Transplanting apple tree
I started an apple tree from seed last fall, kept it indoors over the winter, and now that it has shown some decent growth I'm wondering when the right time is to put it in the ground.
Its about 2 or 3 feet tall, very skinny, but seems to be healthy. I've heard that the fall is the best time to plant trees, but is my little guy too small to handle the harsh winter months?
ALSO, if it is indeed appropriate to plant it this fall, what steps should I be taking? Are there special ways to treat the soil before I plant it, how should I get it out of the huge pot, etc. ? I am a gardening beginner, so feel free to answer my questions accordingly lol.