Bare root arrives today

blueray2.jpgWe are having our bare root fruit trees arrive today. This is earlier than we have ever brought them in before. We get our trees from Dave Wilson Nursery, in Hickman CA. Bare root is one of those seasons that reminds one just how many years we have been doing this. While unloading and healing in the fruit trees is hard work it means that we have something timely to sell. We figured that if we brought them in early this year we might get a few early sales.

All of our trees are semi-dwarf types. We don’t even carry standard trees anymore. Even the growers at Apple Hill use semi-dwarf trees. They can be kept smaller, and produce fruit earlier than standard trees. We will see if this year fruit sales are as good as vegetable sales last spring. With the interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables, semi-dwarf fruit trees should be popular.

About Trey Pitsenberger

Trey is a nurseryman, author, and speaker.

22. December 2008 by Trey Pitsenberger
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  1. Trey:
    Have you ever considered and do you have a source of container grown fruit trees where you are? While it’s true they cost a little more, since we started carrying them 10 years ago we have seen our fruit tree average sales climb, our losses drop, and nothing sells fruit like a tree that has fruit already on it. Certainly we have considerably less work as there is no potting, or heeling in, to do.

  2. We haven’t potted up bare root fruit trees or roses in over 10 years. We went to container grown trees and roses and I don’t miss the experience of potting them up, in nasty weather, one bit. In your climate, are you able to sell them from the healed-in stage?

  3. Trey

    Have you considered potting up a few this year and getting them espaliered? Apples are best. You can sell them easily for $100- $125 in one year

    Just an idea