varieties you cant find at the big box stores. I ordered 2 apple trees, 1 Akane and 1 Beni Shogun. The Akane was nice and large about 6.5 ft tall but the Shogun was a tiny whip about 3ft. Strangely enough they were the same price. They were well packaged and the newspaper shredding were still moist upon arrival. I have them in the ground now so hopefully they do well this spring.
|On Mar 29, 2015, melaniemarie Martin, TN wrote:
Got anxious about when plants were coming add I had to take off work to get them put out. Brandon from customer service was very helpful helpful. Trees, shurbs, and plants arrived in excellent condition, especially considering they were shipped cross country. Everything was bused and obviously alive and we'll. Trees were tall and very few branches were broken. Excellent roots. Definitelygot our money's worth, will order again for sure!
|On Mar 26, 2015, sbs Greenwood, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
I've ordered several plants from Raintree over the past several years, and all have been good, healthy specimens. Received a Meyer lemon this year, also in great condition. Needed to make an adjustment to a current order, and found their customer service to be courteous and helpful. Looking forward to receiving my next order!
|On Jun 18, 2014, Aniela Garland, ME wrote:
It was last year when we ordered Mirabelle de Metz plum and Imperial Epineuse. Yvonne was wonderful and knowledgable to deal with and sent us beautiful trees. A year later, they are in their full glory as healthy and perfect specimens. We had worried how they would overwinter and they did wonderfully despite the hard winter. Thank you!
|On Jun 9, 2014, clpgirl Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Wanted to give a major 5 stars to Raintree!!!Have 2 columnar apples, same variety and have been looking for a third variety as pollenator-saw that Raintree had it for a reasonable price.. Crossed my fingers and ordered.
|On May 17, 2014, bryana Albany, NY wrote:
Posted on April 23, 2011, updated May 17, 2014
On April 23rd, 2011, bryana added the following:
I ordered two fig trees.
One was good sized - 24 inches tall in a 6 inch pot. The other was only 7 inches tall, also in a 6 inch pot. I called to complain about the size of the smaller one and they refunded the purchase price.
Not the best experience (I would rather have had the full sized tree) but still good enough for a positive rating. Both trees have a small pair of leaves on top and appear to be healthy.
On May 17th, 2014, bryana added the following:
I ordered two fig trees, some blackberry hybrids and some raspberries.
All arrived (across country) in excellent shape. The fig trees especially were very good sized.
|On May 7, 2014, lsm1 Williamstown, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered about $300 dollars and the plants were fantastic. The 5 in 1 pear is already flowering and so is the dwarf peach/nectarine combination.
|On Apr 30, 2014, bessie89 Hearne, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered a 4 in 1 pluot tree last winter, and received it this spring. The tree was bare root but had good branching and root structure. I quickly planted it after washing the rootball. The tree is thriving! Good leafing and some small fruit even formed. We had a strong windstorm a few weeks ago, so unfortunately, the little fruit did not make it, but I am sure it will fruit plenty next spring! I am very happy with my purchase and would order from Raintree again!
|On Apr 29, 2014, Resset567 Englewood, CO wrote:
Just received a dwarf cherry tree that was ordered several weeks ago. The tree arrived in good shape, it's a reasonable size (4.5'), has several well placed little branches and a pretty good root system. It hasn't yet broken dormancy, and that's good in my estimation, because it's worrisome to see a tree that's not yet in the ground but is starting to try to develop leaves. Overall, I'm very pleased and fingers are crossed that the tree settles in well.
|On Apr 5, 2014, aimeej Albuquerque, NM wrote:
After searching almost everywhere on the web for Ribes odoratum Crandall I finally looked on the Raintree site and found them in stock! I have known about this nursery for years, but resisted ordering because of the price of their fruit trees. however, the price of all their Currants is fair so I ordered 2 Crandalls and a Minnesota 52. The plants arrived in excellent condition and were large and well rooted. They have now leafed out and are sending out new shoots from the roots. I will order from them again and recommend them.
|On Mar 16, 2014, doghill6 Central Point, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
We ordered 2 pear trees and 2 plum trees. The trees were large and in great shape and the shipping was almost overnight. They are now leafing out well, so we are happy with our order!
|On Aug 21, 2013, VonMalcolm (Zone 5a) wrote:
|On Jul 22, 2013, jimlujack Wiseman, AR wrote:
Posted on July 11, 2013, updated July 22, 2013
On July 22nd, 2013, jimlujack added the following:
It is almost Aug. and two fruit trees are still alive and healthy.I forgot to mention that the "soil" here is what the old westerns used to call hardscrabble and I think it rained once here last.......well you get the point.My trees have to depend on Jim(that is me) to water them and they get well water. Bugs are everywhere. You have to have quality stock for anything to grow leaves and keep them and keep them they did!
|On Jun 6, 2013, SMPMITO Arlington, VA wrote:
Great experience with these folks. I pre-ordered ten or so currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, elderberries, and figs. They came when promised, packaged well, and looked good (even with a cross country trip from WA to VA). The plants (minus the figs) were bare rooted. I planted them within a week and have been so pleased with their strong and healthy growth over the last couple months. Nice plants! Plus, with the pre-ordering, a couple of the plants were free. I'm very pleased with them and will order again.
