Fruit (Trellised) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Fertile, well drained soil that holds moisture well.
Cold tolerance varies widely with species.
In early spring, mulch over root zone with 1 to 2 inches of good compost. Mulch with grass clippings or straw.
Single Plants: 90cm (2' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 90cm (2' 11") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Plant in mid autumn or early winter when it's not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Obtain local expertise before choosing which fruits to grow.
Let experience be your teacher -- taste fruits often as they approach ripeness. Bumper crops can be frozen, dried, or made into jams and jellies.
In winter, use chicken wire (poultry netting) to protect young plants from rabbits, deer etc.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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Pests which Affect Fruit (Trellised)