Choose the site

Look for:

  • Sunny, sheltered site
  • Room for your trees with around 4 meters between them


  • Frost pockets
  • Poorly drained or shallow soils
  • Flooding

Check the soil

Find out what you have before you choose varieties

Choose varieties

Consider type, taste, pollination, size, disease resistance and ideal growing conditions

Plant trees

  • Dig a hole no deeper than the roots, but up to three times the diameter of the root system
  • Make sure the graft is above ground
  • Firm the soil
  • Water in well
  • Mulch

Look after it

  • New trees need 10 – 20l of water per week
  • Keep the area underneath them weed free
  • Cut off any growth below the graft line
  • Remove all the blossom in the first year