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Hi Fellow Permies!

I dropped the price to $5 on all my 1-year bare root fruit and nut trees on https://mountaintimefarm.com/. Basically I'm a lot better at growing trees than selling trees, so I figured I should drop my prices accordingly. In the interest of making the world a better place, I would rather grow more trees and sell them for less, rather than grow fewer trees that I sell for more. And besides, if Mark Shepherd sells $5 hazelnut seedlings on forestag.com, there's absolutely no reason that I should be selling hazelnut seedlings for more than $5.

Orders placed during winter 2022 will be shipped starting mid to late March. Thanks!
 
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Abe Coley wrote:Hi Fellow Permies!

I dropped the price to $5 on all my 1-year bare root fruit and nut trees on https://mountaintimefarm.com/. Basically I'm a lot better at growing trees than selling trees, so I figured I should drop my prices accordingly. In the interest of making the world a better place, I would rather grow more trees and sell them for less, rather than grow fewer trees that I sell for more. And besides, if Mark Shepherd sells $5 hazelnut seedlings on forestag.com, there's absolutely no reason that I should be selling hazelnut seedlings for more than $5.

Orders placed during winter 2022 will be shipped starting mid to late March. Thanks!



I'm looking for a new property, so I can't buy now.  But, that really is a fantastic price.   I hope many folks here buy from you.... pie-worthy!
 
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Hi Abe, what growing zone are you in there?
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Abe, what growing zone are you in there?



4b/5a

Here's some additional info about us: https://mountaintimefarm.com/pages/about-us
 
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I guess I should've looked around your site more :)   Thanks!  I'll be ordering some trees for sure!

Do you think the asian pears, quince, mulberry or persimmon could handle 4a?
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Do you think the asian pears, quince, mulberry or persimmon could handle 4a?



Grown outside unprotected, those definitely fall into the "maybe" category below zone 5.  
 
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This is a great offer! Thank you!
 
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Can you ship to Canada? Put it in a box labelled “computer paper” or something so customs don’t mess with it.
 
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Awesome store. What would you recommend for zone 8a/b? Cool to see someone selling seedlings like this. Another question, was the fruit you collected from organic? Or were these just started from fruit from Wal-Mart or whatever box store exists up there?
 
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Your site just got added to my favorites for suppliers.  I will have a small order coiming your way this week.  You have some varieties that I have not been able to find.  Nice to know you are out there.
 
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Thombo Corley wrote:Awesome store. What would you recommend for zone 8a/b? Cool to see someone selling seedlings like this. Another question, was the fruit you collected from organic? Or were these just started from fruit from Wal-Mart or whatever box store exists up there?



Zone 8 is a lot less cold than where I'm at, so I would think one factor to consider would be minimum chill hours on the fruit trees. On the heat side of things, all these seedlings made it through 103 last summer. Not sure if that helps.

If I remember correctly, all the fruit I ate and then grew from seed last year was organic, with the exception of the Jazz apples, which I got at Costco.
 
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Eon MacNeill wrote:Can you ship to Canada? Put it in a box labelled “computer paper” or something so customs don’t mess with it.



Not sure yet about shipping to Canada. Lemme call the guy who runs our state nursery program and find out how much an inspection for shipping to Canada costs, and I will let you know what he says. He and I talked about it briefly at my last inspection but I've never had any orders from Canada so we didn't really get into the details.

 
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I just ordered seven trees, I am excited to plant them!
 
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You have an excellent website and a really good selection. Good for you! If you can get the word out you can definitely sell for more money (if you want). You might try Etsy, though they take a cut.

There is a shortage on nursery trees nowadays, so keep that in mind when setting prices. I'm not saying to rip people off, just to be aware of the worth. In any case thank you for growing and providing trees!
 
