Thursday, 2 October 2014

Fancy a Fruit Tree?

This time of year our local nurseries sell off their last bare root fruit trees before the weather gets too warm. You can pick up fruit trees for 30-50% cheaper than usual and it's the time that I always buy my trees.

This year I have a new house and lots of sunny corners in the yard to fill so I've gone and bought six new trees. All the basics, a pear, apple, nashi pear, plums and one I'm super excited about; a fig tree.

Needless to say, I'll be working the garden spade hard this week to dig all the holes but it will be well worth it. If you have a spare yard corner and fancy a tree laden with fresh produce then hop to it, now is the time to buy.

1 comment:

  1. (Crap, my comment just vanished!! What did I say again...?)

    This is a very useful tip I'll store away for the future, thanks! How do they get the trees to hold back on their spring growth like that? We have a little plum tree in the backyard - a self-seeded one, it's grown lots since we moved in because it got its first major pruning! - and it blossomed quite early and is now covered with leaves.

    Do you know, I've never eaten a fig before. Fig and dates, I haven't tried either. With dates it's because they're always dried and I don't like dried fruit, too sickly sweet and with a weird squishy texture. Not sure about figs, I think we just didn't have them when we were growing up and now I've lumped them in "it's too unknown" in my head, so I avoid them. Silly. What do they taste like?