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Checklists & Tutorials

You might find these pages useful as you begin your journey as an orchardist. See our Learn Trees hub for more extensive resources on grafting trees, choosing trees, and growing trees.

What to Do When You Receive Your Cummins Nursery Trees

Read this when you unbox your fruit trees – or before they arrive so you can prepare!

How to Plant a Fruit Tree & Give It a Good Start in Life

A quick primer on starting your trees right by planting, topping, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and more.

How to Prune Your Fruit Trees & Thin Your Crops

A starting point for pruning apple, pear, and stone fruit trees, and resources for further learning.

How to Graft Trees, and Prepare Your Scions & Rootsocks

Checklists for grafting and budding your own fruit trees, and preparing scionwood and rootstocks.

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Arkansas Black Apple on G.214

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Hosui Pear on OHxF 97

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Balaton® Cherry on Mahaleb

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Honeycrisp Apple on G.214

The rock-star, cold-hardy apple from Minnesota.