Fruit trees

sophia leonard asked 14 years ago
Are there any fruit trees that would grow in a new rural garden that is exposed to strong south-westerly winds? I plan to grow native hedging and shelter belts of trees, should I wait till they are established? Or would there be any point in planting fruit trees to give them some time to establish….even if they didn’t fruit for the first few years because of the wind?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
You can grow strawberries in a windy place, but other fruits need shelter. Plant the shelter and then plant the fruit trees and bushes.

Or set up some artificial shelter netting and plant the fruit trees now. Apples are reasonably tolerant but will not crop well.