Bald Mountain Nursery, January 2021 Newsletter and Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates

Bare root season is now in full swing. We have our fruit trees in stock now and are selling briskly. Bare root shade trees will be in within a couple of weeks and a few more miscellaneous fruit trees. Blueberries, cane berries, figs, and pomegranates in pots are in as well.

Most standard sized fruit trees and semi-dwarf fruit trees are $26.00. There are exceptions. Complete price lists for bare root fruit trees and bare root shade trees 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 $18.00 bare root or $23.00 in pots.
  • 36″ Tree Roses are $48.00 each, staked and in pots.
  • 24″ Tree Roses are $35.00 each, staked and in pots.
  • 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $52.00 (Two varieties on one trunk)

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

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 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 leaf curl and fireblight. It helps to reduce aphid problems in the spring as well.

Onion Plants Will be Arriving the second week of January

We will have the following:

  • Candy (Yellow Globe Shape, Sweet, Hybrid)
  • Red Candy Apple (Deep Red, Flat Globe Shape, Sweet, Hybrid)
  • Walla Walla (Yellow, Semi Flat Shape, Sweet)
  • Yellow Spanish (Globe Shape, Mild)
  • Red Wing (Red, Globe Shape, Slightly Pungent)
  • Red Torpedo Tropea (Red, Torpedo Shape, Sweet)

Onions are $6.50 per bunch. There are 50-75 plants per bunch.

Seed Potatoes will be in soon as well. We are just waiting for shipping at this point, which will depend on the weather in transit. But I expect them within the next two weeks.

Asparagus and rhubarb will ship next week. However, please call ahead as it seems shipping is taking longer than usual these days.

We will be having our fruit tree pruning classes later this month.

Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates

  • January 23rd and 24th @ 10am
  • January 30th and 31st @ 10 am

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

I will demonstrate pruning of fruit trees and also will demonstrate the pruning of roses for the late winter early spring season. 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 pruning classes.

Jeff


December 2020 Newsletter

Lots of things going on in December. Our bare root roses are due in the week of December 8th. Once they arrive we will get them ready for sale. So hopefully they will be ready to go by the 12th. The bare root fruit trees will be in late in the month. We will begin working them as soon as they arrive. This usually happens the week before Christmas, but I don’t have that confirmed yet, and hopefully will be ready for sale right after Christmas. I will send out emails as soon as things are in and ready to go. Complete lists of fruit trees and roses are available at the nursery, or request one and I can send it to you via email.

If you are wanting bare root fruit trees, don’t delay when they arrive. We usually don’t re-order unless it is a substantial quantity and depending on availability which it appears is going to be tight this year. So when things are gone, they are likely gone for the year. Also, we cannot hold any items without payment. You can pre-order from our list and pay, and we will tag them and set them aside so you are sure to get what you want. And then you can pick them up when you are ready as long as they are picked up before the end of February. We cannot hold any fruit trees without payment in full.

Dormant Spraying

Fruit trees should have lost their leaves by now. Your first dormant spraying should have been done last week or this week. If you have not done it, you should get your first dormant spraying done. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or neem oil and spray the entire tree. Spray all of your deciduous fruit trees. Even if leaf curl is not an issue, it will help to prevent other diseases and to kill overwintering insects. Be sure you get this done 3 times throughout the dormant season. The second application is due around Christmas and the third should be done around Valentines day. Watch your trees closely for the third application. If we have a warm February, they may start to break dormancy early. The last application needs to be done before the trees bloom.

Blueberries, Cane Berries, Figs, Pomegranates, and Dogwoods, living Christmas Trees, and Japanese Maples are all In.

We have a nice selection of blueberries and cane berries in now. When you plant blueberries, be sure to add acid fertilizer. If you want to grow them in pots, which works very well, mix potting soil with fir bark and peet moss, 1/3 ratio of each, and add sulfur and acid fertilizer to the mix and you can grow them in pots. Pots or raised beds work much better for blueberries than straight into the ground because of the heavy clay soil. Now is a great time to plant blueberries and cane berries while the selection is good.

And our inventory is full for whatever else you may want and if we don’t have it, we can usually get it within a week.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for holiday giving. If you can’t make it in, we can sell them over the phone and mail them to you or to the recipient. Just call and let us know the amount and pay over the phone and we will send it. Or you can come in and buy it.

We will be closed the 24th and 25th for Christmas and will be closed the 1st of January for New Year.

Open 9 to 5 Monday – Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday
530-743-4856

We hope to see you soon
Jeff


Dogwoods, Rhododendrons & Japanese Maples Have Arrived.

Dogwoods, Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons arrived Friday.

We have Pink, and White Dogwoods in now. Just arrived.

We also just got in some Tulip magnolias, some very nice Japanese Maples, and nice Rhododendrons.

We will receive another shipment in two weeks or so with living Christmas Trees, Cherokee Chief Dogwoods, and more Oregon stock

Our bare root fruit tree list is now available as well. If you would like a copy, let me know and I will email one to you. Bare root fruit trees will be in late December.

Hours: 9-5 Monday through Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
530-743-4856

We Hope To See You Soon,
Jeff


Onion Sets and Garlic Are Now In

Onion Sets:

  • Yellow, Red and White onions – $2.60 / pound, Sweet onions – $4.95 / pound.
  • Garlic – $5.35 / pound
  • Elephant Garlic – $9.25 / pound
  • Shallots – $5.35 / pound

All available now for fall planting. Cooler weather ahead. Shorter days, cool mornings. FALL PLANTING SEASON IS HERE.

