Fruit Trees & Shrubs
What could be better than eating an apple right from your backyard? Or would you rather enjoy blueberries off your own blueberry bush?
We can help you!
Our selection of fruit trees and fruiting shrubs is vast and growing each year. We have a large selection of fruiting semi-dwarf trees perfect for the home orchard. A semi-dwarf tree gets to be only about 10 to 15 feet tall.
Our fruit trees in stock include a variety of APPLES, PEARS, PEACHES, CHERRIES & PLUMS. Semi-dwarf fruit trees provide you with the benefits of a home orchard and the aesthetic beauty of a typical back yard. Our fruit trees are fairly mature and some even have fruit on them in the garden center.
We also carry a selection of fruiting shrubs and vines including: blueberries, raspberries and grapes. These are easy care plants that reward you with tasty fruit.
Fruit Tree Care:
Fruit trees require pruning before the active growth season starts. Fruit trees should be pruned to eliminate any crossing branches or dead, broken or damaged branches. Much of this pruning is done in the late winter or very early spring before growth is observed.
Fruiting shrubs have a variety of pruning needs. Blueberries like to be thinned out each year in the late fall. Thinning out involves taking the branches out individually all around the shrub. This should be done at the top of the plant taking out thin branches and low branches or any branches that are dead or broken. Raspberry canes should be pruned after bearing fruit. This is best done in the late fall. For optimum growth (in red varieties) thin them out much like the blueberry bushes taking about 1/3 of the plant out in total. Any broken or dead branches should be pruned out at this time as well. For black raspberries, trim off lateral growth of last year’s canes in the spring. Pinch off the tips of new shoots at 3-4 feet high in early summer.