Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?

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Ahahah

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Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« on: November 04, 2012, 15:18 »
Hello! New to this forum. We have just taken on a new allotment, I shared another one for about a year with a friend at another site but its too far away for us and he is thinking of giving it up. I have there a small apple tree and wondered if I can bring it to the new site? I also have 10 raspberry canes that I am not sure if could b moved too. Any suggestions?

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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 16:06 »

I should wait untill a period comes along where the soil is neither waterlogged or deep frosted.  But this is the time of year to carry out a transplant.   Don't forget, a rectangular  hole not a cylindrical one.

Cheers,   Tony.
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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 17:25 »
 Don't forget, a rectangular  hole not a cylindrical one.

Why is that?
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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 18:43 »
Apparently it encourages the roots to find the corners and make their way out into the new soil rather than going round and round and in on themselves :)

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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 18:49 »
This is a very good article on how to plant trees

http://forestfloor.co.nz/ff/plantingarticle.htm

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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 19:08 »
Does this mean I am going to have to find some square plant pots for my new apple trees, which I am planning to put in containers? :unsure:

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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 22:16 »
Thanks, so perhaps next weekend after the supposedly good weather thats coming. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Can I transplant a dwarf apple tree now?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 17:20 »
Personally I'd wait until the leaves have been shed, which is the ideal time for pruning too.
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