Mike writes: Several readers have contacted me since last week's story about fruit trees in the Anchorage Daily News.
Is it still possible to find some fruit trees in nurseries, they ask?
1. Visit Doug Tryck's nursery in south Anchorage off Rabbit Road ASAP! He is one of the longtime fruit growers in our area, and he has a beautiful display of fruit trees in his nursery. He can tell you what rootstock his trees are on (lots of retail nurseries are clueless on this). Be nice to his dogs; they'll return your love. Until October 1, he's open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday noon-5.
Tryck Gardens and Nursery
3625 Rabbit Creek Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99516
2. We saw some fruit trees at Mile 5.2 Greenhouse on our last visit; I suggest calling ahead to see what might still be available. That Eagle River nursery is on winter hours (Fri-Sun, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) now.
17026 Santa Maria Dr
3. Bell's Nursery & Gifts has a few trees left in stock, too:
3125 DeArmoun Rd