Monday, August 20, 2012

Plant Fruit Trees This Fall

Fall is an ideal time for planting fruit trees. As the weather cools, it is easier for a newly planted fruit tree to get established. It’s also easier to keep watered, generally 2-3 times per week for well-drained soils. Roots of fruit trees planted in the fall continue to grow through winter even though above ground portions of the tree are dormant. Generally, fall planted fruit trees display more vigorous growth the following spring compared to containerized trees. This may be due in part to the roots penetration of the surrounding soil making a greater reservoir of water and nutrients available.

Trees That Please Nursery propagates a wide variety of fruit trees selected for productivity in our climate and soils.

We have Apricots including Pioneer and Harcot, two late blooming varieties.

We offer Cherries,

and several varieties of Nectarines and Peaches.

We really love our Pears at the nursery, including Bartlett, Seckel, Warren, and Luscious, a fireblight-resistant variety that has red-maroon fall leaf color.

We also stock many Apple varieties, including Jonathan

and Canadian Strawberry.

Looking for Asian pears? Shinko Asian Pear is a variety we regularly stock.

If you like Plums, we carry Japanese and European types, like Stanley, a late-blooming variety that is very productive in our area.

We have Jujubes

and Grapes including Himrod and Red Flame, a seedless, sweet, table grape.

Do you like Blackberries? We have a very vigorous and tasty Blackberry variety. It is a thorny variety but the thorns are worth it.

We can help you select the perfect fruit tree for your space and tell you if it is self-fertile or needs a pollinator. If you don’t think you have the space let us tell you about “High Density Planting” of fruit trees and we can show you a demonstration planting. As a full service nursery we not only offer consultations, but delivery, and planting. Our plantings are guaranteed for one year and we provide you with an easy to follow care sheet.
Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information, availability, and pricing.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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