Fruits of the earth - planting and caring for fruit trees!

There’s not much that can compare with plucking a juicy peach from your own fruit tree. From spring’s sweet cherries to autumn’s crisp apples, fresh fruit is one of nature’s most delicious products — plus it’s super-versatile, adding a refreshing sweetness to everything from glazes and chutneys for winter roasts to spring salads, smoothies, and dessert. Whether you want to add a fruit tree to your at-home garden for an annual harvest of peaches, cherries, apples, pears, or citrus — or you just like the look of these flowery, budding plants — here’s everything you need to get started, from how much space you’ll need to which trees do best in which climates.


Below are some ideas to incorporate fruit trees in your garden:

  • Plant Fruit trees in containers
  • Espalier saves space and brings bigger yields
  • Use Fruit trees as part of your garden design
  • Plant fruit trees on the sidewalk
  • Use thorny fruit trees like Pomegranate, Citrus and Prickly Pears as security barriers

There are many types or species of fruit trees to choose from, but not all are suitable for a cold climate or short growing season. When choosing a fruit tree for a new orchard, consider its winter hardiness, disease resistance and the ripening date of the fruit. Flavour, suitability for baking, cider or preserves can also be deciding factors in selection.

Growing your own fruits provides you and your family with a new hobby, supplies you with nutritious food throughout the year, and keeps you fit.

Join us this week Friday for our FREE online workshop on Fruits of the Earth – Planting and caring for fruit trees, with Garden Guru Sue Both. This week’s prize will be sponsored by Talborne.

Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:

Meeting ID:| 872 3003 5029 Passcode: 872174

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