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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 a Fruit Tree Glossary and more resources.

What to Do When You Receive Your Cummins Trees

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

How to Plant a Fruit Tree, and 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 a Fruit Tree: Pome Fruit & Stone Fruit

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

How to Graft a Fruit Tree – Plus Scion & Rootsock Prep

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






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