WELCOME TO RABBIT RIDGE NURSERY!
WE HAVE BEGUN PRUNING HERE AT THE NURSERY AND IN OUR PICK YOUR OWN FIELDS. THE FOLLOWING, WITH COMMENTS, ARE BEING PRUNED:
MUSCADINE GRAPES (IF WEEPING SAP AT PRUNED AREA, STOP AND WAIT UNTIL COLDER WEATHER)
APPLE (TIP PRUNE, REMOVE ALL INWARD FACING, CROSSED OR DAMAGED LIMBS)
RASPBERRIES, PEARS, PLUMS (BOTH ASIAN AND EUROPEAN ) WE PRUNE OUR EVER BEARING RASPBERRIES ALL THE WAY BACK....TO ABOUT SIX INCHES...WHICH PUTS MOST OF THE BERRY PRODUCTION ON INTO LATER SUMMER AND FALL WHEN THE TEMPS AND HUMIDITY ARE LOWER.....WE FIND THIS SWEETENS THE RASPBERRIES MUCH MORE...SUMMER RASPBERRIES IN NC SEEM SOUR AND SMALL TO US. PRUNE PEARS AND PLUMS TO REMOVE CROSSED, INWARD FACING OR DAMAGED BRANCHES. TIP PRUNE TO AN OUTWARD FACING VEGETATIVE BUD (LEAF) AS FLOWER BUDS ARE MOST ALWAYS FATTER AND MORE ROUNDED THAN LEAF BUDS).
Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Traps ARE UP at the Nursery, and we have observed Granulate Ambrosia Beetles already in the traps.
Japanese Persimmon: Saijo, Tanenashi
European Pear: Baldwin
Asian Pear: Chojuro, Korean Giant
Thornless Blackberry: Navajo
Quince: Pine Apple, Smyrna
Figs: Ever-bearing, White Genoa, Italian Ever-bearing
Jujube: Sugar Cane
Apple: Cameo, Newtown Pippin
Apple: Burgundy, Cortland
Mulberry: White Persian
We are now able to ship one and three gallon and some of our smaller items to most states in the US. These include almost all of our ground covers (Hosta, Lantana, Daylilies, Liropes, Vincas, Junipers,etc.) and many of our fruits, like the brambles (Black Berry, Raspberry, Tayberry, etc.) as well as smaller sized figs, blueberries, and grapes. All are shipped bare root, USPS Priority Mail or United Parcel Service and should arrive at your door in three days or less. We are able to ship these items because they have not yet reached a size where we will pot them up into five gallon or larger containers for sale here at the Nursery. Many of these BR plants are of bearing age.
We're glad you found us! We are a small but growing Nursery in eastern North Carolina that originally specialized in container grown Hosta and Daylilies. Since 2002, we have gradually expanded our selections to include woody ornamentals, groundcovers, grasses, potted herbs, vines and hanging baskets, all available as container grown plants.
And then one day in late summer of 2010, we decided to reinvent ourselves all over again! We are now a major retail supplier and specialist in eatables and groundcovers. Many cultivars of: Apples, Plums, Pears, Peaches, Pecans, Grapes, Figs, Persimmons, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pomegranates, Lemons, Limes, Cherries, and more! And a host of groundcovers to fit your needs: be it for sun, shade, partial sun/shade, erosion control, flowering, evergreen, drought tolerant....to name just a few! And each of our Fruits and our Groundcovers have been carefully selected to not only grow but to thrive in our part of North Carolina.
We strive to offer a quality plant at a reasonable price. We are very concerned with what is happening to the environment in our part of the world and as a result, are extremely disappointed with the quantity of the chemicals being used today in our industry. We still do all our weeding, shearing, shaping and fertilizing by hand, one plant at a time, just like in the old days. We are not in the nursery business to win any races. (We are now really too old to race much anyway, but I think you get the picture.)
Plants today are being shock grown, faster and faster, with little or no regard to root development and plant longevity. That has never been a part of our methodology at Rabbit Ridge Nursery, nor will it ever be. Customers need to be aware that the most important part of the plant is in the pot- in other words, the roots. Roots are where it's at, so to speak. Regardless of what the top looks like, if you have a good foundation, the top will come along. If you are a parent, think of our plants in the same way you raise your children: give them a good foundation and they will be ready to grow and deal with tomorrow's opportunities as well as it's challenges.
We want you to be satisfied with any plant you purchase from us. To that end, we spend the extra time with our customers that other Nurseries and the Big Boxes don't or won't do. We explain proper planting and care techniques, as well as pruning and fertilization dos and do nots.. We explain our Fruit Tree Spray Program (FTSP) and explain the do's and the do nots and why it is both necessary and important to the health and longevity of your fruit trees. Almost all (probably close to 85%) of our fruits are of proper bearing age when they leave our Nursery. Many already have fruit on them, so you know they are of the proper age to bear. We also have our own pollinators, Honey Bees, at the Nursery to assure proper and complete pollination. We think we sell the best rooted plants around and we know we sell the best quality potted Fruit Trees you will see anywhere at the lowest possible prices.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
THAT PLANT(S) IS/ARE ALIVE AND HEALTHY WHEN PURCHASED. RABBIT RIDGE NURSERY CANNOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF ANY PLANT AFTER IT LEAVES OUR NURSERY.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY ON PECAN TREES OR FIG TREES.
NO ADJUSTMENTS AFTER THIRTY (30) DAYS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.