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|On Sep 13, 2018, jiari Andover, MA wrote:
On 4/4/17, I ordered all bare root plants:
|On Jul 30, 2018, SanJoseFool Canton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Ordered a jujube, persimmon, and pomegranate from Ison late this spring. Plants were nice size for the price, packed well, and all are doing well. Only thing I didn't like was no info on when it was going to be shipped just showed up a couple weeks later at my door.
|On Apr 24, 2018, Canarykeeper Menlo, IA wrote:
Posted on June 26, 2017, updated April 24, 2018
On April 24th, 2018, Canarykeeper changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Refunded me the tree, and then shipped me a new one in January. It is alive and flowering.
|On Apr 15, 2018, willisjw Frederick, MD wrote:
I ordered a Pomegranate from Ison's this year and I was blown away by the quality of the plant and the wonderful packing with moisture retentive gel.
|On Jan 27, 2017, jmiller57zzz Pensacola, FL wrote:
I planted some muscadines and fruit trees from Ison's two years ago and they have done so well. They grew much more than I expected and I have already been able to eat muscadines from my vines. The videos on their website are wonderful instructional videos as seeing it is so much easier to understand.
|On May 3, 2016, Englarman65 Sebastian, FL wrote:
I ordered 3 muscodine vines on 4/24/2016 a Supreme, Darlene and late fry. I recieved the vines on 3/30/2016 and planted them the same evening. A week or so later all vine had buds that were swelling and beginning to grow. A few days later the Supreme buds began to dry up. I called and they were so nice and immediately shipped out another vine. I recieved the replacement on 4/14/2016 and planted it that evening. In the two weeks plus the other two vines had began to grow. On 3/24/2016 there were signs of black rot on the Darlene vine. I called and it was the same thing , they were so nice and gave me some very good advice. I was told to spray with captan (I had already sprayed with copper) and to keep an eye on it and call back if anything changed. It did. I called again and they immediately shippec out another vine. I wish all companies cared about their customers like Ison's they are totally awesome. I highly recommend them and will alway be a customer.
|On Mar 17, 2016, RozenKruetz Canyon Lake, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
They ship when the plants are ready to be shipped (when fully dormant), so its not right after you order. I bought 4 muscadines, 2 blackberry vines, and a pair of elderberries. Took about a month before they shipped. All the plants arrived looking good and after an overnight soak were planted in their permanent locations. As of this moment they are all showing spring vigor and leafing out in full. Would definitely order from again, and plan to since they have some other interesting things.
|On Jan 25, 2016, alanlatour Tampa, FL wrote:
I just received my order from them, all of grapes and blackberries. It all looks good and seems to have arrived alive.
|On Sep 11, 2015, ccoombs1 Lugoff, SC wrote:
Early this morning, My husband and got in my car and drove 4 hours to isons. I wanted to grow some muscadines and was hoping to get some advise about varieties and planting. Greg Ison (I believe that was his name) was just wonderful! He took us into the vineyard, letting us taste each of the grapes on our list and showed us exactly how to plant , prune and care for our new plants for maximum growth and productivity. We left there with 16 beautiful healthy new muscadine vines as well as everything we need to set up our irrigation system. The one on one instructions alone were worth the drive. I am so pleased. I'll be getting some other plants bare root later on. I highly recommend Isons!
|On Apr 30, 2015, TwistedCreek Hillsboro, OH wrote:
Posted on May 6, 2014, updated April 30, 2015
On May 6th, 2014, TwistedCreek changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I am very impressed with the fact that Ison\'s has gone over and above in an attempt to make good on my problem. They are a company that not only takes care of their mistakes, but also works hard towards keeping a customer happy and bringing them back again. How a company handles mistakes and problems says more about them than if the order was correct in the first place. Thank you Ison\'s. You\'ve turned a negative into a positive.
On April 30th, 2015, TwistedCreek added the following:
So now it's a year later, and I have to say that Janet Ison actually sent my replacement cherry tree this spring without me having to do anything. I really didn't believe she would. Just goes to show you that they keep their word.
|On Jan 26, 2015, Japple002 Dallas,
United States wrote:
I love this place! Great people and customer care every time I walk in the door is wonderful! I appreciate the time they have taken to get me sorted out on planting new vines, and how much time one associate personally took with me, staying on the line with me while I took all the notes I could as this is their field of expertise. I know I probably kept you from taking other calls, but I appreciate the time you spent on making sure I was planting right in order to see a fruitful harvest. THANK YOU ISONS!!!!
|On Jan 25, 2015, SE_1969 Raleigh, NC wrote:
Long time customer. I've purchased many fruit trees and muscadine vines from Ison's over the years and have always been pleased with their service and products. Highly recommend.
|On Nov 18, 2014, FruitbyDesign Dolomite, AL wrote:
Have bought plants for years from Isons. Have always been pleased with plants, service and especially prices. All of my muscadine vines, fruit trees and blueberry plants in my home orchard have come from Isons. Happy long time customer. Highly recommend.
|On Sep 1, 2013, RobThomas Readyville, TN wrote:
Posted on July 16, 2013, updated September 1, 2013
On September 26th, 2012, RobThomas added the following:
I wanted to give an update since my original posting.
