Fruit (Trellised) Growing Guide

Fruit (Trellised), also known as Several easy-to-grow fruits

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Fertile, well drained soil that holds moisture well.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Cold tolerance varies widely with species.

Feeding

In early spring, mulch over root zone with 1 to 2 inches of good compost. Mulch with grass clippings or straw.

Spacing

Single Plants: 90cm (2' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 90cm (2' 11") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in mid autumn or early winter when it's not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Obtain local expertise before choosing which fruits to grow.

Harvesting

Let experience be your teacher -- taste fruits often as they approach ripeness. Bumper crops can be frozen, dried, or made into jams and jellies.

Troubleshooting

In winter, use chicken wire (poultry netting) to protect young plants from rabbits, deer etc.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Fruit (Trellised)