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Positive LandscaperMN
(1 review)
On Jun 10, 2015, LandscaperMN Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I ordered an assortment of 10 blueberry and honeyberry plants from Berries Unlimited. I was extremely pleased with the quality of the plants, customer service, and pricing! They were shipped from Arkansas to my home in Minnesota during some hotter days but arrived healthy and green. In fact, I must have ordered at a good time of the year because several of the blueberry plants were loaded with berries that my son and I were eating right as we were taking them out of the box. The plants were much bigger than expected. Iím a happy customer and will definitely be ordering from this company again.

Positive KR315
(5 reviews)
On May 5, 2015, KR315 Watertown, NY wrote:

Ordered 6 raspberry bushes. Plants were shipped quickly and the one gallon pots were well protected. The plants were VERY healthy. Excellent selection. Will be ordering more soon!

Positive scarby
(5 reviews)
On Apr 27, 2015, scarby Grovertown, IN wrote:

Ordered some honeyberry bushes from Berries Unlimited. The plants showed up when I was excepting them to in great condition and packaged very well. At first I ordered 4 bushes, later that same day I decided I wanted to double my order. I sent them an email asking if that would be a problem. They promptly called me and said that was no problem at all. Great customer service!

Positive tiamat334
(2 reviews)
On Mar 20, 2015, tiamat334 Fort Mill, SC wrote:

Ordered 6 blueberry bushes. Very good selection. Well packaged. Nice size bushes and price was good too.

Positive jrodgers
(1 review)
On Nov 16, 2014, jrodgers Merced, CA wrote:

I am a mail order customer of this company who opted to pick up my plants rather than have them delivered. My experience with delivered plants from many different companies has led me to believe that putting plants in dark hot boxes and tossing them around for several days does not bode well for their viability.

I was favorably impressed with the health and vigor of the nursery stock in general and extremely pleased with my purchase of boysenberries, blackberries and blueberries. When they arrived home with me two days later, they looked just as good as when they left the nursery.

The customer service was fabulous; they really went the extra mile to facilitate me (I got lost and arrived late). They guided me in and told me how to get back to where I was staying. Many thanks to Hare, Lidia, and Barb for their assistance.

Today when I checked my plants they had new buds emerging, I am so excited and hope that our late frost date does not harm them, but since they come in pots, I can just set them in the greenhouse. So grateful for the pots vs bare root plants. These folks really want to see growers succeed.

Positive melissaandjim
(1 review)
On Sep 26, 2014, melissaandjim Nashville, TN wrote:

I ordered 6 Osage blackberry plants from Berries Unlimited as a test for possible future products. The plants were shipped in a box of Styrofoam peanuts and arrived in about 10 days. They were 12-15 inches tall and healthy! Their email support is prompt and helpful. I will order again!

Positive HVBerryFarm
(1 review)
On Sep 4, 2014, HVBerryFarm Jackson, OH wrote:

Posted on October 2, 2013, updated September 4, 2014
We have recently purchased a variety of blueberries and blackberries from Berries Unlimited. Us being new and just learning was very pleased to learn that Hare was so willing to help in any way. If we have any questions he is more than willing to go that extra mile to help us. He has been \"Great\" with all of our questions and has worked with us to make sure that all of our plants were to us in the best of condition. The plants were beautiful and were packed very well. We plan on ordering more plants from them in the spring. We Highly recommend that you give Berries Unlimited a chance.

On September 4th, 2014, HVBerryFarm added the following:

Since our first post about Berries Unlimited, we have ordered two more orders from the. We ordered 75 more blueberries, 115 assorted honeyberries, assorted black raspberries, assorted blackberries, assorted red raspberries, along with Aronia berries, and Goji berries. Once again, Hare and Lidia and Berries Unlimited out did themselves! The quality and production of the berries are unbelievable. The blackberries and raspberries are going beyond belief.We planted the second shipment in late May or early June, the plants were roughly 10-12 inches tall(very healthy) but some now are over 6-7 feet tall with berries on some of them. The third shipment which were red raspberries are truly doing wonderful as well.We have a large variety of high quality berries all purchased from Berries Unlimited and plan on purchasing more in the spring. While writing this latest review my wife came in with blackberries bigger than the diameter of a quarter well over an inch long. She also had some red raspberries that she just picked. all of them were sweet, beautiful,full of smiles, and full of the quality from Berries Unlimited. Thank Hare, Lidia, Barb and the staff of Berries Unlimited for all you have done for Honey Valley Berry Farm. We once again give nothing but positive praise to you all. We Highly recommend Berries Unlimited.
Positive JamesCE
(2 reviews)
On Aug 5, 2014, JamesCE Fayetteville, AR wrote:

