In The Backyard Orchard Culture Style
The couple at the fruit tasting seemed intrigued, and I continued…
Consider multiple planting to extend ripening as long as possible.
Try three or four compatible varieties together in one hole for extended harvest.
You do not want to plant standard and semi-dwarf rootstocks together in the same hole! Choose one or the other.
You want all trees in a multiple planting to have similar requirements for irrigation, fertilizer and maintenance.
You want all trees in a multiple planting to grow at a similar rate so one does not dominate the planting and shade out its neighbors. You prune as often as needed to accomplish this.
The following is a list of varieties that will grow compatibly together and will produce a crop through an extended season. These are varieties and combinations that are personal favorites of mine. It doesn't mean that these are the only combinations you should consider, this is just a starting point. Varieties that are your personal favorites should always be taken into consideration. Of course, always check to be sure your selections will thrive and produce quality fruit in your particular geographic area.
Dorsett Golden — July through August
Fuji — August through October
Granny Smith — October through January
Gala — August through September
Pettingill — September through October
Pink Lady — October through December
Apricots & Aprium®
Royal Rosa Apricot — early May to June
Flavor Delight Aprium® — late May to mid June
Blenheim Apricot — mid June to early July
Tomcot — late May to mid June
Nugget — mid June to early July
Canadian White Blenheim — late June to mid July
Earli Autumn — late July to late August
Nectarines - White
Nectarines - Yellow
Peaches - White
Peaches - Double Flowering / Fruiting
Plums - Japanese
Methley — June
Shiro — late June to mid July
Catalina — mid July to mid August
Golden Nectar — mid August to early September
Beauty - June
Santa Rosa — early to mid July
Burgundy — July to late August
Emerald Beaut — late August to mid October
Pears - European
Misty, O’Neal, and Sharpblue — Blueberries will ripen periodically throughout the spring and summer. Although considered self-fruitful, planting three or more varieties together will insure bumper crops.
Dave Wilson Nursery does not sell citrus trees. The following multi-planting recommendations are for information only.
Satsuma — November to March
Honey — February to May
Gold Nugget — April through summer
Cara Cara — December to May
Moro Blood — February to May
Midnight Valencia — April through summer
Eureka Lemon — ever-bearing
Pomona Sweet Lemon — fall through spring
Bearss Seedless Lime — fall through winter
Meyer Lemon — ever-bearing
Thornless Mexican Lime — fall winter
Palestine Sweet Lime — fall through spring
Grapefruit & Pummelos
Oro Blanco Hybrid — November through March
Chandler Pummelo — January through May
Rio Red Ruby Grapefruit — April through September
Kaffir Lime — fruits from November through March, Foliage year round
Limequat — ever-bearing
Kumquat — ever-bearing
Pinkerton — December to May
Hass — March to October
Jim Bacon — September to January
12 months of Avocados with only three trees. I also planted a Reed in my 4-in-1 Avocado combinations for that extra guacamole we love in the summer.
When looking for compact Avocados, consider Holiday (fall and winter) and Littlecado (spring through summer).