Welcome to the second online catalog of Dahlia tubers grown in the Matanuska Valley by the Persistent Farmer! After years of growing these wonderful flowers for cut flowers, I have learned enough to pursue this part of the growing cycle, selling the tubers. This past year, I committed more space to production & now have a solid tuber inventory which allows me to offer them for sale this spring. I grew 80 new varieties in 2012, many of which produced enough tubers for sale. So check the "New Dahlia" section often. I will add new ones as I take them out of storage and evaluate them. Now the goal of "Import Substitution" is a reality - why ship in what we can grow well here?
The 2012 growing season produced some great cut flowers which I sold last summer at the Anchorage Farmers Market at 15th & Cordova. Look for your old favorites and exciting new varieties this year!
Though the past summer was somewhat cool, my 2012 crop produced three times more Alaska hardy tubers than the year before. Thanks to the custumers who supported my initial effort last ear, I am able to offer more varieties at better prices.
I plan to be at the anchorage Farmer Market at 15th and Cordova again this summer as soon as the flowers begin blooming in July with fresh cut dahlias. I will have u-pick flowers July- September for wedding and other special events, just contact me for more info. I am working on offering tours during peak of the season with lunch and take home bouquets from my farm at the base of Hatcher Pass.
Alaskans know that by the time you are reading this, each day is bringing more minutes of daylight edging toward our vibrant summers. Order early so you can plant early and enjoy blooms sooner. Since I am based in Alaska, you can save shipping and handling charges by meeting me locally to pick up your orders before most outside companies will even ship. Look for that to begin in the first week of March, when the Iditarod dogs are running for Nome and spring begins!
Join the anticipation of another season of beautiful and colorful blooms to enjoy with family and friends!
Rob Wells - The Persistent Farmer