The tree had a few leaves and what appeared to be black rot on them. Root system was none existing the tree seemed to have root rot !! I emailed online orchards about my concerns first never received a reply so i called and returned the tree back to the store . I'm very disappointed with this buy!!
im in luuv with Online Orchards you can tell the really care about their product, i am really impressed with the shipping/how trees are packaged thumbs up, compared to a previous company i purchased trees from. i will always order from online orchard through home depot one of my favorite store. i cant wait for the spring to see my trees bloom. just ordered frost peach tree. i have 2 more to get Tangelo orange tree, blood orange tree, waiting for them to come in season.
Thanks, Happy Customer-Kim
My dwarf Honeycrisp apple tree arrived yesterday and was planted today. I was very impressed with the size of the tree as the tree was 33" tall from the top of its container, with bunches of leaves already formed (see photo). The roots were packaged in shavings and a plastic container, and then thoroughly wrapped in plastic to preserve moisture. The shipping box was 4' x 4" x 4" which was perfectly sized for the plant and protected it well.
The root system was pretty minimal and not as shown on the website. However, I remain optimistic as the rest of the plant looks so good.
Two days after planting, the tree looks great.
Overall, VERY happy! Online Orchards bare root Dwarf Fuji (1), Honeycrisp (1), and Blenheim Apricot (2) trees are excellent starters for our little orchard. Online Orchards prepared the four in moist sawdust, protected hard plastic, and wrap, then shipped right away. Excellent enclosed and online directions for initial water soak, digging and prepping the planting hole and soil. We put them each in 5 gallon Home Depot buckets with water for 6 hours, dug 3-4 foot diameter holes, then mixed in some garden top soil (not much) because of our predominantly clay ground. We watered twice a day for a week, then once a day for the next three weeks (to date) and will continue for another 4 - 6 weeks. Three of the trees showed new leaves within 10 days (both apples and one Blenheim), and the last Blenheim (which had the least root fibers on arrival) just showed new leaf-buds at 3 weeks. Be patient - up to a point of about a month, I'd guess. Here in NW Olympic Peninsula, deer are constantly roaming through, so netting a perimeter 6 ft high is working great.
My oldest sister has two generations that work for the airlines. So she travels all over visiting her children. And she use to take her container apple tree right along with her. From the moment she shared that with me, decades ago, I always wanted an apple tree of my own to grow in a container. But always living in a small apartment space made it impossible. Then it happened! Something I've never seen before:
The Home Depot advertising: dwarf apple trees for sale! Which included my favorite: The Honeycrisp apple.
Yet, I already had: rose bushes, several fruit trees, and bushes, honeysuckle and grape vines; not to mention a vegetable garden growing on my "postage stamp" size patio. I was perplexed as to, where was I going to place my Honeycrisp Apple Tree and its pollinator, the Red Delicious Apple Tree? I slept on it. Even deleted it a couple of times due to lack of space. And ordered it again.
But I just had to have it and its pollinator the Dwarf Red Delicious Apple Tree, due to their precious nutritional value, (including the leaves) along with being delicious. So I ordered them both!
It were delivered about an hour ago. As I pulled it out of its box, it debuted its absolute: beauty, grace and excellence. Oh! was I ever glad, that I decided to purchase it." It is a bare root, but it already have beautiful leaves one it! And boy is it a strong little fellow!
As the wise King Solomon said: "Does not creation speak."
I can't wait to plant it. It's the healthiest bare root tree I have ever seen.