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 over Summer, 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.
In Winter, don't let your soil dry out and deep water fairly regularly, to your conditions. In dry Winters especially, check your soil to regularly to ensure it doesn't dry out.
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.
In Winter, insects such as aphids burrow down into the tree and will then appear in Spring, so it's best to fertilize in Winter (towards the end of winter).
When using fertilizers, keep them away from the trunk of the tree, and top up the mulch when required.
Did you know that you can also train your tree to grow and spread its branches by using stakes and ties. Read more about espaliering here and also training your Fruit Salad Tree here.
As your tree grows
Remove the rootstock (anything that’s not a fruit graft), balance your tree and remember to thin the first fruit.
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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Hubby loved our double Apple tree…… till the Hares gave it a prune to just above the graft. Treating it with kid gloves atm, hopefully she will come back!
Thanks for the great tips!
Please keep up with the wonderful advice and tree care info, very, very helpful .
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Love the idea of one tree with all the varieties. Citrus or stone fruit. But cross pollination bothers me. Especially in citrus. Wouldn’t want a lemon and orange cross. Also, the fact that there’s only one tree and not three or four competing with each other.
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Your soils contain many nutrients that your plants require, some are only necessary in small doses and others need to be constantly acquired by your plants to assist with their day to day living. Most people have heard of NPK, but do you know what it represents and how it assists the health of your tree and how other elements benefit or harm your garden?
We are still operational and dispatching Australia wide from the farm. You are still able to purchase one of our unique trees for your home garden. Now is a great time while you are following the social distancing requirements, to plant your your own healthy fruit tree.
We have implemented all social distancing and government required health and safety measures with our staff when packing your fruit trees.
There are a few things you can do each season in your garden to prevent pests and diseases causing grief to your Fruit Salad Tree.
We've broken this down into the 3 varieties so you can find the information specific to your tree/s.
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August 25, 2020
Hello, in this article what do you mean by “thin the first fruit”?
Thank you, Julia