Growing Perfect Fruit Trees: A Guide to Bareroot Planting

Growing your own small and manageable fruit trees starts with well-planned bareroot planting.

Saplings
In winter when the weather is cold and damp, dormant saplings can be dug from the soil and shipped to nurseries with their roots exposed. Once they arrive at the nursery, bareroot trees are often “heeled in” – buried in moist soil for protection.
Photo by Marion Brenner