Fedco is having its annual tree sale. Today and tomorrow. I was just there picking up some plums and a peach. Once again this year the trees were of excellent quality and they were having half off on apples, crabapples, pears, asian pears, and hybrid plums. So $15 for a well rooted well branched 7 foot tree.
I apologize for the quality of the pictures my phone camera is the worst one I have ever had.
i am very weak when i comes to trees on sale. Found a nice 3 gallon Keifer pear on sale for $4 the other day. of course it made it to my truck. Upon getting home i looked around and thought “now where the heck am i going to plant it” LOL.
Fedco itself is in zone 5a, and all the contender trees at the sale showed no sign of winter cold damage. That said this winter wasn’t particularly extreme. If you want to take an inexpensive risk try a graft of Contender for a couple years and see how it goes.
Thank goodness I don’t live anywhere close by AND they don’t ship during this sale because I’d have lots more digging to do as well. Those are some nice looking roots and the ops look good as well. Even though I’m thankful to not have them close by I still feel like I’m missing out some how.