How to Best Plant Your Bare Root Fruit or Nut Tree

How to Best Plant Your Bare Root Fruit or Nut Tree
Bare root fruit trees have arrived at our warehouse and we are shipping out trees everyday. We will email you with the tracking when your tree ships out. When they arrive please open up the box and inspect your trees. If there are any problems with the tree please email right away. A few broken branches are ok, but check the graft union and make sure there is no separation. If you are ready to plant, follow directions in our video or article. Dig a hole as deep as the root system and about 3 times as wide. Do not plant your trees too deep. You should plant at the same level it was planted at in the nursery (can see a faint soil line on the bark), and the graft union should be about 2-5” above the soil. Don’t mix in a bunch of fertilizer (especially ones with high nitrogen levels). We have formulated a great fertilizer to add to new bare root trees or plants, PrimeStart Bare Root Booster Blend. Mix a 3 lb bag with your soil. It includes small amounts of many slow release minerals and nutrients that your bare root tree will benefit from while establishing itself, in combination with humates and mycorrhizae. If you are not ready to plant or your ground is frozen, follow instructions on how to heel in your bare root trees.
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