Back in August of 2014, I planted three fruit trees at my sister’s house in Southwest Georgia.
The ground is poor, hard and acid, but the trees have lived – and grown.
The Japanese persimmon is in full fall color:
And the two Illinois Everbearing mulberries are turning yellow:
Though they have not been fed or cared for all that much, these trees are producing fruit and are now well-established.
Six years ago:
Plant fruit trees!
Beautiful! I live in Lecanto, Fl. It’s pine oak scrub wasteland lol. Spurge nettles, prickly pears, gopher tortoises lol. I have planted about 25 fruit trees within the last 4 years. Wide variety. Several of them were bearing in the pots before I planted them into the ground. They were growing nicely in the pots. Since they have been put into the ground (within the last 4 years), they have practically stopped growing and no fruit whatsoever. We water religiously. I feed a little, probably not as good or as “balanced” with nutrients as I should, but I do feed them. My question is… could the soil here truly be so awful, sort of like Steve Solomon says your Alabama soil is the worst he’s ever seen, that trees just sort of thumbed me the middle finger and just refuse to grow one more darn inch, let alone bear fruit, till I really just slop on the nutrients? Is that how trees behave? I’m starting to suspect it after watching many vids of yours… hope you guys are doing well!
You probably like me are in a sandy soil palmetto wasteland type microclimate. I would say keep adding organic matter at the driplines. Ive burried chickens turkey carcass fish etc. also i half plant logs like the germans. Mushrooms colonize and you get a 2 fer
Yeah, that’s right. We did that in North Florida. After all the mulch, the trees finally broke out and headed to the sky!
Hi everyone, I purchased a “Rachael” Mulberry tree and it’s alive but struggling. I’m wondering if this tree is susceptible to nematodes and how I can help it thrive. Any advice would be awesome thanks