We frequently get asked, "When is the best time to plant?" Our answer is always, "Fall and Winter!" As long as the ground isn't frozen, you can plant. The cooler weather is a little easier on the plants and you don't have to water as much.
Planting Fruit Trees is no different. Planting early in the Winter ensures that your fruit trees will have a strong, healthy root system for Spring. While you can plant later in Spring, it is best to plant dormant trees so young roots are not emerging that could be broken off when planting.
It is important to plant Fruit Trees about 2 inches high so they can get good drainage. Dig the hole twice as wide as the pot, only as deep as the pot, and mix in Daddy Pete's Raised Bed soil. Water each tree in, and water once every 7-10 days unless we receive rain.
Planting dormant fruit trees ensure a healthy start before Spring flush begins. Your tree might not look like much now, but it'll be beautiful and full this Spring! Be sure to get your fruit trees now!