Planting Bare Root Trees
Benefits of Bare Root Trees:
- Planting bare-root or bareroot trees can be one of the best bargains in gardening.
- Many bare-root trees have already been growing for two or more years before they’re sold.
- You’re getting a good-sized tree ready to take off once it gets tucked into your soil.
- Cost can be half the price of buying a tree in a container.
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!
Bare-root trees root stock preferences for apple trees:
- Dwarf 8-10’ tall – Apples in 2 to 3 years. Prevent from growing fruit for the first two. This provides needed nutrition to the tree.
- Budagovsky root stock or (B9)
- Malling root stock or (M26)
- Geneva 41 or (G41)
- Semi Dwarf 15’ tall – Apples in 4 to 5 years.
- Malling 27 root-stock or (M7)
- Standard 25’ tall – Apples in 7 years.
- Dolgo crab or Columbia Crab (Std)
- Dolgo crab or Columbia Crab (Std)
Step 1. Understand the Benefits of Bare Root Trees.
Step 2. Understand why pollination is so important!
Step 3. Understand different root stock preferences for apple and fruit trees.
Step 4. Review the varieties of trees on different root stocks.
Step 5. Review 2018 pricing guide.
Step 6. Go to online form and enter Name, E-mail address and phone number.
Step 7. Select trees on specific root stocks.
Step 8. Submit form.
Step 9. Make down payment.
Step 10. Pick-up trees in April or May.
Gilby’s Bare Root
|Mantet x Oriole||Early||3||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||2-4 weeks||Flavor is tart and good eating and baking. Good texture, all purpose apple.|
|Duchess and Starking Delicious||Early||3||Standard||7/8||4 weeks||Sweet, mild, good for eating cooking and deserts, very winter hardy.|
|State Fair x MN Selection||Early||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||3 months||Crisp and juicy, excellent sweet tart flavor also very good for pies and sauces. Good results in zone 3b at Gilby’s.|
|State Fair x MN Selection||Early||4||B9||3/4||3 months||Crisp and juicy, excellent sweet tart flavor also very good for pies and sauces. Good results in zone 3b at Gilby’s.|
|Rescue x Melba||Early||2||Standard||7/8||8 weeks||Natural semi-dwarf, very precocious and productive, small to medium fruit, good cooking and eating, very hardy, pick prior to maturity for storage use.|
|Ornamental Crab||Early||2||Standard||7/8||8 weeks||Wonderful for jelly, great pollinator,ripens end of July and beginning of August.|
|HoneyCrisp x Zestar||Early||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||8-10 weeks||Kids love it! This variety yields sweet, juicy fruit just the right size for little hands. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks. Outstanding flavor and crisp, fine texture reminiscent of Honeycrisp. Great Storage. Ripens in late August.|
|HoneyCrisp? x Zestar?||Early||4||G41||5/8||8-10 weeks||Kids love it! This variety yields sweet, juicy fruit just the right size for little hands. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks. Outstanding flavor and crisp, fine texture reminiscent of Honeycrisp. Great Storage. Good Results in 3b. Ripens in late August.|
|HoneyCrisp x Zestar||Early||4||Standard||7/8||8-10 weeks||Kids love it! This variety yields sweet, juicy fruit just the right size for little hands. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks. Outstanding flavor and crisp, fine texture reminiscent of Honeycrisp. Great Storage. Good Results in 3b. Ripens in late August.|
|Russia 1880||Early||3||Standard||7/8||one week||Well-known early summer apple, good for drying, freezing, sauce, juice and wine. Transparent pale yellow skin. Crisp, light-textured, juicy flesh.|
|Cherry Crab x Sops of Wine||Early Mid||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||4 weeks||Tart balanced flavor, considered grandma’s best kept secret for pie. Good success in 3b at Gilby’s.|
|Early Mid||3||Standard||11/16||8 weeks||Pleasant nut like flavor. Outstanding flavor and texture, very winter hardy.|
|Goodland x Mantet||Mid||3||Standard||11/16||2-4 weeks||Flesh is white, crisp, Sweet, and cooking.|
|Fameuse x Detroit Red||Mid||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||4-6 weeks||Sprightly flavor, good for making apple sauce.|
|Delicious Golden x Daniels Red Dushess||Mid||3||Standard||7/8||6-8 weeks||Yellow red, crisp, juicy, sweet but mild flavor, very productive, good eating, pies, sauce. Resistant to Fireblight, winter hardy.|
|Mid||3||Standard||7/8||3 months||Firm, sweet, eating and cooking.|
|Golden Delicious x Haralson||Mid||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||3-4 months||Medium to large yellow apple, crisp, juicy and sweet, good eating and cooking.|
