Private Nurseries are already running low on plants!

This is a reminder to the procrastinators that they need to get their plant orders in soon if they will be ordering from private (smaller) nurseries. I just put my order in for apple grafting rootstock, a plum tree, and a cherry tree. Some varieties are either out or nearly out. This is the time when a lot are sold. Don't wait if you have your heart set on a particular plant.

If you are ordering a fruit tree, be sure to check to see if it needs a pollinator. There are many disappointed fruit tree owners that get no fruit after 8 years of growing a tree and wonder why. Generally, the nursery will list pollinators if they are needed. Do not rely on luck for pollination. If you do not want two trees for cross pollination, then stick to self fertile trees where you only need one.

Good luck!