Fruit Tree Pick-up


The next-to-last step to getting fruit trees!

So now that you’ve placed your order, what is next?  Let us break it down for you.  We’ve been improving our program over the years, thanks to some awesome people who’ve joined the Tree Crew, input from customers, and a few friends who’ve given us some cool ideas; but the basics remain the same. We order the trees from the growers based on your pre-orders. In January we get a large shipment of bare-root deciduous trees, small potted bushes and vines, soils and amendments, and we get the citrus trees in February.  We sort them, do our quality checks, then tag and organize them on our lot.  The deciduous trees get a root check and pruning to make sure they are not damaged and prepare them for basic planting, then we heal them in for protection until you can pick them up. The potted trees get sorted, quality checked, and pruned of broken branches if necessary.  We do get some tropicals too, but we wait until the last minute to post those for sale because we wont know until then what size, variety, or quantity we are getting. We also started bringing in the soils and amendments early this fall – because we know that digging holes early is helping with the success of the trees.  Bare root trees cannot survive if they are kept out of the ground too long.

Your next step is to pick them up as soon as you can. We will help by gathering your order when you get to the lot and help load your vehicle. We want you to take the trees home and get them into the ground the same day if possible, especially if we are having the now-oh-so-common warm winter days!  Oh by the way – the last step is you planting them!

General Store Soil Pick-up & Prep Days

These will be two special days set up after the Program Kick- off and before Thanksgiving where the General Store will be open for certain items. We expect to bring in the Planting Mix, Compost, Mulch and our Soil Amendments as well as having some of our traditional items like planting calendars and water filters. We will NOT be bringing in the fertilizer until January.

Early Soil Pick-up days 2017:

  • Saturday, October 14th
  • Sunday, November 12th (moved due to Veteran’s Day Parade).

Deciduous Trees, Bushes & Vines Pick-up Days

This is the perfect time to pick up the bare root trees to get them in the ground while they are still moderately dormant. You can ask us to prune them further, or you can prune them when you get home if you wish.  Start by checking in with our greeter who will pull your order and get it ready for the Tree Crew Pullers. The Tree Crew will help you by filling your order and allowing you to check your trees.  They will also grab your bagged items and any extras trees or soils you want. The General Store is open for amendments, water tools, books etc. If you are picking up new items, you can check out with our friendly cashiers.

Deciduous Tree Pick up Days in 2018
(subject to weather and tree delivery):

Citrus Trees & Final Pick-up Days

This is the time to pick up your Citrus trees, like lemons, oranges, limes, and loquats. We will still have a few deciduous trees, bushes and vines perhaps. If we brought in any tropicals, they might still be available too. Be sure to pick up the mulch and planting mix if you have not already, and stop by our General Store to grab the amendments.  Check in with our Greeter who will get your pull ticket for the Tree Crew who will fill your order and help you load your vehicle.

Citrus Tree Pick Up days in 2018 (subject to delivery of citrus trees):

Nursery and General Store Location:
4549 N 7th Street, Phoenix.  South east corner of 7th and Meadowbrook.
Parking is on side street only.
(This is a borrowed and seasonal location only, so we are not here year-round, and this is NOT our mailing address)