|On May 12, 2013, caliweathercast Adelanto, CA wrote:
Last year I received a bonus pack of 25 Shuksan strawberries, and this year I received a bonus pack of Myco fungi, I fertilized my strawberries with the fungi and they exploded with both leaves and blossoms, three months later I harvested my first crop.
|On Apr 22, 2013, esedgwick Tallahassee, FL wrote:
Ordered a few plants - a weeping Santa rosa plum, a yacon, and a cranberry. The Yacon and cranberry were as expected - four inch pots, ho-hum in size - but the tree looked great - over an inch in diameter, with a solid graft, and pruned to a single whip about five feet above the rootball. The tree arrived bare root (roots were trimmed, but well-formed), and packed in moist newspaper, but should be fine, as it is fully dormant. I'm excited to see what it looks like in a year.
|On Apr 17, 2013, hucklebee Matlock, WA wrote:
I have worked with and occasionally for Raintree Nursery for over 30 years. The owners of RT are good people dedicated to the mission of finding and supplying the best edible varieties from around the world for home gardeners. They have succeeded! The care and support to their employees have always been foremost in creating a pleasant working environment and benefits for their employees as well as an educational and pleasant experience for the customers.
|On Apr 7, 2013, jjsges1 Bonners Ferry, ID wrote:
As far as the plants go, they look fantastic and I am very happy with my order, shipped at the right time, healthy.
|On Apr 2, 2013, Sundownr (Bev) Wytheville, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I received shipment of our group's order of berry plants last week and they were all very beautiful, well packaged, and healthy. I'm still tentative about the bare rootstocks, but will have to wait and see how they do. So far we are all quite happy with the service provided. We will definitely order from them again!
|On Mar 22, 2013, greenwaterjan Enumclaw, WA wrote:
I live in the Cascade mountains and needing help with deciding which apple tree would work for me. I also used their online advice from their horticulturist twice. All the calls I made were responded to with very helpful advice, while their horticulturist responded to me (email)promptly, and also answered all questions on several topics. I found this service very helpful. I ordered one tree and requested the tallest they could ship to me. It arrived when stated and exceeded my expectations. A beautiful 6 ft. tall tree, with several side branches, and very healthy roots. The packaging was great. I have ordered another tree, the last one they had. Would highly recommend and use this nursery again!
|On Feb 19, 2013, MrsG47 Newport, RI,
United States wrote:
I am a backyard orchardist. I have eighteen fruit trees, 15 of which I have purchased from Raintree. The negative comments do not do this company justice at all. They are a wonderful company. They have replaced trees for me, and sent the right order, on time, every time I have ordered. They returned my phone calls and emails. But then, I don't get angry or impatient. You get what you want with kindness and fairness. The company is excellent!
|On Jan 18, 2013, jeremybro Mulvane, KS (Zone 6b) wrote:
Approximately one year ago, I ordered five apple trees and three cherry trees.
|On Jun 5, 2012, gregkdc Elk Ridge, UT wrote:
I just got my order the other day and while Raintree didn't get the order completely right, I got a jumbo hardy kiwi instead of a red; they went above and beyond to make things right with me! I will be ordering from them again. Also did I mention the plants came in looking great! I have ordered from other online nurseries before and raintree's quality was superior. So over all I will say a positive for me.
|On May 23, 2012, redmite21 Webster, NY wrote:
This was the first time I ever ordered plants from Raintree-and I will continue to order from them for fruit bushes and unique plants. The fruit bushes I received are fantastic. They are very nice sized bushes-an elderberry, a lingonberry and a aronia. Their website provides great info on the plants and they send a planting booklet with the plants. I'm excitely waiting for a second order I placed for a goji bush and wasabi plant.
|On Apr 22, 2012, Dione129 EAST FREETOWN, MA wrote:
Great communication and customer service. Plants arrive din great condition and very securely packaged. Will be ordering from again!
|On Apr 21, 2012, TA152H Stony Point, NY wrote:
Posted on April 4, 2012, updated April 21, 2012
On April 21st, 2012, TA152H added the following:
I had the same experience as usual with RainTree, both good and bad.
I wanted to add another item to an order that had not shipped in about a year, but was scheduled, as it turns out, nine days later, but they would not let me. They told me it had already been sent to the warehouse (I guess they don't know what a computer is, so probably won't be able to read this anyway), and could not be changed. Really bad customer service, as the person made no effort; even the email was very terse, without even putting a name in it.
On the plus side, they sent me another catalog, and their catalogs are extraordinary. They are very honest, very informative, and very interesting. It's a great catalog for ordering, and a great catalog for learning.