I live in NWA and was able to pick up my plants in person, so I don't have experience in receiving them by mail. To date, I've purchased five blueberries and two aronias. I've been very happy with all of them - each was healthy, well-branched and with a good root system. My only negative is that while they have a good selection of cultivars, it's less extensive than what I would prefer. The owners are knowlegable and very helpful. The first Toro I purchased there earlier this Spring is now huge, about 4' tall with equal spread and very healthy. An Elliot, a second Toro, a Chandler and two Aronias are also doing very well. I had one Elliot that died due to blight caused by our unusally heavy rain this year and I've defoliated my Spartan due to overfertilization - this particular cultivar is difficult to grow in less-than-ideal locations and my attempts to encourage it to grow as well as the others in my collection backfired. In both cases, Berries Unlimited was not to blame. With respect to Shabhun review - they're right, you over-fertilized your blueberry. It's better to add fertilzer in small increments, weekly until new grown begins. Don't fertilize after July in most climate areas and be sure to avoid nitrate-based synthetic fertilizers. Use cotton meal, fish meal, blood meal or (especially) ammonium sulphate. It's real easy to over-fertilize blueberries, they respond by defoliating, so I'd encourage you to treat it as a learning experience and not to blame the nursery.

Positive webchemist
(8 reviews)
On May 1, 2014, webchemist Vista, CA wrote:

Initially I was a little annoyed at the lengthy delay in shipping me my order, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. My Tayberry, Boysenberry, Black Rasp and Loganberry) each had a few healthy canes, and the pink lemonade blueberries even had several nearly ripe fruits on the plants. I really liked that they were shipped in 1 gal soil pots and not bareroot, and after seeing that I didn't mind the shipping cost, although it would be nice if it were a little lower so I could just buy 1 item without feeling like I need to order additional items just to not overpay on shipping.

Positive raizenboyz
(1 review)
On Apr 1, 2014, raizenboyz Nashville, AR wrote:

i ordered a variety of plants from berries unlimited back in october...blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and honeyberries...huge order and big price...but, they were in arkansas and that is why i chose them sight unseen...

it is now april one and after a long winter anxiously awaiting for my little project to wake up from a long winter sleep...they did! one by one...EVERY ONE of my plants has lived...and is basking and growing strong in the warm arkansas sun...

thanks to and shout out for berries unlimited for all of their patience with a first time berry planter...for their encouragement and knowledge in helping me to bed down my new additions for their winter sleep...and for just being so pleasantly 'arkansas' : ) boy do i love my southern roots!!! :)

Positive 8209
(12 reviews)
On Sep 23, 2013, 8209 Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on September 22, 2013, updated September 23, 2013
I ordered 2 Honeyberry plants from them. 1 Borealis and 1 Night Mist on May 5th 2013. After going round and round with Lydia I finally got my 2 plants. I planted them and The Night Mist didn't make it. I asked Lydia for either a refund or reshipment. She responded that the plant was dormant and to send her a picture in the Spring to see for sure. The plant wasn't dormant, it was dead so I threw it out with the trash. I am not familiar with the Borealis cultivar but dang if it don't look like a bell pepper plant. It has several on it already and that's what it looks like to me. I am very dissatisfied with this company and definately will not order from them again and would advise anybody else the same. Very poor customer service.

On September 23rd, 2013, 8209 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

I want to change my rating from negatve to positive. I received an email from Lydia explaining the characteristics of Honeyberry plants and that I may have messed up and they would ship me another Night Mist plant. Thanks for your concern and I am anxiously awaiting for my new plant. Thanks again Lydia.
On Sep 23, 2013, Berries Unlimited responded with:

"On Sep 22, 2013 9:30 PM, Berries Unlimited responded with:

:) It is NOT true! I reship plants after I can see the pictures.It is our policy. Plants are in 4 inch pots, tissue culture first hand and nicely shaped. They can not die with no reason. If something wrong after shipment we look at the pictures and then we can see WHAT HAPENED to the plant. and we ALWAYS help: with some advice ( If the plant is alive and can survive after over fertilising, miss watering or any other mistake etc)or IF the plant is dead and it happened through the shipment or shortly after shipment we help with refund/reshipment . Honeyberries are funy plants.They stop growing right after bearing. In our AR zone 7 it happens in May. They start falling asleep and lose leaves. THAT IS NORMAL. Honeyberries fall in dormancy when it is hot.That is their nature no one can change it. They look miserable through the summer, practically they LOOK like dead ones but they ARE alive and wake up in late August( IF You slighty fertilize them) or later in Mid September. Then they fall asleep again.For winter.I need a picture to figure out what happen to the plant and then is NO sense to rerplant in the heat again because it is NOT a good time of the year. NOW it is good time to plant and our Borealises are awaken and happy. Other varieties are gaining buds/leaves right now. But NO ONE sent me e-mail with the plant and No One told me about this situation. How can I know that the plant is still in bad shape or dead??I can not send e-mails to our many thousand customers and ask how their plants are doing. 99.9% are very happy with our plants and service.It IS true. If You still desire to get Your refund,please, send us a picture of the plant and I'll refund You in an instant OR we ship a new plant,NOT dormant now because it is September and not May.

