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|On Apr 11, 2013, DGRich53 Janeville, WI wrote:
First on a positive note, if you are ever in the Madison, Wi area stop in at one
|On Apr 11, 2013, AS (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on April 10, 2012, updated April 11, 2013
On July 11th, 2003, AS added the following:
Sent them a polite e mail about the dead salvia on June 15 - it's been a month, and no response at all. Pity about them - many years ago, they used to be one of my favorite companies.
On July 14th, 2003, AS added the following:
I contacted them again (actually, just re-sent the first e-mail with the comment "I sent this a month ago and I haven't heard from you") and received a prompt and polite e-mail offering to replace the salvia this fall.
On March 10th, 2012, AS added the following:
I ordered seeds from them this spring, for the first time in many years. They came promptly this time, and so far the seed counts and germination have been mostly good. Though, like the previous poster, I received one packet of specialty peppers that didn't thrill me with the germination rate (and there were only a few seeds in the packet, so I was sparing).
On April 10th, 2012, AS added the following:
After receiving the rest of my order, I still rate this company a "neutral" overall.
The seeds were fine except that one packet of peppers (less than 40% germination on that one). And I liked it that they didn't try to keep my money as a "store credit" when they ran out of a seed packet. Instead, they issued a refund without my asking.
A bareroot shrub was surprisingly decent. Good roots, well packed and still moist on arrival. Came rather late for planting bareroot in my zone, though, and well after a previous poster in a colder zone of Illinois got their potted perennials.
On the other hand, a bareroot perennial I tried as a test order confirmed my previous impressions of their perennials - pricey and poor quality for the size. It was in a very small plastic bag labeled as containing a single root. Instead, there were two tiny little pieces of root that looked as if they had been broken off a larger plant. Even if it had been one root, it wouldn't have been impressive for the type of plant, and this was just a joke for the price. ($8?)
On April 11th, 2013, AS added the following:
I was pleasantly surprised by their fruit trees and small fruits. I crossed my fingers and ordered an heirloom apple tree from them last year (couldn't find that variety anywhere else), and it arrived in good shape. Definitely not the straightest tree I've ever gotten, but the size and branch structure were quite nice. Strawberries also arrived healthy and have started to grow well.
|On Mar 2, 2013, dp4A0401 Xenia, OH wrote:
I have been a very long time customer of Jung Seeds. Over the years and trying many different companies, I now order seeds exclusively from Jungs. Although there are a few varieties I'm particular about and order regularly, usually I order off the deeply discounted seeds. I've also ordered nursery stock (several fruit trees and fruit bearing bushes), most of them late season and heavily discounted, and all have arrived in excellent condition and grew well. I only had one currant bush that didn't make it, and Jung's replaced it promptly. I'm very impressed that I've had nearly 100% yield from mail order nursey stock. My expectation is closer to 50%. Therefore, I strongly endorse Jung for both mail order seeds and nursery.
|On Jan 26, 2013, bleedinghrts Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
Posted on January 24, 2013, updated January 26, 2013
On January 26th, 2013, bleedinghrts changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
The issue that I am having with telemarketers calling me did happen after I placed my internet order. I have been ordering from Jungs for many years and have always had excellent, and friendly service. Therefore, I will take your word Ruth and figure that it was a coincidence. And if it was a coincidence, I do apologize.
On Jan 26, 2013, Jung Seed responded with:
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|On Jan 19, 2013, RabbitRidge Onalaska, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered seeds from them and they came in several partial shipments. I really appreciate them sending them as soon as they are available. I have ordered from them for several years and I have always had good germination.
|On Dec 29, 2012, ConGar wrote:
Posted on March 24, 2009, updated December 29, 2012
On July 9th, 2009, ConGar added the following:
I'm not changing my rating, though I thought about lowering it to "neutral," because the hostas I was so happy about finding all failed. They started well, but after danger of frost I moved them outside and all three of them died. The one I've dubbed "Big Blue" is doing well, though still small. However, I am a bit miffed about losing the other three hostas, first (and most important) they were not cheap, plus I really wanted them.
However, I decided in the end not to lower my rating because all the other stuff I ordered has done well to fairly well. So, I didn't think it would be fair to lower the rating because of one weird failure.
