Q.I would like to know if fruit trees do better if planted in the ground when planted in a certain season or time of year in northern
California? I have purchased a fruit salad tree & haven’t transplanted it in the ground as I was told that fruit trees yellowed more if planted in the ground in the fall? But I am not sure how true this is & if it applies to my region? Northern California actually the surrounding Sacramento, Ca. Area to be precise.
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There are many grafted trees labeled as "fruit salad" trees. Some are citrus, some are stone fruits, and there are some that are pear varieties or apple varieties. They will each have slightly different planting times depending on which fruit group that it is. You are in zone 9, so a frost is possible.
For all of them, spring is the best time. Winter and summer should be avoided, and autumn can be done, as long as the weather cooperates, but I don't advise this.
This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/what-is-a-fruit-salad-tree.htm