While there's the obvious benefit of your very own fresh, firm apples, pears, cherries and plums for both eating and cooking, fruit trees are being used for many other functions in the landscape. One of the latest uses is to bring wildlife into your yard. Apples will attract deer, birds, and other animals to your yard, transforming it into a unique sanctuary for nature lovers.
The most important concept to understand when it comes to fruit trees is cross pollination. If a tree is not pollinated correctly, it will produce little or no fruit. To find the correct pollinator for your variety, you can consult our online plant catalog or ask one of our friendly nursery professionals for assistance.
Once you have the right pollinator, limiting stress on the tree will be your biggest concern. By fertilizing, watering and pruning your fruit trees, you will limit the stress and cut down on insects and diseases that like to attack, especially during the early stages of life. If pests do become a problem, there are many fungicides and insecticides to choose from for treatment. As long as you give your trees a little attention and keep the pests away, you will have great fruit for many years to come!