On Sep 23, 2013 1:24 AM, Berries Unlimited added:

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Berries Unlimited
Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: Berries Unlimited Inquiry
To: David Tucker

Dear David! Night Mist was HUGE plant! How could it die? It WAS SLEEPING and it takes it MORE time to awake!For small plants it is easier to got awaken, it takes MORE time for large one! I need a picture to tell You 100% IF it is alive or dead, it is our policy.IF I can see it IS dead I'll reship or refund, it is not a problem!
Thank You!
We have had around 100F here in Arkansas.we lost NONE of Night Mist but they are still sleeping,looking like dormant plants! Just started showing larger buds but no leaves yet. It seems You threw away LIVE PLANT and I asked You to be patient.We can not change the nature of honeyberies -they DO fall asleep in summer during hot season and they awake in the fall!! Our Borealis-s, the same pile I shipped to You from, ARE Full of life and our Night Mists ( and MidnightBlue)are still no leaves, they just started waking up! I'll send you pictures tomorrow! You'll see what I mean. No one is going to cheat You, it is NOT the purpose but You should listen to what I am talking about because I know these plants very very well. and they ARE NEW for Your experience.Of course I'll ship You new Night Mist BUT You'll threw it away again because of NO LEAVES!!:)) And All huge ones are with no leaves right now, only babies in 4 inch pots look very alive and happy because IT TAKES LESS time for them to get new foliage.It IS their biology,I understand You haven't known about and thew away live plant.I am sorry."

Positive Waystr
(1 review)
On May 10, 2013, Waystr Adairville, KY wrote:

I bought 1000 blueberrys plants from Berries unlimted this past fall The plants arrived when they said they would and much better looking than i thought they would They were bigger than i was expecting and very hardy. They are growing very good with no losses at this time I have talked to berries unlimted serval times regarding mulching and fertilzing and weed control and they have been very helpful every time i have talked to them I feel like i have been a customer for a long time. I am going to buy more plants this fall and they will be from them. I would recommed this company to any one.

Wayne Stratton
Cross Creek Blueberrys
Adairville Ky.42202

Positive swimdawg596
(1 review)
On Apr 27, 2013, swimdawg596 Potomac, MD wrote:

Good company, great products! Shipped a bit slow due to weather problems, (13 days) but arrived 3 days after it shipped. Size of the 1 gallon plants are about the same as the ones at Home Depot. So a great size especially for online orders. Great experience!

Positive ErinHinsdale
(2 reviews)
On Mar 9, 2013, ErinHinsdale Hinsdale, IL wrote:

I am a suburban Chicago gardener with a small blueberry patch that has grown with no help other than regular watering. Unfortunately my two new puppies uprooted two of the blueberry bushes over the winter. I had a terrible time with another vendor and then called Berries Unlimited. They were wonderful. Explained my options. Helped me order the least expensive way (they had a package deal that reduced the price). Their website made it difficult to tell whether they had Jersey blueberries. The agent checked with their horticulturist and quickly left me a message. They will ship part of my order in early April (when I prefer to plant) and the rest in May (when those bushes are ready) Absolutely lovely folks to deal with. Highly recommended.

Positive laketexas
(1 review)
On Mar 6, 2013, laketexas Heathrow, FL wrote:

My name is Allen & I live in Orlando, FL-new Berry garden planter and needed help and advise. Berries Unlimited policy to Only ship in Root Ball Containers (Never bare root)
was exactly what I had ben searching and searching for. The people there were very helpiful, patient, answered all my concerns. My shipment arrived early and in perfect condition from UPS. The one gal black berry plants were very healthly and had canes up to 7' long ( disease free)! What a contrast to the 2 plants I bought at home Depo and Lowe's nursery.
I shoped at nurserys and on line for weeks to no avail. To me they have proven to be the best of the best! I would reconmend them to anyone but especially to thlose who really care and want the very best.

Positive rcowartbuilds
(1 review)
On Feb 13, 2013, rcowartbuilds Bloomingdale, GA wrote:

I was VERY pleased with the help and service I received from Hare and his company, Berries Unlimited. I ordered 60 apple trees, 30 Pear trees, 50 Blueberry bushes, 50 blackberry vines and 35 Raspberry plants from them. All plants looked sturdy, healthy and vigorous. Hare took the time to return several emails and phone calls to answer the many questions I had about plant variety and selection for my region. The plants shipped UPS and arrived as planned and were labeled for ease of identification. I would not doubt it if I am able to harvest fruit this season. I highly recommend Berries Unlimited to any one interested in planting fruit bearing plants.

Positive scottfsmith
(15 reviews)
On Jan 9, 2013, scottfsmith Baltimore, MD wrote:

I ordered some 1-gallon blackberry plants late last summer. They plants that came were very large, vigorous plants with very long canes. The plants all established well in spite of arriving in the summer heat. Recommended.

