BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES
Pre-order your fruit trees; extremely limited stock, so get orders in quick!
pick up weekend January 25-27.
All bare-root fruit trees have 5/8’’ trunk or bigger and are 4’-8’ in height depending on variety.
Remarkable fruit for mild winter climates in So. Calif., So. Ariz. Heavy crops of sweet, crisp, flavorful apples even in low desert. Summer harvest. Fresh/cooked. Keeps two months in refrigerator.
Outstanding sweet apple for warm winter areas. Firm, very flavorful, sweet like Golden Delicious. Productive throughout So. CA and Phoenix, AZ. Good, sweet summer apple for Central CA.
Wonderful dessert apple from New Zealand. Crisp, nice blend of sweetness and tartness, rich flavor. Skin reddish orange over yellow. Early harvest. Good pollenizer for other varieties. Adapted to cold- and warm-winter climates. Chilling requirement less than 500 hours.
Introduction from Japan that quickly became California's favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish orange skin, sometimes russeted. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Proven producer in So. Calif. low chill climates.
All-purpose freestone. Sweet, aromatic, flavorful - the long-time No. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Chilling requirement 400 hours or less.
Minnie Royal is a medium-sized, firm and flavorful red cherry that is mainly used as a pollenizer for Royal Lee. Very productive with a pollenizer such as Royal Lee. Low chilling requirement.
New sweet cherry for low chill climates of the Southwest. Medium-sized red fruit is very firm with excellent flavor. Very productive tree.
Chinese date. Round shaped fruits are larger than Lang. Reddish brown, dry and wrinkled, sweet and chewy (like dates) when fully ripe in early fall. Attractive, easy to grow tree: hardy, drought resistant, virtually pest and disease free. Requires long, hot summer. Very low chilling requirement
Also called Saucer or Peento Peach. Unique white-fleshed fruit with a sunken center (shaped like a doughnut). Sweet, with a mild flavor described by some as almond-like.
Flowering/fruiting. Large, juicy, firm, richly flavored yellow freestone fruit. Highly rated in taste tests. Showy double red blossoms. Long-time favorite in Southern California and Texas.
Densely foliated tree to 25-30 ft. Large heart-shaped leaves. Large fruit is juicy, dark red to black and good for jam. USDA Zones 7-9.
Sensational fruit: consistently one of the best flavored yellow nectarines plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red-skinned freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests. Heavy bearing tree.
Juicy, sweet, mild flavored fruit is crisp like an apple. Keeps well. Easy to grow, heavy bearing small tree.
Deep purple-skinned fruit with red flesh. Mild, sweet flavor. Very early ripening.
Medium to large fruit with green skin and yellow-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest: early picked fruit is firm, yet juicy and sweet. Left to hang, fruit turns greenish yellow with honey-like orange flesh. Upright tree sets heavy crops once established. Harvest mid-July to late August.
Maroon colored skin and semi-freestone flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor. High taste test scores. Prolonged harvest. Very productive tree with narrow, upright habit.
Medium size, flat shape, still crunchy when ripe, non-astringent. Cool or hot climate. Hardy, attractive tree, practically pest free.
One of the most flavorful, aromatic Japanese plums when fully ripe. Beautiful 8-10 ft. tree, weeping growth habit: long slender limbs bow gracefully to the ground. Easily espaliered.
Delicious, fine flavored peach with very low chilling requirement ripens 2-3 weeks before Mid-Pride. Medium to large-sized yellow freestone - also recommended as early season peach for moderate climates - harvest 3 weeks before July
WHY Bare-root fruit trees?
The fastest and most efficient method for growing vibrant, productive fruit trees in your backyard is the bare-root planting method. Because BR fruit trees have uninterrupted root development (their roots have not been constricted in a container) they are free to penetrate and spread rapidly in their planting hole. The result is super fast root generation and tree growth. BR fruit trees can double, even triple in size in one growing season and will provide fruit in 1-3 years depending on variety.
What are Bare-root fruit trees?
BR nursery stock refers to trees that are field-grown for one to three years, then dug in late fall and handled so that no soil is left around the roots. The trees are then stored with moist roots and dormant tops until they are shipped and then planted.
What are the benefits of using the bare-root planting method?
BR fruit trees offer many advantages to the home grower.
- Bare-root plants are usually one-half to two-thirds the cost of plants in containers
- Longer root lengths are possible on bare-root plants because the weight of the root ball without soil is minimal
- Planting a bare-root fruit tree is one of the easiest ways to add a permanent, food producing plant into your garden.# How do i plant BR trees?
Because BR fruit trees arrive without soil, they are very easy to handle and plant. Their planting holes only need to be big enough to contain the roots, which should be spread out laterally and downward. Graft unions (the distinctive "knots" or “kinks” just above the roots of grafted trees should always remain above grade. We highly recommend using a mycorrhizal inoculant (available at Fig) when planting as this will hasten root development and establishment. Soil amendments should not be applied until the roots take hold and the tree begins leafing out (2-3 months later).
When should I plant
BR fruit trees should to be planted before they start “waking up”. February and March are the best months in So-Cal. Your tree will start developing its new permanent roots in its permanent home when you plant and you want the energy to be focused on root development before they start leafing. Stone fruits such as apricots, peaches, plums and cherries are going to start waking up first so they are best put in the ground earlier. Fruit trees like pears and apples start waking up later so you can wait a bit longer to plant those varieties.
Start with good stock
All our BR fruit trees are supplied by The Dave Wilson Nursery in Hickman, California, who have been growing the highest quality fruit trees since 1938. We are extremely thankful to their growing expert, Tom Spellman for helping us curate our 2019 BR fruit tree collection based on the tastiest and most suitable varieties for the So-cal climate. All our trees have low chill hour requirement (hours where temperature is 45 degrees or less in order to establish dormancy).