Anyway, wanted to note that the "glads" were indeed mixed as I'd hoped, and that both rose bushes have done well so far. Still don't know how they'll fair over the winter, but that was a worry even before I ordered them.
What is most interesting to me is the fact that I almost screwed up with the "glad" bulbs - some were more than a little molded by the time I planted them, but they're all coming up.
(The well to fairly well comes in to play because while most all the seeds germed many of them died when I tried to harden them off for placement outside. Not blaming Jung for this because I've found hardening off baby plants can sometimes be tricky.)
On December 29th, 2012, ConGar added the following:
Not changing my rating, but I wanted to update again. I can't speak to company products/service since 2009, because shortly after my last order with Jung I started having some physical problems that left me unable to garden as I wanted too.
Anyway, those two rose bushes I was worried about are still doing fine all these years later. One took off right away and I've had to re-stake it four times it just keeps growing. However, the other one was a bit slower, but that's my fault. As mentioned shortly after this I had some problems, but I planted one of the rose bushes in a tricky/weedy spot that at the time my plan was to clean up, but until this past season didn't get around to doing that. So the other bush stayed alive but just wasn't really growing. Finally this past spring I got someone to weed the space and to my shock that second one is now (after just one season) almost as big as the first one (not yet as full, but certainly as tall now). So I'm hopeful I'll be able to enjoy two beautiful rose bushes this coming season. Clearly I got good stock on my roses from Jung.
As for the glad bulbs they aren't okay, but again that is the fault of my physical problems, because one winter I just wasn't able to dig them up so most (but to my shock not all) died. But for two seasons they was perfect.
But the main reason I came back to update this was because I mentioned above that I was considering changing my rating because the failure of the hostas. What for some reason I didn't come back then to mention sooner was that shortly after making that comment I decided to see if Jung would replace the failed hostas (because I realized I was still within the replacement period) and they did. YAY! And while it's just a wee bit too early to see if they're coming back for the 2013 season the replacements have been doing fine up until now, and if they don't come back this season I'd probably have to blame the bad growing season that was last year rather than any fault of Jung.
|On Nov 19, 2012, sammy_d Edgar, WI wrote:
My folks have used Jungs for years and my wife and I have been customers for the last 4 or so.
|On Oct 30, 2012, camalianus Sand Lake, MI wrote:
I bought some packages of a variety of seedless watermelon. Although the germination rate was excellent, only one variety proved to be seedless. They were strong plant though kept blooming until the first frost. They were also resistant to the leaf white mold.
|On Aug 23, 2012, Jnette Northeast, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on April 19, 2008, updated August 23, 2012
On August 23rd, 2012, Jnette added the following:
Last Spring, a few months ago, I received a Red Switchgrass from Jung. It was such a good healthy plant, with a lot of healthy roots I had high hopes for it doing well. Well, I waited all summer, and it just sat there, doing nothing. Not even a new blade of grass.
In writing to Jung about something else, I mentioned that to Rachel. She said they would replace it if I wanted, or refund my money. I told her no, it was such a good plant, it had to be something I had done. Some way I had treated it.
But, she said it was under warranty and they would replace it. This is not the first good service I have received from Jung. I try to purchase from them both seeds and plants because I know they stand behind their products. Thanks Rachel. Jeanette
|On Aug 18, 2012, donnyczech Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:
I ordered the basics this year: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers. So far the Bella Rosa, Country Taste, Mariana, and Tough Boy tomatoes are doing well and I am considering planting them against next year. I will purchase seeds from Jung again. They are professional and sell a good product.
|On Aug 5, 2012, Mylena1 Cliff Island, ME wrote:
Posted on June 12, 2011, updated August 5, 2012
On August 5th, 2012, Mylena1 added the following:
Jung is a great company and I like to order from them, still they must work more at their packing and shipping. This spring I had unpleasant experience with this company when I ordered two hydrangeas and they both were packed so badly that when I unpacked them, all the branches that could be broken were broken. They sent me replacements, one of them was OK, but the other was broken again, and I didn't want to have any more replacements. Now I don't know if I should order this hydrangea from this company again next spring or look for it elsewhere, for I am not sure that I will get a healthy unbroken plant. I like this company and their plants, but their packing looks so terribly unprofessional that ruins the general image of the company and the labor of the workers in greenhouses and fields.
