Planting fruit trees - Knowledgebase Question

Bloomingdale, Il
Question by redolence
March 17, 2010
I just purchased 2 pear trees and 2 peach trees, everything says to plant in spring, will frost cause any damage to newly planted trees?

Answer from NGA
March 17, 2010


You can plant your new trees anytime the soil is not frozen. Peach and pear trees are cold hardy and frost won't hurt them, unless it comes when they are opening their flower buds. If this happens, the flowers most likely will not produce fruit. But a dormant fruit tree can tolerate freezing weather so if you've recently planted yours, they should be just fine. The roots will begin grow and establish themselves when the soil temperature warms up a little.

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