My new orchard is planted!
Pretty sore today, but I got it done. Just in time too, as it is raining now with snow/sleet to come later today.
62 apples 9 varieties
126 cherries 5 varieties
8 plums 3 different varieties
20 peach 2 different varieties.
Orders were split between starks and adams county nursery.
Starks were ok, roots were not pruned and had sufficient mass. Prices were $9-13 depending on size and royalties. Shipping was just under $1 per tree.
Adams Co Nursery stock was excellent! I was very impressed. I ordered 3/8 caliper on the 100 Montmorency cherry. The root mass on those was more than any of the stock from starks and they were all 5/8+. Adams even sent a few extra trees! $6.07 per tree for the 3/8.
Shipping was a about $1.25 per tree. I was expecting a lot less tree than I got for that price.
It could have been the type of rootstock that gave them more mass. Its the first time I have seen mahaleb ct500.