Which Fruits Should I Plant This Winter?

Are you planning on putting some roots in the ground this winter? You’re in luck. Our site has tons of fruit plants that thrive in colder environments in stock now. To help you on your winter planting endeavors, we’ve outlined how to plant some of our favorite winter fruits below: 

Gather your supplies: 

Before you start planting, make sure you have all the tools and materials you’ll need. Gather your shovel, compost/manure, water jugs, wagon, bucket, tape measurer, and utility knife. Now, you’re ready to take on those roots!

How to plant apple trees: 

Apples thrive in colder environments, so long as they are planted in the correct growing zones. To find if your area is in the correct growing zone, check the “apples” section of our website. Before you plant your apples, find a spot that receives plenty of direct and consistent sunlight. The more sunlight your tree receives, the more fruitful it will be. Once you’ve found a good spot, make sure your soil is slightly acidic (pH 6.0-6.8). Then, dig a hole three times as wide as your pot and the same depth as your root ball. Set this soil aside and mix it 50/50 with aged mushroom compost or aged manure. Then, remove the plant from its pot and gently place the root ball in your planting hole. Lastly, fill the hole with your soil mixture and water thoroughly for the roots to settle into the ground. 

How to plant grapevines: 

Grapes can be planted year-round, but why not start this winter? Before you consider planting grapes, visit the “grapes” section of our site to see if your area is in the correct growing zone. Although grapes can grow on many different soil types, we suggest rich sandy loam or clay loam. Similar to apples, grapes prefer slightly acidic soil (pH 6.0-6.8) and direct sunlight. To plant your grapes, follow the same instructions as the apples, but make sure to plant in the middle of the main posts of your trellis to ensure the vines grow correctly. 

For some reason, it’s widely believed that fruit plants can’t be planted in the wintertime. Don’t let the cold scare you away from planting! In actuality, many fruit plants grow stronger and healthier roots if planted during their dormancy. We hope our advice inspired you to put some apple and grape roots in the ground this winter. Now, what are you waiting for? Stop reading and get planting! 



Check out our Growing Guides for more detailed information on planting all different varieties. 

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