How many days before the first frost is a good time to plant fruit trees?
I understand what you are saying. Roots will grow at any soil temp above about 40 degrees, even when the above ground portion is dormant. FWIW, over the years I have my best following year results (and much better survivability) with fall planted seedlings. Seems to give the roots a chance to stabilize and grow well before the spring green up.charman03 said:since you are planting dormant trees, you aren't really gaining anything vs just planting in the spring. Most nursery ship trees in the spring