How do I select the right fruit trees?

  • Choose a fruit tree that grows best in your local climate. It's wise to buy your tree locally, that way you'll know it is suited to your climate conditions.
    • Some varieties of apple trees thrive in cold, wet climates, and others do well in a warm climate.
    • Citrus trees grow best in warm and sunny climates.
    • Plum trees need damp soil, but apple and peaches do not.
  • Choose a fruit tree that is self-pollinating, or else you will need two of the same type of tree but of different varieties.
  • When choosing a fruit tree, keep in mind that some of them are messy and drop leaves and fruit. Citrus trees do not drop and make a good choice if you don't want to clean up.
  • When you pick out your tree, make sure the trunk is straight and the branches do not look lopsided. The roots should be damp, and the tree should not look as if it has suffered sun damage.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

 

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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