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 Peregrine Peach Tree
Our bare root Peregrine Peach is still one of the most popular of the white fleshed Peaches. Easy to see why when you try the amazing intense Peach flavour from the heavy crop you get from the tree.
The Peregrine tends to grow best in a sheltered position so probably not a good idea to plant at the end of airport runways, side of motorways etc (we do get asked all sorts of odd questions).
The Peregrine is a bit of a sun lover so if you are planting outside and live North of the Midlands then you might want to consider planting close to a South facing wall or in a greenhouse. This is not essential just highly desirable. Expect large white juicy peaches if all has gone well. If no fruit at all, suspect thieving neighbours as the fruits are that good.
Time of Harvest: Early September
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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