I purchased a few trees today that already have fruit on them (apples & blueberries ). Should I remove the fruit prior to planting. Thought I had read that once. Since tree takes lots of energy to produce the fruit & needs it's energy to help survive the transplant. Any thoughts? I do know it is late & hot to be planting trees. I planted 4 pear trees 2 wks ago & they are showing new buds & thriving. I know it takes extra work to plant this time of year, but it is so hard to pass up blueberry bushes that have blueberries on them for $3 & 7 gallon apple trees for $10. Also scored several other different trees but they were not bearing fruit or blooms just leaves.