Also, pay attention to the shape of the tree when delivered.I pruned for a pyramidal shape, but on retrospection, I wonder if their stock isn't shaped initially for the "open-center" shape. It produced more apples than my other two trees combined.
The trees were solid performers from the time they were planted through surviving a miserable winter. Be sure to follow the planting directions immediately upon delivery.
So, I can't honestly place any blame on Stark Bros., But I am disappointed in the performance of the Granny Smith Semi-Dwarf.
I'm starting to get some age on me (68), and as long as it takes for fruit trees to mature, I really don't have the time to spend replacing trees and waiting to see if they will make it.
We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location.
That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year.
Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area.