When to transplant an apricot to another place: timing and step by step instructions

When to transplant an apricot to another place: timing and step by step instructions

When growing apricots, many gardeners are faced with the need to replant trees. In order for the seedlings to take root in a new place and continue their development, you need to know how to perform the procedure correctly and when to transplant apricot trees. The nuances of transplanting depend on the season, crop variety, atmospheric conditions and soil conditions in the garden.

Choosing transfer times

The further development of the tree and its fruiting depends on the choice of time for planting apricots in a new place. At different times of the year, the timing of transplantation varies, taking into account the surrounding conditions and the current stage of growth of the seedling.


Replanting trees in the spring is carried out after the snow has melted. The advantage of transferring seedlings in early spring is the high survival rate due to the constant increase in ambient temperature. When performing the procedure in the spring, it is worth familiarizing yourself with the forecast for a long period in advance so as not to transplant the seedling if there is a risk of the return of cold weather.


Autumn transplantation is carried out a month before the expected first frost. It is necessary to wait until the foliage has completely fallen off when the tree is at rest. A tree planted in autumn takes root firmly during the winter and begins to grow actively with the onset of warming.

Features of transplant

In order not to damage fragile sprouts and increase the likelihood of large fruiting, it is necessary to take into account a number of nuances of the procedure. It is important to properly prepare the site and follow the transplant instructions.

Preparing the seedling

A few hours before the transfer, the tree is watered abundantly so that the earth adheres to the root system. This is necessary so that when digging, do not damage the roots with a shovel.

Preparing the site

It is recommended to plant apricots in constantly lit areas protected from drafts. A month before the transplant, it is necessary to dig a hole and add superphosphate as a top dressing. If the acidity is high, liming is required.

Process Description

To plant trees, you need to follow a simple instruction. It involves the following actions:

  1. Place the seedling in the prepared hole.
  2. Sprinkle with fertile soil.
  3. Water the ground for rooting and further intensive growth.

Caring for transplanted seedlings

Proper care of seedlings transferred to a new place helps to ensure the fruiting of apricots. In the first time after transplantation, increased attention to seedlings is required, since it is necessary that they adapt to new conditions.


The frequency of watering apricots depends on the season. After an autumn transplant, it is necessary to water the tree immediately, but further watering in anticipation of winter can lead to root rot. In spring, the culture requires frequent watering, which contributes to the survival of the seedling.


Krone pruning helps reduce foliage density. Elimination of rotting and dry leaves and branches in early spring promotes the emergence of new shoots, and also favorably affects fruiting.

Pests and diseases

After planting apricots in a permanent place, it is necessary to fertilize the earth with superphosphate and ammonium nitrate. Top dressing will ensure rapid growth and ripening of large fruits. To repel harmful insects and prevent the development of diseases, nitrogen fertilizers or Bordeaux liquid treatment are required.

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