Order Your Cold-Hardy Trees starting January 2018
Get Them in Time for Planting Season!
Looking for fruit trees that are REALLY Cold-Hardy?
Our Maine tested trees will make growing fruit trees easy for you!
We ship out bare root fruit trees ONLY from April 26th until May 8th.
Why? Because they are:
* Much cold hardier than potted trees
* Adapt well to challenging climates
* Don’t have to be planted right away
* Much lower risk of transplant shock
* Much lower maintenance than potted trees
Find our S.N.A.P. Growing Guide here
Learn how to grow your fruit with a Simple, Natural, And Poison-Free method designed for cold-weather growing zones
There’s a limited window of time to get our bare root trees - planting season is coming, so these trees will only be available for purchase online until
April 29th, 2017.
What’s wrong with the potted trees at the home improvement stores?
Nothing, aside from the fact that they are much more delicate than bare root trees. If you’re an experienced orchardist, we say go for it, but if you’ve never successfully grown fruit trees, we highly recommend trying our bare root trees - you’ll be astounded with the difference.
What makes our bare root trees so tough?
These trees are essentially in dormancy right now, so they’re not actively growing, and therefore not as sensitive to the elements. Once you plant them, the roots grow in your soil, not the stuff in the pot, and as such, transplant shock is greatly reduced.
Do I have to plant them right away?
No! Since bare root trees are dormant, you can keep them in cool storage (ideally around 40°F) for up to 10 days - just be sure to keep the roots moist.
If you can’t get your bare root trees planted within 10 days, you’ll need to get them in the ground to keep them healthy. Dig a trench deep enough to cover the roots, place the trees in it, and cover the roots with soil. Water them heavily.
If you order small plants like raspberry bushes or strawberries, you can actually put them in your refrigerator crisper drawer for up to a month until you’re ready to plan them! Make sure you keep their roots moist.
Plant in their permanent home as soon as you are able.
When can I expect bare root fruit trees from Winter Cove Farm to start producing fruit?
It depends on the type of tree and the root stock, but most trees will begin producing fruit within two to five years of planting.
Do they do okay in shipping?
Yes! Due to their resilient nature, bare root trees ship especially well.
When should I plant them?
Plant your trees as soon as the soil is workable, whether that’s in April or June for you.
When we first set up shop on our little slice of paradise here in Maine, we had no idea there was a better way to grow trees. When we gave up the conventional methods and let nature take the wheel, the results were trees that were tougher and more adaptable, and produced more fruit.
Since those early days, we've sold bare root trees to help our customers skip the stumbles we made, and start a successful orchard right from the start. No more transplant shock, and no more expensive fruit trees that wind up being ornamental instead of fruit-producers.
Our family business knows that what you grow, you grow together, and we think you should get to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Grow fruit trees the way nature intended, and start putting your own backyard harvest on your table in just two years.