Moving a apple tree

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    stu
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    I’m after some advice on moving a apple tree. It’s a m9 rootstock red Falstaff. It’s 2 hrs old all fruit has now been picked. When is the best time to move it and does it need any special requirements.

    #42901

    charles
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    Hi Stu, I did similar three years ago and it worked well, best move now, so roots can regrow before spring, and mulch well.
    Prune a little harder than usual to balance root loss.

    #42902

    stu
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    Thanks charles. Would that be with as much soil as possible around roots or as bare root. Would leaf mold be ok for mulch

    #42912

    charles
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    Yes for sure, as much soil as you can manage within reason, but some roots will be lost and don’t worry over that.
    Leaf mould is a superb mulch for trees, full of fungi.

    #46995

    stu
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    Just an update on the red Falstaff. It’s blossomed very well and now has fruit developing nicely.

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