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 Coes Golden Drop Gage Tree
Click the link for containerised Gage Trees (can be planted all year round whereas bare root Gage trees can only be planted November to March).
Our Bare Root Coes Golden Drop Gage tree is the result of a relationship that went extremely well between a Green Gage and Dame Aubert. It is a story you may know. Boy Gage meets girl Gage, Boy gage falls notices her soft fleshy parts, Girl Gage cannot wait to feel his stones and before you know it, the Coes Golden drop is produced. This is obviously the very short version because this first happened in the 18th Century where dating and relationships took considerably longer to start.
The Coes Golden drop produces fruits that are large in size (when compared to other Gages as they do not fill your peripheral vision, unless you balance them on your nose!). They have an attractive yellow colour with an oval shape and are of excellent eating quality.
Month of Picking: Late-September
Type of Gage: Eating
Self-fertile/Not self-fertile: This gage is self-fertile so there is no need for another gage for pollination. This means it will produces Gage fruits without the need of pollen from another Gage tree. However, should you have a non-self fertile Gage tree that requires a pollination partner then the Coes Golden Drop will pollinate those Gage trees in groups C2, C3 and C4.
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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