Raintree Nursery

The finest fruit cultivars from around the world

  1. Plant Those Fall Bulbs

    Plant Those Fall Bulbs
    A view inside some tulips, showing the stamens and stigmas (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It is time to plant your spring-flowering bulbs when the soil has cooled to about 50-55°F. October is a great month for planting potted plants and spring flowering bulbs in the ground in USDA zones 6-10. For best results, have your plants and bulbs in the...
  2. It's Time to Pick Kiwi

    It's Time to Pick Kiwi
    The plural of Kiwi is Kiwi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If your kiwis have softened, they are ripe and ready to eat. Kiwi tend to ripen unevenly on the vine and can be picked as they soften over several weeks. Or the whole crop can be picked when the fruit is firm ripe (berry feels firm, and when you cut...
  3. Methley Plum

    Methley Plum
    On a regular basis, I will share my thoughts. After 40 years of growing and tasting many fruits, it always puzzles me why some that I know are really the easiest to grow are not selected by more people. I think people are asking the wrong question. The question shouldn't be what is the best-tasting cultivar of a particular type...
  4. Visit Raintree for a Cider Making Day on Saturday, Oct. 27

    Visit Raintree for a Cider Making Day on Saturday, Oct. 27
    English: Drawing of Jonathan Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This year we have had a wonderful apple harvest. We have made loads of delicious apple sauce and apple butter but the event everyone looks forward to the most is our Cider Making Day. If you enjoy drinking “hard” or alcoholic ciders, Raintree offers a unique collection of...

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