However, the trees must be dormant before transplanting, so we.
This gives the tree a head-start in the spring. In areas where average winter minimum temperatures hover around freezing or above, there is no reason not to plant in the fall. In other words, since bare-root fruit trees cannot be transplanted until mid/late November, and since they have to be dormant when transplanted, the benefits of fall planting are less than they are for pot-grown plants transplanted in early fall.
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Jul 31, If you can find fruit trees in the fall, you can often plant up to the time the ground starts freezing. As long as you can still dig a hole in the ground, you can usually plant. There are some caveats though! When you get your bareroot fruit trees from Grandpa’s Orchard this November, we encourage you to plant them just as soon as you can. Oct 23, In order for this to work, though, you must plant trees that are healthy and have good top growth.
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A half-naked tree planted in fall won’t have the leaf capacity to support optimal root growth and is just as likely to die as a dehydrated, overheated spring-planted tree. Plant Only Healthy, Well-Cared-For Fruit TreesEstimated Reading Time: 9 mins. When it comes to planting in the fall, be mindful of your hardiness zone prior to planting. If your ground freezes by late-October or November, my advice is: plant in the spring.
However, if you feel comfortable planting in the fall, and you expect your soil to be workable, consider planting cold-hardy fruit trees.