Bulbs forum: Allium Bulbs

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Name: Bill Kurek
Lake Placid, FL (Zone 9b)
Aug 18, 2014 1:56 PM CST
I was hoping for some feedback in regards to Alliums. I have access to some Very Nice Allium bulbs from a Dutch grower that I do a little business with. I've gotten to know these nice folks pretty well and they take really good care of me!! I guess they like me...lol... Smiling
From what I'm seeing on the internet in regards to pricing is nuts!! Thumbs down I'm all for making a small profit but I'm not looking to become Bill Gates I tip my hat to you.
Quite a few of the online mail order companies/nursery's that I'm seeing are "Really Proud" of the Allium bulbs they're selling nodding Thumbs down nodding
One example is Globemaster, the average price for 1 bulbs is about $10.00
Another is Giganteum, the average price for those is about $7.50 -$8.00

They have several other varieties that looked very interesting where if I did decide to get some I would be able to offer them for a substantial savings from what I'm seeing other places charge. I'm done with Caladiums for the 2014 season, we're just watching the 2015 caladium harvest grow like crazy(they're looking great so far!!!)
Seeing as I have a little free time(I can only play so much golf) I was thinking about doing some Fall planting bulbs Smiling
I will only get the BIGGEST bulbs they carry and that looks to be the 20+ cm bulbs Hurray!
An example of some pricing I would offer would be a single Globemaster bulb for $7.50 or a single Giganteum for $5.50
Naturally the more bulbs purchased, the more of a discount I can offer!! Thumbs up

Are these real popular with you folks up North? We can't grow them here in South Central Florida, it's just wayyy to hot!!! Grumbling

I can also get my hands on some New Daffodil varieties. :"Tropical Sunset", "Blazing Starlet" and "Sunny Girlfriend". These are 14/16 cm bulbs. I'm seeing these priced at about a dollar a bulb. I can offer these at .70 cents each with prices to drop even further for larger orders.
If I decide to venture in to Fall bulb business I will offer Tiered pricing similar to the way I sell Caladium bulbs.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!

Happy Gardening!!

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Aug 18, 2014 2:28 PM CST
I'd be interested (in spite of just placing a substantial order for fall planted bulbs).
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Aug 25, 2014 5:09 PM CST
Bill, I just finished placing my Daffodil orders & think planting 300 bulbs will be all I can handle this year but if you're looking to make this a regular thing; I will certainly be interested in daffs that do well for naturalizing in the south. I *want* more daffs & I *want* them now but I know I can't handle more than that this year.
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