Here’s the next step to planting! We use a planter attachment on our tractor to get our trees in the ground so speedy. As Grandpa Fred drives, the tractor plows a trench and the youngest Fred guides a tree into place before the tires push some of the dirt in as root cover.
We order our trees 1-2 years in advance so our nursery has time to attach a bud from the fruit tree onto our chosen root stock. Then they get to grow for 18 months before we plant them in the ground! Check out the bud joint in the picture above. Next see one of the Fred’s is carrying 40 trees to the planter. It's important that we plant the tree deep enough to cover the bud graft with dirt. We buy our trees bare root, which is probably different from what you would normally see at your neighborhood nursery.
We asked and you answered! We just finished planting 160 peach trees and it took us about two hours with our tractor planter. Stay tuned to see how they’re planted and what the next steps are for growing these tasty favorites! . #peachlove #smallbusiness #eatlocal . Most common answer: a week Closest answer: 1 hour (from our awesome farm neighbors @pynefarms )