The best time to plant fruit trees is between the months of December and March. You’ll want to plant the trees in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight, is out of the wind and can be watered easily.
When Is The Best Time To Plant Fruit Trees?
When planting these trees between December and March, it’s important to dig a hole that is twice as wide as the spread of the tree’s roots. Refrain from digging too deep, as the graft union should be about 2-4 inches above the soil. The tree should should be on top of a small mound with sloping sides when planted, particularly in heavy clay soils.
How To Plant Fruit Trees
You will want to trim any roots that appear twisted or broken when planting these trees. In the hole you have dug, it’s recommended to create a cone of soil on which to put the tree. Roots should spread around the sides of the cone. Slowly begin filling the hole back in, ensuring that there are no air pockets.
Do not let the tree sink into the hole. If this happens, though, loosen the dirt you have filled in and build the mound up from under the tree. Then create a donut shaped trough to fill with water to make sure the tree is thoroughly irrigated as quickly as possible. You can also use this hole for irrigation purposes during the dry season. Water your trees after planting and check that they stay moist all throughout the first summer.
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