Positive normhood
(2 reviews)
On Nov 26, 2012, normhood Rushville, IL wrote:

After calling first to confirm their delivery timetable, I ordered loganberries from Berries Unlimited on November 15th and received them on November 19th exactly as promised. All the plants were in fabulous condition. In contrast, the same day I also ordered boysenberries from Willis Orchard Company, also confirming the delivery timetable. To date, I've made two calls and exchanged two emails with Willis and the plants have still not been shipped. Furthermore, nothing they've told me they'd do so far has been done. I'm now trying to cancel the Willis Orchard Company order so I can re-order the boysenberries from Berries Unlimited. Berries Unlimited is a class act with employees you can rely on... very rare today! Unlike Willis Orchard Company which has hundreds of negative reviews that I wish I would have seen before getting involved with them.

Positive bingham22
(1 review)
On Oct 1, 2012, bingham22 Bearden, OK wrote:

As newbie farmers of 80 acres in Oklahoma who decided to utilize part of our land as a U-pick berry farm, my husband and I researched a long time before we decided to order 4800 berry plants and 214 fruit trees from Hare at Berries Unlimited. We have nothing but praise for this man and his wonderful company! From the very beginning of our association Hare and Lidia walked us through exactly how to succeed once we received our large, bushy, and super healthy plants and trees. We were given great advice and tips and received frequent calls from Berries Unlimited to ask how our plants were coming along. Our association has developed into a lasting friendship and we recommend Berries Unlimited to all of our friends and customers. As far as we are concerned tissue culture plants from Berries Unlimited are the ONLY place we will be shopping for our farm needs! 10*/10*

Positive Afarmlady
(1 review)
On Jul 9, 2012, Afarmlady Prairie Grove, AR wrote:

Since I live nearby the Berries Unlimited nursery, when I ordered plants I clicked on the "pay by check button" and printed my order to avoid shipping costs. Therefore I had the pleasure of being waited upon personally and seeing the care that goes into selecting plants for shipment. Lidia is very concerned with customer satisfaction and does her best to provide healthy plants that fit the customers' needs. Her insight helped me understand why some of the varieties I had chosen were not appropriate, and she helped me find suitable replacements. I certainly felt she had my best interests at heart. In these days when so many products are not made in America, it is nice to see my family's gardening starts come from an American business grown on American soil. Thanks Berries Unlimited, and keep up the good work.

Positive usagirl
(1 review)
On Jun 27, 2012, usagirl virginia,
United States wrote:

Posted on June 27, 2012, updated June 27, 2012
Posted on June 25, 2012, updated June 27, 2012
Ordered some blueberry plants, The leaves showed significant deformation with misshapen leaves, leaves with rounded depressions on the top that showed as rounded lumps on the bottom. Company claimed deformation was from their "top watering"-- sure looks alot like virused leaf pictures I've seen.

On June 27th, 2012, usagirl changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

Berries unlimited has offered to accept the return of their plants. They seem quite committed to the quality of their plants. To be fair, I was quite impressed with the packing of the plants, and the plants were large and well rooted. My only concern is the deformation of some of the leaves which Berries Unlimited says is due to their watering.
On June 27th, 2012, usagirl changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

I also ordered a honeyberry plant which arrived completely dry and shrivelled. The Berries Unlimited rep said I could return the plant but also said that honeyberries were very delicate and that the root structure was the important thing. I have been watering the plant and today I noticed that the plant is, indeed, breaking out very well in new growth.
On Jun 27, 2012, Berries Unlimited responded with:

"On Jun 27, 2012 4:30 PM, Berries Unlimited responded with:

Dear [name removed]! Your idea about viruses You saw in the pictures in the net is so far from reality! Our plants, ALL of them ARE First hand tissue culture, replanted into sterile professional expensive soil. Our plants HAVE NEVER BEING in the ground!So we are not able to ship plants with viruses- we just DO NOT HAVE THEM! We have our little babies from the best tissue culture labs in the country and from Canada. ALL PLANTS ARE VIRUSES indexed. Also we are under heat stroke since end of March.We have had very high temperatures 95+F-110+ constantly .The only way to safe plants is WATER them very very good. That is why some piles which are nearby the sprinkler system get plenty of water and their leaves getting thicker and curlier sometimes and of course, they are more fragile through the shipment! But it is very nice that we have lots of Happy customers who trust us and get our nice plants to grow with smiles. So we will work hard for them!And after getting my healthy plants back via FedEx representative I'll happily pay You full refund as I told You!"

