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coolbrze
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July 15, 2019 - 5:00 am

I've purchased from Stark Bros & want to purchase from David at Century Farms but he's been out of stock the last few times. I need to quit procrastinating & place my order earlier... I've heard of Morse Nursery & some other ones but wanted to see what nursery/grower recommendations for apples, peaches, plums, & cherry trees you all might have? I'm in VA but I reckon they don't have to be close since most seem to ship... TIA!

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July 15, 2019 - 9:16 pm

One Green World was my favorites back in the Willamette Valley.  But over East, I’d look for someone who carries cultivars that do better in ‘this climate.’  

Don’t know if these folks have any stock potted up, but I’d attended both their grafting and pruning seminars, and they’re a bit closer to you: https://www.albemarleciderworks.com/  Says their catalog is closed - but will see you in the Fall - which could work for you.

These folks sound great, and I've heard good things … but though I’ve come close, have never visited the nursery..  http://ediblelandscaping.com/  Loved my persimmons back in Oregon, and found some nice little natives up in DC.  Such nurseries are often worth a visit this time of year, as they’ve got potted trees instead of bare root.

Stark Bros. Nursery was consistent for me in Oregon, though I’d assumed they were geared for an Eastern clientele.  The thing about mail order is the stock’s so small; usually very accurate, unlike many miss-marked trees I’d bought from ma & pa nurseries…  

If you’ve any decent local retail nurseries, they’ll often have what works well in ‘your area.’  I’ve an apple tree with a local guy’s name, it’s obviously a golden delicious, but I was told “it’s the best for around here” (Blue Ridge Plateau).  

I also check out local retail nurseries as the season progresses … to see how their neglected, wind-whipped, pot bound, leaf chewed fruit trees do.  If any are still looking good, I consider them proven winners growth-wise. And occasionally, there’s fruit Wink

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August 5, 2019 - 11:25 am

Viron said
One Green World was my favorites back in the Willamette Valley.  But over East, I’d look for someone who carries cultivars that do better in ‘this climate.’  

Don’t know if these folks have any stock potted up, but I’d attended both their grafting and pruning seminars, and they’re a bit closer to you: https://www.albemarleciderworks.com/  Says their catalog is closed - but will see you in the Fall - which could work for you.

These folks sound great, and I've heard good things … but though I’ve come close, have never visited the nursery..  http://ediblelandscaping.com/  Loved my persimmons back in Oregon, and found some nice little natives up in DC.  Such nurseries are often worth a visit this time of year, as they’ve got potted trees instead of bare root.

Stark Bros. Nursery was consistent for me in Oregon, though I’d assumed they were geared for an Eastern clientele.  The thing about mail order is the stock’s so small; usually very accurate, unlike many miss-marked trees I’d bought from ma & pa nurseries…  

If you’ve any decent local retail nurseries, they’ll often have what works well in ‘your area.’  I’ve an apple tree with a local guy’s name, it’s obviously a golden delicious, but I was told “it’s the best for around here” (Blue Ridge Plateau).  

I also check out local retail nurseries as the season progresses … to see how their neglected, wind-whipped, pot bound, leaf chewed fruit trees do.  If any are still looking good, I consider them proven winners growth-wise. And occasionally, there’s fruit Wink  

Thanks Viron! I'm familiar but forgot about Albermarle Cider Works, I believe they're in Charlottesville near UVA where my sister lives. Funny you mention that, 2 weeks ago I bought 2 7' apple trees from Meadows Farms... $30/ea. b/c one was crooked in the container & the other, we'll I'm not sure why they discounted it since it looks pretty darn good so I couldn't resist. Not sure if they'll do any good, but I figured for $60 what the heck 🙂

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