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How to Plant & Grow Bare Root Apple Trees

March 10th, 2017 | The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Fruit trees are great to grow yourself, providing you with plenty of harvests and delicious fruits. This short post will go through how you can successfully plant and grow bare root apple trees Fruit trees are great to grow yourself, providing you with plenty of harvests and delicious fruits. This short post will go through how you can successfully plant and grow bare root apple trees.

  • When removing the apple tree from the packet. you must be careful and ensure that the buds aren’t removed from the plant.
  • There may not be much root on your apple tree, but they don’t need much! Once you pop them in the ground, they make fibrous roots – these are the most important roots.
  • Dig up 1metre x 1metre in the ground for your apple tree, ensuring there is room for the apply tree roots to grow.
  • Plant it into this hole and firm it into the ground.
  • Remember to keep the ground clear around it, so that moisture can access the plant.
  • Any flowers that appear on your tree, it’s best to take these off so that the fruit can build up.

Next year, following the planting of your tree, you should see some fruit appearing. If you’d like to buy some Mr Fothergill’s apple trees, you can find them here on the website.

Let us know if you have any tips or tricks for planting apple or any fruit trees, either on the blog or our social media.

How to Plant & Grow Bare Root Apple Trees