But their roses are excellent. Thank you.
|On Jul 13, 2012, nicegrowingyear Bloomington, MN wrote:
I order veggie seeds every year from Jung's and have been very pleased. We are having a hot year, and I start seeds indoors, but JACKPOT year for veggies. Good year plus good seed make for a very happy gardener.
|On Jul 5, 2012, Lili1313 Phelps, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have had much luck with finding nice peony rhizomes from Jungs. I have also purchased some shrub materials and seed also. Only one time in the past 10 years I have had an issue with a peony not growing; I contacted customer service and it was promptly replaced. Last week I ordered some new daylily plants; anxious to see how they come in the fall, will update you! A good variety and great specials.
|On Jun 29, 2012, meanfarmer Council Bluffs, IA wrote:
I ordered for the first time from Jung because they had some unique fruit trees. I ordered several Mountian ash and Shipova Pears for my orchard. The shipment arrived with great looking specimens full of buds and excellent root balls. I have since planted them and they are growing like weeds dispite deer damage. I was very pleased with what I got and would order from them again. In fact I already have.
|On Jun 24, 2012, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:
Posted on May 22, 2011, updated June 24, 2012
On May 22nd, 2011, aileen246 added the following:
Have finished sowing and germinating my 2011 seed order from Jungs and as usual, everything came up. Will continue to be a customer.
On June 24th, 2012, aileen246 added the following:
The weather has not been friendly to my vegetable garden this year. The winter squash pre-seeded plants froze and the bush green beans seeds needed to be reseeded. But every flower seed that was started in the house is bloooming or about to bloom. I can safely say that as long as I garden, Jungs will be my seed supplier.
|On Jun 9, 2012, lisaaj Columbus, OH wrote:
I have had mixed results with Jung at times, but this year my order was great. The begonia "flamenco" tuber is now flowering, the glads are coming up, the dahlias "Santa Claus" and "Mom's Special" are growing strongly in the garden, and the hellebore "Onyx Odyssey" is thriving in my hellebore garden. Jung sends their perennials pretty early in the spring, but they've all survived for me.
|On May 18, 2012, DenisBronxite Jamaica, NY wrote:
I had a minor problem, namely that Jung forgot to include three poppy rootstocks in my order Their response when I called them was courteous and helpful. I couldn't have asked for better customer suppost.
|On May 18, 2012, Mr_Deeds East Syracuse, NY wrote:
Posted on May 18, 2012, updated May 18, 2012
On May 18th, 2012, Mr_Deeds added the following:
I'd also like to mention that I soaked the raspberry canes in water and planted them about 2 weeks ago. They seemed to be flexible enough to be alive. I'll update with their progress.
|On May 8, 2012, Ronni92 East Stroudsburg, PA wrote:
My order came on a Monday after being in transit over the weekend. The way the plants were packaged was inadequate to keep them from being thrown around and disloged from their pots, and when I opened the packages in which they were placed, potting medium and plants were smashed together. What a total disappointment this was, this mess that I paid good money for.
|On Apr 24, 2012, kmcmurtr Papillion, NE wrote:
Terrible Customer Service
|On Apr 20, 2012, runner73 Milwaukee, WI wrote:
Got a wrong order, but took care of it right away. They let me keep the extra plants, then shipped me the right plants in less than a week. Also, the wrong order were large shrubs, so they recommended where to donate them if they were overwhelming for my yard. Even though it was the wrong order, I was happy with the outcome and promptness.
|On Apr 20, 2012, jacquiegreen Colton, SD wrote:
I've ordered a variety of products and always had good luck until this year. I ordered two types of coneflowers. One group arrived in great shape, beautifully packed and ready to go. The second group had no wrapping holding in the soil so the plants were broken and dried out. It looked like two different companies shipped my order even though everything was in one box! I emailed Jung's and received an immediate response apologizing and notifying me replacements would be sent. While I wasn't happy with the poor packaging on my order, I am more than impressed by Jung's quick response to rectify the problem.
