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Why is it best to order directly from our web site?

The web inventory is updated in real time, and online orders get priority over email and phone orders. See the FAQ >

Learn Trees

See checklists & tutorials and our fruit tree glossary, and find pollination partners for your trees.

Grafting & Budding Fruit Trees

Starter steps for grafting and budding your own fruit trees, including preparation of scionwood and rootstocks.

Cider Apple Classifications

Learn about the apple qualities and categories of most interest to cidermakers, very different than dessert apples.

Fruit Tree Pollination – A Primer

See our intro to pollination of apple, pear, and stone fruit trees, and use our "Pollenizer" to find partners for your trees.

Family Tree

Meet Dr. Jim Cummins, see our home farm in NY, and read Dad's old orchard stories.

About Cummins Nursery

We are a small fruit tree nursery in New York apple country. Since 1994, we have shipped to orchards of all sizes in the Lower 48.

Loading Reefers

It was never the simple job it looked to be – stacking would go well until we had 90% of the load aboard, then things got sticky.

Grandmother's Chickens

When a customer came calling, Grandmother would head for the special pen of young chickens. She had a special chicken-catcher.

News & Events

Catch seasonal updates and the latest sales.

SUPER CIDER SALE: Get 50% Off All Remaining Cider Apple and Crabapple Trees Through May 5, 2024. Enter Code CIDER50.

April 30, 2024 | Last few days of the nursery season! Everything ships now. Scionwoods and rootstocks are sold out for spring 2024.