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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #150 on: September 08, 2016, 04:08:53 PM »
What is the name of that nursery? Do they ship plants? Even to California? Many true nurseries only deal with commercial bulk purchasers and can't be bothered to deal with individuals.

That nursery doesn't ship plants but deal with individuals all the time. An $85 markup + shipping charges was still mind boggling but people paid for them so I guess there was enough demand. I wouldn't pay 100 + shipping for any guava but for 15 I got one.

I've bought from TT before and would still stop by and buy from them but not before checking other sources to make sure I'm not giving away $85.

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #151 on: October 04, 2016, 04:51:29 PM »
so far, my experience has been good. I ordered 3 mango tree . two arrive in a very bad shape and 1 was good.  Eventually, the two bad one never recovered. Toptropical is giving me a refund for the two that die.
I also got a lychee from them 3months ago . It arrive 2-3days later in great condition. It is now sending out lots of flowers.
From my experience from ordering online mango, regardless of which vendor, I always noticed that if the plant arrive in wilted, bad condition. It is 100% that the plant will not make it at all.

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #152 on: October 05, 2016, 09:04:14 AM »
so far, my experience has been good. I ordered 3 mango tree . two arrive in a very bad shape and 1 was good.  Eventually, the two bad one never recovered. Toptropical is giving me a refund for the two that die.

You call that a "GOOD" experience?   :o Boycott the bastards! 

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #153 on: March 19, 2020, 01:32:59 AM »
Anyone in SoCal ordered from Top Tropicals? I am thinking to order a Makok Sapodilla from them, since I cannot find it anywhere else. But the story about mislabelled plants they shipped really discourage me.

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #154 on: March 19, 2020, 02:36:35 AM »
Anyone in SoCal ordered from Top Tropicals? I am thinking to order a Makok Sapodilla from them, since I cannot find it anywhere else. But the story about mislabelled plants they shipped really discourage me.
Have you checked champa nursery in El Monte? I bought mine from them and looks like they have Makok in stock per their website.

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #155 on: March 19, 2020, 08:40:30 AM »
Anyone in SoCal ordered from Top Tropicals? I am thinking to order a Makok Sapodilla from them, since I cannot find it anywhere else. But the story about mislabelled plants they shipped really discourage me.

https://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/2785/0/

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #156 on: March 19, 2020, 11:03:23 AM »
I've had multiple mislabeled trees from them, including a Tong Dam that turned out to be a PSM, a Quidnau that turned out to be a Cac, a Dominicana that turned out to be a Glenn, and a Heidi that was actually a Tommy Atkins. An unacceptably high rate of mislabeled trees.

So in addition to this, we had a Manilita that turned out to be a Carabao.
And I think the mango we got from them labeled “Sia Siam” might actually be Hong Sa.

Makes you wonder if they deliberately mislabel trees.

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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #157 on: March 20, 2020, 12:55:53 AM »
I've spent a small fortune at Top Tropicals. The mango trees I got from them are the ones I don't see/ find anywhere else. (I'm sure its mislabeled :D). I too bought a Heidi (or was it Mesk) from them 2 yrs back. It actually bore three delicious, medium size fibreless fruit last season but they didn't look like any Heidi/Mesk I saw on the internet (I have pics of the fruit). Carambolas....time will tell LOL. Sapodillas are expensive...and time will tell :). Half of my fortune with them was for flowering trees/shrubs/ and vines. So far they seem true. Mulberries have come true to label. Guavas....bought a "Kilo" (cv.) from them with small fruit on it...it ripened small with orange flesh...super sweet and delicious ...planted it and it died with standing water. I wonder if I'll get lucky again :).
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Re: Another experience with Top Tropicals Nursery
« Reply #158 on: March 26, 2020, 01:24:19 AM »
Thank you everyone for the responses, i really appreaciate all. I've decided not to buy it from TT, i cannot spend 5 years caring for a tree that will turn out not true to its label. I will probably get it from champa, or graft some makok scions to my Alano. Hawkfish, i called champa, they do have makok in stock now. Thanks. How is your makok now? I had some bad experience bought a 7 gallon soursop tree for $200 from champa that has a bad rootbound and died after a year.

 

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