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.  After being shipped, they exit said dormancy.  They are super healthy plants that perform very well.  For more information, 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).