50 Plug Availability Rules, Year-Round:
- September 11 - May 4 ship dates; new season 50's are available pre-booked (reserved for you for a future date)
- March 26 - May 4 ship dates; orders will be billed an additional $0.06/plug Cold Storage Fee, excluding Late/At Once orders
- May 7 - September 7 ship dates; Summer orders are Not Pre-booked/Not Reserved, thus are subject to our week by week availability and will not be acknowledged until the week prior to shipping. These are priced using the 'Late Season' pricing grid with no Cold Storage Fee
VERNALIZATION (Cold Treatment): Most 50 plugs shipped from January - May, have been fully vernalized for predictable flowering and growth. 50 Plugs are shipped actively growing in the remainder of the year (June - December).
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PLUG DIMENSIONS: 2" wide x 2 1/4" deep - 50 per flat. Most varieties will flower the 1st year! Recommened use for 4" to 1-gallon pots.
MINIUM ORDER: 4 - 50 plug trays per order/ship date
PRICING: (Subject to change) Prices are listed near the back of the order forms. Volume prices are based on total quantity of 50 Plugs purchased per order (per ship date). Early Shipment Discounted prices do not include labels, boxes, shipping charges, or royalty/patent charges. Special yearly volume prices are valid for orders shipping September 11, 2017 through September 7, 2018 (Week 37 thru Week 36) & must be requested annually. All patent charges include a 1-3¢ per plug administration fee, as required by our Brokers. Minimum order is 4 trays of 50 Plugs.
LABELS: Swift custom labels are John Henry Junior Portrait locking tags (9.95¢). Labels will be shipped with each order unless tags are not not needed, then mark 'No Tags' on the order (see page 1 of the order form) & are shipped at a 1:0 or 1:1 ratio only, no exceptions. If customer requires labels on only part of their order, the order will have to be split into two seperate P.O.'s; seperate volume pricing will apply. Returns are accepted with prior notification & a 25% restocking fee applies. Credit is only given on full, unbroken packs of labels upon their return to Swift's.
SHIPPING: FedEx Ground is the recommended shipping method for large plug (50's) perennials. FedEx Truck Freight can be used on large orders over 100 flats to the Eastern United States if cost effective. Truck freight is usually faster but slightly more expensive. Smaller East Coast orders (less than 100 flats) will be shipped Ground at customer risk. Ground costs are usually about 7¢-10¢ per large plug. Swift's is not liable for the chosen shipping method. Swift Grower Truck is used for most IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, & WI orders in February and March if over 100 trays.
PACKING: Orders are packed 3 to 5, 50 plug trays per case (22" x 12 ½ " x 14 ½" @ ~ 30 lbs., depending on wetness). Trays per case vary due to plant height at time of shipping and full cases are not guaranteed. There is no charge for packing or cold weather packing. There is a Cardboard Charge of $4.25 per box.
CANCELLATIONS: No cancellations are permitted on 50 plug material after February 1. No cancellations are permitted on 10 trays or more of individual 50 plug items after they have been held and acknowledged for three months or longer. If cancellations are made after February 1, 2016, the broker is responsible for reselling the items by our last scheduled ship week of March 25, 2016. Resold items from cancelled orders will be priced according to the order volume they are shipping on. Unsold items from cancelled orders will be billed to the broker using their the late season volume prices based on quantities left to sell.
ORDER CHANGES: We do our best to accommodate our customers' needs and allow changes & new orders up until order processing begins, usually 3-5 days prior to shipping. However, during our peak times (Jan-March), changes to orders will not be permitted once order processing has begun, up to 12 days prior to order ship date.
CLAIMS: Certain varieties require special conditions in order to grow and perform properly. Varieties requiring long days and warm nights are marked on this list with a 'light bulb'. Swift's also provides a 'Growing Recommendations' sheet with every order shipped that specifies the varieties and the necessary growing conditions for those varieties. If these instructions are not followed, Swift's can not be liable for any losses and/or claims. Swift's will not be responsible for, nor honor any claims for shortages or damages unless notified within 2 days of receipt of shipment. Any litigation on past due balances will be filed in Marshall County, IA, USA. Swifts' is only liable for purchase price of plant material.