planting fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

Humble, TX (Zone 8B)
Question by bwoodfo
March 17, 2008
when is the best time to plant fruit trees and should i fertilize them when i plant them


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Answer from NGA
March 17, 2008

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Early spring is typically the best time to plant trees or shrubs. This is usually when temperatures are cool and rainfall abundant, both of which will help new plants become quickly established. Don't fertilize at planting time, but be sure to water deeply once (or twice) a week, depending upon weather. If you plant now you should see some new growth by early summer.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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