I ordered several trees from this nursery on February 19th, 2010. I asked for delivery in early April. The plants never arrived. When I called them in mid April, they said that they couldn't find my order and they would check some more and get back to me. They called several days later to report that my order could not be filled because of warm weather that occurred following Easter, which caused many plants to leaf out early. While I understand their dilemma, I don't understand their handling of the situation. I already had the holes dug. I had to scramble to find the trees that I wanted and had to order form three other companies to get what I needed. Companies that I had already ordered from, so I had additional shipping charges. I have ordered from Leuthardt's in the past and received very good service and excellent plant material. Unfortunately, the past does not make up for what I had to go through this year while I was planting a new orchard!
I have ordered fruit tree whips for espaliering from this company for the past five years. They always take my order and promise shipment but have never yet sent anything. When I call to inquire there's always some excuse "rabbit damage"," too warm a spring", etc. Finally I have ordered from Stark's and have launched my espaliers but I could have been picking fruit by now!! Am I the only one to have this experience?