It’s a dream of mine to one day own an orchard. Not a huge commercial one… but a few rows of fruit trees in my backyard. I don’t have enough land right now to have a whole orchard, but I do enjoy planting fruit trees every chance I get. I figure if it is gonna be a deciduious tree it might as well give me fruit. I’ve been wanting to plant this section along our fence line for a year and finally got around to it this month! We added another peach tree, two nectarines, and two arborvitae and one juniper for evergreen color and fluff. Of course everything is still really short, but in a few years they should hide the fence a little more… and maybe even give me fruit! That is the hardest thing about planting fruit trees… you should cut all the fruit off of them for the first two years so they can work on their roots. So even if you plant a fruit tree it will be a few years before you get any fruit. So my advice… if you want fruit trees plant them first! That will give them a chance to grow so that you can enjoy them sooner!
Top photo shows the new trees looking down the fence line and one little peach on the peach tree I got two years ago! Maybe I’ll get a full grown peach this year!
The bottom photo shows the new peach tree (on the left) the nectarine (in the middle) and the arborvitae and juniper (on the right.)