Planting Fruit Trees II
- This article was last updated on 03/26/2016
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Once you know how to choose the best fruit tree variety, it’s important to know how to plant it properly. Fall is a great time to plant a fruit tree because it gives it enough time to recover before the intense growth the next spring.
One thing you need to know is that planting a fruit tree is a surprisingly easy. All you need to do is to be careful and follow a few simple instructions. You don’t really have to be a gardening pro to do it properly.
Here are the most important steps you need to take when planting a fruit tree:
If you’re planting multiple trees, make sure to space them properly. Dwarf trees should be planted 8 to 10 feet apart and at least 12 feet between rows. Semi-dwarf varieties should be spaced about 10 to 12 feet apart and 14 to 16 feet between rows. For full size trees the spacing should be even greater, but it depends on the individual variety. Always read the label to know how to space your trees. It’s important to ensure that the tree has adequate growing space.
Once the fruit tree is planted you need to take a good care of it in order to make it thrive. Here are some tips: