Otsego Soil & Water Conservation District
Phone number (607) 547-8337 ext. 4
Tree Transplants & Fruit Trees
Transplants are seedlings, which have been removed from the seedbed and placed into a transplant bed. Compared to a seedling, transplants have a superior root system and the main stem is more developed.
Colorado Blue Spruce
A premium Christmas tree, very hardy and a colorful windbreak. Stiff silvery blue to bluish-green needles are 1" long. Prefers well-drained soils with average moisture and full sun. Does not like wet soil. Should not be planted in close proximity to Douglas Fir. Will reach 6 feet in 10-12 years. They will mature to a height of 60 feet.
Comes in a bundle of 10.
Has soft, short, blue-green needles. Grows fastest in moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. Will not do well in heavy, wet, clay soil. This is the most popular Christmas tree because of its color, symmetry and its ability to hold its needles for a long time. Should not be planted in close proximity to the Colorado Blue Spruce. Reaches 6 feet in 10-15 years. Mature height is 80 feet. Comes in a bundle of 10.
A hardy, fast growing evergreen with dense dark green needles up to 1 inch long. Thrives well in average soil conditions. Excellent windbreak! Highly valued for its use in timber production. Branches droop gracefully as tree matures creating an attractive effect. Will grow to 6 feet in 7-10 years. Mature height 90 feet.
Comes in a bundle of 10.
Cortland - Developed at Cornell University over 100 years ago, this apple remains one of the top ten in the state. Apples are bright red and have a sweet yet slightly tart flavor. Flesh is juicy and slow to brown. These trees thrive in cool climates like our own.
Stanley Plum - Medium-sized purplish fruit. Excellent for preserves, jams and jellies. Excellent bearers. Freestone. Produces large yields.Medium-sized purplish fruit. Excellent for preserves, jams and jellies. Excellent bearers. Freestone. Produces large yields.
Damson Plum - A purple plum which ripens in September and is small to medium in size. Firm tart and juicy.
Early Elberta Peach - Still the most popular peach on the market, and universally planted. Yellow freestone of excellent quality: Juicy, firm but tender. Tree is hardy, productive and disease resistant. Ripens in late August.
These trees are vigorous, very productive, and grow to only 2-4ft. in height. Gives you the opportunity to plant more trees, plus you get more fruit per limb and more fruit per tree.
Gala - Native to New Zealand, it is a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red. This apple is pink and yellow, crunchy, juicy and one of the sweetest varieties around. Galas grow well in a variety of climates and are suited to the cold winters of New York.
Hale Haven - Today's most planted most popular and most dependable, hi-yielding, hi-quality, hardy yellow freestone. Rapidly overtaking the Elberta Peach. Ripens in mid-July.
Bartlett Pear - Known as America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett Pear is easy to grow, produces beautiful blossoms in the spring and luscious fruit in late summer and can produce fruit for as much as 100 years. The dwarf variety will grow to a height of approximately 12-15’ with a spread of about 10’, and can grow 24” or more per year
Moonglow Pear - Soft and juicy, yet not mushy. Bears fruit for years and ripens in mid August. Fruit color is red and medium to large in size.