11. This is the time to shop for bare-root fruit trees — peach, nectarine, almond, apple, Pluot, pomegranate, fig, grape and more. These young plants are dug up, their roots trimmed, and soil washed away before the plants are shipped to your local nursery. They look like scraggly sticks with a wad of roots at the base, but they are the best way to buy fruiting plants.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times