With the unseasonal warm spell we are having here in the Ottawa area the gardening itch surfaced and I once again spent many hours trying to find good mail order sources for fruit trees in Canada. My yard has about an acre of south-facing grass, and I want to turn part of that into a little orchard. We are at the cold end of zone 5 (Canadian zone system), the warm end of zone 4. The time to mail order is now, for delivery in April/May. There are some great fruit tree varieties available for zone 3 and up, which covers most gardeners in Canada. The problem is finding them. I've called all local nurseries last spring, with zero results. When visiting in person all one finds are a few apple, pear, and plum trees of dubious origin (usually not known to be a cold-hardy variety), that were very likely mass-grown in much warmer climes, and unlikely to survive a old winter. What I am ideally looking for is a place much like St. Lawrence Nurseries, which unfortunately is south of the border (and not very far from here). They offer a huge variety of fruit trees that work in our climate. Canadian import rules make it utterly impossible though to (legally) import fruit trees for the home owner. What I would like for this thread to do is compile a list of worthy Canadian mail order sources. I will try to keep an up-to-date list at the end of this post, of all that is proposed. I just ordered a number of cherry trees (and will post a link to that later). What I am still looking for are plums, apricots, pears, apples etc. It would be nice to find a place that goes beyond the one or two choices usually found. But beggars can't be choosers, and I'll take what I can get (and yes, I have searched these forums for sources, found a few, found many that no longer sell). If you know of a good place to mail order from, please post! -Rob- The list of Canadian mail order fruit tree sources so far: Alberta Nursery and Seeds - Mostly smaller fruits, bushes etc., great prices Corn Hill Nursery - Small fruit bushes, maybe heritage apples (they sell 'm but not mail order) Denman Heritage Apple Trees - Good selection of apples/pears, but they are zone 7, so beware!! Dominion Seed House - Some fruit trees, including Asian pears Green Barn Nursery - Rare cold hardy fruit trees, asian pears, apples, plums, very expensive! Grimo Nut - Great selection of nut trees, good prices McFayden - Large selection of berry plants and a few trees Mr. V's - Nice selection, though often sold out, prices on the high end. Rhora's - Nut trees and a few other items Siloam Orchards - Heirloom apple and pears (and a few other items) T & T Seeds Ltd - Good source for U. of Saskatchewan cherries, good prices too!