Positive furtonj
(1 review)
On May 30, 2012, furtonj Menominee, MI wrote:

I am extremely pleased with both the service and the products provided by Berries Unlimited. Initially, I was seeking advice about which varieties of blueberries to order as this is a fruit I have no experience with. Lidia was quick to respond and provide her expertise. I ordered the Northland package in the one gallon pots as well as an Elliott in a two gallon pot, as suggested. I had decided to order at least one larger plant, so I could see it fruit this summer. Wow, was I surprised when I opened the package from Berries Unlimited! The pots were carefully packed in pine shavings to keep them safe during shipping. But most importantly, the plants were in excellent condition and all of them were loaded with blueberries, many of them ripe! Yum!
Thanks Lidia and the rest of the folks at Berries Unlimited. I would recommend your products without hesitation!

Positive bryana
(70 reviews)
On May 19, 2012, bryana Albany, NY wrote:

Posted on April 23, 2011, updated May 19, 2012
ordered 3 blueberry, 2 boysenberry & 1 blackberry.
The blueberry bushes are enormous - I was shocked when I saw the size of the box. The boysenberry & blackberry were as advertised - a well rooted potted plant. If I had the room, I would order from them again.

On May 19th, 2012, bryana added the following:

Ordered a gallon size tayberry, munger black raspberry and honeyberry yellow raspberry. They all arrived well packaged, healthy and good sized plants.
Positive T_Kezar
(4 reviews)
On Apr 19, 2012, T_Kezar Cape Porpoise, ME wrote:

Posted on July 23, 2011, updated April 19, 2012
Posted on May 8, 2011, updated July 23, 2011
Posted on May 7, 2011, updated May 8, 2011
I was very excited when i first stumbled upon This Company. Their huge selection of blueberry types, along with black and red raspberries got my mouth watering. i live in Maine and went with 2 northern type super-saver package deals(2early,2mid,2late types in each package), and one thorn less black raspberry verity 6 pack. I placed the order late march as i remember, and was unsure of the proper planting time in my zone (just make zone 5). I sent a email asking if i might be able to get some advice from them on such subjects, and was wicked happy when i got a response not 2 hrs later(on the weekend also) telling me they would gladly hold onto my order till the planting time was proper in my location( plants are from AZ so its a big difference in the weather in the early spring and late fall). well i got my Shipment 3 days ago now. everything was present and all most all were green and healthy(the 2 elliot types i got were both very yellow, and i am 100% sure one of the 2 is going to die) having said that I must say i was appalled at the shipping company (fedex) as my package arrived very tired looking with squish marks all over and a big gash in one side (wasn't home when delivered or i would have mentioned, complained about its state. I had to GINGERLY dissect the top 75% of my plants from each other as they had been handled so poorly that they had formed a ratking tangle. Its not a stretch of words to say there was probable more dirt in the shipping box then was left in the containers the plants were in. i also lost a lot of the smaller tops/branches on the blueberry plants(i must admit the plants were a bit smaller then i was expecting by 5-10 inches anyways). know i know they were packed right by berries unlimited because the bottom 5 plants were still in place with 0 damage, but as i said all are green and healthily/happily in the ground(except the 2 poor little elliots) so i am happy for the most part. and am 100% satisfied with berries unlimited's product . srry this is so long had a lot to say

On May 8th, 2011, T_Kezar added the following:

On July 23rd, 2011, T_Kezar added the following:

Update !! the blackberries i bought took off like crazy! i planted them in a wet clay soil, but i bug down about 2 feet and filled with a fine loam that had been sitting for 20+ years. Then i put a 1 foot layer of semi decomposed alpaca manure and mounded it on top. It took them about 2 months to root and start growing. I was starting to think that the bare root berry plants i had also planted were a better way to start them(they seemed to be growing bigger/better) when i started to see massive growth on the tissue cultured blackberries from berries unlimited . we are talking almost 1 inch a day..and not just off one or 2 shoots....each of the plants has 3-5 shoots now growing that are over 2 feet(some 4) and on top of that it looks like i will be picking a nice amount off of a few of them this year!. almost all the blueberries are also doing great. They didn't really put on any growth on the existing branch, but rather sent up all new growth. Much thicker healthier looking stems, and also 3-4 new ones per plant and are all now around 20 inches.........the poor elliots are still yellow/brown with no new growth ....I really don't think they should still look like this as i was told they would green up. one is still yellow the other is now 80% brown. but as i said all the rest are doing great,even got a good amount of flowers on a few of them and cant wait to get my hands on them(if i can beat the birds) will post a few pics when i have the time
On April 19th, 2012, T_Kezar added the following:

Everything is doing awesome
Positive dlayman
(1 review)
On Mar 28, 2012, dlayman Lynchburg, TN wrote:

Orders have shipped promply and all questions have been answered within a day. The plants are robust and well packaged. I ordered blueberries last year and honeyberries, blackberries, and raspberries this year.

