California commercial orchardists have been planting DWN nursery stock since the 1940s. Here are some of today's Dave Wilson Nursery customers.
California Nut Co.
"Fraser Farms planted our first almond orchard in the 1960s with Dave Wilson Nursery trees. We continue to use their almond and walnut trees and are especially fond of their new Independence® almond. With partners and our own ground, we have 150 acres of Independence® trees ranging from 1 to 3 years, and we plan on planting an additional 150 acres. We have found that Independence® produces early and heavy, and our cultural costs are significantly less than other varieties. As a partner in California Nut Co., we are selling in-shell Independence® for the same price as Nonpareil in-shell with Independence® meats being only a few cents less. My sons-in-law, Nathan Mendes and Jody Cooper and I agree that for the financial future it makes sense to plant Independence® almond trees." -- Keith Fraser -- November 6, 2012
Family Tree Farms
David Jackson & Family
"If you want to keep up with the Jones - stay close to Dave Wilson Nursery.
"We have experienced quality, honesty and integrity as a family tradition at Dave Wilson Nursery."
-- David Jackson & Family -- July 31, 2012
Mike Weststeyn & Family - Ripon, CA
"For the past 20 years we have been buying Dave Wilson Nursery trees for our almond orchards. They have always provided top-notch customer service and excellent quality stock. Quality trees help our operation by providing profitable orchards. We were excited three years ago to plant Dave Wilson Nursery¹s new self-fertile variety, Independence® almond. These Independence® trees have grown vigorously and the crop load for a third-leaf tree was impressive." --Mike Weststeyn & Family -- September 23, 2011
Sun Valley Packing
Walter Jones & Family
"Since 1978, we have been buying Dave Wilson Nursery trees. Above all else, family is most important. So with three generations working at Sun Valley Packing and the fourth on the way, we truly appreciate the family-like atmosphere at Dave Wilson Nursery. Their exclusive relationship with Zaiger Genetics gives us an advantage to plant new varieties and helps give us that winning edge." -- Walter Jones & Family -- June 2, 2011
Jeff Spomer & Family - Kingsburg, CA
“For the past 12 years we have depended on Dave Wilson Nursery to provide us with the absolute best cherry, peach, nectarine, apricot, plum and interspecific varieties. Because of their continual commitment to their growers, Dave Wilson Nursery has given our farm an advantage with great trees that start off extremely well. A partnership like this gives our family farm an opportunity to succeed early and grow for the future farmers to come!” -- Jeff Spomer -- July 9, 2010
Tucker Family - Stetson, Colton & Ken Tucker pictured in second leaf almond orchard.
“We have planted Dave Wilson Nursery trees for over 15 years in our farming operations. They have always provided us with trees that start off well and grow vigorously. In today¹s market it is important that we, as farmers, achieve a high production without jeopardizing quality. Dave Wilson Nursery has always helped us in getting that extra added jump on early production. In addition, they always do their best to find whatever varieties you need, even on short notice, and their customer service is excellent.” --Ken Tucker -- October 29, 2009