Looking after your Fruit Salad Tree will keep it happy and healthy and in turn, it will look after you by providing different, delicious fruit!
Keep your tree moist at all times, especially in the hotter months. A good layer of mulch promotes a more consistent moisture level.
We recommend 'deep watering' your tree on a weekly basis, so leave your hose on a trickle overnight. This will promote deeper root development, rather than just watering the surface. You can then reduce watering during the winter months.
Fertilize your tree at least twice a year, in late Winter and late Summer. Older manure is better than younger manure. Your compost is also a great fertilizer. You can also try mixing a slow release fertilizer like Osmocote into the soil or Blood and Bone or Dynamic Lifter. But, limit to only one of two of these fertilizers each application.
When using fertilizers, keep them away from the trunk of the tree, and top up the mulch when required.
As your tree grows
Here at Fruit Salad Trees, we stock a wide range of fruit trees, which all boast different fruit on the same tree. Each fruit variety retains its own flavour, appearance and ripening time. We graft citrus, stonefruit and multi-apple trees.
Our fast fruiting trees can be grown in the ground, or in pots on your balcony.
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It is believed that eating an apple every day reduces the risk of having a stroke and lowers bad cholesterol. Apples are high in fibre and Vitamin C and low in sodium (salt) and calories. There are a few different varieties of apples available on our Fruit Salad Trees, that not only look fantastic when they are growing, but they taste better than anything you will purchase in a store. Best of all you know you have grown them yourself!
Your Fruit Salad Tree is beginning to bear its first fruit - it's a momentous occasion! You'll be tempted to sit back and let your tree continue to develop its array of different fruit, however, it's best to let the tree use its energy to grow sturdy framework and the first fruit can pull down the young branches.