Buying Fruit Tees
SOURCES OF BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES WITH
SPECIAL ATTENTION TO APRICOTS
(Originally compiled by Bob Purvis, 02-03-14 and partially updated in February, 2016)
Sources in red are Mike Chase’s number one choices for fruit trees. All of these marked in red can ship stone fruit cultivars into Washington state, while others may have restrictions on shipping into Washington.
ADAMS COUNTY NURSERY, Inc.; Nursery Road – P.O. Box 108; Aspers, PA 17304. Phone (717)-677-8105; Fax (717)-677 -4124. Cultivars offered (spring 2010): Early Blush (Joe Goffreda intro from NJ program), Harcot, Goldrich, Hargrand, Harogem, Harlayne, J-21-107.
BAY LAUREL NURSERY, 2500 El Camino Real; Atascadero, CA 93422. Phone: (805)-466-3406. Fax: (805)-466- 6455. Website: www.baylaurelnursery.com . Their winter 2010 catalog lists as available Autumn Glo (Zaiger intro), Blenheim, Canadian White Blenheim, Chinese, EarliAutumn (Zaiger intro), Flavor Giant, Flora Gold, Gold Kist, Golden Amber, Harcot, Harglow, Katy, Moorpark, Nugget, Pixie-Cot miniature apricot, Royal Rosa (Zaiger intro), Shaa-Kar Pareh (from Iran), Tilton, and Tomcot.
BURCHELL NURSERY, 12000 State Hwy. 120; Oakdale CA 95361. 1-800-828-TREE. www.burchellnursery.com As of 2010, selling Castlebrite, Goldensweet, Helena, Katy, Lorna, Modesto, Patterson, Robada, Royal Blenheim, Tilton, Tracy, and Westley. Call Bob Purvis if you want to order from Burchell; he can piggyback small orders onto large ones coming by truck to Idaho commercial orchardists.
BURNT RIDGE NURSERY, 432 Burnt Ridge Road, Onalaska, WA 98570. Phone: 360-985-28570. Web site: www.burntridgenursery.com Cultivars available (2016 catalog) Puget Gold, Montrose, Chinese (Mormon). Price is $18 for trees on semi-dwarf rootstock. Great selection of plums.
CLOUD MOUNTAIN FARM CENTER, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, WA 98267. Phone: 360-9660-5859. Cultivars available (2015 catalog) Harglow and Puget Gold. Price is $26.95 for trees on St. Julien A rootstock.
CUMBERLAND VALLEY NURSERIES, Inc.; P.O. Box 471; McMinnville TN 37111-0471. Phone: (931)-668-4153, 1-800-492-0022. Had 4 cultivars available in 1998-99 catalog.
CUMMINS NURSERY, 1408 Trumansburg Road; Ithaca NY 14850. Phone: (607)-592-2801. www.cumminsnursery.com . Cultivars offered: Alfred, Harcot, Hargrand, Harval, Harogem, Harlayne, and many more. Great selection of plums.
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING, 361 Spirit Ridge Lane; Afton, VA 22920; phone 1-800-524-4156. www.ediblelandscaping.com Cultivars available: Harglow, Pocahantas (VA Polytechnic Institute intro by Dr. George Oberle, resistant to bacterial spot and brown rot, well adapted to E Coast to Texas humid conditions, blooms late).
FEDCO TREES, P.O. Box 520; Waterville ME 04903-0520. Phone: (207)-873-7333. Fax: (207)-872-8317.
Apricots available in 2014: Debbie’s Gold, Hargrand, Harogem, Westcot. Great selection of plums.
FOWLER NURSERIES, INC. 525 Fowler Rd., Newcastle CA 95658; phone (916)-645-8191. Retail and wholesale, offers Apache, Katy, Orangered, and Robada on standard or semi-dwarf rootstocks. www.fowlernurseries.com/Backyard.htm .
GURNEY’S SEED & NURSERY CO., P.O. Box 4178; Greendale, IN 47025-4178; phone (513)-354-1491; Web site www.Gurneys.com. Selling Sugar Pearls, Harlayne, Goldcot in 2011.
LAWYER NURSERY, INC. 950 Highway 200 West; Plains MT 59859. Phone: 1-800-551-9875. Wholesale supplier of rootstocks, including Manchurian apricot seedling.
LINCOLN OAKES NURSERY, P.O. Box 1601; Bismarck ND 58502. Phone: (701)-223-8575. www.lincolnoakes.com Private nonprofit supplier of conservation-grade seedlings. E-mail email@example.com. Source of Manchurian apricot and American plum, in bundles of 25, graded by height or caliper.
*MILLER NURSERIES, 5060 West Lake Rd., Canandaigua NY 14424. Phone: 1-800-836-9630. www.millernurseries.com .Cultivars offered (spring 2011 catalog): Moongold, Sungold, “Super Hardy” Chinese dwarf apricot, Moorpark, Early Golden. (*Miller Nursery is now merged with Stark Brothers and Miller’s web address takes you to Stark Brother’s website)
MOSER FRUIT TREE SALES, INC., 5329 Defield Rd., Coloma MI 49038. 1-800-386-5600. www.ForFruitTrees.com . Selling the Harrow apricot selections retail.
