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*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. If are looking to place an order and live in AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, LA, MS, NM, SC, TX, or Southern CA your day time temps are too warm and we will not be able to cover your plants under our guarantee, so we recommend waiting to place an order for the 2022 season.
*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. If are looking to place an order and live in AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, LA, MS, NM, SC, TX, or Southern CA your day time temps are too warm and we will not be able to cover your plants under our guarantee, so we recommend waiting to place an order for the 2022 season.

XANDER’S RAINTREE ORCHARD BLOG

  • May 11, 2021 Shopify API

    The Raintree Nursery Guide to Pollination

    The Raintree Nursery Guide to Pollination Some of the most common questions we get here at Raintree Nursery are about pollination. Honestly, those are pretty good questions and deserve a closer look to explain more completely. Pollination itself is the...

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  • May 10, 2021 Shopify API

    Extreme Pruning Strategies: Coppicing and Pollarding

    Extreme Pruning Strategies: Coppicing and Pollarding By Xander Rose As I’m moving wood chips provided by a local arborist to put around our fruit trees at Raintree Nursery on a recent winter’s day (fortunately without too much rain), I think...

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  • Espalier and Other Intensive Pruning and Training
    May 4, 2021 Alexander Rose

    Espalier and Other Intensive Pruning and Training

    Intensive training and pruning strategies can produces trees that grow smaller and more densely, resulting in more fruit on a per area basis. For the backyard (or front or side yard) urban orchardist espalier can be a great fit. Commercially, fruit trees are increasingly grown in an intensive, high-density fashion. More inputs and maintenance are required to grow trees this densely, but the reward can be an artful fruiting sculpture!
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