We picked up 6 Dave Wilson Dwarf bare root fruit trees from our local
nursery including :
1 Double Delight Nectarine
1 Pink Lady Apple
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Black Tartarian Cherry
1 Bing Cherry
1 Craig’s Crimson Cherry
The permanent home for these guys isn’t prepared and protected yet so they’re potted on the deck until fall. All but one of the trees fit inside the 10″ heavy duty peat pots.
This is the root system of the Granny Smith Apple which was the largest of the bunch when we purchased it. Some of the longer rigid roots were trimmed back in order to squish them into the container. Our poodle was very curious of this process and wanted to be right in the middle of the commotion. We did catch him sneaking a chomp of our baby tree. As always he thinks any tree, bush, weed, anything really, that he can get into his mouth is fair game.
Instructions from the nursery expert were to add a few inches of potting mix, insert tree so the graft joint is above the final soil level, twist tree to nestle the roots into the soil, and fill. Easy enough.
Ta-da! Each tree took only a few minutes to pot up. This is one of the potted cherry trees with that oh so curious poodle.