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Trade Dahlias for Free with Dahlia Swap

Trade Dahlia Tubers for Free with Dahlia Swap

What’s better than a great deal on top-quality dahlias? Dahlia swaps! Like all dahlia lovers, we’re always hunting for new varieties. If you also love a good trade, lets get together.

Sign up below to be the first to know when swap season begins again. We expect to start putting together trades in January 2024!

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The
Great Dahlia Swap
of 2023

Last season, we traded 1800 home-grown, pre-divided tubers with gardeners and farmers all over America, many of whom had never shipped their own dahlias before. Boy was it fun opening all those boxes that spring! 

What would have cost us 18 to 25 grand only cost about $600 in postage. Dahlia swaps saved us more than 95% over retail prices, and we were able to scoop varieties that would have been nearly impossible to get through the dahlia hunger games, even if we had the budget.

We LOVE dahlia swaps, and we know you'll love them too!

We've got plans to make Dahlia Swap available to many more people starting winter 2024. Sign up on our interest form below to be the first to know when swapping season begins!

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It's the Fun and Free Way to Feed Your Habit!

How to trade dahlia tubers

Step 1 – CHECK OUR LISTS
Check out our wish list and our varieties available for trade. 

 

If you've got some varieties to trade that aren't on our wish list, ask us if we'd like them anyway! We just might. There are thousands out there, and we simply haven't discovered them all yet.


 

Step 2 – MAKE A DEAL
Email us what you have available for trade and what you’d like in return. This year we will have a (10) tuber minimum (ten tubers traded for ten tubers). No maximum, though. We love big swaps!

Note: we are trading individual, pre-divided tubers with at least one visible eye per tuber, not clumps.

 


Step 3 – CONFIRM TRADE IN SPRING
We will email you in the spring just before shipping time to finalize our swap. This is the time to let us know if any of your tubers you had set aside to trade with us did not make it through the winter.

 

Once the trade is finalized, it's on to shipping!

 


Step 4 – SHIP
All our swaps will go out during our FIRST shipping window (April 17-28). Please ship your tubers to us during this timeframe as well (see FAQs for a few exceptions).
 

Please clearly mark each tuber and pack them safely. If you've never done this before, don't worry. We'll send you instructions for a few easy and inexpensive shipping options to make sure your tubers make it to us safely.

 


Step 5 – PLANT YOUR DAHLIAS!
That's it! It's really a lot of fun swapping dahlias. It's one of our favorite ways to get new breeds into our collection, and we think you'll love it, too.

How it works
What we've got

Dahlia Tubers Available to Trade

Here are the varieties we currently have available to trade. Most of these are also currently for sale. We keep a careful eye on stock, so this list will be frequently updated.

Our Wish List

This is our list of varieties we would love to receive from you. If you have any that are not on this list, please don't be shy - tell us about them anyway! There are so many out there, we simply haven't discovered them all yet.


You can also download this list as a spreadsheet at this link.

What we want

AC Ben

AC Big Mary

AC Devin

AC Jeri

Advance

All That Jazz

Alloway Candy

Almand Joy (Climax)

