My friend bought 10 raspberry plants (from TV), three inches long with roots, in a box with no soil. They were dried out and he tried to plant them like they said, but they did not grow. Did he get taken to the cleaners?
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It is hard to say. Raspberry plants can be sold bare-rooted and they do just fine when planted. But, some of those TV offers don't come from the best of sources. Factors such as the care they received when removed from the soil, put into dormancy and when shipped can make or break a bare root plant's success.
In the future, I would recommend paying a little more for buying from reputable nurseries. The long term health of the plant will be better and you will be less likely to end up with a dead plant. Plus, most reputable nurseries will have a 1 year, money back guarantee on the plants they sell.