When should I order bareroot plants?
We specialize in bareroot trees! This means our main sale season is spring, specifically late March to late May (we typically shut down cold storage on/around May 24th). By the end of May, plants should be in the ground to ensure a full, healthful growing season. However, the earlier you plant the better (a little snow is no problem for dormant plants): the more spring rain your trees receive, the less watering you will have to do later in summer!
We do have a small sale season in fall for apples and pears only, since some other species are a little more tender and do better with a season of growth to establish roots before they overwinter.
We are happy to start accepting preorders for either season as early as September and will accept new orders for Fall until Oct. 15th and for Spring until the May 24 weekend.
Since the pandemic, we have seen an unprecedented increase in preorders. If you find you missed out on something, or want to ensure you get what you want, you can contact us as early as late Aug/early Sept to set up a preorder for the following fall and spring sales seasons. At this time we have conducted our field counts and know approximately how much of each tree we will be digging. Please note that the same crop is being sold for the fall and spring sales seasons so some things may sell out before the spring.