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Old 02-25-2022, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently did my spring plant shopping. Here are the nurseries I bought from and my experiences as a customer:

First the Banana:

I purchased a Grand Nain from Just Fruits and Exotics. Promptly shipped on my requested date and properly packaged. I received a nice looking 3 gallon plant that was 21 inches tall at the crown. They carry several different bananas. I would buy from Just Fruits and Exotics again. Photo below

Now the non-banana purchases:

I purchased a Lila Avocado and a Carrie Mango from PlantOGram. The avocado was great, but the Mango was not!!! For $108 dollars, I received a 9 and a half inch tall twig in a 3 gallon pot. I contacted customer service to request a replacement, but they refused. I will never buy from PlantOGram again. They also sell bananas, so beware. Photo below

I purchased an American Beauty Dragonfruit and a Delight Dragonfruit from Ricardo's Nursery in Long Beach, CA. Great customer service. You can call them and talk to a human. They are very accommodating. Shipped exactly when I requested, and properly packaged. Both plants arrived in great shape. I also purchased two Dragonfruit from Ricardo's Nursery last year and my experience both years was great. My only complaint is that shipping cost more than I would have expected. I would buy from them again. They have a great selection of Dragonfruit, but unfortunately, they don't have bananas. Photo below of this year's two Dragonfruit in the ground.

Here's what I'm growing: Grand Naine, Namwa, Zebrina, Raja Puri, Patupi, & a mystery nanner
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Old 04-08-2022, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good sized banana plant there, Art!
I love the Dragonfruit plants, too!

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Not bad!!
That's a very nice looking banana!
It would take a few months to grow one like that from a tissue culture

Sorry to hear about that mango though, I'd be upset as well for the price.
It's barely a seedling
Varieties I'm Growing

From Corm/Pup
Dwarf Cavendish ○ Super Dwarf Cavendish ○ Grand Nain ○ Niņo ○ Manzano ○ Raja Puri ○ Tall Namwah ○ Blue Java ○ 1000 Fingers ○ Praying Hands ○ Orinoco ○ Variegated Florida ○ PR Red ○ California Gold ○ FHIA-03 Sweetheart

Puerto Rican Dwarf Plantain ○ African Rhino Horn

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Truly Tiny ○ Manzano ○ "Blue Java" ○ Dwarf Namwah ○ Thai Black ○ Veinte Cohol
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