The Bare Essentials: Bare-Rooted Fruit Trees


The unseasonably warm autumn could mean tree nurseries have to delay lifting this season’s bare-rooted fruit trees until the end of the month. Even so, if you are planning to plant a new orchard or just a single, specimen tree in your garden, now is the time  to get your order in with a reputable tree nursery before stocks run out. Garden centres will have a limited selection of bare-rooted trees, but for a wider choice of varieties, sizes and rootstocks, specialist tree nurseries are the route to go.  Continue reading

Bare-root or container-grown?


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