Once the first frost arrives and leaves fall from the trees, bare-rooted trees can be lifted from the nursery fields. Reduced light levels and cooler temperatures mean deciduous plants begin to shut down and become dormant. This is a perfect time to transfer plants in a bare-rooted state and take advantage of the fact that they are less expensive to purchase than pot grown plants.
The satisfaction of growing, harvesting and tasting your own fresh fruit is one of the great pleasures of gardening. Try tree fruits (top fruits) which include apples, peaches and figs. The term top fruit embraces both pome fruits (those containing a core with pips, such as apples, pears and medlars) and stone fruits (those containing stones, such as cherries, peaches and plums), as well as a few other fruits including mulberries.