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Post  countrynaturals on 2/25/2017, 2:59 pm

We bought bare root apple and pear trees last week. They're packed with something and tightly enclosed in plastic bags. Our plan was to bring them right home, soak them, then plant them out, but the weather turned cold with freezing nighttime temps, so we waited until today. Now the weatherman is saying it's gonna get down to 30 again tomorrow night. Anybody know how long we can wait? The only way to water them would be to break into their packaging. Should we do that or can they wait another few days?  bounce
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Post  donnainzone5 on 2/25/2017, 3:43 pm

Although I have quite limited experience with this issue, you should be able to squeeze the plastic or other material around the roots to ascertain whether they're still wet.  I also think that you should ensure that those roots (and the tree itself) can breath just a bit, if it's wrapped in plastic.

Your best bet would be to contact a local nursery that sells fruit trees.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/25/2017, 5:14 pm

I've planted bare root trees several times. They usually go on sale here in early spring and late fall. I've planted them regardless of freeze as long as the ground has thawed enough to plant. They're below frost line and mulched.
Heck, I've even purchased trees in containers in the fall at Home Depot and left them outside all winter and planted in spring, and they've been fine.

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 2/25/2017, 5:52 pm

I've planted apple, plum and peach from bare root stock at home depot.  All have done well down in SoCal.  

Don't worry about freezing temp, they're dormant, they'll be fine, unless they'll already budded out and started growing leaves.

Fill a five gallon pail with water, open the plastic bag take out the tree, shake off all the wood shavings, let it soak one to two hours.  Dig the holes you want to plant the trees in.  

Plant, fill in, water enough to settle the dirt.

That's it.

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/25/2017, 7:13 pm

Thanks, All. I guess they're a lot hardier than I thought. The pear has already leafed out, but the apple is still dormant. I guess it can't hurt to keep them inside for a few more days, then out they go into the world. sunny
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