January 2023 Newsletter, Fruit Tree Pruning Classes

Bare root season is now in full swing.

We have our fruit trees in stock now and are selling briskly. Bare root shade trees will be in within a couple of weeks and a few more miscellaneous fruit trees. Blueberries, cane berries, figs, and pomegranates in pots are in as well.

A complete price list for bare-root fruit trees is available here on our website, at the nursery, or via email by request.

Bare root season goes now through the end of February. The selection of fruit trees is very large, but don’t wait till the end of the season to shop. Once a variety is sold out, it is gone until next year’s bare root season. At the end of February, the trees that are left, which should be few, are potted up and sold later in the year and the price is higher after we pot them.

We also still have our full regular inventory for whatever you might need.

Bare root roses are now available as well.

We have a large selection of roses to choose from. We sell them bare root until the end of February and after that they are sold only in pots. 

Again, the complete list is available here on our website or can be picked up at the nursery. If you would like one sent via email, send me a request.

Onions and Potatoes Arriving Soon

Onion Plants Will be Arriving the second week of January

Seed Potatoes will be in soon as well. We are just waiting for shipping at this point, which will depend on the weather in transit. But I expect them within the next two weeks.

Dormant Spraying of Fruit Trees

If you haven’t done so, you should do the second dormant spraying on your fruit trees. You’ll need a dry 24 to 48 hour period to get this done. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil and spray the entire tree including the trunk. If you have not done any spraying yet, get one done now and wait a couple of weeks and do the second, and then the third and final spraying should be done in February just before bud break.

I spray all trees in the orchard, not only to prevent leaf curl, but to help kill overwintering insects and to help prevent diseases such as fireblight. It helps to reduce aphid problems in the spring as well.

Fruit Tree Pruning Classes Are Back!


Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates (WEATHER PERMITTING) 
January 21st and 22nd @ 10 am 
January 28th and 29th @ 10 am

All classes are free of charge. No reservation is necessary. 

I will demonstrate the pruning of fruit trees and also will demonstrate the pruning of roses for the late winter early spring season. The demonstration usually lasts about an hour or so and I will answer any questions you may have. If we have rain on any of the dates, we will reschedule since we have them here at the nursery orchard, and prune the trees in the orchard.

We hope to see you soon for your bare root fruit trees or other planting needs and at one or more of the fruit tree pruning classes.