Spring Planting of Dwarf (Grafted) Fruit Trees
I know that taking the time to plant your trees correctly is insurance that their optimum health and productivity is obtained. After deciding on the best planting site my next step is to find out each fruit tree’s particular needs to ensure compatibility. Considerations include; sunlight hours for fruit set, minimum space requirements, wind tolerance, soil type and water needs.
Fruit Tree Decisions
When deciding on what fruit trees and where and how you will plant and harvest them consider these points. Many fruit trees can grow very large and their roots can travel upto 3 – 5 times the height of the tree seeking water and nutrients and become damaged if you dig around them.
Cydonia oblonga Quince trees live to a great age and have showy, white or pale pink ornamental flowers and a delicious aroma as the fruit ripen. As the tree matures the wide, contorted branches make a very sculptural form in the garden. Planting Planting is best done during…
A pear tree looks lovely when covered in their snowy, white blossoms in spring and their autumn foliage adds interest.
Naked Baby (bare root) Trees
In a bare root nursery trees are grown in the open ground rather than in containers. They are lifted for transplanting during the winter when the plants are dormant.
Deciduous trees that provide good shade in summer, leaves turn yellow in autumn and drop. Mulberries can be grown either as (heavily pruned) bushes or standard trees. Some varieties can become very large trees and last 40 years.
Finger Lime Delicious
This Australian native Finger Lime Citrus australasica is one of the best kept secrets of the restaurant trade. The flesh looks like caviar and the intense bursts of lime freshness not only taste sensational but come in an array of colours ranging from intense red through to ruby pink and subtle shades of green.
Figs do well in our mild Mediterranean climate and dryer warm temperate areas. Figs are tolerant of most types of soil, but perform best on well-drained, reasonably fertile soils. Their root systems are fairly shallow, but extensive, therefore pot cultivation is recommended. Figs can easily be propagated from cuttings, air layering or grafting, however, figs grown from seeds are not true to type.
Deciduous woody shrubs growing 1m (3ft) tall thrive best in cool to temperate climates. They are relatively low-maintenance plants, and can also be used as ornamentals due to their attractive berries and foliage. Black currant 28cassis 29 s 2
Attractive shiny green foliage and attractive fruit colour home-grown fresh citrus fruits are nutritious to eat. The peel is appreciated when added to sweet or savoury dishes and juice the fruit for healthy and refreshing drinks. The smell of citrus blossom is prized in perfumes and many other species of plants are sought out that mimic their scent.