Starting an Orchard: Apples, Cherries, Peaches, Plums and Pears

Learn where to plant your fruit trees, how to prune them, harvesting techniques and more.



Pear Trees
Pear trees can be some of the hardest fruit trees to grow. Prune your newly-planted saplings carefully to prevent too-rapid growth.
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This diagram demonstrates the proper drainage requirements and soil amendments to ensure healthy fruit tree growth.
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Proper maintenance of your fruit trees will reduce pests and boost their resistance to diseases.
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Prune carefully to prevent damage that bugs, fungi and diseases can take advantage of.
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