Amber Queen

American Beauty

Andy's Legacy

Apple Blossom

Arbatax

Audrey Grace

Bacardi

Big Brother

Black Jack

Black Narcissus

Bloomquist Alan

Bloomquist Blush

Bloomquist Compare

Bloomquist Cream

Bloomquist Ginnie

Bloomquist Golden

Bloomquist Jean

Bloomquist Mojo

Bloomquist Sam

Bloomquist Tory P

Bodacious

Bracken Rose

Bracken Sarah

Brown Sugar

Bumble Rumble

Burlesca

Cafe au Lait Mini

Caitlin's Joy

Camano Buz

Camano Mordor

Caramel Antique

Caribbean Fantasy

Center Court

Checkers

Cheers

Cherish

Chewy

Chilson's Pride

Chimacum Nadjae

Citron du Cap

Clearview Butterscotch

Clearview Daniel

Clearview Danielle

Clearview Jonas

Clearview Peachy

Coseytown Baby Cakes

Coseytown Bounty

Coseytown Dexter

Coseytown Gale

Coseytown Kay

Coseytown Mason

Coseytown Penny

Daddy's Girl

Dad's Favorite

Daisy Duke

Day Dreamer

Dazzle Me

Edna C

Elma Elizabeth

Enchantress

Eveline

Ferncliff Copper

Ferncliff Illusion

Ferncliff Rusty

Ferncliff Spice

Frank Holmes

French Doll

Gabbie's Wish

Gabrielle Marie

Genova

Gerrie Hoek

Giggles

Ginger Snap

Gitts Attention

Gitts Crazy

Glorie Van Noordwijk

Gloriosa

Hamari Gold

Hamilton Lillian

Hapet Champagne

Henriette

Hillcrest Kismet

Hillcrest Suffusion

Hilltop Glo

Hollyhill Black Beauty

Hollyhill Cotton Candy

Hollyhill Electra

Hollyhill Gloria

Hollyhill Miss White

Hollyhill Orange Ice

Hollyhill Peachy Keen

Honey Dew

Honeymoon

Hy Patti

Ice Tea

Intrigue

Irish D Porter

Irish Ruffles

Isabel

Islander

Jitterbug

Jomanda

Jowey Nicky

Jowey Paula

Jowey Winnie

Just Peachy

Karmel Korn

KA's Bella Luna

KA's Boho Peach

KA's Champagne

KA's Cloud

KA's Keltie Rose

KA's Khaleesi

KA's Mocha Jo

KA's Mocha Katie

KA's Mocha Maya

KA's Peppercorn

KA's Rosie Jo

Kelgai Ann

Kenora Lisa

Ketchup & Mustard

Koko Puff

Lady Darlene

Lakeview Lucky

Lakeview Peach Fuzz

L'Ancresse

Lark's Ebbe

Le Baron

Lilac Time

Little Scottie

Lynn Slight

Mai Tai

Marionberry Milkshake

Midnight Moon

Mikayla Miranda

Mingus Phillip Sr

Miss Amara

Mister Frans

MM Buttercream

My Hero

My Love

Myrtle's Folly

Mystique

Narrows Ryder

Netherton Cindy

N-Force

Nick Sr

Nijinsky

Omega

Orange Globe

Oreti Adele

Orsett Beauty

OVA-JO

Parkland Tribute

Penhill Dark Monarch

Penhill Watermelon

Pinelands Princess

Pink Runner

Pink Sylvia (Sandra)

Pooh

Preference

Punkin Spice

Red Fox

River's Yellow Snow

Robann Creamsicle

Robin Hood

Rock Star

Ryecroft Jan

Salish Twilight Girl

Salmon Runner

Sandia Brocade

Scaur Swinton

Sebastian

Senior's Hope

Sherwood's Peach

Show'N'Tell

Sierra Glow

Silver Years

Skipley Lois Jean

Skipley Snoho Bill

Skipley Spot of Gold

Skipley Swan Song

Small World

Snoho Doris

Snoho Les

Snoho Sonia

Snowbound

Steve Meggos

Strawberry Cream

Suncrest

Sweet Love

Sylvia Craig Hunter

Tahoma Kelli

Take Off

Teddy

Valley Porcupine

Valley Rust Bucket

Valley Tawny

Verrone's Obsidian

Vicki

Voodoo

Westerton Lilian

Wine Eyed Jill

Woodland's Wildthing

Wyn's NEW Pastel

Yvonne

Zorro

FAQ

What if I want to cancel my trade? 

If you change your mind, you can cancel the trade. However, we ask that you only do so in the event that you've lost too many to storage failure.

 

Since we take the tubers you've requested out of circulation for sales, there is a direct cost to our business for each swap we schedule that fails to come through. If we've promised it to you, we can't sell it!

In order to prevent storage failure as a cause to cancel your swap, we recommend you have a "safety factor" when determining how many tubers you have available for trade. We use a 75-85% safety factor for our sales (depending on the variety).

This means we estimate that as many as 1 in 4 tubers we've stored won't be viable in the spring, so we don't sell or swap them until the spring, when we can confirm they've survived successfully.

 

While storage rates are rarely that poor for us or other veteran gardeners, this gives us a good buffer on our inventory and keeps us from disappointing anyone, whether customers or swap partners.

How do I pack and ship tubers?
We'll send you a guide at confirmation time in the spring!


Can Sunset View Farm ship to you earlier or later?
No, We will only have the labor available for shipping during our designated shipping windows. Also, dahlias can freeze in transit, and we don't want to take the risk of either side of the trade being damaged during shipping.

Can you ship to Sunset View Farm earlier or later?
Well, maybe - if you are able to harvest your tubers before the earliest expected frost date for New Jersey in 2022, you could ship them to us early so that you don't have to store them over the winter. However, we can't ship you our side of the deal until 2023, since we harvest after frost and process during the winter.

Later shipment to us also won't work because we need to have them at the farm by mid-May in order to get them in the ground while our help is around. 

If you are a fellow dahlia farm, please ship to us whenever you do your spring fulfillment.

FAQs
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