There are few things you can compare to having a nice and fresh fruit taken from your own fruit tree. There are many trees you can incorporate into your gardening efforts, but we will cover some of the more common choices and how they will be a great addition to your home. Peaches are one of the nicer choices you can use around spring time. From cherries to nice and crisp apples, fresh fruit is one of the most amazing things nature has to offer. We can use them for fruit salads, smoothies, dessert and a whole lot more in the process, but these trees still require some decent gardening to stay healthy.
The following tips will give you everything you need to know to make this happen:
1. The first thing worth mentioning is that you will need to figure out the amount of space you have available. If your yard is fairly large, then you will have a chance to go with the classic orchard tree solutions, such as apples, peaches and so forth. Make sure you plant them at a minimum of 8 feet apart.
2. If you really don’t have all that much space, then you will need to consider making use of dwarf trees for gardening purposes, such as citrus trees. These will take up less space and can still thrive even when placed in pots. Another solution can be berry bushes, as they will allow you to have homegrown fruits without too much care in the process.
3. If you want to work on harvesting fruit, then you should keep an eye out for fruit trees that are self-pollinating just in case. This will help make it easier during gardening, as the male and female flowers will be on the same tree, but you can still go further by planting two trees or more of different varieties to promote cross-pollination during your gardening work.
4. Peaches, nectarines, citrus fruits and more are well known self-pollinating plants, with cross-pollinating plants such as apples, plums and pears. Although orange trees and lemons can also fall under the same category, all depending on the variety itself, so look for more information in your local nursery.
5. Nice and crisp apples can be a great way to make use of the northern climate, especially since their plants will need a dormant season to thrive and these trees will be a great reward for snowy and rainy winters. Make use of them and you won’t feel sorry during your gardening efforts.
6. Although apples will grow from seeds as usual, there is not a really reliable way to know what you can end up with after the trees are done with cross-pollination. When that is done you would want a specific type in most cases, which means you would do well to consider getting a starter kit with grafted or budded versions of your plant.
You may expect to wait for about four years before you can see good fruit, but on the bright side you can look at a lifetime of delicious fruit to choose from if you take care of your plants and you do you gardening right.