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Can I plant my apple tree now?

I currently have an apple tree in a pot, can I move it from the pot and into the ground now or is it risky to the little tree?

I'm desperate  to get out into the garden and am looking for jobs to do!



  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 327

    I'm no expert on this subject, but would say "yes" as long as the ground is workable (not frozen or waterlogged). This will give plenty of time for the roots to get going before summer and all that hot dry weather we're going to get this year!  (I hopeimage)

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 7,629

    I would agree with Marygold.
    As above, so long as your soil is not frozen or waterlogged it'll be fine.
    Don't forget to stake it (assuming your growing it as a tree) and give it a water to settle the soil around the roots.
    If hard frost is predicted, I'd wait for a warmer spell

    Last edited: 07 January 2017 17:57:04

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  • Zo FZo F Posts: 26

    Many thanks indeed everyone

  • Zo FZo F Posts: 26
    pansyface says:


    See original post

    Very helpful, thank you 

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 996

    It is the perfect time to plant apple trees.  Work in manure as you plant.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Zo FZo F Posts: 26
    Redwing says:

    It is the perfect time to plant apple trees.  Work in manure as you plant.

    See original post

     Many thanks

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,021

    What a great website pansyface, I've bookmarked it as I will be looking to plant  a friut tree in my new garden. Cheers??

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