An Interview with Bob Wells

Hey folks I am literallly slamed hanging out with a huge group of TSP folks and attending some amazing workshops and presentations but we did get this video up for you guys.  This is from last week when Josiah and I went out to Lindale to meet Bob Wells.

13 Responses to An Interview with Bob Wells

  1. Whoa whoa whoa WHOA. Avocado hardy up to zone 8? I can’t believe I’m only just not hearing about this.

    • just now*

    • I did some quick research as this interests me greatly (I’m in 8b in Oregon). Found a site with multiple cold-hardy varieties.

      Brazos Belle
      Fantastic Avacado
      Joey Avacado
      Lila (do not confuse with Lula)
      Poncho

      I’m going to see if I can find a local source.

    • Definitely.

      Don’t expect the avocado to taste like the ones in the store (Hass). I haven’t personally eaten them, but very read mixed reviews online. I’ve also met (but can’t remember who it was off hand) who has had a few of the “green” varieties (the more cold hardy ones), and they weren’t all that impressed.

      We’re going to trial Mexicola here eventually. But we do have a Hass we’ll be babying for a few years.

  2. Literally slammed? Now you’re just screwing with us Jack… lol

  3. Need to get him set up with a MSB discount! :)

  4. I’ve ordered twice from Bob Well’s in the last 2-3 months and was happy with everything. Nice to have a face to go with the voice on the phone now.

  5. Satsumas are the best citrus on the planet. I mean literally nothing else comes close. (At least for “orange like” citruses). Once you go satsumas you never go back.

  6. I’ll be sure to call Bob for some Pink Lady apple and a pomegranate tree.

  7. We made all of our fruit and nut purchases from Bob this year. Only an hour drive from our place. Small hick up on our order of 30 trees and bushes and Bob made it right plus hooked us up extra for our troubles. Bobs truly a planters best resource. Bob Wells is our go to nursery.

  8. Just finalized an order for about 30 food forest shrubs and trees for our lake place in Alabama zone 8A. I learned the shipping cost for up to 500 pounds was less that I thought it would be ($150). Bob reviewed my order for cross pollinators and Rob offered to put everything in containers for a reduced cost to make sure the bare root stuff would not pop out in transit. Thanks Jack for the great resource!

  9. Just finalized an order for about 30 food forest shrubs and trees for our lake place in Alabama zone 8A. I learned the shipping cost for up to 500 pounds was less that I thought it would be ($150). Bob reviewed my order for cross pollinators and Rob offered to put everything in containers for a reduced cost to make sure the bare root stuff would not pop out in transit. Thanks Jack for the great resource!