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Great onions - I ordered a lot to get the best price. Unfortunately, my yard isn't that big, so I ran low on room for other things. As someone else said, they are pricey and I can get them much cheaper by waiting and getting them locally. If you are in a hurry to plant and donít mind paying more for that privilege, they are an excellent company.
As a side thought, the post office put them in a plastic bag because of the strong smell through the building (it is a small p.o.). Thank goodness my mail carrier is a gardener and could appreciate them!
On Jan 14, 2005, DRH2 Brunswick, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
I've dealt with this company for several years. The plants arrive in good condition and they will ship on date specified if you don't want to go with the default shipping time. Last year I had outstanding onions when others around me were having trouble getting theirs to show much growth. I like the selections available for my zone/area.
I received my shipment of three bunches on Saturday. The long-day and intermediate-day samplers were complete and in excellant shape. The Cippolinis were shorted by 30 and somewhat wet, but otherwise in good condition. After planting they acclimated quickly. Customer service immediately and politely responded to the shortage issue. All in all a very positive experience.
Ordered my third set of onions from them this spring. As before, they arrived one day after the designated ship date (I blame the USPS because they shipped them 3 days before I got them). I believe that a lot of the other on-line garden sites that sell onion plants get them from these guys - check the package a see if it isn't sent from Carrizo Springs, Texas! I order 2 bunches of onions which is more than enough for my family (~160 onions). Like they say, you have to wait a couple of weeks before they take off because their growing their roots again.
On May 19th, 2004, Tribeola added the following:
Onions got pulverized this year - snow on April 30th? About 2/3 of my Mars onions died. I recommend that they ship at a later date (Late April) for us here in Northeast Ohio.
Beautiful onions. They say you will get at least 60 per bundle, well it's usually more like 80! They ARE pricey if you order a small amount, but if you can get together with a few local gardeners, they are dirt cheap! I ordered 20 bunches and they totalled around 2.00 a bunch including shipping.
stock arrived on time and in decent condition although the leeks had some that were slightly moldy and rotted
What I don't care for is they are very pricey. If I just wait another 4-6 weeks garden centers here will have the same varieties for this area for $1-1.50 a bundle compared to the $8.45 a bundle they charge (before shipping).
Last season was my first time with Dixondale Farms. The intermediate onions are the only ones that do well here. I grew some intermediate day varieties from seed that looked the size of leeks but the intermediate day plants from Dixsondale Farms were the only ones that did well, even with our extreme drought conditions and inability to water as much as they needed. I also contacted them via e-mail and they responded almost immediately with what I needed to know. I am definitely ordering from them for next season's garden.