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Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby DanMomii » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:35 pm

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Hi everybody,

Just wondering if anybody has bought from Epicenter lately and knows the prices for both the seedling and duke 7 rootstock trees. I have emailed them a few times and have not gotten a response. Thanks.

Dan

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby Ed of Somis » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:19 am

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I would love to hear from somebody that has actually ordered and received avo trees from epi. They seem to be doing something very few people are doing with unique avo varieties.

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby Jason (palo alto) » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:54 am

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I bought 2, one for myself and one for a friend. They were on seedling rootstock. Mine died, don't think I can blame them though, I had a busy year and a lot of my garden got neglected. Not sure how my friend's is doing.
They were $35 each.

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby DanMomii » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:45 pm

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Thanks Jason. Anybody know the price for the duke 7 rootstock trees?

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby MarkN » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:11 am

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DanMomii wrote:Hi everybody,

Just wondering if anybody has bought from Epicenter lately and knows the prices for both the seedling and duke 7 rootstock trees. I have emailed them a few times and have not gotten a response. Thanks.

Dan


They wouldn't return my email either. That's bad business.

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby DanMomii » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:36 pm

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Hi Mark,

I talked with the owner of Epicenter today, I think his name is Freddie. Anyway he said that they are not offering clonal rootstock this year just seedling rootstock. Trees are $35 dollars apiece, and they will be offering Sharwill this year along with all their other varieties.

Dan

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby MarkN » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:27 am

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Thanks. Think I'll source budwood from the university and graft my own on to West IndiesXGuatemalan rootstock. I don't like Mexican rootstock.

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby epicenter » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:04 pm

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Hi Mark and Dan-
It's a horrible experience to read that one's own business hasn't been returning e-mails. That's part of my job as an owner of Epicenter, and I can't really understand it because I had thought (until now) that my line of communication was straightforward and that I had been returning everyone's e-mails. I'll have to look into it with my web site guy.
Anyway-sorry about the lack of response.
We're not offering trees on Duke 7 this year because of major problems with them last season. Many of the Duke rootstocks died on us (crown rot) for no obvious reason that we could understand: the plants that didn't die thrived and grew into healthy trees. We didn't have any of that problem with our seedling trees, and since the clonal rootstocks were very expensive for us to purchase, we decided to discontinue them for the time being. We're grafting everything onto Zutano this year, and the trees will be selling for $37 each.
The variety list contains: Nimlioh, Jan Boyce, Queen, Hellen, Bonny Doon, Pinkerton, Reed, Sharwil, Ardith, Edranol, Green Gold, Nowells, and a few odds and ends.
Sorry about any confusion our poor communication skills may have caused.
Ellen (and Freddy)

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby pachinko799 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:50 am

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When will you begin selling them this year?

Re: Price for Epicenter Avocado trees?

Postby Axel » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:58 am

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I highly recommend that people buy from Epicenter. We need a nursery that propagates heirloom trees, and Freddy and Ellen are doing exactly that.

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