4092 Dupont Parkway, Townsend, DE 19734 / 302-378-8441
After a nice nap over the winter, the Nursery is coming alive once again. All the wonderful spring trees and bushes are arriving each week and spring excitement is building!
Opening Day Choices
Red Japanese Maple Flowering Peach
Weeping Cherry Flowering Almond
Fuji Apple Gala Apple
McIntosh Apple Granny Smith Apple
Red Delicious Apple Honeycrisp Apple
Blackberry Bushes Yellow Peach
Bartlett Pear Asian Pear
Plum Tree Raspberry Bushes
Blueberry Bushes Blackberry Bushes
Spring Fruit Tree Care
It's time to fertilize, but it is essential to know the health of your soil. Organic fertilizer and compost are great choices but remember that over fertilizing with excess nitrogen can burn the roots of your fruit tree or end up promoting vegetation but not much fruit. Also remember that phosphorus is necessary for fruit development so it is good to use a well balanced fertilizer.
Prune back dead branches and overgrowth but make sure you do not remove more than 1/3 of the canopy. When you do your pruning, be sure to remove any overlapping branches and ensure that there's good airflow in between the branches.
Now is the time to do a little weeding. Get rid of those pesky weeds that compete with your fruit tree for nutrients and water in the soil. And to help with moisture and weed control, a nice layer of mulch will be very helpful.