How often and how much to water newly planted trees and bushes

We recently planted the following
- Apricot tree 5 feet tall - Apple tree 5 feet tall, 5 sorts of apples - Two Cherry trees 5 feet tall. - Two Black currant bushes 10-20" tall - One Red currant bush 10" tall
My question is, how often and how much water do these newly planted plants need.
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On 12 May 2004 15:29:12 GMT, Ignoramus20355

Enough, but not too much . . . Seriously, you have to allow for soil type and local climate. You'll just have to dig down a couple of inches to see if the soil is moist or not. New transplants need small amounts of water frequently, as the water tends to drain right past the roots into surrounding soil. As the trees send roots into the native soil, you should taper off in frequency, but water a wider area and more deeply. . Remember that, once established, tree roots are focused in the top 12-24 inches of soil and extend outward 2-3 times the height of the tree.
For more info, see www.treesaregood.com
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I just had 2 trees planted last Thursday. The manager of the garden center who planted them for me said that they need 1" of water per week. He said to stick a trowel in the outer perimeter of the hole and see if it is dry.
In Ohio we've been having a short but heavy rain every p.m. so I imagine that is great for trees starting out. I got a service berry and a Sargent crabapple. I'm very interested in your red currant bush. I'll have to look up it's requirements.
Marilyn
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black and red currants are very good because they contain pectin, so if you puree them, they become jelly-ilke.
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