I'd like to suggest waiting until evening to plant. This way they
get a better head start before having to deal with the sun. Another suggest
ion is to keep an eye on the weather and, if possible, plant on the last ni
ce day before a few cloudy / rainy days.
KEEP THEM WATERED. Although they may seem to have a nice root ball, the
truth is that most of the hair roots ... the ones that do the actual
feeding ... will have been damaged or severed. By the end of this season,
the hair roots will have re-established themselves.
Let us know how things turned out, eh?
Zone 5b (Detroit, MI)
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On 10 Jun 2003 12:11:42 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (sher) wrote:
Try to get larger ones, full size or semi-dwarf. Dwarf trees are
commonly devastated by deer, at least up to 5 feet high. If the dwarf
survives to above 5 ft then it might have a chance, especially with
plastic netting and/or chicken wire layed in a 5ft radius around the
Main risk is that the trees have been laying around the nursery in a
rootbound pot for 3-4 months. The bonus is they're almost always on
If you want to risk the purchase then go for it. I just bought a 6ft
royal gala semi-dwarf apple for half price. The leaves started
falling, and it started to die when I planted it, but luckily I pruned
back some growth, limed a little bit, and now 3 weeks later it's got
bright green sprouts all over it. I believe the century-old
record-smashing 7-inch June rainfall caused some of the problems, but
luckily I installed some very good drainage around it.
They can get very wild in the pacific northwest. Here in the
mid-atlantic blackberries are aggressive, but containable.
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