My sister Stephanie bought a variety of fruit trees and has been busily planting them in her Delaware yard.
Hard work, but she had some help:
Bare-root trees are truly amazing. A lot of fruit trees, including apples, pears, and stone fruit, can be dug during dormancy, have the dirt knocked off their roots, have their roots pruned to almost nothing, be shipped across the country, and re-planted – and they’ll act like nothing happened in the spring, bursting into beautiful growth.
It’s still amazing to me. Trees sleep HARD!
My favorite source for bare root trees is Peaceful Valley in California, AKA Grow Organic. I’ve never had one of their trees fail on me, and I’ve planted at least a dozen. Willis Orchards, TyTy Georgia and Gurneys? Not so much. Avoid.
I have to admit, I’m a little jealous of Steph. I love planting trees. And look at that beautiful soil!