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knight templar

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Mail Order Fruit Trees
« on: September 19, 2008, 08:18:53 AM »
Any one care to recommend a place to mail order fruit trees? ???

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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 09:43:08 AM »
I bought a blue berry bush last year from Rain Tree Nursery ( Their catalog is impressive (makes me with I had more space to grow trees now) and it came with an instruction sheet for how to plant/prune/care for it. So far the bush is doing good.

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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 08:49:35 PM »
I cannot recommend someone to order from, but I can recommend against Stark Bros.  They have had a poor reputation the last few years, particularly for fulfill orders for colder hardiness zones.


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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 02:08:06 PM »
Can't recommend a web or mail order, but I will recommend "Arkansas Black" apple trees.  Good to eat & very good keeping apple.  It's listed as an heirloom variety in some descriptors.  I'm planting more apples, pears, etc & this one is top of my list.  If you are traveling in apple country and able to buy some as the apple season comes now, try & find them for your stash/cache.  Keepcool and dry and of course away from other vegetables/fruits.


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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 12:06:00 PM » The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 6,516 mail order gardening companies. Here gardeners share their opinions on which companies really deliver on quality, price and service.

You might check locally at farmer's markets and garden sales, etc. You might check with your county cooperative extension office to ask about local availability.

Here in Central FL, we are limited in the apple varieties we can grow because we don't have enough "cooling hours" (# of hours each year the fruit has to spend in cold temps) for most varieties.

There is a really interesting non-profit in Gainesville called the Edible Plant Project. They propagate local varieties of fruiting perennial plants like blueberries and figs, then sell them cheaply at farmer's markets and such so many people can have access to it.

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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 09:25:17 AM »
I get mine from TYTY. They have been great and have a huge selection.

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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008, 09:10:23 PM »
Gurneys is good also

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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008, 11:37:36 PM »
Do you not have any local folks that sell trees?    I bought 2 apples, a loquat, and a pear tree at my local farmers market a few weeks back.    Already transplanted them out at the BOL.   The Loquat, and the Pear down near my artesian well.   ;D 

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Re: Mail Order Fruit Trees
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 05:59:51 AM »
Your best bet is to buy LOCALLY from an established nursery- NOT from Johnny been there 2 months at Lowes or Walmart.

Depending on your area of the country, some fruit trees will not PRODUCE in certain areas. BTDT. Planted Red Delicious and other apples I "liked" instead of inquiring with knowledgeable locals first. They did not PRODUCE due to the high number of chill hours needed.

Found a real local nursery with a knowledgeable guy. Found out there is only 4 apple varieties that actually PRODUCE- not grow, produce in our climate. Ein Shmier, Anna, Golden Dorsett and Granny Smith. Start planting those and in 2 years we had apples.

Some youtube videos on Fruit trees for the survivalist-