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Fruit Trees

Growing fruit trees in your garden can mean having fresh fruit at the dinner table picked with your own hands. By planting different fruit trees which produce fruit during the various seasons, you can be ensured of a constant supply of a variety of fruit all through the year. Other benefits include getting your own organic fruit without the exorbitant prices you pay at retail stores. Fruit trees are also very environment friendly since they purify the air, give shade and attract birds and small animals. As with any other plant, you need to choose your fruit trees depending on the space you have available.

Dwarf trees do not live as long as many others but they do begin bearing fruit in as little as three years. If you choose small trees, then you can grow more trees in a smaller space. Also it is easier to care for and maintain smaller fruit trees rather than larger ones. Make sure you plant a fruit tree suited to local climate and soil conditions. You can approach local nurseries or horticultural agencies for suggestions and help on choosing what to plant in your garden or yard. When planting your tree dig in such a manner that will ensure proper water drainage.

Be patient for you cannot expect your tree to start producing fruit within a year of planting it. Each fruit tree has a different time frame. Make sure the trees are free of disease and damaging insects and provide adequate water and manure periodically. Some trees might require supports that can protect it from bending in string winds or rain. This is particularly necessary for young saplings which are not strong enough to stay up on their own. Some popular fruit trees are apple, peach, plum, cherry, pear, nectarine, crabapple and apricot. Strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries are also some options depending on where you are located geographically.

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