Originally Posted by ancient indian
I have had goodluck with Millers New York (around the finger lakes region,) they stand behind there product and will replace for a year no problems, I have apple,cherry,pear and plum oh and put in a peach last year.
Planted one of their apple trees a year later than one from a box store and their tree has done twice as well and producing fruit at four years, last spring had alot of nice blossoms but got hit with a late frost. They are a great nursery and I have planted their aspargus and they are doing great. If you are interested give me a Pm and I will look up the address and they will send you a cataloge.
Just my opinion I have always been happy with their stuff and if you need advice they will talk to you on the phone and are really a big help, planted two cherries two years ago, planted in wrong area, did not know that cherries require well drained soil, they told me what to look for(type of area) and sent me two more trees at no charge. I dont think you can beat that kind of service, The new trees are doing well.
Now I know Why the Cherry Trees we ordered did not make it...
We planted them beside the pond, Right on the Bank, about 4 feet from the edge of the pond and when we dug the hole, we had water seeping into the hole we dug and thought it would be a good deal to keep the cherry trees going and not die due to not enough water....looks like we Drowned those poor trees!
But the Chestnut trees, Pear Trees, Apple Trees and Plum Trees were put in a well draining area and we carried water to them about 3 times a week to keep the soil moist to keep them from drying out and ending up dead, but they died anyway!
Maybe we should have stuck the cherry trees where we stuck all the others and stuck the others on the pond bank?
The ones I'm planning on getting this year are going in the Back Yard..I'd like a Fruit Cocktail tree and a 5 in 1 apple and pear tree to put in the back yard...hopefully Millers have what I want...Your not the first person to suggest them...I just never got their catalog but a Buddy does and will be giving me his when he gets it!