Need help picking a tree for a kid
This tree is for my nephew who just turned 7. I won't brag him up too much, but he is a blast. I re-named him Herbert when he was a new born and he answers to it. :)
He is going into his 3rd year with his raspberry bush. He is on the ball checking that bush. It even occurred to him this past winter that he should go check it. Fortunately he only lives a mile or so from Grandpa,so in season gets there about every other day. It is funny the way that kid can focus on picking and eating raspberries.
So he gets two trees in his grandfathers back yard. I already put in a TangO NJ16 peach. The other tree was going to be a pear but was reading in another thread that they take extra long to produce fruit. I have 3 apple trees in my yard so there is plenty of opportunity to pick apples without using one of his spots.
I don't know anything about plums, but am open to that. Although more then anything I would rather hear that Bartlett pear will bear by 5 years. I would graft the pollinator onto the same pear tree. I graft well and have access to other varieties.
I had also thought of a second peach that is 2-3 weeks later then the tango, but he likes pears and there is no source close to home.
We are talking zone 5, Omaha NE (Tony Tran country)