ONE GREEN WORLD, 28696 S. Cramer Road; Molalla, OR 97038-8576. 1-877-353-4028.. www.onegreenworld.com . Apricots offered in 2014: Puget Gold, Hoyt Montrose. Great selection of plums.
PARADISE NURSERY, 10943 De Soto Avenue, Chaslsworth, CA 91311. Phone: (878) 701-5656. Web site: http://paradisenursery.com. Excellent source for wide variety of fruit trees for warmer climates that require low chill, including larger trees and rare varieties. Include citrus, Avocado, Pomegranates, Persimmons, Mulberries, stone fruit, and more.
PEACEFUL VALLEY FARM & GARDEN SUPPLY, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley CA 95945. Phone: 1-888-784-1722. Web site www.GrowOrganic.com. Offering Dave Wilson Nursery bare-root trees of Brittany Gold, Chinese, Earli Autumn, Gold Kist, Harcot, Katy, Pixie Cot, Royal Blenheim, and Tomcot plus a number of interspecific hybrids as of winter 2014.
PURVIS NURSERY & ORCHARD, 1568 Hill Road; Homedale, ID 83628. (208)-337-3782. Growing and selling: Afghanistan, Alfred, Brookcot, Debbie’s Gold, Henderson, Hoyt, Montrose, Jerseycot, Morden 604, Precious, Suphany, Westcot, and Zard. Supply currently very limited. Also selling scionwood and budwood of these cultivars.
RAINTREE NURSERY, 391 Butts Road; Morton WA 98356. Phone: (360)-496-6400. Fax 1-888-770-8358. E-mail: Order@RaintreeNursery.com. Web site: www.raintreenursery.com. Cultivars offered (spring 2013 catalog): Puget Gold, Harglow, Tomcot, Westley, Hunza, Chinese; Flavor Delight aprium, Tlor-Tsiran black apricot. Raintree also has excellent offerings of stone-fruit rootstocks to include Lovell peach and Krymsk 1. Great selection of plums.
ST. LAWRENCE NURSERIES, 325 State Highway 345; Potsdam NY 13676. Phone (315)-265-6739. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.sln.potsdam.ny.us Available: Manchurian seedling apricots only. St. Lawrence is listed as an outstanding source of cold-hardy fruit varieties with strong selections in pears, plums, and tart cherries as well as apples.
SCHLABACH’S NURSERY, 2784 Murdock Rd., Medina NY 14103. Phone: (585)-798-6198. Selling Alfred, Harcot, Harogem, and Harlayne retail in 2014, plus many other varieties of apple, cherry, peach, pear, plum, and berry plants. Schlabach’s also sells Imidan and other pesticides.
SMITH NURSERY, 270 W. Briggs Ave., Lathrop CA 95330. Phone: (209)-982-1276. Had 14 varieties for sale in 1995-96 catalog, another 20 varieties in test plots. They sell wholesale to the CA Rare Fruit Growers club members.
STARK BRO’S NURSERY, P.O. Box 1800; Louisiana MO 63353. 1-800-325-4180. www.starkbro.com . In 2014 catalog, they were offering Robada, Goldcot, Harglow, Stark SweetHeart, and Wilson’s Delicious.
TREES OF ANTIQUITY, (successor to Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery) 20 Wellsonia Road; Paso Robles CA 93446. Phone: (805)-467-9909. Fax: same. Web site: www.treesofantiquity.com. Cultivars available: Blenheim, Gold Kist (low-chill variety), Harcot, Moorpark, and Puget Gold.
VAN WELL NURSERY, P.O. Box 1339; Wenatchee WA 98807. Phone: 1-800-572-1553, (509)-886-8189, Fax: (509)-886-0294. E-mail: email@example.com Web site:www.vanwell.net. Cultivars available in 2014: Apache, Chinese, Goldstrike, Goldbar, Goldrich, Goldcot, Rival, Perfection, Robada, Tilton, Wenatchee Moorpark. 2011 price was $14.95 for a 4-6 foot tree!
WOMACK NURSERY CO., R.R. 1, Box 80; De Leon TX 76444-9631. Phone: (254)-893-6497. Had 3 varieties discovered in Texas listed in spring 2000 catalog.
WILLOW DRIVE NURSERY, 3539 Road 5 NW; Ephrata WA 98823. Phone: 1-888-54TREES. Web site: www.willowdrive.com Cultivars available (2014 catalog): Florilege, Harglow, Orangered, Perfection, Rival, Tilton, Tomcot, Wenatchee Moorpark. Willow Drive is primarily a wholesale nursery with a surcharge of $15/tree for orders under 25 trees.