How many and what kinds to plant in Fort Worth?
We are building a new home in Fort Worth and will be closing on it in February (hopefully!). We'll have a standard lot, and I believe it's 55 feet wide and will be sloped at a negative grade in the back, but will level toward the house, of course.
I've been thinking about planting some fruit trees in the backyard. The one I am sure on is a FIG tree as I love them and they're so hard to find at the store... My grandma had a few on her property growing up and they're such a delicious treat.
The others I am considering are pear, persimmon, pomegranate... I know that each variety is different, but I'd like to be able to get self-fruiting varieties for whatever I choose. How many are too many? What kind of a layout should I consider? How far from the house and how far from the fence do I need to plant?
I would love some tips and advice. :) Thanks so much! I'm very eager and excited.