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  • Growing Seedless Grapes

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Mar 27, 2014

    Growing Seedless Grapes

    Grapes are the “queen of fruits” in many parts of the world. They are a treasure trove of anti-inflammatories, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients — including antioxidants, found in grape skins. They’re low in fat, calories, and are cholesterol-free, so there’s no guilt when you’re snacking on grapes! Seeded grapes and seedless grapes can both be ...

  • Growing Muscadine Grapes

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Mar 27, 2014

    Growing Muscadine Grapes

    Muscadine grapes are hands-down favorites for home gardeners. The fruit is exceptional for making jam, jelly and juice, and some varieties even make outstanding wine. Muscadine vines are known for being a little finicky in northern gardens and, if temperatures routinely drop below 10ºF, fruit production may be minimal. Most muscadines require cross-pollination with at ...

  • All About Climbing Roses

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Mar 19, 2014

    All About Climbing Roses

    There’s nothing more enchanting than the iconic “rose-covered cottage”. The imagery of quaint, thatched-roof homes covered with long, sweet-smelling trails of colorful roses. Climbing roses can form a vibrant landscape backdrop for border perennials and annuals. They are also a lovely choice for arbors, trellises, fences, and pergolas. Most varieties will grow from 6- to 12-feet ...

  • All About Dwarf Fruit Trees

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Feb 27, 2014

    All About Dwarf Fruit Trees

    What is a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf fruit trees mature around 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. These small-sized trees will provide an abundance of full-sized fruit, but without requiring a large amount of room to grow. Benefits of a Dwarf Fruit Tree Remains a manageable size for growing in small spaces like a ...

  • Stark Picks: Easy-to-Grow Fruit Trees

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Feb 27, 2014

    Stark Picks: Easy-to-Grow Fruit Trees

    Growing fruit trees is a new experience for many gardeners. The care and maintenance side may sound difficult, but it’s easier work than mowing the lawn — and you get fruit as a reward! Better still, there are fruit trees which are easy to grow and care for. That’s where Stark Picks come in. What ...

  • Protecting Fruit Trees in Winter

    Posted by Sarah on Jan 31, 2014

    Protecting Fruit Trees in Winter

    When it’s been a cold winter… The best thing you can do to prepare your fruit trees for winter, even a harsh winter, is to plan ahead. There’s an old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“, and I consider these words to live by, especially in the garden. If it’s ...

  • Video: Spraying Fruit Trees: Dormant Oil

    Posted on Jan 3, 2014

    Spraying Fruit Trees: Dormant OilWatch the video

    Elmer, Chief Production Officer at Stark Bro's, demonstrates how to apply Dormant Spray Oil in this quick, how-to video. The best time to spray your trees with a preventative dormant oil is in late winter or early spring. This is an important step to protect your trees from overwintering pests, giving you a head start to controlling pests during the growing season. Note: Before applying any sprays, be sure to read and follow the instructions on each product label.

    In this video, Elmer shows you how to use Horticultural & Dormant Spray Oil [http://www.starkbros.com/products/tools-and-supplies/pest-and-disease-control/bonide-all-seasons-horticultural-and-dormant-spray-oil]

  • How to Plant Bare-Root Rhubarb

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Nov 20, 2013

    How to Plant Bare-Root Rhubarb

    Rhubarb is commonly known as a pie ingredient and it’s gaining popularity in other tasty recipes like salads, sauces, and juice. The rhubarb we eat is actually the green to reddish stalks of an attractive perennial garden plant with large, tropical-looking (inedible) leaves. When you receive rhubarb plants from Stark Bro’s* they will be bare-root, ...

  • How to Plant Bare-Root Raspberry Plants

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Nov 6, 2013

    How to Plant Bare-Root Raspberry Plants

    Growing your own raspberries can be one of the easiest and most fruitful ventures you undertake in the garden. Raspberry plants are as simple to grow as garden veggies, like tomatoes and peppers, but they are perennials so they go dormant in the fall and winter and come back each spring to bloom and fruit ...

  • How to Tell When Your Peaches are Ready to Harvest

    Posted by Stark Bro's on Jul 17, 2013

    How to Tell When Your Peaches are Ready to Harvest

    There is nothing quite like enjoying a freshly-picked peach from your own peach tree. Contrary to your average store-bought peach experience, a peach picked at its peak is one of the true “tastes of summer” and you will delight in the the challenge of keeping the juices from running down your arms to your elbows. ...

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Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. It's just that simple. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or refund your full purchase price if you don't want a replacement. To receive your replacement or refund, please call 800.325.4180. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

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