Any Tree experts in today? the planty type not the cutty down type
A plumb tree we won months ago has just been delivered and it is a little bigger than we expected it would be. Currently it is still packaged up and is the height of my hallway. All the previous fruit trees we have bought have been about a meter tall when brought home from the shop, this is over 3 meters.
Any one have any tips or advice on care for the tree until we can plant it tomorrow? I can’t easily leave it outside till then as it is chucking it down and blowing a gale.
Rusty.Posted 5 years agoflowerpowerMember
I’m assuming that it will have arrived bare root, with a bag covering the roots – rather than in a pot?
If so it will be fine to keep it in the house overnight, until tomorrow. However try and keep it as cool as possible, and if practical open up the bag around the roots, check that it is all still damp, and add more water if needed.
It will be good to get it planted ASAP. Use a firm stake or cross of stakes as it will need keeping as stable as possible, and ensure that your hole is far bigger than needed and lined with either top soil or compost to give the roots a chance.
EDIT – If its in a pot, then cool place and water still apply.Posted 5 years agojoatSubscriber
It’s not bad weather to be planting trees, wet and mildish. Just remember to keep it watered through the spring and summer. And keep down any grass or weeds around it by using mulch. When you’ve had enough of it, you can ask on here again on how best to be rid of it 😆Posted 5 years ago
Just opened it up – bubble wrap then a bag then another bag then a o-crap moment of why are my socks wet, guess the last one must have had a hole in it.
Put a water tight bag over the bottom and have put it in the communal unheated stairwell so it should be fine over night.
When you’ve had enough of it, you can ask on here again on how best to be rid of it
Not a plumb tree not me, in a few years this thing will save me a fortune for fruit to take for lunch. I could happily eat 3-4 a day nom nom nom nom nom.Posted 5 years agoslowoldgitMember
If it’s wrapped by a pro, it shouldn’t take any harm from another day or two. But will it have a pollen partner nearby?
Dig the hole, knock the stake in, fit the roots around the stake, keeping the graft 4-6 ins clear of the soil level. Stone fruit appreciate a handfull or two of oystershell grit amongst the backfill, or on the surface sometime: slow resease calcium you know.
(Whispers) and its ‘plum’.Posted 5 years ago
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