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Published On: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018

Tips for Sweet and Juicy Fruits in 2018

Are you planning on growing food in your backyard? Maybe you plan to grow plenty of healthy vegetables organically, and you’d definitely benefit by visiting the seed shop by Seed Needs. Or maybe you’re into growing fruit and you’re hoping to reap a huge and succulent harvest from your fruit bushes and trees this year.

Whatever the case may be, just know that when it comes to growing sweet and juicy fruits, there are a number of different tips you can use to get your plants to produce a solid yield. It takes a lot of work to grow and really care for these plants, and it really is a long wait before they bear fruit, so you should definitely focus on getting the most for your labor.

photo/ Silvia & Frank

No one ever said it was going to be easy to get the biggest yields from each growing season, because it really is tricky business. No matter how hard you try, if you’ve attempted to get the best yields and they just don’t want to come, please begin using the tips that we’ve shared below. When you do, your garden health and yields will increase as your bushes and trees begin to produce more mouthwatering, tasty fruit.

Tip #1: Haste Makes Waste

If you are too hasty, your plants need to be old and healthy enough to bear the additional load. In fact, don’t expect to get the biggest yields possible until your fruit trees are roughly 5 to 7 years old. It’s at this point that they are ready to produce bigger harvests.

As far as bushes are concerned, it typically takes two or three years for fig and berry bushes to start producing their best yields. So if your patience is at a minimum, it may be best to focus your efforts on bushes at first because they will begin giving the best fruit yields earlier than fruit trees.

As an aside, if your fruit trees and bushes start growing flowers before they begin producing fruit, you should pick the flower blossoms. Otherwise the plant will focus its energy on growing them and this will take away from growing fruit. You want your fruit trees and bushes to focus their efforts on growing strong roots and limbs, not flowers. So pick them once you see them blooming and you’ll reap better fruit yields in the future.

photo/ jacqueline macou

Tip #2: Plant Dwarf Fruit Trees to Speed up the Process

Even though we said haste makes waste, it’s also possible to speed up the growing process by planting dwarf varieties of the fruit trees you like the best. By choosing dwarfs, you’re choosing trees that do not grow to full size, so they’re going to begin bearing fruit much faster. In fact, the dwarf trees will start to bear fruit within 2 to 3 years as opposed to standard size trees which take 5 to 7 years. Clearly, going with dwarfs is the best option if you’re looking to harvest fruit faster.

Tip #3: Be on the Lookout for Parasites

Parasites can be a hidden danger that will unfortunately destroy your fruit bushes and trees. If you notice cocoons or see chewed leaves, you definitely have parasites. There are also root parasites, fungus, bacteria, viral infections, and even insects that could get past your radar and kill your plants.

So, if limbs or entire branches of your trees and bushes begin dying for no reason, clip the dead limb or branch and bring it to an expert for testing. While there, ask for tips to deal with parasites so that they do not kill any of your other plants.

Final Thoughts

Clearly, it’s possible to grow bountiful amounts of fruit from your bushes and trees. Please use the tips shared today to grow succulent fruits for many years to come.

Author: Wendy Dessler

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