Caring for Fruit Trees

With a bit of attention and care for your fruit trees during winter, you will be more than compensated in the warmer months with fruit trees that are healthy, shapely and producing plenty of fruit. Preventative measures taken over winter will help avoid many issues that can result in problems that can be difficult to tackle if left until spring and summer. 

Creating a garden full of biodiversity, adding compost and mulch and fertilising at the right time, all help to produce beautiful crops of organic, homegrown produce. 

Winter care tips for fruit trees

Winter is the perfect time to get into the garden and tend to your fruit trees to achieve the best possible crops over the warmer months!

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PRUNING FRUIT TREES IN WINTER

Correct pruning in winter helps with the shape and height of your fruit trees and ensures that each branch gets plenty of energy and produces better quality fruit.

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Starting your own espalier orchard

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The Diggers Club has Australia's largest range of incredible edible plants for your backyard. From heirloom mini-plot dwarf fruit trees, drought tolerant Mediterranean fruits to sub-tropicals and cool climate berries; we have gardens from Hobart to Cairns covered.

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PRUNING AND SHAPING

Bill Bampton makes every cut count - the why, when and how of pruning.

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Q&A - FRUIT TREES

Julian Blackhirst answers your questions about summer pruning and general care of fruit trees.

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