The three trees I ordered (jujube, almond, fig) have all done very well. The almond tree put out a lot of growth over the summer. The jujube is a slow grower, but is very healthy. The fig had die back from a late freeze, but put out new growth from the base. The blackberry plants have grown like crazy. Looking forward to fresh blackberries next year.
The only issues I've had have been with the muscadine vines. I placed two orders for a total of five vines. Sadly, only two survived. From reading reviews here and elsewhere, it seems bare root muscadines have a tendency to leaf out, but then die back to the ground. They may or may not resprout from the roots. All of mine leafed out, but on most the leaves would later turn brown and fall off. The original vines died, but a couple did sprout from the roots. I didn't ask for replacements since all the plants did leaf out before dying back.
Overall, considering the good customer service and quality plants, I still give Ison's a positive rating. I'm just not sure I'd order bare root muscadines again.
On December 18th, 2012, RobThomas added the following:
No muscadines this time, but I did order and receive two pomegranate plants. These are the hard to find cold hardy "Russian" type poms. The introductory price of $16.95 for 2' - 3' plants was very good. The actual plants were taller than advertised- 3.5' - 4' and very well branched with good roots. Very pleased when a company provides better than expected products and/or service.
On July 16th, 2013, RobThomas changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I sent Ison's an email in May advising that one of the two pomegranates had never leafed out, and that a scratch test showed the tree to be dead. They replied with, "Sorry, they are sold out for the season. We will send a replacement in the fall". That response was perfectly acceptable - a no hassle offer of replacement. However, nearly two months later I receive a letter in the mail stating that they will replace the tree for 1/2 cost plus shipping. If that is their standard policy then fine, but that wasn't the offer I received via email. They can offer any guarantee they want, but to make one offer of unconditional replacement, then renege on that offer later is unacceptable and goes against any standard of customer service.
I'm not one to lightly rate a company below "positive", and of my multiple company ratings, Ison's is the only to ever get anything less than positive. But, considering that three of five muscadines died back to the ground (which I never asked them to replace), one of two pomegranates were dead, and the renege on the offer of replacement, I think a rating of "neutral" is more than generous.
On September 1st, 2013, RobThomas changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I've just recently read Ison's response to my review. I appreciate that they have reached out, and I do believe they truly value customer service. I haven't contacted Ison's yet, but am changing my rating back to positive based on their efforts to make things right.
On Sep 1, 2013, Ison's Nursery & Vineyard responded with:
"On Aug 13, 2013 4:40 PM, Ison's Nursery & Vineyard responded with:
In regard to your posting, I wanted to respond and offer my services in ensuring your satisfaction with our nursery! I apologize for the misunderstanding as far as our replacement policy. We will be happy to replace your pomegranate tree at no costs to you.
|On Apr 30, 2013, grablejc Roanoke, IN wrote:
I ordered a bunch of Gooseberry, Currant, and Elderberry plants (36 in all) in February 2013. Plants shipped in early March and since it was still cold in Northern Indiana, I heeled them into a couple of pots in the garage.
|On Apr 1, 2013, BecwarGardeners Manvel, TX wrote:
We ordered 2 muscadines almost two years ago now. We actually ended up receiving one that was mislabeled and then a replacement. So... three grapevines total in the end. All three are THRIVING! We are anticipating a great little harvest of grapes (can already see tons of little ones) this year. As a result, we are EAGERLY awaiting our latest order of a Persimmon, a Pineapple Guava, a Fig, a Goji Berry and ANOTHER grape! We love their service, and their products thus far. We have already recommended highly to friends!
|On Jan 19, 2013, samantha78 Austin, TX wrote:
Recently placed an order with Ison's and I was very pleased with their service and products. Shipping was fast too. I'm looking forward to planting my new fruit trees and blueberries.
