what do I do - Knowledgebase Question

placerville, Ca
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Question by mslizzy
December 11, 2010
I have a cherry,peach,fig,pear tree I pot in a 24 inch pots. what do I do to keep them form frezing or can they stay outside ?

Answer from NGA
December 11, 2010
Your fruit trees are cold hardy and can remain outdoors all winter long. If you're concerned about the roots freezing solid you can bury the pots in the ground.Or you can wrap insulating material around each of the pots, or line a cardboard box with sheets of Styrofoam and set the pots inside, placing more insulation on top of the pots. You should water your plants during the winter. Overly dry soil can kill the roots of your trees. If the soil is protected from freeze it will accept water which will keep the roots of your trees hydrated.

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