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Spring Shipping Dates by State

The best time to plant bare-root fruit trees is in early spring, which is early March in the southern states, and the end of April or early May in some of the northern states. If you are in one of the warmer zones such as southern California, parts of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, then Fall delivery is also possible.

The following table summarises suggested shipping dates by state, but please note actual shipping dates may vary considerably.

Alabama AL Early March
Alaska AK No delivery
Arizona AZ Early March
Arkansas AR Early March
California CA Early March
Colorado CO Late April
Connecticut CT Late April
Delaware DE Late March
Florida FL Early March
Georgia GA Early March
Hawaii HI No delivery
Idaho ID Late April
Illinois IL Early April
Indiana IN Early April
Iowa IA Early April
Kansas KS Late March
Kentucky KY Late March
Louisiana LA Early March
Maine ME Late April
Maryland MD Late March
Massachusetts MA Late April
Michigan MI Late April
Minnesota MN Late April
Mississippi MS Early March
Missouri MO Late March
Montana MT Late April
Nebraska NE Early April
Nevada NV Early March
New Hampshire NH Late April
New Jersey NJ Early April
New Mexico NM Early March
New York NY Late April
North Carolina NC Late March
North Dakota ND Late April
Ohio OH Early April
Oklahoma OK Late March
Oregon OR Late March
Pennsylvania PA Early April
Rhode Island RI Late April
South Carolina SC Early March
South Dakota SD Late April
Tennessee TN Late March
Texas TX Early March
Utah UT Early March
Vermont VT Late April
Virginia VA Late March
Washington WA Late March
West Virginia WV Late March
Wisconsin WI Late April
Wyoming WY Late April

Read about the pros and cons of fall planting vs spring planting.

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