Bare root plants are ones that are in a dormant (sleeping) state. We harvest them at specific times of the year and keep in cold storage at high humidity to ensure they stay viable while in storage awaiting shipment to our customers. After being shipped, they will begin to exit dormancy. They are super healthy plants that perform very well. We've been shipping bareroot material for 2 decades with great success!
If you'd like more information on this topic, please check out our Planting Guide link… https://www.naturehills.com/support (which is also found at the bottom of all our web pages via link entitled: Planting Guide).