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In the spring of 2010 we bought 34000 Jersey asparagus crowns from Daisy. We drove over to pick them up, and when we arrived they had not been counted, or boxed. We spent 4 hours helping them count and box them as we had driven 7 hours. Not a huge deal, but it should have told us something.
We got the crowns planted and everything seemed normal the first year. We had expected to have a limited harvest the second year but the size wasn't there so we sprayed for weeds, fertilized and let the plants go.
Same thing happened in 2012, no size so we did not pick again. I did notice quite a few seeds berries in the field but didn't pay too much attention to it. We have 15000 Jersey plants that we planted in 2000 that you will get a female plant once in a while.
2013 we had anticipated at least a 3 to 4 week harvest. We tried picking but after doing one acre there just was no size to it. So, once again we fertilized, sprayed, and let the field go.
This spring, 2014 we picked for approx. 3 weeks. Size wasn't great but we had to start to get some money off of the field. After we quit picking we sprayed again for weeds, and applied fertilizer. I just walked the field and it turns out we have 30% to 50% female plants. I know from our other field, that we had bought the crowns from a different grower that you might see 1 female plant out of a thousand.
I have tried contacting Daisy about this to no avail. The price difference of the Jersey crowns compared to the Washingtons is bad enough, but we had planned on picking this field for a minimum of 20 years and the yield difference will be huge over the life of the bed. If we would have wanted a non-Jersey variety that would have been what we would have bought.
I will try contacting them a few more times to get this straightened out. If they will not respond we will be turning it over to our lawyer. I am not sure if they just mislabeled their crowns, or if it was an out right misrepresentation but either way we did not get what we had bought.
Ordered seascape strawberries in the late fall. Got a call in March regarding they were out of Seascape and they wanted to substitue another. I said no, cancelled the strawberries and ordered from another site. I left the balance of my order with Daisy which was 100 asparagus plants and 10 black berries. Still waiting on these. I have called several times. Most of the time you get a recording and have to call back. When you finally get ahold of someone, they act like they don't know what is going on. Have to always go "find out" where the order is. when they put the phone down, they don't put you on hold and you can hear everything. Mostly just laughter and chatter. Twice I have been told that they don't know what the status of the order is as their "shipper" has gone home for the day. They did charge my credit card, but still no product. Still waiting as they have told me twice now that it will ship "Monday". I will never order from this company (I use the term loosely) again.
in Feb 2014, I ordered 25 of the new NJ1113 asparagus and 25 of the new NJ1122 asparagus variety. My checking account shows they took out $50 for payment on 3/15/14. I received an invoice from them stating I owed an additional $40 and If I did not send it, the order would not be shipped. Invoice was dated 2/28/14. I emailed them 3 times since and no response. I tried calling several times. Got a recorder that said to leave a message 2 times. No return call. The rest of the times I tried to call I got a message that said voice mailbox is full. I am not happy. I wanted my asparagus in the ground 6 weeks ago. As far as I know, I will never be getting any nor my $50 back. $50 does not sound like much but I live on a $428 a month pension so it a big deal to me. I would never order from Daisy Farms again.
On Feb 21, 2014, berry1995 Rodney Village, DE wrote:
I ordered 1500 Earliglow strawberry plants from this farm in 2010. They never sent out runner plants. Needless to say a waste of time. They never have time to talk to you and you never get to speak with the owner. May have cheap prices, but if you're strawberries don't run well, you're wasting time, money and land.
I ordered 25 Triple Crown blackberries online from Daisy Farms. I get a confirmation email almost instantly from them.
A couple of days later I receive another email that says that the web site was wrong and the price I was given was incorrect. I called them and they said that I could buy them but not at the price that was on the web site. I told them that if they would not honor the advertised price I was going to cause a stink. The lady put me on hold for a while and said that they just realized they were out of stock. But when they came back in they would let me know.
Over a month later they called and told me they were back in stock but would not honor their original price.
I hate being lied to!
On Aug 4, 2008, retiredbloomingidiot Fremont, MI wrote:
ORDERED EVERBEARING & JUNE STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRIES,RHUBARB PLANTS IN JAN. 08 FROM MY WINTER ADDRESS TO BE SHIPPED APRIL 15 TO MY MICHIGAN ADDRESS. JUST 90 MILES AWAY FROM MY MICHIGAN ADDRESS. 21TH OF APRIL NO PLANTS, CALLED HAD NOT DUG RASPBERRIES YET. TOLD THEM TO CANCEL RHUBARB AND RASPBERRIES AND SHIP STRAWBERRIES IMMEDIATELY. WOULD GO OUT MONDAY 21OR 22. NO PLANTS BY FRIDAY 25TH LOOKED UP ORDER WENT OUT LAST WEDNESDAY, FOUND OUT SHIPPED TO MICHIGAN ADDRESS WITH WINTER STREET ADDRESS UPS KNEW THAT AND SENT IT TO WINTER ADDRESS. THEY WOULD SHIP NEW ORDER ON MONDAY 28 OR 29. WAITED AGAIN STILL SAME PROBLEM, HAD PAM CHECK ADDRESS YES THAT WAS CORRECT. SENT PACKAGE OUT APRIL 28 WAITED AGAIN NO PLANTS, MEANWHILE CALLED NEIGHBOR IN FLORIDA AND SAID IF UPS DROPS OFF PLANTS TO REROUTE TO MICHIGAN, WHICH HE DID UPS SAID THEY SHOULD SEND BACK TO SHIPPER. CALLED PAM AGAIN NO PLANTS ANYWHERE, SAID SHE WOULD SHIP AGAIN BUT OF COURSE OUT OF SOME VARITIES BY NOW. SHIPPED AGAIN NEXT WEEK BY NOW 1ST SHIPMENT FINALLY CAME FROM FLORIDA, NOT IN THE BEST OF SHAPE AFTER TRAVELING FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS IN HEAT, PLANTED THEM. AS OF AUGUST 4 LOOKS LIKE THEY SWITCHED THE EVER BEARING FOR THE JUNE BEARING, MY JUNE BEARING ARE BLOOMING AND NOT MANY RUNNERS AND EVERBEARING ARE NOT BLOOMING AND HAVE RUNNERS ALL OVER THE PLACE. I THINK THIS ORDER WAS SCREWED UP WHEN INPUTED WITH NORTHERN CITY WITH SOUTHERN STREET ADDRESS. SINCE UPS HAS ME ON RECORD OF RECEIVING ITEMS IN FLORIDA THEY JUST ROUTE IT TO THAT STREET ADDRESS. GLAD I CANCELLED THE RED RASPBERRIES AND RHUBARB I MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN THEMBLE BERRIES AND SOUR DOCK FOR PLANTS.