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Produce => Edible Plants => Topic started by: davholla on November 15, 2019, 14:40:47

Title: Moving an apple tree
Post by: davholla on November 15, 2019, 14:40:47
I planted a cordon last year in the wrong place - it is far too shady etc.  Any advice on how to move it to my allotment?
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: saddad on November 15, 2019, 21:14:49
If it has only been in a year just dig it out, with as much rootball as possible, (once it has gone dormant of course) and replant as soon as... so the rootball doesn't dry out... not much harder than a new container bought one...
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: davholla on November 16, 2019, 09:36:36
If it has only been in a year just dig it out, with as much rootball as possible, (once it has gone dormant of course) and replant as soon as... so the rootball doesn't dry out... not much harder than a new container bought one...
Thank you, shouldn't it be dormant now?
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: ancellsfarmer on November 16, 2019, 15:17:58
Leaf off ? Good to go.
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: saddad on November 16, 2019, 15:51:04
Sorry, yes should have said once it drops leaves...
Figs, vines and some others need a bit longer or they bleed too much but apples are good to go once the leaves do.
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: davholla on November 19, 2019, 12:24:49
Thank you all - the leaves have not fallen yet but will soon.
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: davholla on January 19, 2020, 15:06:03
Thank you all, I did it today and it was not too difficult
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: saddad on January 19, 2020, 18:49:55
Should you be in that mythical area where it doesn't rain all the time... remember to give it a water now and then to help it settle in.
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: davholla on January 20, 2020, 09:17:14
Should you be in that mythical area where it doesn't rain all the time... remember to give it a water now and then to help it settle in.
Thanks for that, it did rain a lot last week so I didn't think it would want more water now.  Of course now it is not raining for the next few days*, so I guess I should give it some water tomorrow (away today).

*It never rains after I plant something
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: saddad on January 20, 2020, 10:02:27
In that case... can I ask you to visit and plant something before each of our NGS Open Days.. to avoid them being washed out!
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: davholla on January 20, 2020, 12:17:38
In that case... can I ask you to visit and plant something before each of our NGS Open Days.. to avoid them being washed out!
I have a horrible suspicion that it only works when it is something for me and I am a bit far from Derbyshire to open a plot!
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: saddad on January 20, 2020, 15:57:52
Oh well, it was worth a try!
Title: Re: Moving an apple tree
Post by: George the Pigman on February 01, 2020, 19:26:16
I had that problem many years ago. I had a ballerina apple tree and a triple apple tree (russet and two varieties of reds) that were in too sheltered a position in our garden. They produced lots of leaf but no flowers. I moved both to a position in full sunlight on my allotment (in winter) and they never looked back. Quickly both started flowering and producing fruit. The Ballerina tree only flowers every two years but the triple produces loads of fruit every year.