Planting Apple Trees

Thursday, 28. January 2016

For planting apple trees typically use annual, biennial and triennial seedlings, which are closely inspected before planting and remove decayed, the damaged roots, and broken branches, cutting them up to living tissue. Before planting, the roots of desirable dip into the soil or clay mash that they are not shriveled. The roots evenly dispersed in all directions at planting seedling stem put on a mound. The place where the roots go into the trunk called the root collar, she at planting should be located 6-8 cm above the soil surface. When backfilling the root collar plant is not growing and poorly developed, and bad fruit. More information is housed here: Facebook. If on the contrary increase root collar too high above the ground, then dry out the roots. During the seedling roots burrowing slightly shake the earth to fill all the gaps between the roots. When the roots are buried, the soil lightly tamped on a circle pit doing well for irrigation.

Then planted seedlings watered with 20-30 liters. per plant, and mulch well align with peat, straw (or any other suitable material) so that the soil does not dry out. Seedling free cola soft tie to material without damaging the bark. Easier to land together. When planting apple seedlings grafted onto rootstocks, oriented to place inoculation of seedlings. Bury it in the soil as it is impossible.

On heavy soils around these seedlings should not make holes, because they accumulate water and the bark of the rootstock can rot the site of implantation. At least frost-resistant apple seedlings is inset in dwarf rootstock, delivered between grafted onto rootstock variety and strong-growing. These plants need to fill the ground to the upper connection to the grafted variety. Often confused with the root collar of seedlings inoculation site, which is located above the root collar inches 8.