My wife and I love fresh fruit (who doesn't?). That's why we decided to start our own little orchard this year. I hope that this article (and following articles) will be helpful to you as I share what we did to get our orchard started.
Just like any kind of gardening, growing fruit trees has it's challenges. Attention to detail before purchasing your trees and all throughout the life of your tree is very important. There are simple steps that don't require a ton of effort that will help set you up for a much better chance of success. Below are the things we took into consideration before buying our trees. We will also be writing future articles on planting the trees, caring for the young trees in the first year, pruning, etc.