Howdy there, yuba person , from valley man of California.
Plant , when they come in at the stores. Home Depot guarantees everything to grow, so save your receipt. They'll be in , next month or two.
If you have good soil, just backfill your hole with, around equal parts your soil to compost or mulch. With just a bit of manure mixed in.
Then, side dress with manure.
Then water in.
Make furrow at drip line. That's where most of feeder roots are.
If you want a tree that will stay small, like say, 4 to 6 feet tall. You need to get what is called a ( True Dwarf ) The others ! There is nothing dwarf about them. After several years, they resort back to normal, standard trees.
Enjoy your Holiday's 😀