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Fruit Culture in Alabama: Soil and Site Selection and Freeze Protection
Arlie Powell, David Himelrick, William Dozier, Mary Beth Musgrove
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 04/10/2002

Most fruit trees live and produce for 10 to 40 years. Whether you’re planning a home orchard or a commercial or hobby operation, your orchard requires long-range planning—and careful selection of site and soil. This publication provides guidelines for selecting a site based on soil fertility and drainage, soil pH, and natural freeze protection. Offers information on additional freeze protection methods—such as heat, water, wind displacement, and freeze covers—to help Alabama growers avoid frost damage during late winter/early spring, when plants are in flowering to early fruiting stage.