Special Order Program

Sometimes we get a request for a tree that is not a common choice or maybe a bit beyond our normal selection. This is why we have created an alternate process for ordering unique trees – The Urban Farm Fruit Tree Special Order Program!

We have worked with our grower to give you access to hundreds of deciduous trees from their wholesale nursery.  If you’re looking for a special tree that the Urban Farm is not offering in our standard program this year, this is the place to find it. Special Terms and Conditions are detailed on page 2 of the Order Form.

Download Special Order Form HERE

Click HERE to Place Order


Special Order Deciduous Trees:

These have unique qualities and root-stocks that require additional micro-climate considerations. We recommend you do your research before committing to purchasing these trees and we advise against beginners starting with these trees. These trees arrive in January.
All Special Orders: are accepted as pre-orders during the Early Bird Season ONLY which closes on the THIRD Saturday in October (October 23rd, 2021) each year.  No exchanges or refunds after the following Monday, once our order is committed with the grower.

HOWEVER – not all of the trees offered on the list will grow in our area.  Before you place a special order, sign up for a class (online or in person), ask questions, and learn about chill hours and root stocks.  A great place to start is the Dave Wilson website HERE.

Don’t get stuck with a tree which won’t grow here or will never give you fruit – do your homework before you order!

For 2021 orders – All Special Order standard deciduous varieties are $60. These trees are not eligible for bundle discounts or fruiting guarantees.

24 inch Box Citrus Trees:

(Orders due by Mid September). These full size citrus trees are going to give fruit quicker, but they are not something one person can lift by themselves.  They require special transportation arrangements and will not fit in the back of your standard vehicle.  We recommend using a truck with a loading ramp so they can be easily loaded with a heavy-duty dolly. (We’ve seen success with a standard rental truck which you can probably rent for less than $40). Citrus trees arrival will likely be late October.  These trees require a conversation before ordering to ensure availability. Please contact Janis at 602-248-9256 ext 5.  Once we open this category, we will be accepting orders for boxed citrus trees through mid-September, but availability does drop as the season progresses.

Here’s how to place a Special Order:

  1. Download & review The Urban Farm’s 2021-22 Deciduous Special Order Form & make your selections.
  2. Complete the first page with as much detail as possible, AND mark trees on pages 3-8. 
  3. Send us the FULL completed order form:
    • Mail to: The Urban Farm, PO Box 44434, Phoenix, 85064, or
    • Hand in: to us at one of the in-person events taking place during the Early Bird phase of the program, or
    • Scan and email: to fruittree@urbanfarm.org
  4. Pay for your trees:

For 2021, No returns or exchanges on Special Orders after October 25th.

These trees are shipped to us in a separate delivery that usually arrives in the middle of January.  We cannot guarantee the trunk caliper of these trees, or if every tree will be available; however we have a very high rate of order completion so far. We will confirm receipt and condition of the trees, then notify you when they are ready for pick up. If a special ordered tree is not in that shipment a full credit or refund will be applied.

Need help?  Email fruittree@urbanfarm.org