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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow. ive read that soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight is advisable. is this true? i thought roots weren't meant to sit in water!

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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow. ive read
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this true? i thought roots weren't meant to sit in water!

thanks all

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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow. ive read
that soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight is advisable. is
this true? i thought roots weren't meant to sit in water!

Are you posting from North America? If so, any advice you get here will not
necessarily be helpful to someone there.

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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow. ive read
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thanks all

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no, im from north england lol
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Generally I do not soak fruit tree roots for more than an hour, the
Malling roots certainly do notlike prolonged wet. When I soak the
roots I use a propiatory soloution of seaweed extract (the original
Maxicrop in the brown bottle for those in the UK) for an hour. I will
also water some of the tree in with this solution. I know that the
tree is dormant, but some how it seems to help. When watering the
dormant tree is does not need puddling in as you might for a growing
plant.
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no, im from north england lol

I don't know where I got USA from, then!


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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow. ive read
that soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight is advisable. is
this true? i thought roots weren't meant to sit in water!

thanks all

danny


If they are bare rooted they usually suggest about an hour soaking before
planting.


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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow.
ive read that soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight
is advisable. is this true? i thought roots weren't meant
to sit in water!


This might be a silly question, but is there another apple tree
nearby, to act as a cross-pollinator?

If not, you probably won't get any fruit on your apple tree.

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my whole village used to be an orchard, so pretty much every garden has fruit trees. walk for two mins and ull see twenty apple trees and twenty pear trees. and some plum trees. and citrus in the summer lol. i think im starting a trend with a self-pollenating sweet cherry tree i just bought though

anyone know how much i should water them? i have got them sorted in big pots (as i cant currently plant them in the ground and wont be able to for a year or so) and i have watered them, but I haven't seen water run through the bottom of the pot. is this about right for water volume? any suggestions on feeding them, and when? they are both still pretty dormant - pear is bare but the apple has half a dozen buds, a couple of them just newly opening.

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On Feb 21, 8:53*pm, "Pete C" wrote:
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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow.
ive read that soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight
is advisable. *is this true? i thought roots weren't meant
to sit in water!


This might be a silly question, but is there another apple tree
nearby, to act as a cross-pollinator?


If not, you probably won't get any fruit on your apple tree.


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On Feb 21, 8:53*pm, "Pete C" wrote:
Anne Jackson wrote:
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i'm planting a small apple and a small tree pear tree tomorrow.
ive read that soaking the roots in a bucket of water overnight
is advisable. *is this true? i thought roots weren't meant
to sit in water!


This might be a silly question, but is there another apple tree
nearby, to act as a cross-pollinator?


If not, you probably won't get any fruit on your apple tree.


Trust you to bring sex into it


Wot? *Our Annie? *She is the most respectable woman we know, yes???


struts *That's me! *Captain of industry, I am... *;-)
(but I _do_ still have my moments!)

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lol, rock on Annie!

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