air pruning pots and fabric work great i use them for really small fruit trees until there big anough to go in the ground but i keep them in there for close to a year the root look great when i transplant them no circling and they explode when going in the ground
i wish nurseries used them
Location: Huntsville Alabama (North Alabama), Zone 7B
I once saw a way to air prune with natural things found on your own property. It was in a free book. Let me see if I can find it....
Ah! It was page 63 in Volume 3 of the Farmer's Handbooks (these are seriously awesome resource books detailing the nitty-gritty techniques of organic an permaculturegardening. And they're free! And aimed toward beginners, with lots of pictures.)
The books are free to download. They have lots of pictures of setting up a air pruning nursery. Basically, they make a "table" with legs of sticks/bamboo, and the table surface of straw and sticks. Then put a 6inch tall "walls"/frame around the edge of the table surface, and then fill that with soil. The pictures really explain it better than words do!