we're building a barn, which unfortunately has to be located
where my one & only crabapple tree was (it's already cut down).
it was a decent, but small-fruited, edible crabapple. i'd like
to replace it with another edible crab, but with slightly larger
fruit, more like small apple size. anyone know of variety name
(s) or source for this type? i know they exist somewhere. my
grandmother had one in southwestern NY. i'm in zone 5b, NH.
lee <who will check with my aunt to see if that tree still
exists & if i can get some grafts, too>
If you buy bare root trees and plant them correctly you may require staking.
Planting deeper to avoid staking is not a good idea. We have a method of
staking trees that is acceptable. It is also recommend as a solution in
Richard Harris's Arboriculture book. The place in Potsdam won't even use it
as a suggestion on their site. So I am not recommending them any more.
The trees should be planted at the depth the roots come off the trunk.
Here is a picture of bare root planting with CAMB GUARDS
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