Spring shipping season is here! Growers can help make sure their orders arrive timely by calling ahead to 800-572-1553 to schedule delivery or pick up. Keep in mind we ship week of and it can take up to 10 business days in transit from our office to your destination (especially East Coast and Midwest locations).
The trees should arrive in dormant condition and can be kept for several days after they arrive in a cool, dry place. Do not leave the trees outside because they could freeze overnight. Likewise, do not bring them into your home or a heated area as they could break dormancy. If you are a commercial orchard operation, do not store the tree where you have apples or other fruit being stored. The ethylene gas emitted from the fruit will kill the trees.
Once you plant the trees, be sure to cut them back. You should cut them to approximately 30 to 36 inches high and cut side limbs back to three or four buds. This will help the tree break dormancy. Your new tree does not need fertilizer. It has enough stored energy in the roots to grow this first season. Water the tree in well and make sure the soil is packed tightly around the root to avoid air pockets.
If you have any problems with the tree not breaking dormancy, please contact us.