October 20, 2017

Growing organic & GMO-free veggies, fruit and nuts

Add to our wholesale berry, fruit and nut tree orders

Our first order will be from Hartmann’s Plant Company in Michigan.  They retail too, but if you order more than 100 plants you get wholesale prices.   I’ve been looking for deals like Hartmann’s, with many berries, kiwi and figs for about $2/ea in 2.5″ containers.   In previous years I paid $6 and more for small seedlings or rooted cuttings and lost quite a few of them.

There’s LOTS of info at Hartmann’s site and you can browse both the retail and wholesale listings:

http://www.hartmannsplantcompany.com

Download wholesale catalog (.pdf)

The Growing Instructions are quite extensive and they also describe each plant and how to grow and prune it.  Some plants appear to be available only retail, such as asparagus and elderberry. It looks like the Growing Instructions contain all plants. And of course you can also download the retail catalog.

Download Growing Instructions

We will talk about specific plants and how to grow them in our climate at the 1/29 Gardening Club meeting next Thursday at 2 pm at Canyon’s End near Meadview.   That’s when you can add to our order and we will place the order the following weekend.

I called Hartmann’s today and a helpful person promptly answered the phone, spoke fluent English and answered my questions.  We’re off to a good start.   They’ll ship about a week after the order or later, as specified.  I may split the order into two shipments, have to do some more research.

Shipping costs:  about 25% of the order and I’ll probably have more info next week at the meeting.

In the meantime, please post here or email with any questions.

If you’re in Kingman or Golden Valley, we can bring your plants to town or you can pick them up at our place, near Meadview.

Below is our preliminary order:

Our preliminary order:
Blackberries
BK-W-0400 Chester 2 1/2″ containers Zones 5b-9b 5 $   1.85 $       9.25
BK-W-0900 Triple Crown 2 1/2″ containers Zones 5b-9b 5 $   1.85 $       9.25
Red Currants
CU-W-0200 Jonkeer Van Tets 2 1/2″ containers Zones 4a-8b. 2 $     1.75 $       3.50
Daphnes
BU-W-2600 Carol Mackie 2 1/2″ containers 2 $     2.60 $       5.20
BU-W-2700 Somerset 2 1/2″ containers Zones 4-8. 2 $     2.60 $       5.20
Figs
BU-W-0400 Chicago Hardy Fig 2 1/2″ containers 4 $     1.95 $       7.80
1 liter 1 $     3.55 $       3.55
#1 1 $     4.75 $       4.75
BU-W-9400 Conadria 2 1/2″ containers Zones 7 – 9 5 $     1.95 $       9.75
BU-W-0500 LSU Purple 2 1/2″ containers Zones 7-9 5 $     1.95 $       9.75
BU-W-4200 Magnolia 2 1/2″ containers Zones 7-9 5 $     1.95 $       9.75
BU-W-7000 “Panache” Tiger Stripe 2 1/2″ containers Zones 7-9 5 $     1.95 $       9.75
Goji Berry
BU-W-2200 Goji Berry 2 1/2″ containers Zones 3-8 5 $     1.95 $       9.75
Gooseberry
GB-W-0100 Black Velvet 2 1/2″ containers Zones 4a-8b 5 $     1.90 $       9.50
#1 container 1 $     4.45 $       4.45
GB-W-0400 Hinnonmaki Red 2 1/2″ containers Zones 4-8 5 $     1.90 $       9.50
GB-W-0600 Johns Prairie 2 1/2″ containers Zones 3-8 5 $     1.90 $       9.50
#1 container Zones 3-8 1 $     4.45 $       4.45
Hops
BU-W-7800 CASCADE HOPS 2 1/2″ containers Zones 4-9 3 $     1.90 $       5.70
Kiwi
KW-W-0700 Issai (FEMALE) 2 1/2″ containers Zones 7a-8b 5 $     1.75 $       8.75
#1 container 2 $     4.30 $       8.60
It is recommended to plant with a male Meader Kiwi for larger fruits.
KW-W-0900 MEADER 2 1/2″ containers Zones 5a-7b 2 $     1.75 $       3.50
#1 container 2 $     4.30 $       8.60
KW-W-0400 Cordifolia (FEMALE) 2 1/2″ containers Zones 5a-9b. 5 $     1.75 $       8.75
#1 container 5 $     4.30 $     21.50
KW-W-1200 74-32 (MALE) 2 1/2″ containers Zones 5a-9b. 5 $     1.75 $       8.75
Use for females Cordifolia #1 container 5 $     4.30 $     21.50
Olive Tree
BU-W-3800 Olive Tree 3.5″ container Zones 8-11 where temperatures do not fall below 15ºF (-9ºC). 2 $     6.00 $     12.00
cold hardy to 15 F
PAPAW Zones 4b – 7b 4 $     4.85 $     19.40
Raspberries
RB-W-4200 Autumn Britten 2 1/2″ containers Zones 3a-11 5 $     1.40 $       7.00
RB-W-4400 Tulameen bare root 4″ container Zones 6b-8b. 5 $     1.40 $       7.00
RB-W-2400 Encore bare root 4″ container Zones 6b-8b. 5 $     1.40 $       7.00
RB-W-7100 THIMBLEBERRY RASPBERRY ZONE 4 to 8 5 $     1.85 $       9.25
124 $   291.95

Once we submitted this order we’ll move on to fruit trees.

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