In the spring
It is better to plant an apple tree in the spring in late March - early April, in other words, when the air temperature is already consistently above zero. On planted seedlings buds should not be dissolved. At the same time planted trees should be watered abundantly, not allowing the roots to dry.
In the autumn
The best period for planting in the fall is mid-October, that is, two weeks before the onset of negative temperatures. To protect young saplings from freezing, saplings planted in autumn need to be tucked in with earth, humus or compost. The trunks should be whitened with chalky solution. In winter, ensure that there is enough snow around the tree.
In summer, apple trees are planted in rare cases. In this case, it is necessary to carefully prepare the soil for planting, do not forget to apply fertilizer, pay special attention to watering.
In each region, the concept of "early spring" is determined by local climatic features. In addition, the weather does not repeat from year to year, therefore, when choosing the dates for planting pears, one should take into account forecasts for the current spring. Beyond the Ural Mountains and in Siberia, the April heat may be replaced by a sharp cooling and snowfall until the end of May. So, the inhabitants of the areas of risky farming do not carry out any landing work before the middle of May. But in the Volga region, with its rather mild climate, trees were planted in the first half of April, so that they could take root before the onset of heat and drought. Central Russia, including Moscow, is the golden mean in the planting schedule: the second half of April - the first half of May. In any case, the main principle is the same: the earth is already amenable to digging with a shovel, and the trees have not yet dissolved the leaves.