March 25, 2015
I purchased 20 honeycrisps from a local nursery. They all looked great, but they will not break dormancy. The nursery is replacing them with some that are leafed out already, and told me to keep the others.
What can I do to save these? Wrap them in plastic and sweat them out for a day? Keep them watered and hope they come through next spring?
March 16, 2015
If they were stored bare root in a cooler at the nursery, that would account for ‘a’ delay, but they’d eventually begin to leaf out and grow… How long have you had them in the ground, and how were they stored before you purchased them; bare root or potted?
I’ve heard of uninsulated semi truck loads of bare root fruit trees dying after passing over the Rockies due to having been frozen, thus some nurseries will not deliver orders on the opposite side until later in Spring. The only mail order trees I’d received that ‘didn't leaf out’ were basically DOA (dead on arrival), the nursery refunded my money and I found replacements locally.
If they don’t send out leaves for an entire season, they’re gonners
March 16, 2015
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