Ok, so I have more jars of canned fruit than I can eat in a year. Does that mean I have enough fruit trees in my yard? Apparently not. There I was riding my tricycle home from my plumbing repair class at Victor Valley College, when I just had to stop by and get something small from the hardware store. Something small, I told myself, nothing else. Next thing I knew I was peddling down Apple Valley Road with three bare root trees strapped to my tricycle basket.
My previous attempts of growing almonds (Non Pareil) died in a late spring frost. Now that my current all-in-one almond, Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb survived a second year, I decided to get a second one. As an extra bonus, All-in-one almonds are self pollinating.
Three in One Cherries
This will be my second attempt at growing apples. My Fuji apple died from a heavy frost. My Roma apple is doing well in a pot. I bought the Roma to fertilize the Fuji. Roma’s are not my favorite apple, so I really didn’t want to allocate a lot of water and space to the variety.
This time, I will plant my apple tree in a more protected location. The apple varieties grafted on the root stock are: Red Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Gravenstein.