Are you interested in growing fruit trees? You should be. They are beautiful and provide sustenance. If you’re interested in growing fruit trees in the UK, it is important to know when you should plant your trees.
The Best Time to Plant Fruit Trees
The most optimal time of the year to plant fruit trees is late winter to early spring. The emphasis is on late winter. You should not attempt to plant fruit trees in the thralls of winter. Once the most severe freeze has hit and left the area, you can consider planting the trees.
As is the case with any plant, the timing of your planting is essential to its longevity. Any plant planted outside of its recommended parameters is likely to perish, making the entire effort become pointless.
Why Late Winter?
Planting fruit trees in the late winter will give your trees the best chance at not only surviving, but also thriving. Fruit trees should be planted during their dormant season, which is typically the winter. This allows the tree to divert all of its energy and nutrients towards growing the roots instead of focusing on leaves and fruit growth.
If you planted the fruit tree during its flowering season, nutrients and energy would be focused on the extremities of the plant instead of the roots. Improper root growth and establishment into the soil will result in a dead tree, prolonging the time until you’ll be able to enjoy a crop.
Roots that are not well established are prone to improper uptake, they are susceptible to diseases, and the roots are open to drastic temperatures, such as freezes in winter and harsh heat in the summer. If you tried to plant the tree during the summer time, the plant could be subjected to drought conditions. … Read the rest