Cristiangee said:Can anyone tell me what's the best soil for fruit trees? & how big should you dig a hole before transplant for successful growth
I have a lot of hard clay on my land. My recipe for success is to dig a not too big hole, fill it back in a bit with potting soil, set the bare root or remove the tree and soil from the pot and set it into the hole, finish filling with mix of potting soil and clay, and soak the ground.
Then whenever I water, I water less often, but more deeply.
I've successfully planted three separate types of apple trees from bare root and seeds. I transplanted a Black Walnut I grew from seed, and I've added Paw Paw shipped bare root, and grown sand plums direct sown into the soil.
As long as you get fruit trees adapted to your climate zone you should be just fine.
If you're soil is poor nitrogen wise, seed your lawn with clover since it's a great nitrogen fixer and decent famine food.