The best way to Plant Manchurian Apricots

Manchurian apricots (Prunus manshurica) were released to the United States from Korea in 1900. These apricot trees are in the Rosaceae family and increase 15 to 20-feet in height and width. The trees have dark-green leaves with fragrant pink blooms in springtime. Apricots choose sandy loam for soil and zones 3. Using the proper method of planting fruit-trees will assist limbs and the roots increase rapidly to produce a well-established tree.

Lay the Manchurian apricot pot. Slightly raise the pot and pull it. You might need to to know the trunk in one hand as well as the pot in another hand and rock the trunk sideways to produce roots and the tree.

Stand the tree up and gently pull the roots outward. If roots so are compacted and are developing about in a circle, make five or four cuts using a utility knife through them and spread the roots outward.

Dig a hole using a shovel that can accommodate the dimensions of the spread roots. Dig the hole deeper up to the soil level. Scarify the sides of the hole using a pitchfork. Place the pitch fork tines in the base of the hole and pull the tines to the very top of the hole make and to loosen tiny channels in the hole. Scarify the whole diameter of the hole.

Place the tree in the hole and hold it in in place. Fill the hole with all the soil that you removed. Tamp the soil down with your foot shovelfuls to compact the soil. Till it reaches floor level, fill the hole.

Shovel the extra soil in the hole in a circle round the holeas edges. Add top-soil to the extra soil to produce a water ring which is at least 4″ deep. Wet the water compact it and ring using a hose.

Water your Manchuran apricot tree in the water ring before the soil is saturated (water no longer soaks to the floor).

Place a 3-foot wooden stake just outside the water ring on any aspect of the tree. Hammer it in the floor about 6 to 8″ deep when you wiggle it with one-hand till it’s steady. Tie fabric tape round the stake and loosely across the tree-trunk to stabilize it.

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