|MN 447 x Northern Spy||Mid||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||3-4 months||Crisp juicy texture, excellent sweet unusual flavor like cherry candy, fire blight resistant, good success in zone 3b.|
|Keepsake x ?||Mid||3 or 4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||7 months||Sweet, well balanced, crisp, excellent flavor.|
|Keepsake x ?||Mid||3 or 4||B9||3/4||7 months||Sweet, well balanced, crisp, excellent flavor.|
|Manitoba Canada 1955||Mid Late||3||Standard||11/16||2-4 weeks||Crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic, medium sized. Good for baking, very hardy.|
|Ben Davis x Mcintosh||Mid Late||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||4-6 weeks||White flesh, Eating or cooking has done well at Gilby’s.|
|Sharon x Connell Red||Mid-Late||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||1-2 months||Sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones.|
|Minnesota 1936||Mid Late||3||Standard||7/8||4 months||Small apple, Crisp, very sweet, molasses, extremely cold hardy. Parent to Keepsake and Sweet 16. Grandparent to Honeycrisp.|
|Minnesota 1936||Mid Late||3||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||4 months||Small apple, Crisp, very sweet, molasses, extremely cold hardy. Parent to Keepsake and Sweet 16. Grandparent to Honeycrisp.|
|Minnesota 1936||Mid Late||3||G 41||11/16||4 months||An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptionally cold-
|Mcintosh and Longfield||Mid Late||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||5 months||Excellent for eating and cooking, distinctive flavor.|
|Mcintosh and Longfield||Mid Late||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||5 months||Large, sweet, pleasant flavor. Resistant to Cedar-rust. Same parents as Connell Red.|
|Daniels Red Duchess, Delicious||Late||4||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||4 months||Juicy, crisp, flavor is outstanding balance of sweet and tart, excellent for fresh eating and cooking.|
|Malinda x Wealthy||Late||3||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||5 months||Juicy, tart, firm, extremely hardy and fire blight resistant.|
|Malinda x Wealthy||Late||3||Standard||7/8||5 months||Hard, crisp, tart, very hardy will not pollinate Haralred or Beacon.|
|Malinda x Wealthy||Late||3||M7 Semi Dwarf||11/16||5 months||Hard, crisp, tart, very hardy will not pollinate Haralred or Beacon.|
|Malinda x Wealthy||Late||3||G41||5/8||5 months||Hard, crisp, tart, very hardy will not pollinate Haralred or Beacon.|
|3||Standard||11/16||Pembina plum is ovate and pointed, its flesh is yellow, juicy and sweet. Its skin is red with a bluish bloom, acidic and thick.|
|3||Standard||11/16||One of the best plums for northern growers. Excellent for fresh eating, and in jams and jellies. Fruits ripen mid season.|
|3||Standard||11/16||Toka, also known as Bubblegum Plum, is one of the best pollinators of all the plums.|
|3||Standard||11/16||Waneta Plums produces well the first season after planting, and is one of the best market plums.|
|3||Standard||11/16||Smaller tree (to 15 feet) produces small Bartlett-type fruit with good flavor. In areas too cold for other pear varieties, Ure can be grown with Golden Spice for pollen.|
|3||Standard||11/16||Small greenish yellow fruit appear in early fall and are excellent for eating fresh, as well as making jams and jellies.|
|3||Standard||11/16||Recommended as a pollen source for Ure. Small 1 3/4 inch fruit. Not recommended for zone 4 where other, better flavored cultivars grow well. Grows to 20 feet tall. Good for canning. Very resistant to fireblight.|
|2||Standard||11/16||Evans Bali is much sweeter than other sour cherries. The dark red fruit is approximately one inch in diameter and is excellent for baking and fresh eating. Fruit matures in August and needs no pollinator.|
|2||Standard||11/16||A winter hardy, moderately fast-growing, short-lived shrub native to China, Japan, and the Himalayas.
A broad spreading, densely twiggy shrub, becoming more open and picturesque with age.
|3||1″||This seedless Red Maple variety is a selection from northern Minnesota that has green foliage that becomes a brilliant red two weeks earlier than other red maples in fall.|
|3||1″||Sienna Glen is a unique variety of Autumn Blaze Maple discovered in Minnesota. Hardy with superior winter hardiness, is more resistant to sun scald and frost cracking.|
|3||1″||Autumn Blaze Maple is a fast growing hybrid cross between a red maple and silver maple. It is drought and moisture tolerant. Leaves open with a reddish tint in spring.|