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 Transplanting apple tree 
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Post Transplanting apple tree
I grafted cinnamon spice scion to dwarf rootstock at HOS class this spring, 2006. Trees look great!
I am going to be moving this fall. I am proud of my trees and would like to know if I would be able to move the trees successfully? Ideally, I would like to dig them up now and place in containers. I could possibly wait until end of September. The trees are in full leaf, no hint of dormancy.
What are my chances of success? Any tips, hints, etc?


Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:14 am
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Carol, congratulations... I was there too :D

That's a tough one; would the new occupants be willing to let you remove them in December? You might have to build a sturdy little fence to protect them from kids, dogs, mowers... I've got a newly grafted apple tree too, it's still pretty small. I'm sure I could remove it today, if I had to. I'd just dig as far out as I thought I could handle the root-ball; the soil generally falls away if not connected. Have a very large pot ready, keep it out of direct sun for a few days and water it good... Whatever happens, I'd bet it would merely stop it progression of growth for this year, and it would take off again next Spring!

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