Fruit Tree Planting and Aftercare
- Water pot thoroughly and allow to drain.
- Dig a hole twice the size of the pot and fork over the base, incorporating a handful of general fertilizer and a bucketful of planting compost.
- REMOVE POT and tease out any matted roots.
- Position tree with top of rootball level with surrounding soil.
- Replace the remaining soil, firming in well.
Water thoroughly, then at least once a week during the first growing season.
Fruit trees need to be pruned every year, usually during the dormant period when there are no leaves on the trees. Apple trees are the most common fruit trees home gardeners choose to grow. Pruning is necessary in order to open up the tree canopy to sunlight and air circulation and promote fruit production and a healthy plant. Follow these tips to pruning your apple tree so you can reap a bountiful harvest year after year.
The Ideal Time to Prune Apple Trees
Apple trees should be pruned in late winter, but you can prune into the spring and summer if you must. Avoid pruning in the autumn since this stimulates new growth at the same time the tree should be getting ready for winter. The new growth may not have a chance to harden off before cold temperatures and frost hit, which may lead to cold damage on the tree.
Apple trees are €20 each.
Pear trees are €25 each.
The trees are from good root stock. They’re two-year-old apple and pear trees .
Most root stocks are semi-dwarf type.