But for better production they do well when planted near white crab apple or McIntosh.
Aug 22, Additionally, many nurseries cannot sell and ship these trees in time for a fall planting. We have tried planting trees in mid-November and were pleasantly surprised with the outcome of some Tall Spindle apple trees. Trees that were not pruned following planting not only survived fully, but had a crop of several fruit in the first growing season.
If you are a grower and you choose to benefit from the advantages of fall planting, please make sure you use tree guards on your trees' trunks to avoid depredation of rabbits and rodents, as well as winter-sun injury to the bark like scald, cracking, and splitting.
Upon receipt of trees in late winter/early spring. May 14, When to Plant Apple Trees While apple trees can tolerate an amount of shade to grow, they bloom the best in full sun hence spring planting is usually the best time to plant apple trees. Also, they usually do well in mild, warm climates such as in late fall and even in cooler seasons as early bushfelling.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. For most parts of North America spring is the best time to plant new apple trees. The exact month for planting depends on where you live and our spring shipping dates give a rough indication of the best time in your state.
In warmer zones (7 and above) such as southern California, areas of the Pacific North West, and some of the southern states, it is also possible, and often preferable, to plant in the Fall - usually November. However Fall planting Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
For customers in warmer zones, 8A and above, late fall is a good time to plant fruit trees. However, the trees must be dormant before transplanting, so we have to wait for winter to be on the doorstep before we can ship the trees - typically around Thanksgiving. Spring is also a good time to plant Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Growers in warmer climates have a huge opportunity by planting in the fall.
Fragrant flowering trees in fall are able to settle in. This helps trees gain some early establishment and wake up with nature the following spring.
In other respects, the wake-up call of spring planting is a good thing for the tree, as it will help it break dormancy decisively.
Fall planting offers a head start that leads to heartier growth and better fruiting. Less water, less stress. If a tree is too far advanced (big and lush) at planting time, or if it's planted in at a time of year known for.