Fruit Trees Availability
Updated for 2023
There is nothing quite like eating a fresh apple from a tree growing in your yard. There just isn’t. The taste is different, the texture is different, and even the smell is different. Better in all cases, compared to fruit purchased from grocery stores. Commercial varieties of fruit are bred and chosen to bear fruit uniformly, to handle shipping, and to store for as long as possible, and are typically harvested underripe. Contrast that with fruit you can grow in your yard - the fruit that you like, using your preferred methods, and picked and enjoyed fresh!
We grow and source an assortment of traditional favorite apple, cherry, peach, and pear trees that are reliably hardy for Wisconsin and northern climates. Please note: We no longer sell plum trees as we’ve found them to not be as hardy as we would like.
Whether you’re starting an orchard at your home this season, or are you looking for help maintaining your fruit trees from last season, we can help with that!
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Fruit Trees Require Training & Pruning Early On
Unlike ornamental landscape trees, fruit trees require training and pruning to be successful. In the first several years, pruning and training will be critical – these are not “set it and forget” plants. Training a fruit tree in the first few seasons helps to achieve proper shape and form which in turn, will help encourage fruiting. After that, yearly maintenance will be required.
Will my tree come with fruit on it? That depends. Fruit begins to form in summer and typically ripens in fall, so it depends on when you purchase the tree. Whether or not it has fruit when you buy it "off the shelf" doesn't impact its fruiting capability once it's happily sited in your yard.
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Inventory & Pricing
Fruit trees are popular and sell out every year. We do our best to maintain stock but recommend preordering in late winter or early spring. See pricing in the Public Inventory. Wholesale customers should visit the Wholesale Department.
Did you know? Many fruit trees, such as apples, require a second and different variety of apples or a crabapple planted nearby for cross-pollination. Without a cross-pollinator, fruiting will not be achieved.
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How Big Are They "Off The Shelf"?
We offer fruit trees in container sizes ranging from #5 to #20 gallons depending on the variety and availability. These sizes are, generally speaking, between 5 and 10 feet tall with a trunk diameter between a pool cue and a baseball bat. No two trees are the same, so we encourage you to browse. We also have a small selection of larger ball and burlap sizes ranging from 1.5” caliper (diameter) and above, depending on the variety and availability.
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Cherry Trees: Sour/Tart
Sour/Tart cherries and Lapins (sweet cherry) are self-pollinating; however, adding another variety may increase fruit yield.
Cherry Trees: Sweet
Peaches are self-pollinating; however, adding another variety may increase fruit yield.
All pear varieties require a cross-pollinator to produce fruit.