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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 Posts: 15,339

    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.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • 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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