Anyone have experience with 'Excel' pecans? It's a newer variety and UGA is all over them for low input and organic plantings. Haven't had any luck finding a budwood source for them though.
I'm growing a handful of Pakistan mulberries right now and was very impressed with the size of the fruit and the amount of growth the trees put on throughout this season but I haven't seen any other cultivars in action.
Chris Gilliam wrote:I'm in Alabama too. I get a lot of odds and ends from ebay, but once a year (usually) I make an order from Willis Orchard Co. And they're in Ga...
Have you had good luck with the stuff from Willis Orchard? I ordered trees from them once and had about a 15% survival rate compared to the 99% survival rate from places like Adams County, Van Well, and C&O. On Dave's Garden Watchdog LINK it seems that their ratings have improved a bit compared to a few years ago, but definitely not enough to make me want to send them more money.
John Wolfram wrote:[Have you had good luck with the stuff from Willis Orchard?
Oddly enough, I've never had a problem with anything from them. I've read the bad reviews, but by the time I found the reviews I had already ordered. Only thing I remember dying was a Picholine olive, but it made it two years and I think it's death was due to a brutal winter unlike anything we normally get down here. I didn't order from Willis last year, but planning to spend about $200 or so with them this year. Really want a couple more varieties of banana, some cherries, Persian mulberry, and some different apple and pears.