2014 NURSERY CATALOG
PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING:
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2013 BARE ROOT SEASON, NOW OVER. IT WAS ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR SALES!! WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR BUSINESS IN THE COMING YEAR.
WE CAN ONLY SHIP POTTED PINES, TREATS AND GROWER PRODUCTS NOW. WE DO HAVE A SELECTION OF OTHER POTTED TREES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS FOR PICKUP ONLY. EMAIL OR CALL AHEAD AS OUR SUMMER HOURS ARE NOT COMSISTENT.
BARE ROOT ORDERS PLACED NOW WILL BE HELD FOR APRIL, 2014 SHIPPING. ALL ORDERS WILL BE HELD ON A FIRST TO ORDER BASIS.
OUR SHIPPING SEASON STARTS IN APRIL AND ENDS THE WEEK OF MAY 11 FOR SOME PLANTS, AND MAY 18 FOR THE REST. FOR USA ORDERS, THE CUTOFF DATE IS USUALLY THE LAST TUESDAY OF APRIL. WE DO NOT SHIP TREES TO EUROPE. NO TREES ARE SHIPPED IN THE FALL.
FOR ORDERS PLACED FROM MAY-JANUARY, WE WILL REPLY TO ORDERS, THEN CONFIRM THEM BY PROCESSING PAYMENT IN JANUARY. FOR ORDERS PLACED JANUARY-MAY PAYMENT IS PROCESSED AT THE TIME OF ORDERING TO RESERVE THE TREES.
WE STOCK A SELECTION OF POTTED TREES FOR THE REST OF THE SPRING TO FALL PLANTING SEASON FOR DROP IN CUSTOMERS. WE ARE OPEN FROM 11-4 PM MOST DAYS AT 979 LAKESHORE RD, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO.
CALL 905-YEH-NUTS (934-6887) OR EMAIL TO CONFIRM.
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Thank you for visiting Grimo Nut Nursery. Our aim is to provide you with the best, most hardy nut trees, tree products, and nut products. We include information on this site to help you make informed selections.
For questions relating to the trees in the catalog or to their purchase, contact Ernie Grimo via e-mail at Nut.firstname.lastname@example.org, via voice at 1-905-YEH-NUTS (934-6887), fax at 1-905-935-6887, or mail at 979 Lakeshore Rd., R.R. 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada LOS 1JO.
Ernie Grimo, the owner of Grimo Nut Nursery, is past President and current Committee Chair for the Northern Nut Growers Association; also Founding President and currently Treasurer of The Society of Ontario Nut Growers.
WHY NUT TREES?
Nut trees are among the best of our multi-purpose trees. Not only do they make fine shade and ornamental trees, but they also provide timber and a crop of valuable nuts.
Careful thought should be given in choosing between grafted or seedling trees. If one or two trees is being planted, consider the grafted tree. Grafted trees are produced to duplicate the selections that have the best flavor, production, cracking quality, and filling of the kernel. Grafted trees come into bearing at an early age, sometimes within two or three years. It is just as important to plant grafted nut trees as it is to plant grafted fruit trees. Seedling trees have variable characteristics and usually begin to bear in four to eight years. Hazel seedlings often bear by the second or third year. Since most of our seedlings are grown from superior parents, chances are good that something superior will result.
PLANTING AND CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS
Planting and cultural requirements are similar to practices followed for other fruit and ornamental trees. Plant in a well drained site with the root collar just below the surface. The graft should be above the ground. Trees planted too deeply die. Use good topsoil and tamp it firmly but gently around the roots. Protect the roots from drying sun and wind while preparing the hole. Water well after planting. Prune the top about one fifth to promote vigor. Control of weeds and other competition in a two meter (yard) circle is very important for at least the first five years. A mulch is beneficial. We do not recommend fall planting for most nut trees and so do not dig and ship orders until spring. All orders are held until then.
Generally two or more different cultivars are needed for cross pollination. This means that two grafted Grimo 112X chestnuts will not cross pollinate since they are identical twins. For cross pollination, two seedling trees or two different cultivars will be needed.
