Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Producing Plants

I’m very concerned by my last doctors report. It seems that I am showing all the signs of Exhaustipatedhaving a condition he called Exhaustipated. The good news is it’s not a terminal illness.
One more mostly uneventful year has quickly and quietly slipped away from me.

Unlike in years past. When most fruit, nut trees berry bushes and berry (vines) canes came bare rooted. Today you can get well rooted potted plants year round. It’s never to early or to late to plant well rooted potted trees or vines.

If you have been wanting to add or replace fruit, nut trees or berry vines now is a good time to do that project. Texas A&M University has a lot of useful information and fact sheet available on everything from Apples to Walnut planting and growing that you may find useful.

red-raspberry2 Before you rush out and buy that new tree / berry vine, look around and see what your neighbors are growing successfully. The simple fact is you won’t be very successful trying to grow oranges in Montana or berry bushes and vines in the hot dry south and southwest.

Do your homework before you buy that new tree, bush or berry vine. Most fruit, nut trees and berry producing plants like a pH neutral or slightly acid soil. Few fruits or berry producers will perform well in a high pH (alkaline soil).
Of course you can amend your soil to fit the needs of your new trees/vines. However this is a never ending battle that your are likely to loose in the long haul.

If you have questions about what fruit, nut or berry’s will do well in your area talk to your ‘Trusted’ nurseries on staff Master Gardner or better yet visit or call your local USDA agricultural extension agent. They have a lot of ‘free’ information and ‘free’ fact sheets that will be useful in helping you make a good choice in plant selection(s).

Not from the USA Please leave me comment about your home town and country.

Why is common sense so uncommon?
Don’t be Shy. Leave me your Comment(s)

9 responses to “Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Producing Plants

  1. This “exhaustipated” condition of yours…I think it’s contagious, especially at this time of year.


  2. great post!! I am thinking of adding a few cherry trees this year!! Hope to find some soon.


  3. Do you have any suggestions for orange and lemon trees whose leaves are starting to turn yellow?


    • virtuallystrings – Thanks for taking time to visit my tiny blog and for your comment(s). FYI I do not live in a citrus growing area, hence my knowledge of citrus trees is limited. With that said leaf yellowing and leaf drop in citrus plants is often associated with being exposed to a cold weather event . Lemons more than oranges are intolerant to even a few hours of cold / cool weather conditions. Container as well as field grown citrus can easily be over watered and may lead to the development of root rot. Their is no cure for root rot. Mulching citrus trees Is Not Recommended.
      My best advise it to contact your local nursery Master Gardner or contact your local USDA agricultural agent. Be sure to bag a few leafs to show them to help you diagnose your citrus growing problem.
      I hope this is useful information.
      Good Luck and Happy gardening


  4. Your very welcome


  5. A friend in CA had some extra pecan tree saplings and wondered if they wold grow in South Fla., I couldn’t answer her – can you? I can’t think of ANY nut trees down here.


    • Re gpcox Thanks for your visit and your comment(s)
      Pecans are very adaptable and moving them from California to Florida should present few problems. as long as you use common sense in digging, potting, moving and replanting them.
      Good luck and happy gardening


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