Did You Know . . . "DYK"
In 1730, the first apple nursery was opened in Flushing, New York.
- 1737 - Robert Prince in 1737 established the first commercial apple tree nursery in America called William Prince Nursery in Flushing, New York. The nursery survived under four generations of the Prince family until just after the Civil War. Prince's Nursery gathered trees and plants from around the world for resale, and became renowned through the American colony for its exotic wares.
- The nursery had originally been started for private use prior to opening as a public nursery. The nursery continued to serve the public for approximately 130 years, through 4 generations until 1865.