You don’t have to be a master gardener to grow a fruit tree. In fact, arborists consider most backyard fruit trees as “neglected,” meaning someone planted the tree long ago and has never done anything to it.
We think you may want to know more, so we are making two assumptions:
1) You are new to fruit trees and have never planted one. You have no clue what to do. We may be wrong, but this is a safe starting point.
2) You’d like to visualize what your tree will do (and need) so you can anticipate what will happen in your backyard.
We also think some of you may want to know the “Why” of what we recommend. To accomplish this we have put together a presentation that includes slides, video, charts, lists and demonstrations to help you understand the topics below:
Where should you plant a fruit tree
How to prepare the site, and the tree, for planting
What are chill hours and their significance
When each tree type will set fruit
How tall each tree will grow
When and how should you prune your trees
How much fertilizer is needed per tree per year
How how much water is needed per tree per year
If there is a topic that you think we should add, please leave a comment below.