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2021 MANTS Show Specials:

  • Summer/Fall Orders Early Order Discount 

    Place your plug and liner orders for our Summer Fall season by June 1st, 2020 and receive a 10% Early Order Discount.

    R2’s Summer Fall season includes an extended offering of pansy & violas, discounted 288 and 162 seed annuals for Fall production, and our extensive list of perennials.  R2’s Summer Fall season is for shipment young plant shipments for July 1st – October 26th 2021 .

  • Garden Mum Liner: Early Order Discount 

    Order your Fall Garden Mum Liners from R2 by March 15th, 2020 and receive a 10% Early Order Discount.

Raker-Roberta's specialty is custom growing
Raker-Roberta's Young Plants is the leading wholesaler of custom grown plugs and liners in North America. Through both seed and vegetative propagation, Raker-Roberta's supplies over 3,000 plant varieties to greenhouses and nurseries around the planet.

Address:   10371 Rainey Rd. Litchfield, MI 49252
Email:  susieraker@raker.com     Contact:   Susie Raker
Phone:  517-542-2316   FAX:  517-542-2565

             



Perennials
Plug and Liner starter trays for perennial growers. R2’s custom grown offering includes over 4000 perennials. Most of our perennial offering is available for shipment all year and available in multiple tray sizes.

Spring Planned Availability
Plug and Liner material that will be available for at once needs this spring. R2 will be growing over 20,000 trays of annuals this Spring to have on hand for any last-minute needs that you may have this season. You can view our current live availability on www.raker.com

Houseplants

Tropical Houseplants available in a 18 strip tray.

R2 introduced an 18 Strip houseplant program for the 2020 spring season.  Expansion of this offering was made for the 2021 spring season.  Quantities of our Houseplant Liner program are limited and are selling out quickly for 2021.

Sowing Line in Action
Every year we sow hundreds of thousands of trays. Here is look at our sowing line in action.

New Sticking Machine
We recently purchased an ISO Cutting Planter 2500. R2 is always looking to advance in our use of technology in our production processes.



Dibble Machine
Here you will see our 36 strips going through our Dibble Machine before they head to our sticking lines where the cuttings will be placed into each cell.

CONTACT US If you ever have questions or concerns regarding your plant products, please feel free to contact Raker-Roberta's. We believe open, honest communication is key to a successful business relationship. Raker-Roberta's caters to small and medium-sized growers.

CUSTOM PRODUCTION In addition to the plant varieties we list, a Raker-Roberta's specialty is custom growing. Once a custom is approved, the minimum for seed items is only 3 trays and vegetative items is only 200 cuttings.

QUOTE SERVICE Always submit your order to Raker-Roberta's for a competitive bid. Our pricing structure is intricate to provide small and medium-sized growers with the best possible price on plugs and liners. This service is no charge to you and ensures you are getting the best price.

AVAILABILITY / SPECULATION In addition to custom-grown items, we maintain an extensive “at-once” inventory. Our real-time inventory management system ensures trays ordered online (www.raker.com/availability) are truly in-stock. When you order a tray from Raker-Roberta's Availability / Speculation, you will receive that tray (not a substitute).

DELIVERY We ship service directly to your greenhouse. Our tested packaging delivers high-quality plants intact and ready-to-grow. Additionally, a 50-tray order qualifies for private (grower) delivery. Simply ask and we will place your order on our patented shipping cradle system. Plant products ship via FedEx and UPS. Or, pick up your order.

DISCOUNTS Preparation is vital to success. Raker rewards readiness with two discounts that apply regardless of the season: Early Order and Volume. Early Order provides a 10% discount on any order by November 1st. Volume rewards an automatic discount between 8-33% (depending on your order history).

TAGS Raker-Roberta's is a simple solution for your plant tag purchases. If tags are not provided as part of a patent, let us know and we will delivery them with your plants. Our small bundle sizes (and delivery savings) make ordering tags from Raker-Roberta's a smart choice.

TRAYS We primarily grow product in 6 tray sizes (3 plug & 3 liner trays). In addition to these standard tray sizes, we have the ability to grow product in another 24 sizes.

TRIAL GARDENS We continuously research and evaluate new and existing plant varieties. Our yearly Trials provide more than four acres of over 3,000 plant varieties in three Trial categories: row, hanging basket, and container . Please visit us during the summer to experience our world renowned trials.

BROKERS All Raker-Roberta's orders route through our network of 30 broker offices. This network completely covers North America – for a list of brokers, please contact us.


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