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 Early Transparent Gage Tree. Click the link for containerised Early Transparent Gage Trees
Our Early Transparent Gage tree is unusual in that you can see light through it. Not enough so that you can replace your double glazing with the fruits of your Gage tree but enough that a strong light source can penetrate through.
Considered one of the best of the yellow Gages because of sweet taste and compact habit. For those not in gardening circles, this means it does not take over your growing space, it has no Imperialist qualities to dominate your garden and claim square metres in the name of the Republic of Early Transparent.
The Gage flesh is yellow with crimson spots and/or an attractive red cheek.
Our Early Transparent Gage tree is considered a regular cropper under normal conditions. Whatever normal is after the summer of 2012 is anyones guess. It is also good for making into jams or other cooking requirements.
Month of Picking: Early-August
Type of Gage: Eating
Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This gage is self-fertile so there is no need for another gage for pollination and therefore produce fruit.
This gage is in flowering period is C3.
This Gage will be suitable to act as a pollination partner for other gages in the flowering periods C2, C3 and C4.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Early Transparent Gage
August 2012: Dear Alan, The trees arrived yesterday, and am delighted. They're in great condition and were well packaged. Managed to plant them today, they look great in the garden. Well worth the wait! Would definitely buy from you again, if we can find the room. Regards Rhona.
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.