|Does home Depo receive my trees so that I can pick up and not pay delivery something like Walmart does? Pick up local. I want two apple trees. Are Cortland and Fuji a good mate? I live in Franklinton NC. Also can I plant one peach and one pear with that or is two needed?|
|I think you'll need to talk to the garden manager at your local Home Depot to see what their policy is about special orders.|
The best apple varieties for your growing region include:
Gala (Golden Delicious is best pollinator); Empire (pollinators are Golden or Red Delicious and Gala); Jonagold (pollinators are Gala and Empire); Golden Delicious ( use Red Delicious, Gala, or Empire as pollinators); Red Delicious (Golden Delicious, Gala); Stayman (pollinators are Gala, Golden or Red Delicious); Rome (pollinators are Fuji, Braeburn); Braeburn (use Rome or Fuji as pollinators); Fuji (use Rome or Braeburn as pollinators).
Some pears are self-fruitful. If you want only one pear tree, choose Anjou or Bartlett.
Peaches are self-fruitful so you only need one tree, but if you have two different types, you will get a heavier crop on both trees.
Best wishes with your garden!