Fruit trees are a great additional to any garden. Their beauty and sweet fruits make them a favorite part of your garden. There are many fruit trees and it is hard to define which one are the best for your garden. You need to consider their growing seasons, resistant and other advantages before you make a selection for your garden.
Popular Types of Fruit Trees
Apple trees are an adornment of any garden. They gladden the eye with blossom in spring and with fruit in autumn. The widely spread apples are sweet. Orange fruit trees are optimal for backyard and places with warm climate. Navel oranges are most popular in the USA. Many people take care of them, because their fruit are sweet and excellent for fresh juice.
Cherry trees have short life spans (about 20 years), but they give gorgeous display of blossom. Peach trees require chilling period, as well as apple fruit trees. They never do well in warm climates, like Mexico, but they still require warm summer for the fruit. The optimal locations for peach fruit trees are California, South Carolina and Georgia.
When you need to plant a plum tree, you should know that it is vulnerable to frost in early spring. When you live in the area where it is possible, you should protect the blossom with a cove, or you should plant this tree near a wall.
The Best Growing Seasons for Fruit Trees
Planting a tree is an easy process. You can do it whenever you wish, but when dealing with a fruit one, choose the optimal season in order to guarantee productive harvest during a growing season.
Planting in the right time has a critical effect to the tree’s ability to establish a strong root system and produce plentiful harvest during the growing season. In warmer climates, trees should be planted either in spring or in fall, as the temperatures are moderate. Fall planting should be avoided where autumns are cold; it is hard for a tree to establish a root. Summer planting should be avoided in areas with high temperatures. Weather conditions in specific areas are to be considered.
You should pick a type of tree that is appropriate for your area and current season. Bare-root trees usually have no time to establish their roots and prepare for summer, when they are planted in April.
Make a tree you have chosen stronger by deciding when you should prune it. If in summer, it will limit the amount of energy they can store. It is easier to care for smaller trees.
Fruit Trees Resistant to Termites and Flies
Termites destroy fruit trees in record time No one wishes to lose a tree he has been taking care of. When you cannot fight termites, then you should plant trees that are resistant to them, like Osage orange, Jackal berry, lemon drop Mangosteen, and etc. These resistant trees become a great option for those, who spend much time taking care of them during growing seasons.
Fruit trees are rewarding if you take a proper care of them. Such trees have many pests, like flies. They are known as nuisance in the kitchen, but can be annoying in your garden too. When you do not wish to lose the fruit, you need to plant flies resistant trees.
There are widely-spread trees known as resistant and that are very popular among many garden owners: Jaboticaba, Grumichama, Alfa Mango, Tamarillo, Eureka Lemon, and etc.
Early sign of damages are usually small holes and marks in the barn or on fruits. A real damage consists of rotting appearance, discoloration and loss of limbs. If you consider that these resistant fruit trees are not an option for you, you should consult regular inspections, watch signs of troubles, and keep the trees healthy.
The Ministry of agriculture has created maps of climate zones which indicate average annual temperatures. These can be used by gardeners and farmers to determine what kind of plants can be planted in their area. Zones of USDA are characterized by the minimum temperature in winter and maximum temperature in summer.
There are 26 such zones in our country. Through website of agricultural investigations’ service by the United States Department of Agriculture, one can find such a zone in every residential area.