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  • What time of year is best to plant apples?
    Apples and other perennials are best planted in the fall and early spring to reduce stress and transplant shock. Most of our trees are bare root and ship out between January and March, they can and should be planted right away. If you live somewhere the soil is still frozen when you receive your tree, heel it in somewhere protected and plant it once the soil can be worked.
  • How big are the trees when I buy them?
    Our one year whips are typically sold between 3ft-5ft high. The amount of branching/feathering will depend on the age of the tree, whips have no branches or very small amount of branching known as feathers. 2 + 3 year old trees are usually a little taller, between 4- 6' high and have more defined branching structures. The trees are also bare-root, usually bundled together in bags that are extremely compact for shipping and car travel. If your order is being shipped, the trees will be pruned down below those sizes prior to shipping in order to fit in the specialty boxes
  • How do I keep my trees small so I won't need a ladder?
    Tress grafted onto rootstock like B9 are an ideal choice for dwarfing apple trees. These trees stay small for their whole lifespan, and are ideal for training techniques such as espalier. To learn about the rootstock sizes click HERE.
  • I'm not sure if I need another tree to help with pollination?
    Apples are pollinated by insects that can fly long distances, so trees that are planted some distance apart still work as polination partners. If you have a tree in the front yard, and want to plant one in the back yard, that's probably fine; likewise with a neighbours apple across the street. Triploid apples (Gravenstein, King, Belle de Boskoop to name a few) have generally sterile pollen, so if you'd like one or two of these, we will definitely recommend you plant a crab apple (on any rootstock size) at the same time.
  • Have another question?
    Let us know with a quick email!
  • When do you sell or ship your trees?
    Our reservation system opens in September. Trees are tagged for you until the trees fall dormant, then we ship with Canada Post or deliver them between Christmas and March 31. From April 1 through the fall we have a selection of potted apple trees available. These are suitable for delivery or pick up (but not shipping).
  • How do you ship trees?
    Shipping is with Canada Post once a week between Jan1st and March 15th only. Please do not choose 3 year old tree for shipping! Due to the size of the size of the root systems on the older trees, it's best to choose 1 year old whips or 2 year feathered trees. We do ship throughout Canada, but unfortunately, cannot ship to the Okanagan, Simillkameen or Kootenay's due to Canadian regulations on certain plant materials. For long tree boxes Canada Post put an additional surcharge of 20-25$ on top of normal shipping fees, per box. So we always do our best to bundle as many trees into each box and that is reflected in the shipping cost at the checkout.
  • What is the return policy?
    We do not offer returns or refunds on plant material shipped with Canada Post at this time. If you had your trees delivered, or picked up please contact us.
  • How do I get my trees?
    For pick up or delivery on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland please contact us, or select an option from the drop down menu in the checkout, we're happy to arrange delivery during one of trips off island. Shipping is with Canada Post once a week between Jan1st and March 15th only. Please do not choose 3 year old tree for shipping! Due to the size of the size of the root systems on the old trees, it's best to choose 1 Year old whips or 2 year feathered trees.
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