Positive BlueJ
(1 review)
On Mar 26, 2012, BlueJ Simonton, TX wrote:

What a delightful experience I had with Berries Unlimited! I ordered a great many blueberries (5 different varieties), blackberries (3 different varieties), and Tay blackberries to start a U-pick operation. Hare and Lidia, the owners, gave me extraordinary service and advice in making my selections and delivery of the berries. Everything they sold me was first quality and thriving. You should see the blueberries...the fruit is so big!
I certainly recommend Berries Unlimited to anyone interested in growing a wonderful variety of berries. The experience and accessibility the owners bring to the table has been a tremendous help and an invaluable resource.
Two thumbs up

Positive cramsey1
(24 reviews)
On Mar 19, 2012, cramsey1 Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on March 19, 2012, updated March 19, 2012
Posted on October 8, 2010, updated March 19, 2012
Posted on April 30, 2010, updated October 8, 2010
I had been looking for some special blueberry plants on the internet to add to my collection this spring and found the website for Berries Unlimited. They had an excellent selection and promised that their plants would be shipped in 1 gal pots. They also indicated that they had 3 gal pots of some plants available for a higher price. I was impressed since I had ordered plants before from other on line vendors but they had always come as bare root plants. The prices were reasonable and the shipping charge was not out of line for plants shipped in pots. I attempted to find out information regarding the company on Daveís, but no one had reviewed the company and it had not even been listed on Daveís Watch Dog list yet. I requested that it be listed so that others could also tract the company as it appeared to be a new company on the internet. On March 3rd 2010, I placed my order for 2 large blueberry plants, a Legacy blueberry, a Reka blueberry and a Tayberry plant. A couple of days later I also decided to add another Legacy to the order which they allowed me to do and too combine the shipping. They let me know that the plants would be shipped for the correct planting time in my area. I received an email confirmation with a tracking number regarding the shipping day and the day to expect delivery. The plants were so large that they had to be shipped in 3 separate large boxes. I received the first box 6 days after shipment and the second and third boxes the next day. The plants were in excellent condition and sent via Fedex. The one box with the Reka blueberry and Tayberry plant in it had slight damage to a few small branches of the Reka blueberry. All the plants looked great. The blueberry plants were large, about 33 to 36 in tall, well branched and had blossoms on them. The Tayberry plant was in a 1 gal pot. It looked a little small, but was well rooted and had a few green leaves on it. The company included a request in the package asking that I please let them know about the condition of the plants after they arrived, which I did via email. It was a good experience and I would recommend this company. They carry a large selection of various Blueberry plants; various Blackberry and Blackberry/Raspberry Hybrids, Raspberry, and will eventually have a large selection of Honeyberry Plants available in 2011. I would suggest that their voice mail message on the phone contain the information that the caller should leave their email address, or that they should send an email as the preferred means of contacting the company. I had left several voice messages on the phone, but had not received a return call. However when I sent emails, I always got a response later in the evenings the same day that I sent the email. Communication via email was excellent, but returning phone messages was poor and a somewhat frustrating experience.

On October 8th, 2010, cramsey1 added the following:

I love this company. I have purchased several hundred dollars worth of blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry and loganberry plants from them this year. The plants are always health, well packages and in pots. I have only had 2 plants in the many I have ordered that died and they were in the 4 in pots. I will continue to do business with them. I have never been disappointed.
On March 19th, 2012, cramsey1 added the following:

I had asked Lidia about her Honeyberry plants in spring of last year. She indicated that they would be shipped when she received them as the plants were tissue cultured and it would be later in the season. I received my plants in the fall of 2011. They were small, but healthy. I had ordered Honeyberry plants from two other on line Nursery's and paid significantly more for them. They were not tissue culture. Two the the plants were large when they arrived and the other two were much smaller about the size of the ones I received from Berries Unlimited. I was worried because we did not have a lot a moisture. All my plants survived the very dry warm winter we had in Utah this year. The plants I received from Berries Unlimited are doing very well. I am very pleased with the communication via email, the packaging and the quality of the products I received from Lidia. I love the fact that every plant they sell it potted and not sent bare root. I get 95% survival of the plants I receive from Berries Unlimited. I can not say that about the bare root plants I get from other vendors. The various berry plants I have purchased from Berries Unlimited have been true to the variety, healthy and vigorous. Any questions about how to best take care of them or which plants are best suited for my area have always been answered quickly and knowledgeably. This is my favorite on line nursery and it will continue to be my first source for all berry plants. It is the one company I recommend to ALL my friends and family because of all of the above reasons. I have never been disappointed by them yet. I was one of the first people to purchase plants from them when they opened their website. I wish they had been in business with I first started my blueberry patch. It would have been much less frustrating.
On March 19th, 2012, cramsey1 added the following:

