Now is the time to be thinking about fruit tree additions to your yard. It is winter and this is the best time to place orders for your desired fruit trees. Waiting till spring to think about this will greatly limit your options. Desirable trees, including those that disease resistant, ones adaptable to our area and trees on desirable rootstocks disappear quickly by late January.
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Adding a fruit tree(s) to your yard requires some placement considerations. The tree will need plenty of sunlight, and space to reach it full size. It should not be planted where it will potentially interfere with power lines or next to a driveway or sidewalk if fallen fruit will be objectionable.
I can think of only a few things that are as exciting as growing one’s own fruit (good friendships, family, music, dancing and more gardening). Unlike annual food crops, fruit trees usually provide food almost every year without as many inputs that are required by annual food crops. Fruit trees are beautiful living plants to watch. They have unique shapes, including the fruits. Some have fragrant flowers. They are always changing with the seasons, something new, interesting and stimulating.