|On Apr 19, 2012, jpartin2 Marion, IA wrote:
My mother and I placed an order with Jung this Jan. The seeds came very fast. I ordered live plants. My mother started some of the seeds (coneflowers) and they did well until the wind carried the container away (we start our seeds in milk jugs here in Iowa and WI, that way they have a green house and already harden). Rest of the seeds are annuals and have not planted yet, still a little too cold. I received some annuals as the free seeds and started them outside. We had some frost and I forgot to cover them and they made it. I received my live plants the other day. Packaged very well and all living. The coneflowers had a pot bond root system, had to cut it some. Doing well in the pots I planted them in. Will update once I have planted in the ground.
|On Apr 17, 2012, minitasha Kingstown, MD wrote:
Wish I had read reviews first. Plants arrived very carefully packaged but were quite small for the price and seemed to be newly rooted cuttings with undeveloped root balls. I could see right away that the Cornus Canadensis bunchberry were not ready to be planted so I potted them up. Still waiting for the roots to fill out 30 days later. Five dwarf ninebark also had pitiful roots but I went ahead and planted them. In a week or so I could see they were failing so I removed and repotted them hoping to save them but they all died. (Ninebarks are hard to kill). Only after reading this website did I realize they do not offer refunds...so I have requested a credit. I just hope whatever I get next will be in better shape. One good comment, the rhubarb I ordered was a good strong root stock doing splendidly so far.
|On Apr 15, 2012, jbettis_mg34 Waverly, IL wrote:
This was my first time ordering from this company, I ordered several perennial plants. They were packaged well and all plants were very healthy. Will definitely buy from this company in the future, and will recommend them to friends and family.
|On Apr 14, 2012, TA152H Stony Point, NY wrote:
Posted on April 3, 2012, updated April 14, 2012
On April 14th, 2012, TA152H changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I just got a tree from Jung's, and it was really bad. The scion wood was decent, although a little beaten up, but the root stock was an atrocity. The bud union was over 16 inches from the root. I've never seen something like this before. And the root was broken in places, and not pruned, and worse than that, it had no roots on one side of it. None at all, like it was grown against a huge rock, or a wall.
This type of tree should not be sold when it's obviously been grown and budded by an incompetent. It's not like it's hard to see these types of problems, but they ship them out like that anyway.
So, this company is mixed in quality, and high in price. It's just not worth it if there's a risk in quality.
|On Apr 12, 2012, Pattyw5 La Salle, IL wrote:
Can't comment on other product's offered by Jung, but their bare root Roses are excellent and always have been. If they have what I need there's nothing better. Best to carefully follow planting instructions for excellent results.
|On Apr 3, 2012, sgardencrazy Crystal Lake, IL wrote:
March 31, 2012
|On Mar 26, 2012, tzonehunter Hartford, WI wrote:
We ordered a variety of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and kohlrabi, all seed, from Jung this spring. Nearly all seeds have germinated (started indoors). We received our order within 5 days of the order date. Customer service responded promptly to both of my emails requesting shipping updates (I ordered late and was in a rush to get planting). Nothing but good things so far!
|On Mar 8, 2012, taufgardner American Fork, UT wrote:
Posted on July 21, 2011, updated March 8, 2012
On July 21st, 2011, taufgardner added the following:
I have had a great experience with Jung's seeds. Good germination and performance. I like the family of companies that are associated with Jung's, and they are now my main supplier.
On March 8th, 2012, taufgardner added the following:
A variety of pepper I ordered did okay, but the germination was a little below par and the seed count a bit stingy. A specialty variety and I got enough. Experience not enough to kill the love I have for the various companies on Stroud St. in Randolph, WI
|On Sep 15, 2011, ekconrad PEYTON, CO wrote:
I recently ordered four plants from Jung Seeds. I was impressed that they were shipped quickly. When I received them 3 of the 4 were in great shape the fourth was not looking so great. I planted them all. After two weeks the 3 plants were thriving but the fourth did not make it. I contacted customer service and they quickly sent out a replacement. I just received the replacement and it is lush and full plant! I am very excited to see all of my plants bloom next year! I have ordered form Jung on and off for about 15 years. Many of the plants and plants that I have started from seed I have in my garden came from Jung.
|On Sep 7, 2011, coolnigh Gilmanton, NH wrote:
Posted on September 1, 2011, updated September 7, 2011
On September 1st, 2011, coolnigh added the following:
I kind of panicked last night and sent an email (using their website's online form) to cancel this order. I received a prompt reply today saying it had already shipped. Then another email arrived with the FedEx tracking code.