I had asked Lidia about her Honeyberry plants in spring of last year. She indicated that they would be shipped when she received them as the plants were tissue cultured and it would be later in the season. I received my plants in the fall of 2011. They were small, but healthy. I had ordered Honeyberry plants from two other on line Nursery's and paid significantly more for them. They were not tissue culture. Two the the plants were large when they arrived and the other two were much smaller about the size of the ones I received from Berries Unlimited. I was worried because we did not have a lot a moisture. All my plants survived the very dry warm winter we had in Utah this year. The plants I received from Berries Unlimited are doing very well. I am very pleased with the communication via email, the packaging and the quality of the products I received from Lidia. I love the fact that every plant they sell it potted and not sent bare root. I get 95% survival of the plants I receive from Berries Unlimited. I can not say that about the bare root plants I get from other vendors. The various berry plants I have purchased from Berries Unlimited have been true to the variety, healthy and vigorous. Any questions about how to best take care of them or which plants are best suited for my area have always been answered quickly and knowledgeably. This is my favorite on line nursery and it will continue to be my first source for all berry plants. It is the one company I recommend to ALL my friends and family because of all of the above reasons. I have never been disappointed by them yet. I was one of the first people to purchase plants from them when they opened their website. I wish they had been in business with I first started my blueberry patch. It would have been much less frustrating.
Positive ivylog
(1 review)
On Sep 14, 2011, ivylog Young Harris, GA wrote:

Blairsville, GA

We have ordered blueberry plants three times in the past 6 weeks.
The shipments have come on time and all plants have been in excellent condition.
Berries Unlimited has answered all e-mails in a timely manner andhave been most helpful with planting information. When discussing with them we have never felt rushed even tho we are small and just starting out.
My experience with Berries Unlimited has been great and we will keep coming back.

Positive salmon1a
(1 review)
On Sep 9, 2011, salmon1a Florence, WI wrote:

Posted on September 1, 2011, updated September 9, 2011
I placed an order for four honeyberry plants in May of 2011. There was no warning on their website that they didn't have the plants available, and after two weeks of no communication, I learned they were planning on shipping in early July. I didn't receive the plants, and tried to cancel the order. After back and forth emails with no promise of any refund, but a promise of a free plant, I gave up and just told to ship them whenever they could. In mid-August 2011, I got four small plants (2-4" high with little root development). I never got the free plant, and now I have four struggling babies...

On September 9th, 2011, salmon1a changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

Well this company has done right in the end. They sent not only my free plant, but two other plants which I received on 9-9-11. They were well packed and alive.
Positive tostroski
(1 review)
On May 18, 2011, tostroski Coudersport, PA wrote:

I placed an order with BerriesUnlimited for blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. My order was a good size order and the owners worked with me to make sure I ordered the best plants for my area and had the qualities and taste I was looking for.

Emails were always returned quickly at all times of day or night. My order was changed several times based off recommendations by the owners. I think they really care about their customers needs and want them to succeed.

My order arrived on Monday and despite some rough handling and delivery delays by fedex, the plants are awesome! The Raspberries were a bit wilted but once they were unpacked and waterd they started to bounce right back.

I have ordered from several nurseries in the past, and I have good and bad luck. My experience with BerriesUnlimited was one of the best and will keep me coming back.

Five Stars for Service
Five Stars for Quality Plants
Five Stars for Price

Positive SanJoseFool
(6 reviews)
On Apr 12, 2011, SanJoseFool San Jose, CA wrote:

I ordered

4 Blueberries
3 Raspberries
3 Blackberries

Ordered online Sunday night, was shipped out on Monday, received Thursday afternoon from FedEx in San Jose CA. Packed with lots of pine shavings, arrived in good condition. All the plants looked good, it's been 6 weeks or so and anything that was dormant is putting out new growth, so I felt it was time for a review. Lidia also has been very quick to respond to my "newb" questions about cane-berries. Will be putting in another order soon, highly recommend.

Positive ElizabethFarm
(1 review)
On Apr 12, 2011, ElizabethFarm Dawsonville, GA wrote:

Berries Unlimited has been a pleasure to work with. I decided to start a blueberry farm this past winter and contacted a couple of blueberry growers via the internet. Lidia responded to my inquiry right away, so I decided to give them a try. My initial order was for 60 plants. Hare and Lidia drove the plants to my home (north of Atlanta, GA) personally. They spent a great deal of time talking to my husband and I--giving us the education we needed to begin our new farming business. After planting the first 60 plants, we decided we needed to do this in a much larger way.
Our first experience had been so positive, we ordered another 500 plants. We had some weather issues this past winter with snow storms and rain storms, but when the weather cleared, the plants were shipped. All packed, healthy and ready to plant.
The plants have been in the ground for about 3 weeks now. They are all budding, flowering and growing. They have already increased in size. Great plants. Thanks Hare and Lidia for the great product you produce! We look forward to doing more business with you soon.

Positive oksummers
(1 review)
On Mar 31, 2011, oksummers Guthrie, OK wrote:

I called them and they answered all my questions, very professional. Ordered 4 diff. kind of berries, they arrived within a week. Packed in wood shavings which went out into the garden. Info included with package. Hope they will grow and bear. Will update later this year. so far I highly recommend them.

