THE BARE ROOT SEASON IS NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDERS FOR DECEMBER 2022 DELIVERY
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 Red Haven Peach Tree
Our Red Haven peach tree has firm flesh of a great quality making it ideal for eating.
Expect a floral display in Spring consisting of small dark pink flowers to brighten your garden. For those with an aversion to hairy peaches then the Red Haven is a good choice for you as it is considered nearly hairless. Not as much as our Olympic cyclists and swimmers but not far off. Once the peaches are ripe, expect a display of deep red peaches.
The Red Haven is a freestone variety which means the middle stone comes away easily or is not attached to the flesh of the peach. This makes eating or cutting the much considerably easier. Apparently the Red Haven originated in America so expect it to have brought back some bad habits such as trying to conquer smaller oil rich states.
Time of Harvest: Mid August
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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