When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants arrive in stock (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!
There are several factors why we must ship immediately:
We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant. Once they begin to bud out, we are unable to ship.
We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is quite limited.
It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with 20,000 trees and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.
ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall, preferably sooner. If you will not be present at the shipping destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.
While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you cannot leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days and expect it to survive.
AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from the plastic bag, store the trees/plants in a basement-cellar-garage, cover their roots with sand-dirt-sawdust-wood chips and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground.
Know what to expect of Bare Root Trees
We sell premium quality trees from Dave Wilson Nursery! If this is your first time ordering a bare root tree, you should know that they come 'dormant': they will look like sticks with roots. Give them the right care and they will thrive. Fruit and nut trees are 5/8" diameter and 4'-5' tall unless otherwise noted. All are grown on semi-dwarf rootstock unless otherwise noted. This is preferred because a mature height of 1/2 to 3/4 of standard tree size makes harvesting much easier. Before shipping, trees are topped and roots are enclosed in a plastic bag with a small amount of wet pine shavings to keep the roots moist during shipment.
Know what to expect of Potted Fruit Trees
Figs, Pomegranates, Citrus, Olives and Avocados will be shipped in tree sleeves and measure about 18"-36” tall from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree, and are approximately 1/8”–1/4” diameter (measured just above the graft). Olive, citrus and avocado trees are evergreen. These trees do not fare well in "bare root" conditions, thus they are sold in pots.
Why Buy Our Bare Root Fruit Trees?
Most fruit trees are only $19.99
Most of our trees are 2-years-old, meaning you'll get fruit sooner
Most of the trees are semi-dwarf for an easy harvest
For best success, be sure to choose a tree that will grow in your USDA zone, has an appropriate number of chill hours for your climate. If a pollinator is needed, make sure they're planted within 50 feet of each other and will bloom at the same time. Finally, what are your desired harvest intervals (all at once for canning or spread out for fresh eating)? Pre-order to assure you’ll get what you want!
Buy any 10 bare root fruit trees, and we'll ship them for FREE!
(To continental US - excludes potted fruit trees. Since Nut and Multi-graft trees are much larger, they count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.)
Don't Need a Full Box of Trees?
We lowered our flat rate shipping to just $20 per tree box (if ordering less than 10 trees or a full box)