Below is an example of a sequential fruit tree plan that I have and that could be useful to those members who are young enough, who have the space and who have an interest in fruit production.
A sequential plan has the advantage of leading to a constant supply of fruit throughout the year.
If another reader has a plan that he/she has used, it would be useful for it to be printed as a sequel.
Remember, other fruit plans can vary depending on soil type, elevation and variety/cultivar of tree grown.
I do not have a peach tree at the present time, but these three trees represent an ideal sequence that I grew in past years. Red Haven; Hale Haven and Fragar (Red Haven was raised near where I lived at Carlingford/Beecroft.)
Plums times two: because plum trees need to be pollinated: Plum Santa Rosa and Plum Satsuma.
Harvest: Late December/January. I have had success with Mariposa and Narrabeen.
Fig, Lime and Lemon: Fig Genoa – harvesting commences in late February and concludes in April.
Lemon Meyer: February to November for continuous harvesting.
Lime Tahitian: February to July/August for continuous harvesting.
Mandarin Emperor and Tangelo Seminole: Mandarin: May to August. Tangelo: May to September
Grapefruit: June to August with continuous harvesting.
Cumquat Nagami: Harvest July.
Valencia Oranges: Harvest July/August to October.
Berry Vines: Silvanberry and Youngberry. Harvest November. (Youngberry is the best vine to grow in the Tamworth District.)
Apricot Newcastle harvest in December.
The scientific study and the cultivation of fruits is called pomology, which divides fruits into groups based on plant morphology and anatomy. Some of those groups are: Pome fruits, which include apples and pears, and stone fruits, which include peaches/nectarines, almonds, apricots, plums and cherries.
Citrus, which includes lemons, oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, limes and cumquats, do best in warm and mild climates. Trees will tolerate some mild frost.
They like a sunny position. Make sure they get plenty of winter sunshine too by facing them north. Protect them from wind.
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