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planting maiden apple trees

I want to plant some 1-year, maiden apple trees (or whips, rather) to train as step over trees.  Is it too late for me to do this, or must I wait until winter?  I'd much rather do get them started now but am worried it's too late.

Any advice would be most gratefully received!


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,385

    I think its too late for bare root trees , but you can plant containerised fruit trees at any time, provided you remember to water frequently during the first year.

  • That's brilliant!  I did think of just buying the step over trees, but they're so pricey (from Blackmoors there's a £40 pallet delivery fee!) and wouldn't be nearly as satisfying.  Of course, it'll be delayed gratification!

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