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Title: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: Jack, Nipomo on March 12, 2022, 09:07:27 AM
Based on TFF member Kona Fruit Farm's posting on Lara Farms, I ordered two Pickering Mangos from them.  They arrived yesterday from Florida to CA in excellent shape.  1 gallon pots, very well packed, nicely grafted trees.  Good price, reasonable shipping.  I have been planting mangos for a couple of years counting on "global warming" and so far they are doing well.  Many are dwarfs and will remain in 15 gal pots, but half are planted out.  I have plants from other Fla vendors, but am very impressed with price, quality, and packing from Lara Farms.  These 1 gal trees will spend a year or so in the greenhouse before planting out.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: CTMIAMI on March 12, 2022, 11:38:36 AM
Yes, I'm glad to see Julian doing well. He has some varieties that are hard to find. For example, 7 Sour Sop cultivars. Last week I passed by and picked up two, a Cuban and Whitman Fibreless 3 gallons, absolute beauties, an inch at the base ready to go in the ground. He is shipping to all 50 states, an advantage.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: Kevin Jones on March 12, 2022, 12:22:49 PM
Based on your recommendation... I also order a Mango Pickering.

Kevin

Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: Longranger on March 12, 2022, 04:41:39 PM
Based on recent recommendations I got a Ross Sapote and Canistel Trompo, both 3 gallons. I am very happy with what I got.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: shaneatwell on March 12, 2022, 05:00:47 PM
Is the Lara farms everyone discusses her the one that's 3 miles north of the fruit and spice park?  Stopped by today and besides some beautiful established trees all I saw was a smattering of mango trees all like 20gal.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: Epicatt2 on March 12, 2022, 06:00:35 PM
I'd been looking for a 'Pickering' for a while now and after seeing today's earlier post about Lara Farms decided to check them out and managed to order one of their grafted ones in a one gallon pot.  Price was reasonable.

Thanx for the heads-up on here . . .   TFF is a great resource!

Paul M.
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Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: Jaboticaba45 on March 12, 2022, 07:18:38 PM
Is the Lara farms everyone discusses her the one that's 3 miles north of the fruit and spice park?  Stopped by today and besides some beautiful established trees all I saw was a smattering of mango trees all like 20gal.
I believe so. I stopped by there a few years ago after looking at the park. Trees were quality and the prices were great.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: Tropicalgrower89 on March 12, 2022, 08:59:42 PM
I've gotten a 1 gallon Ross Sapote and a Pace Mamey from Lara Farms. They both arrived in excellent shape.  :)
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: dwfl on March 12, 2022, 09:49:18 PM
Is the Lara farms everyone discusses her the one that's 3 miles north of the fruit and spice park?  Stopped by today and besides some beautiful established trees all I saw was a smattering of mango trees all like 20gal.

Yes, they have a separate area for smaller trees like 1/3/7gallon.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: JR561 on March 13, 2022, 04:26:49 PM
Is the Lara farms everyone discusses her the one that's 3 miles north of the fruit and spice park?  Stopped by today and besides some beautiful established trees all I saw was a smattering of mango trees all like 20gal.

Lots of grafted plants in the shade house.
Title: Re: Lara Farms tree source
Post by: ryanscion on March 20, 2022, 10:23:47 PM
I also wanted to share that I ordered from Lara Farms after seeing such positive reviews. I am not willing to pay so much for mango trees here in SoCal (sometimes Iíll see prices over $300 for a 15 gallon mango tree but the tree itself is so small) and I do not mind buying smaller trees because Iím playing the long game (donít mind waiting a while before theyíre ready to hold fruit). Anyway, the trees arrived in great condition and are currently acclimating to my yard under the shade. I wanted to share pictures of the shipment in case any one else is looking to purchase from Julian and was curious to see how it all looks. I would recommend Lara Farms to anyone looking for smaller grafted mango trees.


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Ryanscion