Thinking about growing your fruit in your outdoor living space?
Ensure you have enough space to grow fruit trees. For most varieties, you have to plant two trees to cross pollinate. To grow pears, you need two different kinds of pear trees; an apple tree will not pollinate a pear.
All fruit needs at least six hours of direct sun per day and well-drained soil mixed with peat moss or compost.
Fruit trees require an ongoing spray program to control insects and disease if you wish to produce a healthy crop.