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This thread is all about Stark Bro's Tree Nursery

A growing legacy since 1816. For over 200 years, Stark Bro's has helped people around America provide delicious home-grown food for their families.


https://www.starkbros.com/
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I give this Tree Nursery 8 out of 10 acorns.

Stark Bro's Nursery is worth a look! 

Stark Bro's is a good source for fruit trees if you don't have much knowledge, but you want to get started with planting.   I have purchased 20  fruit and nut bushes over the last couple of years and I haven't lost one. 

They now offer heirloom seeds.

Researching pollinators, pest resistance and what grows in your zone can be a little overwhelming.  The Stark Bro's site is set up to make it pretty easy.  They list trees by zone, disease resistance, and they match pollinators.

One of the cool things about Stark Bro's site is the ability to put a zip code in, to auto-populate the plants and trees by zone.  The site also keeps track of every order.  Finding the types of trees and bushes you purchased is simple and quick. 

On the downside, Stark Bro's is not chemical free, and they are expensive.

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I give this seed source 10 out of 10 acorns.

I've purchased from Stark and I'm very happy with my results. One problem is that I want to buy a Rome Beauty Semi-Dwarf and they ran out already. As they say in sports.... Maybe next year!

I've purchased a Honeycrisp and a Golden Delicious, 3 dozen strawberries and 5 different Blueberries. A 40+ foot Norway spruce broke and fell to the ground where the tip hit first and then it sprung farther till it smashed the Golden Delicious apple tree. The tree somehow has survived although it did suffer some. The fencing that was encircling the tree has no stiffness left in it but somehow both are hanging in there. So my point is that you can smash a Stark product with a foot diameter tree and it will still survive.
 
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John Duda wrote:I've purchased from Stark and I'm very happy with my results. One problem is that I want to buy a Rome Beauty Semi-Dwarf and they ran out already. As they say in sports.... Maybe next year!

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10 out of 10



No Doubt!  My wife thought I was crazy ordering seeds and stuff last month!  I really wanted to get some currants, gone in January.  I noticed Baker Creek was starting to sell out too!
 
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John Duda wrote:I've purchased from Stark and I'm very happy with my results. One problem is that I want to buy a Rome Beauty Semi-Dwarf and they ran out already. As they say in sports.... Maybe next year!

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10 out of 10



John, per R Ranson:

r ranson wrote:If you can start your post wtih the phrase "I give this seed source # out of 10 acorns" (replacing # with the single diget number of your choice) then your review will show up in our snazzy new seed and plant source review grid

 
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I have ordered from them many times over a 5 year period and was never disappointed. Thumbs up.
 
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I give this seed source 8 out of 10 acorns

I want to say that last year Stark's ran into flooding issues and lost or delayed a lot of their stock.

My favorite part about Stark's is that they have the climate range numbers on all their products.
Being in 4b, I need to quickly skip over any varieties that would freeze to death in the winter.
And when online, they can filter what you see by climate #'s.

They also have variety packs that you can get to save more money.  Usually it's 3 species for the price of 2. It's a boon for small homesteaders who want one of everything. I did this for my 6 blueberry bushes, and a few other things.

They seem more expensive that other places, but it's because you get "free" shipping on anything over $99, and they advertise a lot, and put out slick catalogs & web site pictures & descriptions. And useful polinator helpers. Last year I redid my entire tree order with RainTree because I thought I was going to save a ton of money over my Stark's order. Then the shipping got tacked on at the end, and it was basically the same price.
Stark's is a big company, so you are going to have a wider range of quality issues. The reviews on their site reflect this. Super happy customers, and then some disappointed customers.
 
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I give this seed source 8 out of 10 acorns. They sell healthy trees and have great service. I wish they would list the variety of rootstock. I’ve even called,  and they really didn’t know. I still give them an 8 though.
 
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i give them 8 out of 10 acorns. quality products but a little pricey.
 
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