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How to Grow Better Fruit Bearing Trees
10 Great Tips
Many of us have dreams of a garden where at least some part of it has beautiful fruit trees. They would not only provide colour and vitality but also produce a generous amount of luscious fruit year after year.
It’s very satisfying when you’ve grown fruit yourself that is free from chemicals and can help you to change to a healthier life style for you and your children.
Fruit trees, bushes or fruit of any kind often brings joy, excitement and great anticipation to everyone in your home.
With the right kind of purchasing, planning, nurturing and dedication you can avoid the pitfalls and problems that can arise, from growing fruit trees.
1. PURCHASING FRUIT TREES
When you’re making your initial purchase the quality of the fruit tree’s This is normally the stump area of a related species with an... is all important also will it be in a container or bare-rooted.
These considerations are regardless of whether you are thinking of apples, cherries of any other choices.
Let me explain in much more detail why this is the case.
Get advice and don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions, depending on the size of your garden, available space & any other considerations that you believe are important to you.
Selecting the wrong This is normally the stump area of a related species with an... may lead to a scenario where in some years there is plenty and in other years there is very little fruit or you may end up with a root system that is not strong enough to support the tree in later life.
You need to decide what variety of fruit may suit your garden best and this could reap big dividends for you in the future if what you’ve selected is highly disease resistant.
2. TREE AGE
Ideally a 2-3 year old healthy tree, younger trees tend establish themselves quicker and to crop earlier.
3. SOIL PREPARATION
You need to prepare an area that will provide you with plenty of sunlight, dig the soil, water the root ball of your tree and the site of planting a few hours before planting.
Test the acidity or pH stands for potential Hydrogen level and measures how acid.... Of your soil, this is important as the pH stands for potential Hydrogen level and measures how acid.... requirements will vary depending on the type of fruit tree.
4. TREE PREPARATION
A plant or tree, where the roots are exposed and not surroun... trees can be planted late autumn, when the tree tends to be This is in effect when a plant is sleeping and there is litt... and the roots should be soaked before planting. They tend to be a superior quality & better priced than Initially one year old trees that have been grown in fields ....
Initially one year old trees that have been grown in fields ... can be planted anytime except if there are extreme soil conditions i.e. too dry or too wet.
5. TREE PLANTING
Fruit trees should usually be planted in a sunny, sheltered position.
A hole should be dug as deep as the tree roots and approximately 33% wider than the tree roots.
6. The selective cutting down/paring of plants or in the case o...
This is essential for fruit trees, in order for them to produce plenty of high quality fruit. When pruning try and do it evenly throughout the tree and for the best results use a sharp pair of secateurs or pruning saw. If you don’t have the time then we recommend that you entrust this to a local professional gardening company.
What you are trying to achieve is the thinning out of your tree.
It’s vitally important that trees are watered correctly, younger trees (10-15 gallons, once a week.
8. This is any type of material that can be spread over soil to...
Applying a This is any type of material that can be spread over soil to... over your tree’s root zone (approximately 2 inches deep) has many benefits but even prior to this the removal of weeds
Improved root growth – retain soil moisture – control soil temperature
The best type of This is any type of material that can be spread over soil to... for fruit trees tend to be like wood chip & shredded bark as they last longer and require far less maintenance.
You can also prevent fungal growth on the This is any type of material that can be spread over soil to... by adding a generous amount of water.
9. DISEASE & INSECT CONTROL
The monitoring of fruit trees for diseases and insects is critically important especially in younger trees.
Nectarine Development after Pollination
This is another critical consideration because if you get this wrong it could have far reaching implications.
This is because a large number of fruit trees won’t produce a full crop unless they are pollinated by a different variety of the same species.
The alternative option for your garden is Self-fertile trees, this means simply that they yield (or produce a good crop) of their own from their own pollen.
We all want fruit trees that right from the start fit well in our garden then go onto to thrive, producing an abundance of fruit year after year and the least amount of issues as possible – especially regarding pests and diseases.
To achieve better bearing fruit trees in your garden you have to plan, prepare and seek advice from the experts.
Hopefully our guide will help you to achieve this by avoiding the pitfalls but what it should certainly do is help you to achieve better results than you would otherwise have ended up with.
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