Buying fruit trees getting to be more expensive than I expect
I am not sure if I am alone on this matter. I am used to buying bare root apple, pear, plum, cherry, peach trees from a number of reputable nurseries at an average price of about $20-35 per tree including packaging and shipping fees. The cheapest ones ($20 each) were from Schlabach. The most expensive one was a $50 PF 24 C peach from Cummins!!. I know it cost me more because I only ordered only 1 or 2 trees at a time but I can live with that price range.
Now I am interested in ordering persimmon trees. A few places (England Orchard, Just Fruits and Exotics, Edible Landscaping) carry the varieties I want in pots!!! I may end up paying between $50-70 per tree as a result.
It's far more expensvie than I expect. By the time I get to eat my own persimmon, that thing could cost more than the famous $64 tomato!!!