Friday, March 4, 2016

Planting Fruit Trees

I ordered four fruit trees this year, and we planted them a few weeks ago.  I chose pixie crunch apple, sundance apple, honeysweet pear (which is self-pollinating) and a trugold peach.  I am not sure if the peach needs a partner or not, but I am hoping to order more fruit trees next year anyhow, so I will get it a friend then.

You wouldn't think the planting of four little fruit trees would cause a lot of drama, but Paul and I sure had a long, heated debate over where to plant them.  It's kind of funny now.  I'm happy with where we compromised on planting them, and hopefully he is as well.  Hooray for neutral territory! 

Hopefully they will do well.  Years ago my grandfather sent me two apple trees, and moles ate the roots.  I still wish they had survived, and get sad thinking about them.  We have outside cats on duty now, so that should help with the mole issue. 

Readers, do you have any fruit trees?

30 comments:

mail4rosey said...

I like that you compromised. I saw some avocado trees for sale yesterday for ten bux. I was seriously tempted.

Lynn said...

good that you were able to compromise :-) and I hope the cats do their job well and/or the moles have moved away. It is sad about your Grandfathers trees.

PioneerPreppy said...

Quite a few here. Planning on a few more this year too. Only one's I have had issues with are the Pear getting fireblight.

The Cranky said...

We have a couple of mulberry trees... since we haven't much space we're debating what other fruit trees we might want to add.

Out on the prairie said...

Have a few, want to add more. I want Damson plums, they make the best jam.I have had good luck with cherries, both sweet and pie.I have had good luck with Stark a MO nursery.

Steve Surratt said...

Ha ha, yep, ha'll zero room for trees. My pear tree is what brings Deer into my yard on Brandon Ave. My pears taste awful though. I believe its scientific name is Amygdaloideae Pyrus Yuckyous :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I hope the trees do well. How many years before they produce? We have fruit trees in the park in town. They were planted as an Eagle Scout project, and the fruit will be there for anyone who wants it. I thought it was a pretty cool idea. A lot of people have never had fresh fruit--real fresh fruit.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Hooray for neutral territory! Oh yes indeed. I am sure you are going to enjoy them for many many years. I love my apple and pear trees. Hug B

Nancy Chan said...

Sometimes hubby and I also disagree over gardening issues. We only have a small garden and I hope your fruits trees will grow well and be fruitful.

Betsy Adams said...

Compromise is GOOD... We all need to do a better job with accepting each other's differences --and finding common ground...

Hope these fruit trees survive. We had 2 apple trees in the yard of my childhood home --but they are sour, green apples ---and Mama ONLY cooked with them. She told me not to eat them raw because I'd get a tummy ache...

Hugs,
Betsy

Sally said...

Awwww
Well, just look at you guys. I'm so glad you came to a compromise! Hoping these fruit tree survive and give y'all lots of fruit. I can only imagine those three little boys when that happens. :)

xoxo

Sunnybrook Farm said...

A lot of times the moles will make tunnels while hunting insects and the mice will use the tunnels and destroy things. Of course it was the mole's fault for digging tunnels.
I hope the stink bug problem is gone by the time the produce as I can imagine the preserves you will make with the fruit.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How exciting. Fresh fruit is so awesome. Best of luck with your plantings.
We have a lemon tree that had been struggling in a container planting. We moved it last year into the ground and then we cut it back. It is a little over 3 ft. tall now and has a bunch of flower buds on it right now. I hope some bees find it! I like to drink lemon water and always buy big bags at Costco.

Vera said...

No 'arguments' here about where to plant the fruit trees....my husband takes sole charge and puts them where he wants them to go! Planting trees are a good investment for the future, and we plant several new trees each year. Hope the moles stay away from your young trees. Didn't know that cats hunt moles though!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Boa sorte com a sua plantação...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I don't, but my parents have a pear tree. Mostly it's a messy mess tree. :) I would like to have a few pecan trees...I think about it and then never plant any. I could have pecans for all the years I've been thinking about it!

Michelle said...

We have apple, pear, plum and our peach trees finally passed to the great beyond. We planted a couple more apple varieties last year.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That looks like fun,,, (well it used to)..
I think your trees will be happy!
love
tweedles

Bas van Es said...

heerlijk als je daar allemaal de ruimte voor hebt

Lin said...

Do cats catch moles??? Gosh I hope so. We had a mole in the front yard last summer and that beast caused a ton of damage. I am hoping Owen is a hunter.

Linda said...

We planted something called a patio peach this past fall. It has nice branches. Too soon to know if it will survive.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

GOod luck! I hope your trees give jars of sweetness for years to come!

Grandma Bonnie said...

It's wonderful to have fruit trees. We have a couple apple trees and plumbing trees. We lost our peach trees to so sort of insect.

SweetMarie said...

I had unlimited orange trees as a kid. YUM!

indah nuria Savitri said...

I hope all the trees will grow beautifully :). I miss our garden back home in Indonesia

Anne Payne said...

On our NC hobby farm, we have Peach trees that produce but are usually blighted (sad face), two Apricot trees that have never produced, and Pecan trees (if you call that a fruit ;) ) that produce like crazy!

Karen Ann said...

We do, and they are indeed finicky. Orchard trees like to be on a hill, not at the bottom of one where water will collect. We learned that the hard way, and relocated ours. Hopefully they will be happier in their new location. Also.. apple trees don't like cedar trees, which bring them all kinds of problems on occasion. We didn't know that either. (sigh)

We have a peach that sits alone and is quite happy.. but the dang birds eat them before we can. It's awful to see the pecked holes in those beautiful peaches just before they are perfectly ripe for the picking.

In short, we have found it's not easy growing fruit trees. Or, we're really not doing it right.

alissa apel said...

We just have our Service Berry bushes, which look more like trees. They produce June Berries.

Michael Manning said...

No, but you gave me a laugh about having the outside cats on duty! :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I don't have any fruit trees this house. Last place I planted fruit trees, we sold