Planting fruit trees
Fruit trees grow in a wide range of soil types. Apple varieties prefer heavy soils, such as clay, however they are quite adaptable to a wide range of soil types. Pear and plums grow well on clay soils.
Cherries and peaches generally prefer well-drained soils made up of either clay or sand. Peach varieties must be grown in a highly organic soil.
- Dig a hole twice as large as the pot the tree was growing in.
- Improve existing soil with organic material (composted cow manure)
- Remove the plant from the container carefully and partly refill the planting hole.
- Plant the tree slightly higher than growing in the container, care must be taken no to plant too deeply, the graft union should be above the final soil level.
- Firm the soil gently and water thoroughly.
- Support the tree with stakes.
- With limitations on chemicals consumers should spray with dormant oil early spring prior to any leafing. The dormant oil will kill any insects that overwinter on fruit tree
Lowe's Fruit trees are high quality trees. Selected strains of certified, virus free plants and most varieties will product fruit by the second year. Lowe's fruit trees are 2 years old.