Spraying

Our trees are selected with absentee landowner in mind. We strive to pick the most disease resistant trees that we can possibly get to help with the problem of disease. However, resistance does not mean immune to some spraying may be necessary at times. We strongly recommend the spraying of dormant oil on your fruit […]

Weed Control

One of the most limiting factors for all newly planted trees are weeds. Weed competition can result in death or poor growth of young trees. Keep a 3-4’ circle cleaned at the base of each tree. This can be done by mulching, use of weed fabric or chemicals. When using a product such as roundup […]

Fertilization

In the past we have recommended adding a slow release fertilizer to the holes at time of planting. I am somewhat backing off of this statement because of recent test that I have conducted on my own property at planting. We always mixed a 3 month slow release fertilizer in the pots at the nursery […]

Pruning and Training

The day that you plant your trees is the day that you begin to prune and train for future production. Neglect here will result in poor growth and delayed fruiting. 1st  year  -­Pruning a young tree controls its shape by developing a strong, well balanced framework of scaffold branches. Remove or cut back unwanted  branches […]

Pollination

Not all fruit trees require pollen from  other varieties to set fruit.  Why take that chance, it is always best to plant two or more varieties  with overlapping bloom periods. Some varieties bear heavy  crops when pollinated by another pollen producing variety. It is very  important to mix varieties and plant in multiples to insure […]

Site and Soil Requirements

Sunlight  is  the  key  ingredient  in maximizing  fruit  production. Early   morning  sun  is  really  important  to  dry   the  dew  from  the  plants,  thereby reducing   the  incidence  of  disease.  So  choose  a  site   on  your  property that  is  in  the  sun  most   of  the  day.  Otherwise,  expect  reduced   performance  from […]

Purchasing Trees

The  Old  saying  “you  get  what  you  pay   for”  is  an  important  consideration  when   purchasing  fruit  trees.  Bargain  plants   may  not  be  healthy  or  may  be  a  variety   not  adapted  to  your  area.  Buy  only  trees   of  recommended  varieties  from  a  reliable   source. Remember  these  few  points  when   […]