Fruit tree size scale and purchasing
Call the arbor day foundation. They are really into trees and will help you with questions and concerns.
Be concerned with:
- the size (How much space do you have? How many trees do you want?)
- The type:
- Is it pest resistent?
- Is it disease resistent?
- Climate zone?
- potted versus bare-root
- You probably want to get potted, because they are easier to plant for beginners.
- Tree services will help you move trees for a price up to 15-20 years of them being in the ground.
I was on the hunt for a Black Tartarian cherry, but arrived at the self-pollenating Black Gold. There are several sites that will deliver directly to your door (usually even by FedEx, depending on the size). I spoke to about five different nurseries and chose to go with Edible Landscapes, as the guy I spoke to (George) was extremely helpful. I did not like the people at Clifton’s Flower and Garden Center (buyplantsonline.com), they were rushed and rude.
The total cost including shipping for a Black Gold semi-dwarf cherry: $64USD.
Size scale of the different size fruit trees: