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- May 20, 2019
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- Auburn, CA
We definitely plan to get fruit trees going this first year, but we still haven't finalized the layout of everything yet. There's a lot of oak and pine that need to come down to open up the area and let the new fruit trees get some sun. There's a local fruit tree nursery just down the road from my in-laws, mother-in-law actually worked there several years back. They do stone fruit trees mainly commercial quantities but they do have regular retail; they start selling the bare root trees in January/February so we need our desired tree layout by then.Nice!
I'm getting several bare root elderberries next spring. Getting your berries and fruit trees established early is a good idea. I wish I had done the same, but we didn't have a master plan and have had a lot of tree clearing to keep us busy in our spare time.
I do have several mature apple trees now though that produce way more than we need in a good year. A little more variety would be nice, but I think now I'll probably focus on berries as they are much faster to get cropping.
I already have a bunch of trees in pots just ready to be planted. The little fig I started from a cutting in winter 2019 had fruit on it this fall. I'm hoping it'll bounce back great once we get it in the ground and we'll actually get a decent crop, at least more than the 4 it grew this year.
I recommend blue berries, the ones I got fruited the first year I had them. They are in pots though.