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when is it too late to plant them where is the best place to get some pear and apple? thanks
 

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You can try Pike's Peak or Mussers and see what they have left. They usually have good stock. Just ask about disease resistant ones and ones that hold their apples till late fall. You can plant them anytime in the spring.

And be prepared to make about a 6 X 6 fenced around them or the deer will destroy them.
 

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I've had good luck with these folks.
http://millernurseries.com/
I actually put a 10 ft. diameter fence around them.
If you buy a roll of 100 ft of wire, it will do 3 trees.
5 stakes per unit.
 

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You still have a pretty long window for planting yet. I don't know if you're looking for a lot of trees or just a few but Mussers up in Indiana has a nice variety. I actually have a couple from wally world ( GASP!
) that are doing very well. One place I'd never buy any kind of fruit tree again is Lowes. I've had several apple trees die for no apparent reason. If you're going for bulk planting I'd go with a reputable nursery.
 

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thanks never even thought of mussers.
 

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If I was going to spend decent money on fruit trees, I'd make darn sure to get ONLY disease resistant varieties. I'd also look for a reputable source for the trees.

Adam's County Nursery in S Central Pa is one of the more reputable nurseries in the country and is in our backyard so the fruit trees are suited to our weather.

http://www.acnursery.com/acn_resistant.php


Huge price break if you order 100+. I just shared an order with my brother, FIL and neighbor to reach 100+ trees to get the break.


Only problem is they're usually sold out by this time of year.


Check QDMA.com forums to see other reputable nurseries but try to buy from your region.


Another thing I would consider is getting crabapple instead. No maintenance and they usually produce annually. Extremely hardy and deer go crazy over them.


Check out this fellas crabapples he planted from seedlings in Michigan 7 years ago.

http://www.michiganbear.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302198
 
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