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Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees Are An Excellent Addition To Any Homestead

 Fruit trees are loved by many. From the old southern plantations to the Amish folks still today these type trees are treasures when they produce fruits. There is such a variety to choose from, it's almost impossible not to be able to grow what you want in the way of organics these days. From pear trees, nectarines, figs, apricots, cherry trees, plum trees and apple trees, are a good way to add variety to your garden: the beautiful shapes and textures, the springtime cascades of flowers, the fertile yields of fruit. If you want to add these beautiful plants to your garden, read these tips.

 

Fruit Trees Doesnt Fruit For A Few Years

 
Fruit Trees take 3-5 years to bear fruit, so it’s perfectly normal for your tree to not bear fruit for a few years. Some varieties give good crop yields every other year. 

Give the right amount of sun and water. Most fruit trees need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Note where the sunlight falls and plant your trees there. Make sure that the top 2 inches of soil are moist, especially when the tree is still young. Once the root system develops, you can decrease the frequency.

Prune for better growth and health. In the first few years of a tree’s life, prune certain shoots to train the tree into the right shape. After the fourth year, the tree’s shape will have formed and you can prune it annually. Prune apple and pear trees in the dormant winter months; prune plums, cherries and peaches in the early spring or middle of the summer. Some gardeners have gotten good results from avoiding pruning entirely; however, once you prune a tree, you need to keep pruning it.

If you have a small garden, consider a dwarf variety. Most trees come in dwarf, semi-dwarf and standard sizes. The tree's width is usually roughly the same as the height. Each tree type is a little bit different, so make sure to research the specific species you will be planting.