Available for 2013 shipping
(April through December )
All Blueberry Plants (2-3 gallon pot)..........$35.00 each
4 or more plants.........$30.00 each
Available for 2013 shipping
(April through December)
All Blackberry and Raspberry
plants (2 or 3 gallon pot).........$25.00 each
4 or more bramble plants.........$23.00 each
Our plant prices went up in the fall of 2012, but will not rise for the spring and early summer of 2013. Shipping prices, though, have reduced since fall of 2012. We've finally reached a level of shipping that gives us (and our customers!) a better rate. In many cases, for zones 1 and 2, shipping has gone down by 30-50%, and by 20-30% for zone 3 customers. Meanwhile, our plant prices have increased, but quantity discounts are back, lowering the overall total cost for our customers. I try very hard to find the most economical way to get our plants to you safely and in good condition, and I appreciate the continued support of dedicated gardeners. Choosing certified organic plants to use in your gardens is a choice for health and longevity of our country, and a trust to pass on to our children and grand-children. Thank you all very much!
Keith Uridel and family
Our plants are shipped in boxes
that hold either two
or four plants, and the shipping rates
for these boxes are listed below. Please try to order in
quantities of either 2 or 4 plants. The 4 plant box is the
most economical as regards shipping charges.
Please keep in mind with combined spring orders of brambles (raspberry and blackberry) and blueberries that some brambles won't be ready to ship until June. We can ship your blueberries in spring, and brambles later, or we can hold the blueberries to ship until the brambles are ready.
If you want them shipped as available, plan on separate boxes for raspberries and blueberries.
When do plants ship?
Most blueberry and bramble cultivars are ready to ship in April
unless otherwise noted. Sold out blueberry and bramble cultivars will be
available again in August or June, respectively, when the next batch of plants are mature.
We will not ship a plant that does not have a strong root system.
Potted plants can be planted anytime of the year (as long as soil is workable), as they have a complete, fully functional root system.
Please see sidebar for a list of states to which we are unable to ship potted plants
during the growing season. Due to our organic producer
status, we are unable (and unwilling) to treat your plants with
toxic pesticides. We are only able to ship our plants to these states if we ship bare
root. These are the only states to which we ship bare-root
See below for ordering bare-root plants.
Please print out the order form (see navigation bar or top-right of this page for link) and write down what you want. Add shipping charges (see below), and tax (if you are from Indiana). Make checks or money orders out to Backyard Berry Plants.
Mail order form and your payment to us at the address listed. Remember to include your address to which the plants will ship, as well as your email address and phone number so we can contact you.
Sorry, but we do not accept credit cards directly at this time.
For information on using PayPal with us, please send an email inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All transactions with PayPal
have an added 3% handling charge.
We try to have a good inventory of what we offer, but if you do not want substitutions, email us to make sure we have the cultivars you want.
Pre-payment will reserve your plants until the best shipping time.
Remember, just give us a call or send an email with any questions, and we'll be glad to help you.
For strawberries, please use the shipping tables found on the strawberry page, as the tables below are only for blueberries and brambles.
To determine your shipping zone and rates, use the table below
to find your ship zone based on the state to which the plants will
Then go to the second table to find the cost per package to your ship zone.
All rates are per package.
NOTE: The tables below are for blueberries, blackberries, and blackberries. DO NOT use this table to determine shipping on strawberry plants. Go to the strawberry page on our website to find the shipping charges for the strawberries.
Determine your shipping zone
|Shipping Zone 1||Shipping Zone 2||Shipping Zone 3|
|IN, OH, IL||All other stares east of
as well as TX, LA, AR, MO, IA, MN
|All western states and those not listed in zone 1 or 2|
Your Shipping cost per package
(rates effective 8/27/2012)
Shipping Cost Examples:
If you order 8 plants and are in zone 2,
$52.00 ($26.00 x 2, 4-plant boxes) would be your shipping charges.
If you order 6 plants and are in zone 3,
$54.00 ($22.00 for 1, 2-plant box + $32.00 for 1, 4-plant box) would be your shipping charges.
