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Fruit and Nitrogen Fixing Tree Nursery

 
Braden Pickard
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Hello there, I'm starting a small scale tree nursery this spring, I've been collecting and purchasing a lot of seed for trees.
My focus will be primarily nitrogen fixing trees and shrubs, and also fruit trees. I'm in zone 7 in Oklahoma.
I'm beginning to prepare the soil beds for the trees and I'm stratifying the seed now.

My list of fruit trees:
Sweet Cherry
Pear and Apple(haven't decided what variety I will graft on to this stock)
American Red Plum
Jujube
Apricot
Nemagaurd Peach
Paw Paw
Silverberry

I'm also starting a thousand osage orange trees from seed, I recently purchased 12 acres and will be using these to create a living fence around the borders but will be open to selling them.

List of nitrogen fixing trees and shrubs:
Little leaf -- Caragana microphylla -- small shrub--Zone 2-7
Golden Chain Tree--Laburnum anagyroides – small tree -- Zone 5-7
Amur Maacki--Maackia amurensis -- small Tree--Zone 4-7
Arnots Bristly Locust--Robinia fertilis -- small shrub--Zone 5-?
black locust--Robinia pseudo acacia -- large tree--Zone 4-8

Any advice on how to market these trees? Anyone grown these from seed before and tips on going about this?

I appreciate it!
If it works out I'll definitely post a link on how to purchase these trees if anyone else has had trouble finding a good supply of nitrogen fixing trees when starting a forest garden.
 
John Wolfram
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Braden Pickard wrote:Any advice on how to market these trees?


Well, the first thing is to figure out what market you will be selling to. For example, if you want to sell to local buyers, they will probably be looking for trees in pots. If you will be selling mail order then bare root is the way to go.
 
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