What would u do?

Raw_Nature(5 OH)March 10, 2013

I have a 7x30 area - running east to west. I am going to plant fruit trees. If it were you how would you go about it - what size/kind of trees, spacing,pruning,grafting,etc would you do? I am looking for maximum yield, for the most part. I posted something similar and got good advice, but I would like some more ideas. How would you plant out fruit trees in a 7x30 area running east to west?

Joe

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Noogy(6 sw mi)

See how many direct sun hours In early may, late June and
late august. Usually orchards run N/S to maximize light efficiency. I'd also see if I get early morning sun as this helps keep disease down and help with your choices. Looks like dwarf/ semidwarf might be good. What types of fruit do you like? Could you post a picture?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 8:00PM
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Raw_Nature(5 OH)

I cannot post a picture at the moment. I know it at least gets 4-5 hours at the minimum.it gets sun from about 12-1 to 6-7 I would say. I am also going to plant several trees north/south in the north - center of my yard.. For now I am just figuring out this east/west strip.. I like all fruit, but have limited space. I intend to plant apples,pears,peaches,apricots,plums,cherries.. What would u do?

Thanks,
Joe

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 8:38PM
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mrsg47(7)

Raw, I would start reading books on fruit culture, pruning and placement. It all takes time, but the knowledge you will glean will be very good. After reading, your questions will be answered in a far simpler form and your understanding will be easier as well. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:24AM
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Raw_Nature(5 OH)

I have some books... What's the best books you encountered? Would appreciate all the ideas/help I can get! Springs closing in and I need to get an idea of what my blueprint looks like...

Thanks

Joe

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:49PM
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melikeeatplants

Use link to see the path of sun at your property. You can put various times of year on it to see the different paths/exposure...

Here is a link that might be useful: suncalc.net

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 3:56PM
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Raw_Nature(5 OH)

I grew plants last years just not that familiar with fruit trees, I know exactly where the sun is on my property - it runs east/west parallel with trees I would like to plant. It gets sun from 12-2 to 6-8 depending on time of year. I was hoping someone with some expertise who plants fruits trees all the time would chime in...

Anyhow thanks,

Joe

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 4:06PM
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