Family tree plantings are a selection of deciduous fruit trees planted very closely together, with all branches pruned to grow outwards. Without looking closely, the trees appear to be one.
Winter is our busiest time of year, with tree lifting, despatch, bagging/potting, seed sowing, rootstock harvest, benchgrafting, field grafting and planting. Phew!
Winter is a time of planting and housekeeping in the home orchard.
Very few of us want to spray our fruit trees, but especially young fruit trees can be susceptible to pest and disease infections.
How to plant bare-root treesMost deciduous fruit trees are grown by nurseries in the field, being dug or lifted during dormancy (in Winter when the tree is not growing and...