THE BARE ROOT SEASON IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021 AND ALL BARE ROOT ORDERS WILL BE MOVED TO NOVEMBER 2021
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem.
Bare Root Champion Quince Tree. Click The Link For Containerised Champion Quince Trees
Champion (Cydonia oblonga 'Champion') produces good crops of Quinces on a regular basis all being well such as the weather, nuclear devastation, tsunami etc. The catalogue states that they are an attractive pear shape however as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we will leave that judgement up to you.
Type of Quince: Cooking
Time of picking: October and will keep until December
Fertility: Although the Champion Quince variety is listed as self-fertile, some regard it as only partially self fertile. This means you will still get quince fruits from your tree but the yield maybe improved by adding another Quince tree of a different species nearby.
Our bare root Champion Quince trees are supplied as Maidens on a rootstock of Quince A. The maiden part of the description means that it has not been pruned or shaped in anyway from Trees Online and that it will reach an ultimate height of 3.5m. For those that cannot visualise 3.5 metres, imagine one 5ft 9" person standing on the head of another 5ft 9" person. If you actually know people that can do this, make friends with them just before harvest time as they will be handy people to know.
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Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.
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