Saturday, April 19, 2014
Fruit trees from Stark Brothers
Stark brothers for a replacement. When I went out to cut it off at ground level, I saw there was life at the bottom. Of course, it wouldn't be any good unless the new growth was coming from above the graft: Imagine my surprise when I cautiously felt below the shoot and found that it was, indeed, above the graft. It's about six inches tall now, and obviously very much alive. I also have the replacement Stark sent me, up here near the old house.
I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with Stark Brothers. In all my years of dealing with them, this was the first replacement I've had to request. Their trees are reasonably-priced, around $21 for most of them, I think. Oh, and here's a nice perk: If you sign up for an account on their site, they keep a record of all the trees you've bought from them:
Peach and apricot trees can bear fruit in two years. Apple and pear trees take longer, as do plums.
The trees arrive bare-root, either spring or fall. I really like the fall planting best.