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Published: November 4, 2021
Potted fruit trees on display at a specialist fruit tree nursery in Ontario.
Your local fruit tree nursery will specialize in fruit trees that are hardy in your region. They will also carry a wider selection of varieties including easier-to-grow disease resistant fruit trees. Photo credit: OrchardPeople.com.

If you are thinking of planting a fruit tree, be sure to order your tree from a specialist fruit tree nursery near you. Specialist fruit tree nurseries have a wider selection of varieties, including easier-to-grow disease resistant varieties that are not usually available in garden stores.

Specialist Fruit Tree Nurseries Will Usually Sell You Bare Root Trees

On this page you can download our 7-page fruit tree nursery resource list with links to over 50 specialist fruit tree nurseries in the USA and Canada. Most of them will ship your trees to you in the early spring or late fall. The trees will be bare root trees so when they arrive you need to keep them in a cool, dark place and plant them as soon as possible as they will not survive long without soil around their roots.

For a wider selection of fruit trees download our Canada/USA fruit tree nursery guide below.

Research Your Fruit Tree Carefully Before Ordering for the Best Chance of Success

For the best chance of success, spend some time studying your fruit tree nursery's catalog. You will need to research your fruit tree varieties carefully to ensure that you have a tree that will thrive in your unique conditions. Some considerations include:

  • Is this an easier-to-grow "disease resistant" cultivar?
  • Is this fruit tree self pollinating? Or does it need to be planted with a partner tree in order to ensure successful pollination? Some fruit trees only produce fruit if they are planted near an appropriate partner tree.
  • Is this fruit tree appropriate for your climate zone and soil conditions?
  • How large will this tree be when it is fully mature? Dwarf trees may be just 7 feet tall in maturity and can be great for small gardens. Other root stock choices can give you a fruit tree that will be up to 40 feet tall in maturity.
Bare root apricot tree
Bare root trees adapt quickly to their new environment and ship out in the early spring or late fall .

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Download Your Fruit Tree Nursery Resource List Today

Once you download this list, you can shop around to find a fruit tree that will fulfil your needs and thrive in your unique growing conditions.

Click below for our list of more than 50 specialist fruit tree nurseries in Canada and the United States.

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Susan Poizner

Director, OrchardPeople.com Fruit Tree Care Education Online

Susan Poizner is an urban orchardist in Toronto, Canada and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. She is an instructor of Fruit Production at Niagara College in Ontario and the creator of the award-winning online fruit tree care training program at www.orchardpeople.com . Susan is also the host of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast and an ISA Certified Arborist.

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