These apples and pears were grown in North America during the Colonial Era and through the time of the American...
Fruit trees are easy, right? Pop them in the ground and they grow like magic! It's true, but there is plenty to learn if you want to care for your trees, mitigate diseases and pests, and enjoy years of good crops. We have posted some basics here. Also see fruit tree books and web sites.
Grafting is a propagation technique that has been practiced for thousands of years; you can do it, too.
Things to know when planning your orchard, including soil, climate, spacing, pollination, and more.
Fitting your fields, planting, pruning, thinning, managing diseases, harvesting, and more.
You've skimmed our "Learn Trees" library, and your trees are on the way. What to do next?!
How to plant, prune, and graft fruit trees – and what to do when you receive your box of Cummins trees.
Brush up on these terms that you might encounter around the web site, with links to more in-depth pages.
All trees must be pollinated to bear fruit, so all orchardists need to learn the basics of this complex subject.
DISEASES & PESTS
If you're going to grow an orchard, you're going to be thinking about the many critters that love fruit trees.
MORE TO LEARN
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A beautiful purple, late-season, disease-resistant dessert apple.
The rock-star, cold-hardy apple from Minnesota.
Looking for easy-to-grow trees for your home orchard? Choose from these apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry varieties that...