I regret that I didn’t jump in earlier to second the recommendation for the Cummins Nursery on Trumansburg Road in Ithaca:
These guys know everything there is to know about growing fruit in our area (Cummins Senior worked for many years developing apples at the Geneva Experiment Station, and the nursery is very strong in peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, and plums, too). Miller’s is fine, and I’ve had reasonable luck with their berries, but I’ve had much better luck with trees from Cummins because I can get them right out of the cooler in the spring and take them straight home, whereas the ones from Miller’s have to suffer through the delivery system.
The one big drawback with Cummins is that they are so good that they often sell out early in the season, so everyone who deals with them regularly orders in the fall in order to reserve exactly what they want, and if you try in the spring you will often not be able to get the variety you were hoping for. Also, they don’t do nut trees.
For those familiar with the area: this is the same storefront as for Indian Creek Farm. It’s about half a mile above the hospital.
Adam Flint wrote:
> Below are the responses to my query, with thanks to those who wrote. >