Choosing the right place to plant a fruit tree it is really crucial. Amongs things that you have to consider are its proximity to a building, electric line, side walk, or any other thing that might interrupt its development. Once you have planted the fruit tree, the chances of unearthing it and changing its spot without killing it are very small. Hence you must always make certain you know which size fruit tree you want (dwarf, semi dwarf, or standard) and how big it will end up being once it is full grown. Dwarf trees need an area with an eight-foot diameter to grow. Semi-dwarf fruit trees can grow up to fifteen feet wide. Standard fruit trees can grow as wide as thirty feet.
To keep the size of your fruit tree(s) at whatever level is best for you, be sure to prune them at least once a year.
Another thing that you have to consider when planting a fruit tree it whether or not it is getting all the right amount of sunlight it needs to survive, and whether it will be convenient for watering, harvesting, and pruning.
A place that would not be good to plant a fruit tree is close to your house or your fence. Any of these things could get in the way of you harvesting and pruning. If your tree grows over your fence the fruit could drop into your neighbor’s yard, which might seem like a nice thing but would probably offend some people.
Among the most of import things of all to keep in mind when planting a fruit tree is whether or not the soil in your yard is suitable for your tree. You have to make sure that is has enough nutrients, it has enough moisture, there is proper water drainage so your tree does not drown, and it is the right texture. If your soil doesn’t have these then your tree will not grow very well or produce good fruit. You can always alter your soil to be more suitable for your tree. If your soil is low in nutrients, you can go to your local nursery, or any other store with gardening supplies, and get fertilizer according to what your soil is most lacking of.
After you have assured on all of these things, you are ultimately prepare to go pick out what kind of fruit tree you want and get ready to plant it. When choosing your tree keep in mind the spot you picked, and buy the tree that would do best in that location. The worst thing that can possibly happen is devoting time and money to growing a tree, only to end up having to remove it because of poor planning.