How to Order Trees

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1. Understand the Benefits of Bare Root Trees

  • Planting bare-root or bare-root trees can be one of the best bargains in
    gardening. While it may seem strange to plant a tree with roots not contained in
    soil, it’s actually an excellent practice that boasts immense success.
  • Many bare-root trees, in particular grafted fruit trees, have already been growing
    for two or more years before they’re sold.
  • You’re getting a good-sized tree that’s ready to take off once it gets tucked into
  • Cost can be half the price of buying a tree in a container.

Step 2. Understand Why POLLINATION is so Important!

  • POLLINATION: Very Important! You must to have two different varieties of apple trees, in the same Bloom Time, to pollinate your apple trees. Apple trees NEED to be pollinated to produce fruit!
  • Three Bloom Times for Apple Trees:
    • Early-Season
    • Mid- Season
    • Late-Season

See our Bloom Season Charts to make your Tree Selection Bare-root Apple Trees

Step 3. Understand different root stock preferences for apple and fruit trees.

Did you realize that there are two primary components to an apple tree? Rootstock and Scion

Rootstock & Scion

  • Part 1….The Rootstock…. this controls the growth habit of the tree.
  • Part 2 …The Scion wood this also means the variety of the tree (like "Honeycrisp", for example).

Dwarf Rootstock

  • Also referred to as Budagovsky 9 or (B-9), Malling 26 or (M26), Geneva 41 or (G41).
  • 8-10’ Tall, very easy to prune, thin and pick, need support.
  • These trees will want to produce fruit in the 1st or 2nd year Instant gratification. 1-2 bushels in 3-4 year.

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock

  • M-7 or EMLA 7 Malling 7.
  • 15’ tall, do not need support, fruit production 4-6 years, about 3-4 bushels.

Standard Rootstock

  • Columbia Crab is one of the primary Rootstocks.
  • 25’ tall, does not need to be supported, hard to prune and pick, produces 7 bushels of apples.

Step 4. Review the varieties of trees available on different root stocks.

Step 5. Review 2018 Pricing Guide

Step 6. Go to Order Online Form

Online Order Form

  • Enter Name, E-mail and Phone Number.

Step 7. Select Trees

Make Sure to Select What Root Stocks you want to Order.

For example: choose Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf or Standard Rootstock.

Step 8. Submit Form

After you have clicked on the Submit Button, you will be taken to the Payment Options page.

Step 9. Make Down Payment

To Determine Your Down Payment:

Multiply the Total Number of Trees X $10 = Down Payment

Example: 20 Trees selected | Downpayment = $200

Step 10. Pick-up Trees in April or May

Trees will be ready for your pick up in April or May.

Please give us a call to let us know when you plan to drop by for your order.