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How To Properly Care For Your Fruit Trees To Keep Them Healthy

Aug 17, 2007
Because the main reason that fruit trees die is due to misunderstandings and common misconceptions, caring for a fruit tree not only requires responsibility, but also semi-extensive research.

Leaf/fruit/twig diseases may weaken the tree and reduce the overall fruit quality, but the tree usually survives these diseases. It is damage to the trunk, crown, and roots which generally causes the death of a fruit tree, and many of the reasons these damages would occur can be accommodated with a little bit of knowledge.

If the soil is not properly attended to, the roots will not develop and your plant will lack nutrition, which will result in poor fruit quality and give your tree a potential death sentence. Note your area, climate, and tree type, and explain these conditions to a nursery employee, and you will almost definitely receive a fertilizer which will nurse your tree into a long life, which will produce healthy fruits for years to come.

Healthy Branches

After the fertilizer is in use, your tree should begin to develop. Many people think things develop at the speed they are meant to, however, this is not always true: fruit trees sometimes begin to develop fruit before the branches are sturdy enough to support the weight. The result: snapping branches. The solution: putting boards under the branches to help support the weight, or tying the branches up to something higher up.

As your tree begins to grow, do not make the mistake that many people make, which is that it must need excessive amounts of water to continue to grow at a healthy rate. Why? Because it is not true: too much water can be worse than not enough! If you notice your tree is starting to wither, do not assume it is because it needs water. Rather, look online, or talk to a nursery employee, and go from there. If lack of water is not the problem, over-watering will only add to the real problem.

Branches

If you notice unhealthy branches or leaves in your tree, you should remove them. The reason: the tree is probably still sending nutrients to this sector, and therefore, taking away from the other, healthier branches. Chop off unhealthy looking branches at first signs of deterioration, so your plant can focus on the healthier parts and therefore continue to flourish.

As your tree begins to produce fruit, it also begins to open up an invitation for unwanted insects or disease, if you do not take care of your tree at this stage. You must pick the fruit from your tree (even ones you do not want), so it will not rot. Also, pick up fallen fruit from the ground.

The joy of watching your tree flourish into a healthy fruit-bearing asset will surely make you grateful for all the time, research, and care you put into helping it past its vulnerable stages.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Fruit Baskets Online at http://www.shopforfruitbaskets.com
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