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Hello, my name is Kyle and this is my gardening blog. I discovered gardening after I was injured in a serious car accident. I had to take many months off work to recover and I needed to find something to fill the time. My friend suggested that some light gardening might help me. I wasn't so sure but I soon discovered that being outside and working with nature really helped my recovery. I learnt an awful lot about gardening and the equipment you need to look after plants and trees. I hope my blog inspires you to get out in the garden.

3 Advantage of Buying and Planting Bare-Root Fruit Trees


One way to get excellent value for your money is by investing in bare-root trees. While buying and planting non-potted trees can seem strange, this approach boasts tremendous success. Most bare-root trees, especially fruit trees, usually grow for several years before they're ready for the market. Thus, you will be purchasing already developed trees that will have no problem flourishing fast once replanted.

The advantages of planting bare-root fruit trees are many, but this post will focus on three primary benefits. Read on to learn more.

They Are Easier to Ship

Since bare-root fruit trees don't come potted with soil, they are lighter and easier to transport to your garden. These trees open up numerous possibilities because you'll not be limited to what your local tree nurseries have in stock. That means you can spend less shipping new fruit tree varieties from faraway nurseries.

On the contrary, container trees will cost you more during transportation. Since they come with potting soil, these trees are not dormant. However, you can only transplant bare-root fruit trees during their dormant season, so you don't require more water and lighting to keep them alive. Because of that, they are hardier than potted trees when transporting them from far distance nurseries.

Are Highly Adaptable

Another great advantage of choosing to plant bare-root trees is their remarkable adaptability. Their roots develop faster in the soil, require less maintenance during transplanting, and adapt quickly to the new environment than container trees.

Additionally, they have a quicker growth rate. Compared to large-sized potted trees, the smaller bare-root fruit trees vigorously grow after transplanting. According to PennState Extension, such trees have 200% more roots than potted trees. For this reason, bare-root fruit trees have outstanding survival rates. Instead of waiting for them to develop extensive root systems, they continue growing immediately.

They Support Earliest Planting

Generally, bare-root fruit trees are ready for transplanting in winter, which means they are always available for early planting. You can even plant them several weeks earlier than potted trees. Consequently, this offers them the opportunity to adapt to their new environment before summertime comes.

The first few weeks after transplanting fruit trees come with harsh growth conditions. From excessive heat, less moisture and snow, container trees might fail to survive such conditions. However, since bare-root fruit trees are transplanted in a dormant stage, they are less affected by harsh environmental conditions, even when planted early.

If you want to add to your tree collection in your garden, consider investing in bare-root fruit trees to save more money and enjoy the benefits discussed above. 


13 January 2022