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How do I plant Fruit Trees?

An important consideration when choosing where to plant a fruit tree is soil drainage. Fruit trees will not thrive in soil that drains too slowly. You can test for drainage by digging a hole about l foot deep and filling it with water. The hole should drain within 3 hours. Dig a hole about 18" and, with a pitchfork, fork the bottom and sides to loosen soil. Sprinkle some compost in the bottom of the hole, leave a mound of soil in the bottom. Carefully set the tree inside the hole and spread the roots in all directions.

Gently fill the hole with your foot and check that the tree is vertical. Mulch around the base of the tree with some grass clippings and be sure to keep the graft line clear of mulch so it remains above ground.

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