My husband and I are interested in planting an orchard on our small 9 acre...

Asked May 5, 2016, 9:36 AM EDT

My husband and I are interested in planting an orchard on our small 9 acre farm. What are some larger nurseries that specialize in orchard stock, ideally with many varieties of various fruit trees? Also we are wondering if you know of any good nursery sources for heirloom or disease-resistant varieties? We live in Hamilton County but are willing too travel statewide also. Thank you! _Pamela

Hamilton County Ohio

1 Response

When it comes to providing a variety of fruit tree types and varieties, Stark Brothers are probably one of the biggest names in the business. Here is their web site URL: http://www.starkbros.com/

For some additional information on starting an orchard see the following references:

http://fruit.cfans.umn.edu/apples/beforeyoustart/

http://fruit.cfans.umn.edu/apples/beforeyoustart/

http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-1026/HLA-6244web.pdf

http://polk.uwex.edu/files/2014/02/Planning-Est-Commercial-Apple-WI-A3560.pdf

http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/how-to-grow/fruit-trees/apple-trees

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