Bare-root or container-grown?

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Autumn is the traditional time of year to plant fruit trees. Apples are always a popular choice.  With more than 2000 cultivars to choose from in the UK, there is a tree to suit every garden and every palate. Once established, a tree will produce fruit year after year and provide an important source of food and shelter for birds and insects.

Buying a fruit tree is a long term investment, so it is important to purchase them from a reputable tree nursery that can advise on the right tree for your orchard or garden.  Trees are sold as bare-root or container-grown.  Most experts would advise buying trees bare-root, but what is the difference? Continue reading