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How to plant an apple tree


Follow our step-by-step video guide to planting a young apple tree to give it the best chance of thriving. Monty, Chris and Sarah explain how to prepare the hole, with tips on watering, mulching and staking.

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bobfromtheband 24/11/2011 at 15:29

A worthwhile watch.

deedee21 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Hi, I've just been given an apple tree, 'James Grieves'. It came in a pot so, last Sunday,I planted it in a raised bed . I made the hole twice the width of the pot and planted it no deeper than the depth of the actual pot. However, since checking on the 'net realised that I should have dug the hole to twice the depth of the original container. Worried that it may suffer I decided to re-plant it yesterday and deepened the original planting hole. Was it OK to replant it so soon?

OutdoorGirl 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Really helpful to have the vidoe to watch.

george baker 26/04/2012 at 15:47

the apple tree i`m planing is a patio tree s thereany advise yu n giv meas i`ve o idea

julie cunliffe 30/11/2012 at 08:56

Can I use woodchip to mulch around the base of newly planted apple and plum trees?

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