How do you address the drawbacks associated with PIP and B&B?
In 2002 we decided to explore alternatives to B&B and PIP production:
You control the planting depth (thereby avoiding a buried root flare)
You can prune the roots as needed (thereby avoiding circling roots)
Requires special handling in transit and storage which many end users are not equipped for.
Limited harvest and planting window, not a practical solution in many situations.
Bare root trees after harvesting. These trees need to be kept refrigerated or heeled in outside in the shade to prevent them from drying out and breaking dormancy.