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.

See Bare-root Apple Trees

Make Sure to Select What Root Stocks you want to Order.
For example: choose Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf or Standard Rootstock.

Click to Choose your correct Plant Hardiness Zone

Step 5. Review 2019 Pricing Guide

2019 Pricing Guide

Estimated Tree Sizes

Dwarf ½” caliper 4’ tall

Semi Dwarf 9/16 caliper to 7/8” approximate height 7-8’

Standard 9/16 caliper to 7/8” approximate height 7-8’


Pricing and Discounts

Dwarf Trees Retail Price $29.99 each

10 or more discount $27.99 each

100 or more discount $25.99 each


Semi Dwarf Retail Pricing between $34.99 and $44.99

10 or more trees 5% discount

20 or more trees 10% discount

Over 50 trees call for pricing


Deer Food Plot $219.99

Step 6. Go to Order Online Form

Online Order Form

  • Enter Name, E-mail and Phone Number.

Step 7. Submit Form

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

Step 8. 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 9. Pick-up Trees in April or May

Trees will be ready for your pick up in late April through mid May.

Three Pickup Locations for Spring 2019 – Aitkin, Detroit Lakes & Hastings!

Choose your location and date of pick-up on the Order Form

Click to Choose your correct Plant Hardiness Zone