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#3152518 - 02/05/13 08:46 AM Fruit tree whips?
Bayou Buck
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I have an opportunity to get a lot of small whips for a pretty good price. Apples and pears for $2 to $3 and plums for $1.50 a piece. All grafted bare root and only 18-24 inches tall. Does this seem like a good deal?

That would be about 40-50 grafted fruit trees for under $100.

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#3152533 - 02/05/13 08:54 AM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Bayou Buck]
BlountArrow
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Sounds like a good deal to me for sure. I have planted primarily larger established trees, but that's not bad at all for a potentially 2 ft tree.
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#3152624 - 02/05/13 10:06 AM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: BlountArrow]
Hollar Hunter
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yep, as long as it's the tree types you want... I've personally done a lot better when letting the little ones have a good year in a 3-5 gallon bucket all growing season than planting them the falling dormant season when their 4 to 6 foot and established...

Edited by Hollar Hunter (02/05/13 11:27 AM)
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#3152714 - 02/05/13 11:24 AM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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sounds good to me,but what varieties?
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#3152808 - 02/05/13 12:50 PM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Football Hunter]
Bayou Buck
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
sounds good to me,but what varieties?


I'm looking at getting some winesap and ark black apples, kieffer pears, some various plum, and some tamopan persimmon.

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#3152860 - 02/05/13 01:39 PM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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sounds good to me
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#3153067 - 02/05/13 05:18 PM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Football Hunter]
smstone22
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That'll do just fine. May want to do some reading on training young whips like that for more horizontal limbs especially on the apple.
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#3153551 - 02/06/13 08:15 AM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
Redfred16
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 Originally Posted By: Hollar Hunter
yep, as long as it's the tree types you want... I've personally done a lot better when letting the little ones have a good year in a 3-5 gallon bucket all growing season than planting them the falling dormant season when their 4 to 6 foot and established...


I would do this to them. Give them another year under a close eye and plant them next winter.

Price wise, I think it sounds like a great deal.
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#3153592 - 02/06/13 08:49 AM Re: Fruit tree whips? [Re: Redfred16]
Jarred525
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Veru good deal, good luck with them.
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