How to Grow a Fruit Tree
Gardening is one of the best things you can do with your spare time, and gardening in order to grow a fruit tree is perhaps the best niche in that category. Fruit trees come with tones of benefits. For one, they look amazing during spring time, and most fruit trees bear gorgeous flowers, making them as spectacular as any spring time flowers which you could grow. What spring time flowers don’t have is that these trees stay all year around, and bear fruit every season!
We’ll get this article started with what you need to do in order to prepare for growing a fruit tree, and then discuss how to plant and grow fruit trees. Without further ado, let’s jump straight into it!
Easy types of fruit trees
Here are some of the easiest fruit trees which you can grow in your backyard. We’ve selected them while keeping beginner gardeners in mind.
Apples are healthy, rich in taste if grown correctly and are great for making apple jam and pies. They’re generally pretty easy to grow, but the apples these trees bear are best in cold areas. This is the reason Canada’s apples are so delicious.
These plants are easy to manage because of their size. Strawberries are quite useful, especially in summers, as their cold milkshakes are amazing.
Fig trees generally take some time before they’re ready to bear fruit, but the wait is worth it as you’ll end up with some great tasting stuff.
These plants are all quite different in terms of growing strategies and taste, but their names were similar enough to pull them under the same title! Those berries are rewarding once grown, and go well in pies, jams etc.
How to actually grow a fruit tree
Decide your fruit
The first thing you need to decide is which fruit tree you want to grow. Then you’ll need to decide whether you want to grow the tree as a sapling or from a seed. For beginners, it is generally recommended to go with the saplings as growing plants from seeds can be a trying process.
Pick a spot
Pick a suitable place in your garden where your tree is going to be growing. Make sure there is lots of space around it, as the tree will need a quite a bit of space when it’s in full size.
Make sure the place you’ve selected receives enough sunlight during the day. Also check for any water drainage issues the spot might have. Stagnant water can result in the tree dying before it establishes itself in the soil as it ends up suffocating.
Plant the tree
Dig a large hole for the sapling or seed to be planted in. Seeds don’t require as much space as saplings. Add support using two sticks for the plant, as it is fragile in its early stages and requires assistance in growing up straight. No, not in that sense.
Water the plant regularly, but not in excess. Once it outgrows its early stages, it’ll be just fine.