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Use fresh, canned, or dried into prunes. European varieties are easy to grow, self pollinated, good for higher elevations and cold micro–climates, and well suited to processing. Japanese varieties tend to have larger crops, are not generally self-pollinated, can be tricky to grow in areas with late frosts, but are superb for fresh eating. Lower elevation areas and valley growers may plant any variety.
All are semi–dwarf on Citation rootstock. Unpruned, semi–dwarf trees reach 3/4 of standard size (about 8'–14'). Trees are 2 years old, and should begin to fruit in their 4th year.
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When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (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:
ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the 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 definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.
AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.
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Growing Instructions Included with every order or simply download the PDF on How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees.
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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)? Enjoy!
All our dormant trees and berries come with a Limited Replacement Guarantee.
Note: Nuts and Multi-graft trees count as two trees due to their larger size. Price is good for anywhere in the lower 48 states!