What To Look For When Buying A Tree

What To Look For When Buying A Tree



What to​ Look for when Buying a​ Tree
Although the process of​ growing and caring for a​ tree is​ generally
challenging and even difficult at​ times, sometimes one of​ the hardest
parts is​ choosing which kind you want .​
You have to​ choose between the many
sizes, fruit, and other attributes .​
The different sizes include: dwarf,
semi-dwarf, and standard .​
Your choice can affect everything about your
growing experience, including the amount of​ work you have to​ put in​ and
the amount of​ rewards (fruit) you will obtain.
Dwarf trees are ideal if​ you only have a​ limited amount of​ open space in
your yard .​
They take up as​ little as​ only as​ eight-foot diameter plot of
land .​
Although the dwarf fruit trees are smaller than the others, their
fruit is​ just the same size and the shortness makes them easier to​ prune
and harvest .​
Dwarf fruit trees aren’t known for living quite as​ long as
larger fruit trees .​
They begin to​ bear fruit after three to​ five years, so
if you are going to​ buy a​ dwarf fruit tree from a​ nursery you should
always check and see how old it​ is .​
Semi-dwarf trees are medium sized, and when they are full grown they take
up a​ fifteen-foot diameter .​
Semi-dwarf fruit tree's height can range from
as low as​ ten feet to​ as​ high as​ sixteen feet .​
To keep them from getting
to large you should prune them at​ least once a​ year .​
Occasionally
semi-dwarf fruit trees take a​ season off and produce little or​ no fruit,
but mostly they produce hundreds of​ fruit every year .​
Many people enjoy
having semi dwarf fruit trees because they produce more fruit than a​ dwarf
tree, and they are generally easier to​ harvest and maintain than a
standard fruit tree.
Standard sized fruit trees take up much more area the then any of​ the
smaller tree varieties, and they are also harder to​ keep manageable and to
harvest all of​ the fruit .​
If you do not prune them at​ least once a​ year
they can grow as​ large as​ thirty feet .​
If you are just looking for a​ good
tree to​ provide you with plenty of​ delicious fruit from and to​ keep your
yard shady, a​ standard sized tree would be the perfect tree for you.
Standard sized fruit trees take a​ very long time to​ reach their full
height, but they usually begin to​ bear fruit after only three to​ five
years.
The best variety of​ fruit tree to​ buy would be one that carries fruit and
does well in​ your area, because a​ local fruit tree takes less work and
grows the best .​
Although fruit trees bearing other, more exotic kinds of
fruit may seem more exciting, they usually won't grow as​ well in​ your
area .​
That’s not to​ say it’s impossible .​
You can definitely try to​ grow a
more exotic tree, but it​ will take much more commitment and time.
Another factor involved in​ deciding on a​ type of​ tree is​ what kind of​ soil
you have, because some trees do better in​ damp soil while others are
better suited for drier soil .​
If it​ rains often in​ your area you would do
well to​ plant a​ plum tree .​
But if​ you do not get very much rain you would
do better to​ plant a​ pear tree or​ an​ apple tree .​
Before choosing which
type of​ fruit tree you would like, consult your local nursery or​ gardening
guru to​ find out which trees would do well in​ your area.
Other things that you should look for while looking for a​ fruit tree at
the nursery are things like how sturdy it​ is, if​ all of​ the branches are
evened out, how straight the tree stands, the condition of​ the roots that
support the tree, the length of​ the stem, and the height of​ the fruit from
the ground .​
Making a​ careful and deliberate decision can mean the
difference between having the stunted fruit from your lopsided tree being
eaten by animals all day long.
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