So at least I can say that their shipping is timely!
On September 7th, 2011, coolnigh changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
After 7 days in shipping, all plants arrived today. Considering the amount of time they spent without fresh air, water, and sunlight, they are just fine. of the 21 plants, only 2 had fallen out of their pots. i've removed dead leaves, watered generously and i'm giving them 24 hours to acclimate. I'll update again if they don't do well after planting, but i have nothing bad to say about this order or Jung in general.
|On Aug 24, 2011, Gramma25 wrote:
I see so many negative remarks about a lot of companies. I think when people are satisfied with a company they do not take the time to let others know. This is our experience with Jung. We ordered two dwarf apple trees this spring. They came in a box which was an indication that this company was above the rest. We followed they instructions for planting and now have two healthy young apple trees with leaves. We are hoping to buy two more fruits this next Spring.
|On Aug 10, 2011, furballfarm Tilden, NE wrote:
Ordered 18 hardy garden phlox plants 8-2-11, on 8-4 sent email asking for shipping date and carrier. Two days later I received an email that the plants would leave their warehouse next week and forward from there. "forward" from where? "leave the warehouse" to where? And of course no answer to how they were to be shipped. My account was charged 8-4, so I was hopeful. Today 8-10, I called - FORGET CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! She could tell me that the order went to the warehouse....maybe would ship in 2 days. Once again couldn't tell me if it was coming USPS, UPS or any other way. I told the customer service person that if they ship in two days that they will be sitting all weekend long. Her explanation was that it was hot last week and they couldn't ship. I told her to cancel the order and she advised me to just refuse it when it arrives. I would love to refuse the order but I don't plan on sitting home for a week incase they ship it. How can I refuse the order when they can't even tell me how it will arrive or when.
|On Aug 9, 2011, paradacrades Hilliard, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Jung is a great company to do business with. I have been ordering from them for years, and have never had a problem. Great customer service as well.
|On Jun 27, 2011, Buddy44 Eagle Rock, VA wrote:
Ordered rhubarb and asparagus late in the season. Planted them right away. All are doing nicely.
|On Jun 26, 2011, SPORTSMAN1 Mapleton, ND wrote:
I have been ordering plants and seeds from Jungs for many years.Everything has always arrived.
|On Jun 14, 2011, 3wer4c Leetonia, OH wrote:
for three years in a row i have ordered jungs seed. the first year less than half of the seeds germinated. this year about a third of the seeds germinated. however,the second year,they germinated very well. i dont think i will be ordering from them again.
|On Jun 8, 2011, ronnoc2709 Charleston, IL wrote:
Don't do it. Just order from a company that will offer a refund if the plants don't make it. Jung will only issue a credit and if they've stopped shipping for the season, you have to wait until the next year to use it. (which was the case for me on 6/7/11) I ordered nearly $200 worth of plants and two items didn't make it. One, a lilac tree appeared to arrive dead but I trusted that is was only dormant, planted and watered it, but it never budded out. Clearly, my instincts were right. It was dead. A geranium purple pillow also arrived in poor shape but I thought I might be able to coax it out of it. It failed too. I never expect 100% survival, so I could live with the hassle of losing a spring growing season, but they wouldn't ship new plants and won't (per policy) provide a refund. I'm stuck waiting till next year and hoping they offer the same plants. I'd read negative feedback about Jung, but thought I'd take my chances. Wish I'd gone with another company, many of whom I've ordered from in the past, and always been able to get new plants or a refund. Don't do Jung. The other five geraniums don't look great either and I'm wondering if they'll survive the summer. Oh, and BTW, the "policy" is not one that is prominently displaced at the website when you're ordering. In fact, I've yet to find it but they promise it's there.
On Jun 8, 2011, Jung Seed responded with:
"On Jun 9, 2011 12:20 PM, Jung Seed responded with:
We are sorry that a couple of our items failed to grow this season and we could not replace at this time. Bareroot trees