Unpack your trees, remove all packing materials, carefully untangle the roots and soak the roots in water 3 to 6 hours. Do not allow the roots to dry out. If you are not ready to plant yet. Wrap the bare-root plants in the shipping plastic provided with moist soil or a wet paper towel. Store in a cool, dark place, like a unheated basement, cellar, garage or shed. It is ideal to store your bare-roots at a temperature of 40ºF, but anything under 60ºF should work for a short period of time.
Trimming the roots helps to prevent overcrowding of the roots and stimulates new growth (Strawberries only). Carefully separate the roots, untangling them, and examine the plants you have.
Dig a hole that is six to eight inches deep and two times as wide as the length of the roots. Partially fill the hole, firming the soil around the lower roots. Do not add soil amendments such as peat or bark. Do not use fertilizer, potting soil, or chemicals on your new plant