Land for fruit plants

Land for fruit plants

Question: land for fruit trees

I have sandy soil on either side of which there is a ditch that is filled with water in summer. What types of fruit trees can I put, with what possible precautions and at what distance. I live in Jesolo.

Thanks for your answers.


Answer: soil x fruit plants

Dear Letizia,

Jesolo is a splendid town in the Veneto, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the climate is favorable for the cultivation of most fruit trees, such as cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, plums, persimmons, pears, some varieties of apples, grapes. ; even the sandy soil is well suited to these plants, which do not like water stagnation in any way, and also the proximity to the canal should not cause discomfort, also in this case due to the presence of a very sandy and not very compact soil, which it allows excess water to drain, without "drowning" the roots of trees. I have been many times in the Jesolo area and I have the memory of a rich agricultural territory, with fields cultivated with wheat and corn, beautiful gardens with all the vegetables imaginable, and sumptuous orchards, where I have also seen fruits that are now in disuse, such as jujubes. and beautiful apple jujube plants, which you surely know, these are jujubes about the size of small apples. The only problem your plants may have is exposure to the brackish wind, which could harm the fruit plants, as it dehydrates the foliage, and the salt deposits are tolerated by few plants; an example are the tamarisk, very beautiful and decorative, but without fruit. So if your garden faces the sea, before planting fruit trees you should think about a sort of windbreak, made by arranging for example the reeds that protect the saplings; or you could plant reeds or bamboo, even if this type of plants tend to become invasive over the years, especially if they find a lot of water and a suitable soil. If, however, as usually happens in Jesolo, your garden is still far from the sea, then you can safely place the fruit trees you want. Remember to take into account how big your fruit trees will become, which can reach two or three meters in height in a few years, as well as in diameter of the crown; if the space you have available is little, then I recommend jujubes, plums, plums and pears, they are fruit plants that produce a lot while remaining very small in size, the same goes for many varieties of peaches; some varieties of apricots on the other hand grow a little more, and can reach 3-4 meters in height, and cherries even more. However, consider that usually a fruit tree is only productive for a few years, and therefore consider that when a tree becomes excessive in size, you will have to start thinking about replacing it with a new, more productive one.

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