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Adding a Fruit Tree to Your Garden

~ Fruit trees not only give you delicious and healthy fruit to eat, but they also make your garden look more beautiful and peaceful. If you want to plant a fruit tree in your garden, a fig tree might be a good choice. Fig trees are becoming more popular in home gardens because their fruit is sweet and juicy. If there are fig trees for sale nearby, it may be tempting to take advantage of the situation. But there are so many different kinds of fruit trees that it can be hard to choose. And remember, if I did it, you can do it too!

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Plant acclimatization: Climate is one of the most important things to think about when picking out a fruit tree. Different climates are good for various kinds of fruit trees. Think native trees that acclomate well around your geographical area. For example, if you live in a colder area, you might want to think about getting an apple or a pear tree. If you live in a tropical area, perhaps, avacado, mango or citrus tree would adopt and do great. It also takes a year or two for the tree to establish. Please be patient with the growth process. The wait is worth it.

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Soil type: Another important thing to think about is the type of soil you have. Different kinds of fruit trees need different kinds of soil to grow and do well. For example, citrus trees like soil that drains well, while peach trees like soil that is just a little bit acidic. If you know what kind of soil you have, you can choose a fruit tree that will do well in your garden.

Space: There are many different sizes of fruit trees. Dwarf or many feet tall trees that spread out. When choosing a fruit tree for your garden, think about how much space you have right now. Plan on how big this tree will grow when is established and what happens with fruits when it starts producing. Where will they fall? What yard neighbors, such as wild animals will enjoy the fruits along with you. Yes they do find your harvest and we say to grow as much edible plants as possible to have enough to share with your hungry neighbors.

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What fruit? The type of fruit you want to grow is, of course, an important thing to think about when choosing a fruit tree. Apple, peach, pear, cherry, plum, and citrus trees are all well-known fruit trees. Are you alergic to any of them? Do you like the taste of these fruits? Will you eat these fruits yourself? Think about the kinds of fruit you like to eat and the kinds that will work best in your garden.Will eat them raw or will you make home made meals with them? For example, if you like to make jams and jellies, chatneys or even, stews?

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Pollination: For many fruit trees to make fruit, they need to get pollen from another tree. If you only want one fruit tree in your garden, think about choosing a type that doesn’t need cross-pollination or one that can pollinate itself. You could also plant two different kinds of fruit trees that will help each other produce its own babies, aka fruits.

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Choosing a fruit tree for your garden can be hard, but things like climate, soil type, space, type of fruit, and pollination can help you make the right decision. If you do your research and choose the right fruit tree, you can have fresh, tasty fruit from your own garden for many years.

Have a very green day, my dear friends,


2 thoughts on “Adding a Fruit Tree to Your Garden

  1. Very sage advice about patience, choosing wisely with regard to climate and proper soils. The images are delicious-looking. As for bananas, I have a friend not far away whose ‘decorative’ banana tree started producing fruit last year! But we are not tropical, only long summers, so it may not have produced edible bananas. I gave up apricots and peaches (too small) because of my feathered friends.


  2. I totally agree with you.I have a big fig tree in my garden and a small appletree, it is about 3.5 meters tall and about 75 cm wide and it gives me lots of apples every year. I also have a huge grapvine in my (unheathed) greenhouse, I love to walk in the garden and pick a few figs or grapes. You can even grow a tree in a big pot if you have no garden.


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