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Can you dispatch bare root stock now (early November)?


Can you dispatch bare root stock now (early November) as we are having mild weather or do we have to wait till January we are in Lincolnshire?

Asked by: Hazel from Lincoln, 01-Nov-2021


Hi Hazel

Although autumn is a good time to order fruit trees I'm afraid it is too early to send bare-root trees at the moment - apple and pear trees in particular are still in full leaf.

It may seem counter-intuitive but the mild weather is actually a problem - fruit trees need cold weather, so December, January and February are usually the best time to plant.

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