Discover how far apart fruit pollinators can be planted, maximum and minimum distances, and other contributing factors to spacing fruit trees.
Discover if it hurts to plant fruit trees close together and what factors determine the proper spacing of trees.
Discover how to grow fruit trees from seed, cleaning and drying, ripening the seeds, and planting.
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Spacing fruit trees is different for a backyard orchard than for a commercial orchard. The spacing of the trees are affected by the type of tree, the dwarfing characteristics of the rootstock, the soil quality, and the tree height and canopy size expected of the mature tree. Planting the fruit trees too close together can cause them to crowd out and shade each other, while planting them too far apart will prevent adequate pollination.
To graft a fruit tree, you will need an established tree, or stock, that has a good root system. You will also need cuttings, called scions, harvested the previous winter to graft into them in the spring.
Discover when to prune fruit trees, shaping, and training the tree the correct way.
Discover how to pollinate fruit trees, how to attract bees to assist in pollination, and how to manually pollinate trees if necessary.
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