Fruit Trees

Growing Fruit Trees - General Guide

This guide is general in nature but this applies to most of the fruit trees we sell. In order to grow fruit successfully you tree will require the following

  • A full sun position
  • Free draining soil - if you have heavy soil, mound your planting site with compost and good quality garden soil before planting, you can work Gypsum into the hole to break up clay.
  • 6-7 ideal pH for most plants
  • Regular applications of a balanced NPK fertilizer during the growing season as directed, foliar sprays of liquid fertilizer will also be beneficial during the warmer months. Choose an organic fertilizer if you can.
  • Regular and even moisture will result in the best fruit.
  • Maintain a weed free area around your tree
  • Liberally apply compost around your fruit trees and mulch them well with an organic mulch, this can be your own lawn clippings. This will help to retain moisture and reduce weed competition, be sure to keep away from the trunk of your tree.
  • Potted fruit trees will require a pot at least 25- 35 litres in size and always use good quality potting mix in pots, feed and water regularly. Wetting agent can be very helpful to ensure the mix is penetrated.
  • Remove all the flowers from young trees for the first two years so your tree has a chance to establish into a strong and healthy plant before you leave the fruit to mature
  • Maintain all grafted plants by removing any suckers from below the graft as they appear.

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