Earlier this summer I had ordered an Asian pear Tree from Clifton Nursery. I was so excited when I received my package that I did not take any photos of how nicely the tree was shipped. This was the first tree we planted in the yard at our new house and I spent a great deal of time pondering on the absolute best tree to plant. We were still up in the air as to how many fruit trees we were going to plant so in the event it was the only one it had to be epic. An Asian Pear tree just seemed like a good fit for me and my family. As you can see from my other gardening blogs I’m basically greener than the lawn. I ordered my tree during the year of the Cicada which lead to a massive battle between my tree and the Cicada. I also planted during the spring which means my tree had to endure the Japanese beetles which it turned out the tree did well against the Japanese beetles. Compare this to my very first attempt at growing anything back in 2010 and honestly I think the quality of the plant has every bit to do with the owners ability to grow it.
When we decided to get more trees there really was no question where we would get them. I contacted John at Clifton Nursery and ordered two more trees for the back yard. I was late getting them ordered so we decided go ahead and have them delivered but I would plant them first thing next spring. My kids were asking if it was possible to grow a citrus tree here which of course it is not but John suggested we grow one inside. I ordered a Gala Apple Tree, Harcot Apricot and an Owari Satsuma Mandarin. The kids really wanted to mess around with an orange tree this winter which was the main reason why I went ahead and ordered all three now. I’ve had them about 4 days or so now and everything seems to be doing well. The apple and apricot tree have completely gone dormant. As you can see by the pictures, the apricot was fully dormant when the order arrived, but during transit the apple tree lost most of its leaves and has since gone fully dormant. I plan to blog more about the mandarin trees over the next few weeks. I’m still in the discovery stage but I felt comfortable with the investment because John said if I needed anything to just call.
1254 W. Olive Ave.
Porterville Ca. 93257