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wow, thank you so much that is an awesome offer and will definitely be ordering from you.  We are in same zone. I do have a question have done organic, square foot and permaculture but if staying here, I am wanting to redo some areas, if I take some pics can you give me a perspective of where to grow some of these on my property? I am working a new design now. I have a crab apple that is in distress, and has been with somethings someone did to it,  any suggestions to save it, it does have a fungus mushroom growth?  I am thrilled you have the cold Russian walnut, I have been looking for those for awhile now. Do you happen to have access to Russian apricots and RU comfrey by any chance?  I can't wait to order, it will be a little bit and will place one.
 
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Abe Coley wrote:

Thombo Corley wrote:Awesome store. What would you recommend for zone 8a/b? Cool to see someone selling seedlings like this. Another question, was the fruit you collected from organic? Or were these just started from fruit from Wal-Mart or whatever box store exists up there?



Zone 8 is a lot less cold than where I'm at, so I would think one factor to consider would be minimum chill hours on the fruit trees. On the heat side of things, all these seedlings made it through 103 last summer. Not sure if that helps.

If I remember correctly, all the fruit I ate and then grew from seed last year was organic, with the exception of the Jazz apples, which I got at Costco.



Appreciate it! And that absolutely helps. Thanks for the info. You're site's bookmarked!
 
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I'm really excited to get some plants. I'm right on the edge of zone 3-4 in central Minnesota but I will probably take a risk with that. Any recommendations for your most hardy berries and food producing plants? Also, any techniques for protecting them from the cold?
 
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Abe:  Received my seedlings today, thanks very much!

 
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My trees got here today. My ole lady bought my cart for my birthday, to say I'm pleased would be an understatement. Well packaged and big roots. Thanks so much! I'll check back next year around the same time.
 
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Big thanks to Abe! My plants were delivered safely and look healthy. Excited to finally have some Nanking Cherry, Quince, Silver Buffaloberry... and others
 
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Sharing this with my Nextdoor "Self Sufficiency" group!

If you get an influx of orders from Ft Worth / Arlington, TX... Well, you'll know why!

Thank you.
 
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C Lungpin wrote:Big thanks to Abe! My plants were delivered safely and look healthy. Excited to finally have some Nanking Cherry, Quince, Silver Buffaloberry... and others



Update: Unfortunately only 9 of my 17 plants survived in their new home. I don't blame Abe, it's just a bummer. The hazels in particular all had buds but they never broke and leafed out.
 
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C Lungpin wrote:

C Lungpin wrote:Big thanks to Abe! My plants were delivered safely and look healthy. Excited to finally have some Nanking Cherry, Quince, Silver Buffaloberry... and others



Update: Unfortunately only 9 of my 17 plants survived in their new home. I don't blame Abe, it's just a bummer. The hazels in particular all had buds but they never broke and leafed out.



Shoot me an email and lemme know what ones didn't work out and I would be happy to replace them. I want to make sure you get good healthy plants!

I just updated my return/refund policy on my site: https://mountaintimefarm.com/pages/return-refund-guarantee
 
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I got my 6 seaberries well before I could plant them so I put them in the root cellar.  I then forgot and they leafed out in the dark.  But I potted them up and put them in a shady spot in the greenhouse.  They greened up for 2 weeks, then I put them outside for 2 weeks in dapple sun.  They rooted to the bottom of the pot so they're now in the ground.  Yay!
 
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Abe Coley wrote:

C Lungpin wrote:

C Lungpin wrote:Big thanks to Abe! My plants were delivered safely and look healthy. Excited to finally have some Nanking Cherry, Quince, Silver Buffaloberry... and others



Update: Unfortunately only 9 of my 17 plants survived in their new home. I don't blame Abe, it's just a bummer. The hazels in particular all had buds but they never broke and leafed out.



Shoot me an email and lemme know what ones didn't work out and I would be happy to replace them. I want to make sure you get good healthy plants!

I just updated my return/refund policy on my site: https://mountaintimefarm.com/pages/return-refund-guarantee



Wow that's a generous policy. I'll email you soon, thanks Abe!
 
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