The Q&A Archives: fruit bearing trees

Question: I need fruit trees to be be grown at the top of a steepish hill to be a barrier between properties. Tell me what types do best, and will grow fast in thin rocky soil. They well have plenty of water and added top soil and protetction from erosion.

Answer: You can grow some attractive pear trees on the site (Bartlett or Bosc), apricot (Royal or Moorpark), or nectarines (Desert Dawn, Desert Delight, Dawn).

You'll want to amend the planting soil so the roots can spread out to anchor the trees. Aside from that, deep watering once each week while the trees are becoming established should allow them to thrive and produce a privacy screen for your property.

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