|On Jan 19, 2013, Grapes2Grapes Mint Hill, NC wrote:
Highly recommend this company. We have been doing busines with Isons Nursery since the early 1990's. We have ordered plants that were shipped to our farm many times and have also had the pleasure of visiting the nursery and meeting the Ison's. Bill Ison even gave us a tour of his vineyards during harvest season many years ago. It is good to know that there are still some family farms around. Greg Ison has spent a lot of time with us over the years answering questions and offering much needed advice. Always pleased with the outstanding plants and service. Also want to thank Ms Kim for good service. I like buying from the grower. A+
|On Nov 2, 2012, TRHoffman Lugoff, SC wrote:
Quick shipping and what appear to be good, healthy strawberry plants. I ordered 50 strawberry plugs this fall and received them in 48 hours. Prices were reasonable - or at least in line with what I could find from other growers on-line. Overall, a good transation and I will consider buying from them again.
|On Sep 13, 2012, GNgoDDS White Oak, MD wrote:
Posted on August 23, 2012, updated September 13, 2012
On August 23rd, 2012, GNgoDDS changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Recently, Ison's nursery contacted me my email. They explained that they had cut down their staffs during summer months. Anyways, they just sent me the replacement grapevines which I immediately replaced. The leaves did not survive the transport but the vines look green and viable. I will give them sometime to recover from the transport shock. I will update in a later time.
On September 13th, 2012, GNgoDDS changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
It is now mid September and all the plants shipped or reshipped have turned out very healthy. Thank you Ison.
|On Feb 11, 2012, BeulahRanch Siguatepeque,
I would highly recommend Ison's Nursery. I have been dealing with them for the past 25 years and have been well satisfied with their plants and service. I bought a lot from them while living in MS and also since living in Honduras.
|On Jan 30, 2012, stdno2man Stone Mountain, GA wrote:
I have a 4 acre fruit tree and nut orchard. I ordered approximately $500 back in October 2011. Each time I called I received good customer service and was told when the trees would be available. In Jan it was very warm so I decided rather than wait I would drive the 100 miles down to pick up the trees. I called first and they said my order would be ready. When I got there they got everything together for me. The trees were in outstanding condition. Moreover I enjoyed speaking with the male who I think owns the place. He was very helpful and very friendly. I ended up purchasing and additional $400 worth of trees. I normally only purchase trees through Johnson Nursery in Ellijay whom I am very fond of and very pleased with. However since this nursery is closer I will definitely be doing my business here.
|On Jan 26, 2012, jimfrankmartin Scott, LA wrote:
In early January 2012 I ordered one seedless Concord grape, one Ison black self fertile muscadine, one Tiftblue and one other blueberry from Ison's. The plants arrived healthy, clean and correctly and clearly labeled. The growth on each
|On Jan 25, 2012, rich1955 Buna, TX wrote:
Made an order online one night....the next morn called and made some changes, after I hung the phone...I thought... that was to easy, and expected some glich in my received order....you know what I'm talking about. " Didn't happen ". They were willing, friendly, fast, an efficient.....and the packaging was excellant, no skimp, you can tell they are in it to do a good job. My compliments.
|On Jan 22, 2012, patrickb Atlanta, GA wrote:
My wife and I made our first trip to Ison's this past Saturday. We purchased two "instant orchard" apple trees, a couple blueberry bushes, three raspberry bushes, and a bundle of 25 strawberry plugs. We live in Atlanta and did some research on the internet for fruit nurseries within an hours drive. I found an article about the Georgia Organics fruit tree sale in 2010 and figured if Georgia Organics sold Ison's trees they would probably be a good choice. Our experience was fantastic. I had ordered the trees earlier in the year (10% discount for early orders - I think it was October), and they called me this past week to let me know everything was ready to be picked up. When we arrived the staff was very friendly. They helped load everything in our car, gave us information about the plants, and applied the 10% discount to a number of other plants that we added on to our order. The woman that rung us up also gave us a free pack of Tree Saver because she forgot to add it to our order. All of the plants look healthy and very much alive. There were a few broken limbs on the apple trees, but they had to be pruned anyway. Obviously I can't comment on plants that are shipped through the mail, but if you live in Atlanta and don't mind a short road trip south (near Peachtree City) this is a great place to get fruit trees, fruit bushes, etc.
|On Mar 29, 2011, ruthie20111 Menlo, GA wrote:
I have never had a problem with Ison, great plants, so I have to give Ison a AAA plus, you don't get that service just anywhere.
|On Mar 25, 2011, gopals Sidney, TX wrote:
Very good experiences with this company so far. Their variety selection for the South East and Deep South is excellent. All the trees and vines I've ordered have been robust with excellent root systems and healthy stems. Everything seems solid. Pretty good prices and the trees got here fast. Very highly recommended.
