What is a Bare-Root Fruit Tree? Bare-Root fruit trees are those which have been harvested while still dormant (leaf-less) and sold without soil around their roots (see photo).
Late winter to Early Spring is Bare-Root fruit tree planting season.
Why plant bare-root fruit trees?
1) Bare-root fruit trees are less expensive than those established in containers.
2) The great diversity of available varieties. Many nurseries offer standard, heirloom, or less common fruit tree varieties as bare-roots.
3) Some nurseries do custom grafting of a variety if it is not in stock. Custom grafting allows you to select a suitable fruit variety and a rootstock to match your particular soil situation.
4) Transporting and planting of bare-root trees is easier because of reduced weight and root mass, since no soil is attached.
Trees That Please Nursery has Bare-Root Fruit trees available for immediate planting. Trees are quite large.
Bare-root fruit trees are held in containers where roots are covered with sawdust to retain moisture until planting.
We have Apples, Pears, Plums, Pie Cherries, Sweet Cherries, and Jujube. Many varieties to choose from...
Contact the nursery at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-866-5027 for more information about Bare-Root or container grown fruits.
Written By:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist