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The fun and FREE way to feed your dahlia habit

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.

Read how our dahlia swaps work; check out what dahlias we have available to trade with you and view our current wish list — and then email us at Dan@Sunsetviewfarm.com to set up a trade.

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How it works

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

What we've got

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.

What we want

This is our wishlist of varieties we would love to receive from you. If you have any that are not on this list, that's ok - we might still be interested. Let us know everything you've got!

What we want
  • AC Ben

  • AC Devin

  • AC Jeri

  • American Dawn

  • Andy’s Legacy

  • Apple blossom

  • Baron Katie

  • Belle of Barmera

  • Big Brother

  • Black Jack

  • Bloomquist Alan

  • Bloomquist Blush

  • Bloomquist Cream

  • Bloomquist Jean

  • Bloomquist Sam

  • Bloomquist Tory P

  • Bracken Palomino

  • Bracken Rose

  • Bracken Sarah

  • Bridezilla

  • Brown Sugar

  • Café au Lait Mini

  • Caitlin's Joy

  • Camano Mordor

  • Camano Zoe

  • Caramel Antique

  • Castle Drive

  • Cherish

  • Chilson's Pride

  • Clearview Butterscotch

  • Clearview Danielle

  • Clearview Peachy

  • Cydes Choice

  • Colorado Classic

  • Coralie

  • Coseytown Bounty

  • Creamy

  • Crichton Honey

  • Daddy's Girl

  • Daisy Duke

  • Day Dreamer

  • Diva

  • Edna C

  • Ferncliff Copper

  • Ferncliff Illusion

  • Ferncliff Rusty

  • Ferncliff Spice

  • French Doll

  • Gitts Crazy

  • Hamari Gold

  • Hamilton Lillian

  • Hapet Champagne

  • Henriette

  • Hillcrest Kismet

  • Hillcrest Suffusion

  • HollyHill Black Beauty

  • Honeymoon

  • Hy Patti

  • Intrigue

  • Irish D Porter

  • Irish Ruffles

  • Islander

  • Ivanetti

  • Jitterbug

  • Jomanda

  • Jowey Winnie

  • KA's Bella Luna

  • KA's Boho Peach

  • KA's Champagne

  • KA's Cloud

  • KA's Khaleesi

  • KA's Mocha Jo

  • KA's Mocha Katie

  • KA's Mocha Mauve

  • KA's Mocha Maya

  • KA's Rosie Joe

  • Kelgai Ann

  • Kenora Lisa

  • Lady Darlene

  • Lakeview Peach Fuzz

  • L'ancresse

  • Lark's Ebbe

  • Lavender Perfection

  • Mikayla Miranda

  • Miss Amara

  • My Hero

  • Myrtle's Folly

  • Mystique

  • Netherton Cindy

  • N-Force

  • Nicholas

  • Nick Sr

  • Orange Globe

  • Oreti Adele

  • OVA-JO

  • Parkland Tribute

  • Peaches-N-Cream

  • Penhill Dark Monarch

  • Penhill Watermelon

  • Pink Sylvia

  • Punkin Spice

  • RobAnne Creamsickle

  • Robinhood

  • Rock Run Ashley

  • Rose Toscano

  • Salish Twilight Girl

  • Sandia Brocade

  • Scaur Swinton

  • Sheer Heaven

  • 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 Sonia

  • Steve Meggos

  • Sweet Love

  • Sylvia (Maarn)

  • Sylvia Craig Hunter

  • Take Off

  • Terracotta

  • Totally Tangerine

  • Valley Porcupine

  • Valley Rust Bucket

  • Valley Tawny

  • Verrone's Obsidian

  • Westerton Lilian

  • Wine Eyed Jill

  • Woodland's Wildthing

  • Wyn's New Pastel

  • 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.

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