Please read the following important information to better understand what we do, our procedures and what to expect if you decide to order trees from Adams County Nursery.
Who We Are
We are a commercial nursery and work strictly in fruit tree propagation. We grow and handle approximately one million trees annually, and 95% of these trees are distributed to commercial fruit growers throughout the United States and Canada. This has been our business and privilege for over a century. Over the years we have also developed a wonderful following of backyard gardeners and hobbyists, and we are pleased to reserve a percentage of our inventory to fill these smaller orders. We are inspired by these growers' enthusiasm and quest for knowledge and want to do our part to support and educate this sector of our customer base. But please keep in mind that we still operate as a commercial nursery. We do not have picture tags, we are not set up to pot the trees and we do not provide USDA zones on our variety pages. We receive many questions every year and we spent some time compiling them for our FAQ page. Please refer to this page for any questions you may have, and of course contact us if you have any further questions.
We want our customers to understand and appreciate that fruit trees are not low maintenance plants. Fruit trees require work, and the amount of work you put into them directly correlates to yield and fruit quality. Good pruning, spraying and thinning practices go a long way. The rewards are plenty if the trees are given the care and attention they need. Please consider this an investment in both money and time.
Availability and Ordering Process
Commercial fruit tree demand has been very high over the past several years, and our commercial growers order trees 1-2 years in advance. By the time springtime rolls around we are sold out of many items. We always encourage early ordering. You are welcome to reserve trees/place your order at any time. If you wish to order more than 8 months in advance please contact us directly.
Also, please note that we are not able to offer every variety/rootstock combination that we grow to our retail customers. Even though the listing must be somewhat limited, we will still make every effort to provide a comprehensive collection of varieties to our hobbyist growers.
Please know that this side of our site is designed to take orders of less than 25 trees. If you are ordering a total of more than 25 trees please submit a quote on the commercial side of our site, so that the trees pull from the correct inventory.
We supply 2-year bare root trees. They are dug in the late fall season, graded, counted, tied up and put in cold storage for the winter months. The trees are still dormant when we distribute them in the springtime. All of our trees are the same age; however by nature, there is some size variance throughout the field. The average tree size you can expect to receive is 4-5' in height and ½-⅝'' in caliper.
Our guarantee is similar to that of other commercial nurseries and applies to both our commercial and retail orders. We have a limited warranty that covers the first growing season. Most mail-order nurseries have a one-year warranty, but we do not. If your trees do not start or if you have any problems with them please let us know by July 1st of the same year and we will replace them at no cost to you the following spring. If we are notified by September 1st of the year the trees were planted we will replace them at one half of the current list price. To read our full policy please see Our Terms & Conditions of Sale.