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Too late to transpant plums in NH?  RSS feed

 
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So I have a friend that wants to move 7 plum trees up slope to an area with more sun... we're in southern New Hampshire and its a week from thanksgiving, the trees are only 2 or 3 years old... is this too late in the fall to move them?
 
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I think it would be a great time. Mine are dormant down here in Georgia, so yours certainly are. Better to move them now before the ground freezes than to try and chisel them out of the ice in late winter/early spring and get them moved before they bloom.
 
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My rule of thumb is if you can dig a hole you can plant. I've planted pretty much every month of the year with no adverse results.

You won't really get any benefit of fall root growth this late, but you won't hurt anything either. Just check if they heaved at all in the winter and need to be resettled.
 
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I had the same question. My neighbor is moving and offered me his 2 apple and 2 peach trees. The are definitely dormant but the temperature here just dropped into mid 30s- low 40s during the day and colder at night. If it's not too cold to do it I was going to transplant them next weekend. As far as watering goes, will I have an issue watering them at planting even if the temperature dips below freezing? The last couple nights have been close to freezing but the days have been warmer. I have never transplanted trees this late in the year, how much water should I be giving these trees right now? Thanks for any suggestions/help.
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It is November and not too late to plant them.
The trees themselves dont need any water, the water is mainly used to "settle" the soil so that root makes contact with soil not air pocket, also the water/ice will not damage the plant, the soil naturally freezes later in the winter.
 
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