Everett S Scofield
Everett S Scofield
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  • Temple, TX
Asked on May 23, 2017

What is the best time of year to plant fruit trees?

JohnPilgrimJanet Pizaro


4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 23, 2017

    Ideally early spring or fall.
    • Everett S Scofield
      on May 23, 2017

      Thank you! Want to start a set of plants that produce something I can EAT as well as pretty flowers. Fruit trees seem to fit the bill!
      Bless you!
  • Pilgrim
    on May 24, 2017

    in the fall so yeah tree can become acclimated to the soil & rest before sending fort its energy in the spring
  • John
    on May 25, 2017

    in fall after leaves fall off or spring before buds appear
  • John
    on May 26, 2017

    fruit trees need plenty of sun and air circulation...cut off branches that cross each other (only one of the two) and any branch that is growing straight up or straight down.....you only keep horizontal branches.....spray fruit tree insecticide after leaves fall off in fall and before the blooms appear in spring....once blooms appear if you spray you can kill the bees (no pollination=no fruit)...once fruiting starts---only one fruit per every four inches on a branch-max 6 per branch.....if branches are too heavy, they will break and you lose everything on the branch....support branches if needed with 2x4...I have had orchards for years and learned the hard way on these things...use bird netting to keep unwanted diners...put on after fruit starts...if you see a branch with a nest that looks like spider web---it is probably bag worms.....cut that branch off and BURN...bag worms travel from plant to plant...do not leave the branch so the worms come out and spread. I raise peaches, pears, plums, apricots, apriums, plumcots, grapes, figs, kiwi, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries.......ask me any question about these-if I don't know the answer-I know who to refer you to. First thing is google USDA zone, enter your zipcode....buy only plants for your zone number...mine is 8b.....some peach varieties will not grow here....same with all fruits. Make sure if a plant says it needs a different variety to fruit---buy both plants. ..and plant within 20 feet of each other....make sure the plant you buy is a fruit plant and not just a flowering plant.
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