Bald Mountain Nursery, January 2017 Newsletter

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Bare root season is now in full swing. We have 90% of our fruit trees in stock with a couple more shipments due in within a couple of weeks with the balance of the fruit trees. We will also have bare root shade trees soon. Bare root berries, and vegetables such as artichokes and asparagus are also available now. Blueberries, figs, and pomegranates in pots are in as well.

We have free coffee or hot chocolate or tea during bare root season.

Most standard sized fruit trees are $20.00 and most semi-dwarf fruit trees are $22.00. There are exceptions. Complete price lists are available at the nursery or via email by request.

Bare root season goes now through the end of February. The selection of fruit trees is very large, but don’t wait till the end of the season to shop. Once a variety is sold out, it is gone until next year’s bare root season. At the end of February, the trees that are left, which should be few, are potted up and sold later in the year and the price is higher after we pot them.

We also still have our full regular inventory for whatever you might need.

Bare root roses are now available as well.

We have a large selection of roses to choose from. We sell them bare root until the end of February and after that they are sold only in pots.

Roses are $16.95 bare root or $19.95 in pots.

36″ Tree Roses are $38.00 each, staked and in pots.

24″ Tree Roses are $27.50 each, staked and in pots.

Again, complete list is available via email or can be picked up at the nursery.

Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or Neem oil and spray the entire tree including the trunk.

Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or Neem oil and spray the entire tree including the trunk.

 

It’s time for the second dormant spraying on your fruit trees if you have not done it already. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or Neem oil and spray the entire tree including the trunk. If you have not done any spraying yet, get one done now and wait a couple of weeks and do the second and then the third and final spraying should be done in February just before bud break. I spray all trees in the orchard to help kill overwintering insects and to help prevent diseases such as fireblight as well as leaf curl. It helps to reduce aphid problems in the spring as well.

We are having some cold nights lately so be sure to continue protecting citrus and other frost sensitive plants. We have frost cloth available for sale if you need it. 12′ x 10′ in packages are $12.39. We also have a bulk roll which is 12 ft wide and we can measure off whatever lineal feet you may need. It is $1.00 per lineal foot.

Seed potatoes will be in soon. I don’t have the prices yet but they are ordered and should be shipped very soon. Last year we had a class on planting seed potatoes. Once they are in we will have one again this year.

If you would like to see any kind of classes, please let us know. If there is enough interest in whatever kind of classes, we will have them.

Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates

  • January 21st and 22nd @ 10am.
  • January 28th & 29th @ 10 am
  • February 4th @ 10 am

All classes are free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Free coffee and hot chocolate is available at the classes.

We will demonstrate pruning of fruit trees and also will demonstrate the pruning of roses for the late winter early spring season in the February class. The demonstration usually lasts about an hour or so and I will answer any questions you may have. If we have rain on any of the dates, we will reschedule since we have them here at the nursery orchard and prune the trees in the orchard.

We hope to see you soon for your bare root or other planting needs and at one or more of the fruit tree classes or both.

And loving all the rain we are getting this winter.

Jeff