Spacing requirements vary with the type and age of tree. Persian walnut, butternut, hickory, heartnut and chestnut should be planted about 12m (40 ft) apart; black walnut and pecan 15m (50 ft) apart; hazels, almonds and alpricots (sweet kernelled apricots) 5 to 6m (18 ft) apart. Plant trees at 6m (20 ft) spacing to get early production, then thin trees later when crowded.
Nut trees should be planted in good, well drained soil. Drainage is more critical than soil type, though chestnuts prefer a sandy loam.
Chestnuts do best with a soil pH of 4.5 to 6; black walnuts, heartnuts, hazels, butternuts, hickories and persian walnuts, 6 to 7.
Fertilize with a cup of bone meal mixed in the soil at planting time. Do not use granular fertilizer in the first year. Use a concentrated water soluble 20-20-20 solution in 3 applications, 2 weeks apart to June 30. In the second year, use three cups of 20-10-10 granular fertilizer, one in each of mid-April, May and June. Increase the amount annually, continuing with the three applications. A soil test will give specific recommendations, but if a bearing tree is making less than 10 cm (4") of growth, increase the rate. Do not feed after June 30th, as the trees may not harden properly for winter.
Planted in small numbers, nut trees would require little spraying. By pruning infections out and keeping infected nuts and debris picked up, disease spread can be minimized. If a serious problem occurs, contact your local agriculture agent for information and suitable controls.
All trees are freshly spring dug and carefully inspected before shipping. We guarantee that our stock will grow. If any of your trees fail to leaf out and grow, there is up to 100% replacement allowance on such trees, provided they have been properly handled, planted, and have not been damaged by late frost, a poor planting site, or insects, etc. A detailed written description concerning the death of the tree or grafted portion must be received by September 1 but not before June 20 to qualify. We may ask for the return of the grafted portion as proof of loss. Replacements to be mailed must also include minimum shipping charges unless it is included with a new order. All replacements are shipped in the following spring.
COSTS - Shipping/Discounts/Other
Movement Inspection & Certificate for Prairies & BC
Please note that we are required to get an inspection and movement certificate for gypsy moth from the plant protection office to ship trees to the Prairies and BC in Canada. This is an added cost of $12.
Minimum Shipping BC AB & Maritimes: $35.00
Minimum Shipping ON, QC, MB, SK: $30.00
Minimum Shipping to US: $35.00
Net Tree Orders over $200.00: add 15%
Net Tree Orders over $1000.00: add 10%
Net Tree Orders over $3000.00: add 9%
Tree Orders over $1000.00: less 5%
Tree Orders over $2000.00: less 10%
Tree Orders over $4000.00: less 11%
, have the following payment methods; personal check, international money order or by PayPal invoice (a 2% fee is charged for the PayPal convenience).
may pay by personal cheque, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express (card number phoned in for card security), or by PayPal invoice (a 2% fee is added for PayPal convenience).
Please note: We are charged 3% plus 35 cents per item for the PayPal service.
Shipping Restrictions On Alpricot, Quince, Almond and Chestnut Trees
We have suspended our production of alpricot (sweet kernelled apricots) and almonds. Chestnut, nut pine and quince trees cannot be shipped to British Columbia and US destinations due to government restrictions. We do not ship hazelnut trees to the west coast states and BC due to restrictions there.
A charge of $1 or two current Canadian letter mail stamps covers the cost of mailing our annual catalog. All customers will receive one the following year if requested on the order form.
Pick Up Orders
Mid to late April is generally the best planting time, so pick up orders should plan around this. Please call in advance so we can prepare your trees.
HST/GST must be included by all Canadian customers.
Ontario HST applies to all Ontario residents and out of province pick up customers.
Tell Your Friends
Word of mouth is our best advertising. If you are satisfied with our stock, please tell your friends and neighbors about us. Better yet, share your catalog or our Web site, www.grimonut.com, with them.