The Balsam Fir is grown in Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada and is known for a stronger, sweeter (occasionally citrus) scent. While needle retention is not quite as good as the Fraser, a properly prepared and cared for Balsam Fir will last the season. We recommend not setting up a Balsam Fir inside the house until the month of December. Needle growth on the balsam is typically more ‘flat’ with needles growing to either side of the branch, however many Balsam Firs today exhibit ‘hybrid’ characteristics with more full, around the branch, needle growth.
NOTE: Due to characteristics of the Balsam Fir, if your home temperature is kept warmer than average, or is particularly dry, we recommend choosing a late November, or December delivery date.