Fruit trees

  • Fruit trees

    Posted by Grams56 on October 29, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I’m in S.C. . Going to purchase some fruit trees next week. Any trees that shouldn’t or should be planted next to each other? I’m not sure what trees are available to buy yet

    Grams56 replied 1 year, 7 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • HoneysGarden

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I’ll be doing the same. PermaPastures has had great results planting nitrogen-fixers right next to the fruit trees. He used mimosa or black locust, but I’m inclined to go with redbud. I won’t be getting apple trees, as there are several large cedar trees next door, so cedar-apple rust is a real concern, but I’d like peach, pear and cherry trees.

    • Squashmania

      Member
      November 28, 2022 at 11:03 pm

      I was so excited and looked to see if eastern redbud were nitrogen fixers, but Univ. Of PA says they aren’t. I have a ton of redbud on my property.

  • Grams56

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I do follow Permapastures and had the pleasure of meeting them at Farm Where You Live festival in S.C. Mimosa trees I have had in the past and dug every single root of that tree up. They are beautiful but invasive. Thank you for all your information. I will see what the nursery has in stock next week

  • Bluesky63

    Member
    November 29, 2022 at 2:48 am

    I also have cedar trees close to my orchard, but the cedar-apple rust has not affected my Winesap, Arkansas Black nor the McIntosh apples. Th Granny Smith apple lost half it’s leaves from the rust but still put on a good crop.

    • Grams56

      Member
      November 29, 2022 at 3:01 pm

      I do have cedar trees on the property. I need to learn about diseases and fruit trees. Not familiar with rust.

  • Grams56

    Member
    October 29, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    What a wealth of info. I’m going to Local Boys Nursery in Salley. I’ve gotten blueberries and apple trees that have done great. Their prices are good too. Thank you so much.

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