Bare Root Fruit Trees: Your Questions Answered

This article answers some common questions about bare root fruit trees. Read on to find out more.

What are bare root fruit trees?

The term 'bare root' refers to trees that are sold without soil around their roots. They may be collected from the ground at the nursery or grown in containers and kept moist until sold. It would be best to plant bare-root trees as soon as possible after purchase as they cannot remain bare-root for long periods without deteriorating.

Where can you buy this type of tree?

Bare root trees are available from most nurseries. However, it is best to buy them from a nursery that specialises in fruit trees, as they will be able to provide you with the best advice on how to care for your tree.

How are bare root fruit trees stored?

These types of trees are usually stored in a cool, moist place until they are ready to be sold.

Are these trees expensive?

You will find that bare root trees are usually less expensive than potted fruit trees. However, the price varies between nurseries, so it is worth shopping around to make sure you get the best deal.

When's the best time to plant this type of tree?

It is best to plant these trees is during the early spring before the plant starts to wake up and grow.

What's the best way to plant a bare root fruit tree?

The best way to plant this type of fruit tree is by digging a hole at least roughly twice the size of the tree's roots and placing the tree in the hole so that the roots are spread out. you should also plant the tree at the same depth as it was at the nursery. The hole should then be filled in with soil and firmed down. You may wish to add a layer of mulch on top of the soil.

Are bare root fruit trees easy to care for?

This type of tree is very easy to care for. When you first receive your tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for a few hours. Keep them watered until they are planted, but do not water excessively after planting. This is an important step as bare root trees are more susceptible to rotting than container-grown trees. In addition, you should prune the tree in late winter.

If you would like more information, contact a bare root fruit tree nursery today.