Daffodil, Iris, and Tulip bulbs are in.
$5.99/package

Our 2021 bare root price list is now available as well. If you would like one, send me an email request. I’ll send on to you.

Jeff

seed potatoes


We are open. We are adjusting hours during the current situation.

Effective April 1st, our temporary hours will be, Open Tuesday – Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4. Closed Monday.

We are an essential business and will remain open. We have vegetable starts available now and restock them weekly and will continue to do so all the way through the spring. Also fully stocked with all our plants.

We are disinfecting and cleaning regularly throughout the day. We are asking everyone to maintain 6 feet distance at all times. We are also allowing one customer in the office at a time.

We are adjusting our hours temporarily, Open Tuesday through Sunday and closed Monday’s, until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Due to reduced staffing levels during the stay at home directives, we need to have one day of the week closed.

Thank You for your understanding and your continued support.

Jeff Rice


WE ARE OPEN OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

We are open our regular hours.

Monday through Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4.

WE WILL STAY OPEN OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS.


I have been getting lots of phone calls asking if we are open or adjusting our hours.

WE ARE NOT CHANGING OUR HOURS. WE WILL REMAIN OPEN OUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.

We have lots of open space which lends itself to social distancing, we are in a rural setting without crowds. We are cleaning and sanitizing areas daily and multiple times a day for carts, door knobs and all other frequently used surfaces. We have hand sanitizer available at the checkout. We can write up orders outside and customers will never have to enter the building if that is their preference.

We have vegetable starts in now, citrus trees are fully stocked now, fruit trees are available in pots, and our nursery is full with all kinds of plants for your spring gardening.

We appreciate your business and truly hope to see you soon.
Jeff
530-743-4856


FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINIC SATURDAY THE 1st, BARE ROOT SEASON CONTINUES

THE THIRD AND LAST OF THREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS WILL BE THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, AT 10 AM IN THE NURSERY ORCHARD.

FREE OF CHARGE. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY.

LAST ONE OF THE SEASON.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES. WE WILL COVER PEACHES, NECTARINES, PEARS, PLUOTS, APPLES, PLUMS, APRICOTS, CHERRIES.

WE WILL HOLD THE CLASS IN OUR ORCHARD HERE AT THE NURSERY SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. DRESS FOR DAMP GROUND AND COOL WEATHER.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.

FREE COFFEE, TEA, AND HOT CHOCOLATE DURING THE CLINICS.

We will also cover rose pruning, dormant spraying, and planting bare root trees and answer any questions you may have.

Bare Root season continues through the end of February. Great selection of bare root fruit trees and roses and shade trees. Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, all available now as well and onion starter plants. Strawberries and rhubarb and asparagus just arrived. Also horseradish.

Large Selection of Bare Root Fruit Trees
Hours: 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.
530-743-4856

Hope to see you soon.


FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINIC SATURDAY THE 25TH, BARE ROOT SEASON CONTINUES

THE SECOND OF THREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS WILL BE THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH, AT 10 AM IN THE NURSERY ORCHARD.

OUR THIRD WILL BE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, AT 10 AM.

FREE OF CHARGE. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY.

IF RAINING ON ANY OF THE SCHEDULED DAYS, WE WILL RESCHEDULE.

TWO MORE CHANCES TO ATTEND THE PRUNING CLINICS. SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK INTO ALL SCHEDULES.
CLINICS ARE THE SAME, SO PICK ONE THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE, OR ATTEND MORE THAN ONE.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES. WE WILL COVER PEACHES, NECTARINES, PEARS, PLUOTS, APPLES, PLUMS, APRICOTS, CHERRIES.

WE WILL HOLD THE CLASSES IN OUR ORCHARD HERE AT THE NURSERY SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. DRESS FOR DAMP GROUND AND COOL WEATHER.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.
FREE COFFEE, TEA, AND HOT CHOCOLATE DURING THE CLINICS.
We will also cover rose pruning, dormant spraying, and planting bare root trees and answer any questions you may have.

Bare Root season continues through the end of February. Great selection of bare root fruit trees and roses and shade trees. Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, all available now as well and onion starter plants. Strawberries and rhubarb and asparagus just arrived. Also horseradish.

Hours: 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.
530-743-4856

Hope to see you soon.


FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS – JANUARY 18TH AND 25TH AND FEBRUARY 1ST. 10AM

THE FIRST OF THREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS WILL BE SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH AT 10 AM IN THE NURSERY ORCHARD.

SECOND ONE IS SATURDAY THE 25TH AT 10 AM.

OUR THIRD WILL BE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST AT 10 AM.

ALL ARE FREE OF CHARGE. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY.

IF RAINING ON ANY OF THE SCHEDULED DAYS, WE WILL RESCHEDULE.

THREE CHANCES TO ATTEND THE PRUNING CLINICS. SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK INTO ALL SCHEDULES.
CLINICS ARE ALL THE SAME, SO PICK ONE THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE, OR ATTEND MORE THAN ONE.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES. WE WILL COVER PEACHES, NECTARINES, PEARS, PLUOTS, APPLES, PLUMS, APRICOTS, CHERRIES.

WE WILL HOLD THE CLASSES IN OUR ORCHARD HERE AT THE NURSERY SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. DRESS FOR DAMP GROUND AND COOL WEATHER.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.
FREE COFFEE, TEA, AND HOT CHOCOLATE DURING THE CLINICS.
We will also cover rose pruning, dormant spraying, and planting bare root trees and answer any questions you may have.

Bare Root season continues through the end of February. Great selection of bare root fruit trees and roses and shade trees. Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, all available now as well and onion starter plants.