Selecting Fruit Trees
A successful orchard is no accident. Good planning, high-quality fruit selections, and intense management are required for quality output. Most fruit trees require full sun and well-drained soils. Do not plant fruit trees in wet areas. When shopping for fruit, make sure you are selecting:
- Cultivars best suited for North Carolina soils and climate.
- Selections that match pollination requirements.
- Dwarf sizes that are manageable for home settings.
For more information on growing fruit trees at home, contact Area Horticulture Agent Katy Shook at (252) 482-6585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.