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For Over 110 Years

Our dedicated team at Adams County Nursery is driven to adapt to the demands of a dynamic industry, pursue modern production and business practices and provide a quality product to the growers we serve. As a multi-generational family business, we are grounded in a rich tradition of hard work and integrity, and are deeply committed to the well-being of our employees, their families and our community.

Preparation for Planting

How do I choose a good site for my trees?
Fruit trees prefer well-drained soils. Avoid low areas subject to frost. Elevated sites that are sloped are ideal. If possible arrange rows to run North to South. Northern aspects are generally more frost tolerant. Fruit trees should be planted in full sun.

How big of a hole should I dig?
A minimum 18" x 18" hole is recommended.

What do I need to know about soil type?
Fruit trees do not require fertile soils. Soils that are well-drained with some gravel or shale are ideal. Fruit trees struggle in heavy clay and poorly-drained soils. In situations where only these types of soils exist, ridging the planting to elevate the tree above the existing soil plane helps to rectify this problem. Your pH should be somewhere near 6.2 - 6.5 (neutral). Mend with lime if necessary.

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