All Citrus shrubs and trees, CDFA & USDA certified, for the Eastern half of the Country, except FL, will go to Raleigh for reshipment by Growquest delivery agents or FedEx Ground shipping from Charlotte. There will be a limited amount of Citrus plants and roses in Charlotte for will calls and spot purchase. California grown citrus for export comes out of Northern California and may not be as large and mature as some of the citrus you see in my videos and photos since that is often Southern California citrus which is larger per container size due to the much longer growing season and higher heat for growing So Cal has.
The Raleigh truck, refrigerated, leaves California Thursday evening and arrive Sunday in Raleigh for will Raleigh will call orders and deliveries to Mid Atlantic States on Monday.
Northern California grown citrus is the FINEST citrus for sale in USA and Canada and meets all current USDA regulations. For more info on citrus in the USA please visit http://www.saveourcitrus.org/
Orders are assembled on Wednesday for Thursday shipping. Plants are stored at 38F. and do not suffer from any transport strees.
Most orders need to be paid for by Wednesday morning for shipping on Thursday. Large citrus orders need to be paid for on Tuesday for Thursday shipping so that the trees can properly accounted for in compliance with USDA and CFDA regulations.
Why North Carolina?
Gardeners of the Northeast, Atlantic and Southeast States are demanding higher quality plant material in fast growing garden and landscape plant market for Growquest and many other leading nursery businesses. Most people would be surprised to find out that a vast amount of plant material used on the Atlantic coast is grown in Oregon, Washington and California on the Atlantic is shipped in weekly during the gardening season.
Growquest has secured weekly service from Northern and Southern California via refrigerated trucks to transport roses, citrus and other sub tropical fruit and olive trees, and just about any other plant(s) you could want from premium California growers like Village Nursery, Monrovia Nursery, Monterey Bay Nursery and many others.
Growquest does not cannot transport citrus to TX or FL, that is no,no.
Growquest is also working with regional growers of potted roses, citrus and other Southeast grown plant material for sales and distribution with our own plant material, using are same grower to your home or site delivery service we operate with in California.
Additionally we will be able to ship roses, olive trees and other plant to locations in the South East and Mid West at reduced rates to consumers, due to the shorter distances.
We look forward to expanding our base of nationwide shipping operations in the winter spring 2013.