What fruit trees grow well in Florida? David Goodman heads over to the Orange County Agricultural Extension and takes a look:
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Easy bare root fruit tree planting instructions:
- Never allow the roots to dry out or be exposed to air.
- Store the tree no longer than 24 hours in the plastic bag.
- Keep the tree cool and out of sunlight until planted.
- If the tree can't be planted within 24 hours heel it into soil and keep the roots covered and moist.
- Plant the tree in an area that receives full sun and has good drainage.
- Prepare the planting hole before removing the tree from the plastic bag or from its heeled in location.
- Do not fertilize or amend the soil when planting. Use existing soil only.
- Trim away any broken roots before planting and spread out the roots.
- Position the tree in the hole so that the graft union is 2 to 3 inches above the soil line when planting is finished.
- Remove any blossoms or fruit when the tree is planted to ensure a stronger three in the long run.
- Do not remove leaf buds.
- After the bud-break prune the top of the tree to allow energy to be directed to the roots to help root establishment.
- Mulch after planting but keep the mulch pulled several inches away from the trunk.
- Monitor moisture levels and provide water as needed, especially during periods of heat and drought.
- The typical home irrigation system does not provide a sufficient amount of water for trees. Trees need about 5 gallons of water a week, or the equivalent of 2" of rain.
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