Last Chance for Planting Bare Root Trees

Ok, so I have more jars of canned fruit than I can eat in a year.  Does that mean I have enough fruit trees in my yard?  Apparently not.  There I was riding my tricycle home from my plumbing repair class at Victor Valley College, when I just had to stop by and get something small from the hardware store.  Something small, I told myself, nothing else.  Next thing I knew I was peddling down Apple Valley Road with three bare root trees strapped to my tricycle basket.

All-In-One Almond

My previous attempts of growing almonds (Non Pareil) died in a late spring frost.  Now that my current all-in-one almond, Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb survived a second year, I decided to get a second one. As an extra bonus, All-in-one almonds are self pollinating.

Three in One Cherries

Now the addition of a cherry tree, Prunus avium L., might actually be helpful. The cherry bare root is labeled: Black Tartarian, Van, and Stella.

Combination Apple

This will be my second attempt at growing apples.  My Fuji apple died from a heavy frost.  My Roma apple is doing well in a pot.  I bought the Roma to fertilize the Fuji.  Roma’s are not my favorite apple, so I really didn’t want to allocate a lot of water and space to the variety.

This time, I will plant my apple tree in a more protected location.  The apple varieties grafted on the root stock are: Red Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Gravenstein.  



About Caliche Chick

I retired from a career as an Environmental Scientist and Botanist. My first career was teaching science and English as a Second Language (ESL), and content classes for ESL students at the middle school level. I also taught introductory biology at the community college level. I have an avid interest in plants that grow with little to no irrigation. I also keep a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and back yard chickens. When I am not in my yard, I am taking Construction Technology Classes at Victor Valley College and working on my "fixer upper" home.
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2 Responses to Last Chance for Planting Bare Root Trees

  1. You can always give your preserves to neighbors, or mail them to your favorite garden bloggers. Is the cherry tree sweet or sour?

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