|On Jan 7, 2011, mar9lina Panama City, FL wrote:
I recently received an order from Ison's for Blackberries, Raspberries, and a 2 year plus Muscadine. The Blackberries and Raspberries were in good shape and had a few extras of each. The Muscadine seemed to be in good shape but much smaller than advertised. I contacted them to let them know. They immediately (within days over Christmas Holidays) shipped me a new much bigger vine and told me I could keep the smaller one as well. I am very satisfied with Ison's and will definitely order from them again.
|On Dec 30, 2010, acamp Harrison, TN wrote:
Posted on December 30, 2010, updated December 30, 2010
On December 30th, 2010, acamp changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
|On Oct 12, 2010, Malatchie Newnan, GA wrote:
One of my favorite nursery companies!! Three generations of my family have been buying from them (father Bill and now his children!)
|On May 3, 2010, tgrayner Covington, GA wrote:
I ordered 2 fig and 2 cherry trees from another supplier and have yet to receive them. I placed an order with Ison's I received an email the same day telling me my order was being processed the next day I received a tracking # for my order. I received my trees the following day and they were in the ground that evening. I ordered the trees on Tuesday and on Friday I received and planted them. AWESOME. The trees seem to be doing fine have only been in the ground 3 days.
|On Apr 16, 2010, skinnejj Bellville, TX wrote:
I was waiting to post this comment until I knew if one of the two trees I ordered was going to make it. It looks like it will, so almost all I have to say is positive. I ordered two 5-6' Jujube trees on April 2. I received three different emails from Ison's that same day confirming my order and providing me with additional information. On April 7, I received an email with a FedEx tracking number so I could track the shipment to my door. On April 9, I received my trees. At first I was pretty nervous because the box the trees arrived in was badly crushed and damaged. Opening the box, though, revealed the two trees looked like they weren't banged up too badly. One tree had several limbs that had been broken off, but the other looked fine. Both had good-looking root systems and their roots had been well wrapped in plastic with plenty of terra gel to keep them moist. One of the trees already had a few green shoots coming out. I put them both in the ground the day they were received. Yesterday, April 15, not quite a week since they went into the ground, the other tree has started putting on sprouts. Bottom line, this was a good experience. The only improvement I would request they make is in their packaging - maybe adding some paper in the box to cushion the plants in transit. Other than that, great communication, fast shipping, good price and the plants I requested... I wouldn't hesitate to order again.
|On Mar 10, 2010, luxor68 Decatur, TN wrote:
My experience this year:
|On Feb 5, 2010, OrgnicHomestead Tuckasegee, NC (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have an organic homestead in Western North Carolina. I have placed two orders with Ison's Nursery for 2010. Both orders were shipped and recieved on schedule. The grape, blackberry, and goji plants were professionally packed and properly boxed for Fed-X shipping. The grapes had extensive root systems and were of proper caliber (1/4") diameter. The goji and blackberry plants were smaller, but that is ok. The availability of the perfect plant is not always possible. I have 62 years of farming experience which includes a 500 fruit tree orchard. The plants from Ison's Nursery appear healthy and ready to grow. Your customer service on the phone was prompt and showed that your employees had great knowledge of your products.
|On Nov 22, 2009, gwtx2 Killen, AL wrote:
My third order from them was received this week. This one was placed several weeks ago, and I was aware that my stuff (two muscadine vines) would ship after they go dormant. Apparently, that happened sooner than I expected because the weather has been mild, and so I received them in mid November. The vines were healthy looking, with the bare roots in very good shape. No problems with them in the past. Highly recommended. Every nursery is going to goof up every now and then. Don't take a few negatives as fact that a company is bad. Read between the lines.
|On May 18, 2009, MasterGarden55 Alexander City, AL wrote:
Very good experience.
|On May 2, 2009, GreenNhappy Raleigh, NC wrote:
In the past year we moved and built a new house. This meant I had to re-establish our fruit orchard. We purchased $800 in fruit and berry plants from Ison's. We were well pleased with the size and quality of all of the plants recieved. They were promptly planted and now ALL have leafed out and look healthy. It looks like we will have berries in June on the Blueberries. A good experience for us, best prices we could find and the quality was great. We recommend Isons to others.
|On Apr 20, 2009, justjab Jacksonville, NC wrote:
The two-year old muscadines I ordered actually came with well established rootballs. All are now getting leaves. Unlike those I ordered from another company which came with a few straggly roots and appear to be mostly dead twigs. More on that later. I heartily recommend Ison's.
|On Mar 22, 2009, SC_weedz Gilbert, SC wrote:
My order was shipped on time, well packed, and the plants appeared healthy. I would recommend this company.