I have ordered with Grandpa each spring for the past two years. The order process and shipping were very good. They sent out order notifications and shipping notifications. Questions were answered in the past in a timely manner and were informative. Yet I have ordered 9 fruit trees from them in two years and two have lived so far. Last years order of six, three died by September and one died this spring. This years order of three, one is dead and the other two are not far behind. I thought the common denominator was me but I also purchased seven fruit trees from the county, one fruit tree from a big box store and two maple trees from a nursery in NH. All of these trees are growing very well. They are also in the same area on the property. I am at a loss as too why Grandpas trees are not surviving like the others.
I have emailed Grandpa for help and will add to this post when they reply.
Very large selection of fruit trees & well touted as a good company.
Placed a large order in early 2013.
On delivery the trees they were larger then most online nurseries send ... yet some had withering wood & none of the peach or nectarine trees were ones I'd pay $20+ for.
I planted them & took care of them all ... by the end of 6 months only about 1/2 of the trees were alive.
They sent replacements this spring for SOME of those I requested replacements for.
All of the trees were listed at the time of order as being hardy in my area.
It's now a year after that order & NONE of the original trees purchased from Grandpa are alive.
IN COMPARISON ... I also ordered an equal number of trees from 2 other online "orchards" at or near the same time (Stark Bro's & another one) ... Those trees have a 85% Survival thru their 1st year.
On Jul 8, 2013, Tropicman Bushland, TX (Zone 6a) wrote:
Ordered may dwarf fruit trees,they have grown well except Reiners cherry tree,they replaced it quickly. The replacement also died,have tried 2 times by e-mail to let them know,but it seems no one is on the job taken care of their customers,this should not be a busy time for them as ll orders should have been shipped by now.Hopefully my complaint here will get a quick response from them if not.lost my business.