Tree fruits can be very productive and learning to successfully grow fruit may be rewarding to gardeners. In part, success comes from understanding the specifics of your climate and conditions and in selecting the right species and varieties to grow. Some tree fruits, such as apples, pie cherries, and plums, can be grown anywhere in Idaho. Others, like peaches and sweet cherries may not survive or produce in the colder climates and high elevation areas in the state. After planting the best trees, there is still much to learn about caring for fruit trees to enhance production and fruit quality. Discussions on tree care for the predominant fruit crops grown in Idaho are detailed below.
August 10, 2012