If you have any questions about how to figure your shipping
rates, please contact us by phone or at
For states that prohibit shipping of
potted plants, we can send them bare-root.
Blueberries can ship bare-root in October through November
and March (all zones).
(We cannot ship blueberry plants to Oregon due to the concern of blueberry scorch virus. This virus does not occur in Indiana, but our state does not actively track nor test for bsv. Oregon requires certified testing for each shipment, and Indiana has no certified testing program.)
Raspberries and blackberries can be shipped bare-root March to early April ONLY (see sidebar). All plants listed for spring availability can ship bare-root. (Brambles can bare-root ship in fall to USDA hardiness zones 6-12 only)
These plants will have much stronger, and more complete, root systems than those that have been field dug. We only ship bare-root to the states listed in the sidebar. To all other states we ship potted plants only.
PLEASE CONTACT US TO DETERMINE BARE-ROOT SHIPPING RATES
We will ship you true-to-name plants that were propagated from
virus-free stock, and they will be healthy and hardy, and free of
pests. By following the planting guides and reading the Plant
Care and FAQ
page, you have access to the same methods that make our plants
successful here on the farm. Plant them in locations suitable for them, care
for them as we have laid out, and you have the best chance for
Our plants are very strong, and in 10 years of selling them locally, we have had only a handful of times when a plant needed to be replaced. Damage in shipment is a real possibility, so check your plants when you unpack them. Any damage that occurs in shipping will be covered by the shipping company, as long as they are notified immediately. Save all boxing in case they want to inspect it. Also notify us if you observe shipping damage to the box and plants within.
If for some other reason the plant dies in its first year, and you feel there was no lack of care or attention on your part, and it was not struck down by weather (check your planting zone), wildlife, or careening lawn mowers, we can discuss what can be done.
At most we would refund the base price of the plant, or send you another for the cost of shipping. Shipping charges will only be refunded or replaced if a plant is damaged in shipping, and at no other point will shipping or boxing fees be refunded.
Of course, if you notice your plants seem unhealthy for some reason, please email us with the symptoms, as we may well know how to help you steer your plants back on course to health. We want you to succeed, but all things worthwhile require your attention. Berry plants are fun and rewarding to grow, and although they are low-maintenance, they still need your attention to thrive and survive.
See our Guarantee
at bottom of page. Remember to check planting zones
before ordering a plant. This link will take you to the
planting zone map. This map can use your zip code to find
your hardiness zone.
All northern highbush blueberries we sell do well in zones 5-8, with some growing well in zones 3 or 8-9. Our southern highbush blueberries thrive in warmer districts, such as Texas, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and California, generally zones 8-10. Fall Red Raspberries do well from zones 3-11, but Jewell and Royalty are zones 4-8. Our blackberries do fine in zones 5-9. Check the cultivar for specific zone guidelines.
We are unable to ship potted berry plants to the following states due to the Japanese Beetle Harmonization Plan. We are able to ship plants to these states bare-root only: AK, ID, NV, OR(no blueberries), UT. These states require our potted stock to be treated with pesticides before shipping, and that we will not do. For all other states, our cultural management practices meet with the protocols set forth by the JBH Plan. As research increases, it may in future allow untreated, potted plant shipments to the states listed above. All other states may receive shipments of potted plant stock from our nursery. All of our plants are untreated and meet the USDA organic growing standards.
(raspberries and blackberries) can only be shipped
bare-root in the early spring (March-April) in USDA
I have tried fall-planting bare-root brambles here at our farm (zone 5), and I have found a very high mortality rate over winter. Brambles need to establish a root system that has good soil contact before winter sets in.
Potted brambles, however, will overwinter fine in their pots here at our nursery. I have had 100% survival from summer and fall planted, potted brambles.
Bare-root brambles will transplant well for fall planting in USDA zones 7-9.
If you receive bare-root plants, make sure to open them up, moisten the roots, then keep them wrapped until you can plant them (hopefully within a day). The sooner they get in the ground and watered (which gently settles the soil and media around their roots), the better their chance of surviving and flourishing. Do not worry about frosts (the shoots are still dormant), as long as the roots are in the soil, watered, and mulched, the plant will awaken with your spring.