WHEN TO PLANT FRUIT TREES - Knowledgebase Question

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
Question by TADGATE1027
August 20, 2008
I LIVE IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS, AND I AM WONDERING IF IT IS OK TO PLANT FRUIT TREES IN THE FALL.....AND ARE THERE CERTAIN FRUIT TREES THAT DO BETTER IN THIS AREA THAN OTHERS.

THANK YOU


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2008

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In Colorado, spring is usually the best time to plant fruit trees but if you have trees now (in late summer) you can plant them now.

For best fruiting, select Colorado hardy varieties of fruit trees. Some varieties will not tolerate low winter temperatures and are more susceptible to fire blight. Peach, apricot and sweet cherry trees are sensitive to spring frosts and will not always produce a bountiful crop, but apples are quite reliable in your gardening region.

Select Colorado hardy varieties of fruit trees. Some varieties will not tolerate low winter temperatures and are more susceptible to fire blight. Peach, apricot and sweet cherry trees are sensitive to spring frosts and will not always produce a bountiful crop.

Some hardy varieties include:
Apples:
Connell Red; Haralson; Honeygold; Keepsake; Prairie Spy; Regent; State Fair;
Sweet Sixteen.

Pears:
Lucious

Apricots:
Chinese (small fruit size) Goldcot

Cherries:
Sweet: Gold Tart: Montmorency

Nectarines:
Hardired + possibly Harko & Mericrest

Peaches: Contender - has high chilling requirement (1050 hrs) & very hardy fruit buds.
Cresthaven; Garnet Beauty; Harcrest; Madison - buds very hardy, but fruit is tender & does not pack/ship well.; Redskin - bloom (& harvest) is spread out, providing more frost hardiness.

Best wishes with your fruit trees!

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