McFayden Root Stock Order

bdgardener(3 AB)April 21, 2010

Just received my root stock order from McFayden. I have never ordered root stock from them before. Thought I would let everyone know that I was really pleased. I ordered a Thornless blackberry and it is huge. And I also ordered 75 Tristar strawberries they are also have huge root systems and each bunch (25) actually had 27.

Last year I had some root stock come from vesey's and was not pleased. It didn't arrive until June. It was also extremely small and it doesn't look like most survived our winter.

I will order from McFayden again. Cheryl

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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

I didn't know about McFayden. I'll have to try them next year, as they're closer to home and my climate.

I ordered my first ever order from Vesey's. Unfortunately, I probably won't know if it's good quality or not, as I don't really know what to expect.

I ordered some Seascape Strawberries because it said you could plant them in pots. I think they look so nice when you hang them up. How big were your plants? I'm not familiar at all with the terminology. Could you tell me in terms of say, the size of a deck of cards, or your fist, etc.?

I hope I receive my order before June =:(

I wonder if I should phone them......

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 9:30PM
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bdgardener(3 AB)

Hi, the strawberries from Vesey's last year arrived late and were dried out. I ordered the strawberries colection. Cabot, Tristar and Seascape. The root systems were not as big as a deck of card and the crowns were no bigger than a quarter in circumference. The McFayden strawberries had root systems that are 5-8 inches in length and the crowns are at least a twoonie or bigger in size. Hope you get some good ones, who knows. I should have gotten a credit but got so busy and was hoping for the best. For the price I think it is still worth ordering rather than buying potted ones locally here in AB.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 10:08AM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Thanks for the info. Now I know what to look for.

I think Weeper ordered the same gladiolas as I did from Vesey's, so hopefully we'll get a bunch of good ones.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 10:42AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I haven't had a lot of luck with plants from Vesey's or Dominion Seed House. I'm sticking with Botanus - they have excellent plants and excellent customer service.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 3:34PM
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