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Check out this nursery for cold tolerant stock

https://stlawrencenurseries.com/

Best wishes acheiving your goals
1 year ago
I have had terrible results with most of the seedlings I've got from the Arbor Day Foundation. The exception to this was when I placed a bulk order for hybrid hazelnuts . I have never purchased any fruit trees from them so I can't specifically comment on the quality of their fruit trees.

I would like to suggest an Amish nursery that I have ordered from yearly (for an number of years) and have always had great results. They have no website....you need to call or write to request a catalog. Trees are low priced.


Schlabach's Nursery
2784 Murdock Rd, Medina NY 14103
phone: (585) 798-6198 (best time to call is AM)
Toll-free voice mail for catalog requests only: 1-866-600-5203.

David Schlabach has written a book which I think is a jewel and is largely unknown. It's availble through his nursery and I also found it on line here:

https://doubleavineyards.com/backyard-fruit-production-an-illustrated-fruit-growing-guide

Easy to undrstand and full of common sense.

3 years ago
Hi Kirk

Try contacting Norman at Paradise Milling 315-696-8388. He has a mill and is a great source of rough cut lumber for out buildings. I have purchased hemlock from him in the past. He may be able to point you in the right direction.

For hops try https://www.facebook.com/TheRhizomeRepublic/photos_stream

Good Luck
JD
I've not had much trouble with deer browse. They will nip at the buds until they realize they aren't a prefered browse so damage can occur.
I've had a lot of trouble with buck rubs. They seem to prefer heartnut trees over other trees I have for rubbing. They have torn up ever some larger trees I have.
I'm not sure that in a zone 4 you'll have much luck with them producing nuts.
If they do produce nuts they may not be similar in taste/shape or crackabily as the nut they came from.
They don't send down a deep tap root but the roots spread out in a star shape fairly close to the surface.

Good luck with your plantings
4 years ago