Also, I received two trees (from last year's order), and both were top quality. Very, very nice trees. So, I'm still leaving it positive even though their customer service blows. Even so, they lost the sale of the other tree I wanted.
|On Apr 20, 2012, treebird101 Bedford, IA wrote:
I have no complaints. Wonderful healthy plants arrived in great condition, packed well and customer service is terrific! Will certainly buy from again. Highly recommended!
|On Feb 27, 2012, jkmbaum Collingdale, PA wrote:
Posted on January 29, 2012, updated February 27, 2012
On February 27th, 2012, jkmbaum added the following:
Placed an order Jan 29 ,2012. paid extra shipping off there recommended shipping date. Received Order Feb 25, 2012. Shipping was a little slow for me, but trees are in good shape. Will report back
4X1 E Pear (Anjou/Bartlett/Flemish Beauty/Seckel)Quince
4x1 A Plum(Hollywood/Shiro/Beauty/Methley)Lovell
Pixie Cot Miniature Apricot/Nema
|On Feb 11, 2012, jimfrankmartin Scott, LA wrote:
I received an order of plants from Raintree on Feb 9 2012. These folks really know how to produce blue ribbon champion roots on the plants they offer. I received what they called a seedling rugosa rose- it was four feet tall! I also received a rare and hard to find Carolina sweetshrub, to plant in my yard in memory of my mother and greatgrandmother, who grew one in the yard of the house where they lived and where I was born. Also I received two beach plums with roots heavier and larger than the plants themselves. The packaging included shredded paper, and the roots of every plant arrived in Louisiana from Washington state moist and vigorous. Put me down as a breathtakingly impressed customer. Their prices are just right for someone on a fixed income. Their mail order catalog is a virtual encylopedia. If this place were a restaurant in New Orleans, these people would earn five stars from me. I live in Lafayette (Scott) Louisiana.
|On Aug 30, 2011, Bobbette Las Vegas, NV wrote:
Posted on January 25, 2011, updated August 30, 2011
On August 30th, 2011, Bobbette added the following:
Dwarf Mulberry is doing very nicely--may be my favorite plant in the yard. I am very happy with Raintree!
|On Jul 18, 2011, greybanks Staten Island, NY wrote:
I ordered from RainTree for the first time early this spring after researching sellers of rare and interesting fruit trees. I ordered a Prune D'Ente tree, a clove currant, a gooseberry and three blueberries. All of them are doing wonderfully, and two of the blueberries even set (some) fruit this year.
|On Jul 15, 2011, mcgerm Galesburg, MI wrote:
I ordered two Asian Pears, an Asian Plum, and a Pluot from them this spring. When all four arrived they looked a little rough and very dried out. I soaked everything overnight not just the plums. I planted them out and it took a little longer than expected for them to leaf out. A couple months later three of them have really taken off. One Asian Pear was struggling until recently. I put it into a tree shelter and now it has stabilized. It is starting to look real good too.
|On Jun 25, 2011, iowonian Cedar Rapids, IA wrote:
I have been ordering from raintree nursery for years. They have always sent me healthy plants that have grown well. No company can have 100% success with plants that have been shipped across country and may or may not be planted within a reasonable time and in a reasonable manner. My experience with this company has been very good. They have always treated me fairly. Great selection. Good prices. Shipping is done certain times of year to make it affordable to ship. If you have shipped anything across country lately you would know it adds up. If you are able to plan ahead and order early and provide good care of the plants you should have success.
|On Jun 12, 2011, johnr112 Hammonton, NJ wrote:
I have nothing but good to say about Raintree. All my fruit trees grew. I have about 25 of theirs to date (all 2011) and more from another nursery which are good too. I had 3 separate orders up to May 15th. Their 4-5' trees are well branched and actually started blooming buds and have fruits the first year. I knocked off all but one on each tree just to see them grow and learn. The wips which were cheaper, but all they had late in the season, are growing nicely and will be well branched for next year. At first, their shipping to the east seemed high but when the package arrived it was well done and time consuming. The heavy weight boxes was 6' long and were quite heavy. I needed a cart. So I it if you want good healthy stock safely packaged, it is well worth it. Who wants to lose a growing season? Not an older retired person...ha. They have very hard to get varieties which will fit in nicely for a small orchard grower. You do need to do some prep work. Dig a nice sized hole "before" the trees arrive. Use some non burning lime and fertilizer (little), soak the trees for at least an hour before planting and spread the roots, water well to settle the tree, and finally don't be afraid to prune. Prune down at least half to a bud pointing in the direction you want the tree to grow. And finally keep the trees watered. I use a drip irrigation system set for 2 hours every 4 days automatically. Check the newer trees, they might need more watering since they were planted late. And, don't forget to use sprays. It's a bad world out there for these little trees until you get things settled down for them. They can't walk away or go to the doctor so you have to protect them. Use the internet for spray guides and read over the material. I found my pears like green light fruit tree spray (neem oil for mites? and they didn't seem to like captan), bonide FTS for apples peaches plums etc. However the later effects good bugs too and you might find using this more frequently to settle everything down where green light FTS might be better for you. And serenade for fungus. It works real well on bad diseases. it kills most and it's even a good suppressant for bacterial spot (peaches-plums etc.) and fire blight apples - pears. It's organic too. I will defiantly buy from Raintree again.