Make sure to keep your bare-root fruit tree or bare-root plant hydrated until the time that you are planning to plant. If you cannot plant the trees within a couple of days of receiving your order, it is recommended to heal the plants in moist soil, but do not put the plant in water. You want to plant your fruit tree in full sun or as close to full sun as you can, for the best possible results.
Dig the hole two times the diameter of the root system and as deep as the roots measure. The trunk should have a mark indicating where this was and if your tree is a grafted variety make sure to keep the graft two to three inches above the ground level. The soil used for filling your hole when planting should be something like; for example, 50% black top soil and 50% potting soil mix.
Create a basin around the tree with the leftover soil to capture rain water. You will want to water adequately every day for the first ten days depending on rainfall; you will not have to water as often in the winter, as the tree is dormant and not actively growing. You will want to continue watering through the summer to get it off to the best start for long-term production.
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