Positive IROFARM
(1 review)
On Feb 15, 2011, IROFARM Morganton, NC wrote:

Posted on February 15, 2011, updated February 15, 2011
I thought I had finally found the right berry plant supplier but I could not have been more wrong. I placed a plant order totaling $ 9,250.00 in August of last year [2010] and wired payment in full at that time. I wanted my order shipped in October but had to alter that schedule due to early winter weather here in the mountains and have them hold my order until April of this year [2011] Since then I have had to alter the amount my order and requested a refund of $ 3,795.00 in January and they would not respond to my request. Finally after two weeks of calling and e-mailing them I finally got Hare Stuart on the phone. His wife Lidia Stuart is listed as the Principle of the company and Hare, her husband, is manager of sales. I dealt with Hare from the beginning and thought all was great until I asked for a partial refund. Here it is the 15th of February and NO REFUND and they are both avoiding my calls and e-mail messages. Hare told me on Friday the 11th of February that the refund had been wired to my account and here it is the 15th of February and NO REFUND and NO RESPONSE from Hare, Lidia or anyone at Berries Unlimited. I had also requested a DETAILED PAID invoice from them when I originally placed my order and to this day I have not received that either. I only went to Berries Unlimited after exhaustive research on many suppliers and the good reviews here on Dave's Garden but now I may never get my money back as I have now cancelled my entire order due to the way Berries Unlimited is conducting business.

On February 15th, 2011, IROFARM changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

FINALLY!!! All has been resolved and the misunderstandings have been taken care of. The company is still WAY UNDERSTAFFED to deal with problems of customer service.
Positive bnkenobi
(2 reviews)
On Feb 14, 2011, bnkenobi Long Beach, CA wrote:

Posted on February 14, 2011, updated February 14, 2011
The customer service at Berries Unlimited is excellent. Lidia, the owner responds quickly and is very accomodating and pleasant in her emails. I bought some nice size 3 gallon and 1 gallon plants from Berries Unlimited and they were packed very well and shipping was quick! I am waiting to see how they fruit and leaf out during spring and summertime. The prices for plants and shipping are very reasonable. Thanks Lidia.

On February 14th, 2011, bnkenobi added the following:

I forgot to mention that my box came filled with a lot of pine shavings that you can use as mulch on your blueberry plants.
Positive greenhousegrany
(1 review)
On Feb 13, 2011, greenhousegrany Meriden, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I couldn't have had a better experience in ordering from Berries Unlimited. They took an integral part in my success with their stock. I ordered from them because their stock is tissue cultured and does not arrive bareroot. Lidia was most helpful with determining a satisfactory shipping date that would not interfere with all the other plants I have arriving this spring, so I could give my full attention to my order from them. Lidia even corresponded with me over the weekend! I can't wait for the snow here in the Northeast to melt so I can get back out in my gardens once again, and I'm excited about adding their berries to my gardens! Their products and their knowledge give me the best possible chance for success in raising my own home grown berries.

Positive SoutheastIndy
(16 reviews)
On Oct 16, 2010, SoutheastIndy Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Had a great experience with Berries Unlimited. I ordered six blueberry plants and received them in gallon containers. Plants were in fine shape and nice & bushy. They also supplied me enough soil sulfur and pine shavings for all the plants. I did have a issue trying to use paypal to pay for the blueberry plants but the customer service was one of the best I've dealt with. If your looking for some quality plants and reasonable shipping costs this is the place!

Positive brasilmom
(1 review)
On Sep 11, 2010, brasilmom Brookfield, WI wrote:

I contacted the company on the Labor day weekend. Surprised I was when I got a response that same day, which was Sunday. The person responding, Lidia, was rather helpful and actually advised me to order less plants that I initially intended in order to ensure that the berries will survive our brutal Wisconsin winter. The plants were ordered on Monday, Labor day, and shipped on Tuesday. I received the plants and am rather pleased with the quality of the plants and how well it was packed for shipping. Most definitely will come back to order more plants in Spring.

Positive moongate
(1 review)
On Sep 1, 2010, moongate West Plains, MO wrote:

The owners of Berries Unlimited are like family to us here at Moongate Gardens. We do our research here at the gardens and found Berries Unlimited and called, right away we knew that this was where we wanted to do business. Located only 4 hours away we jumped in the car on a Sunday and arrived in Fayetteville AR to owners who know their "stuff" One of the owners spent half a day "educating" us on the different blueberry plants. We went away with a feeling of "look no farther"!
The phone calls to check up and if we had any other questions was great and then the day we placed our order they worked with us until we were happy. We placed a rather large order(2,000) and the Sunday we were ready they meet us at their nursery and with a wonderful crew we started loading a truck and then the owners drove the plants to us and unloaded . The cost for shipping was very reasonable and new friendships were formed.
Thank you and we are ready to order more.

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