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Old 09-06-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Really depends on your soil type. Sandy loam and its doable.

I lost all my apple trees that were 40-80 years old in the drought of 2006 despite watering. The grasshoppers just ate them down to the bark.

Pears and Peaches do well under the right conditions. But you need to know what pests there are and how to treat for them at the right time.

Pecans are good as are black walnuts. The latter are money in the bank due to their wood value when your grandchildren are your age.

A good watering an fertilizing plan pays big dividends. Forget the "organic" route and use a good quality fertilizer with trace minerals, etc.

For grasshoppers, chickens can keep them under control, but you need a plan to deal with dogs and coyotes..
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Fig trees grow quite well but can take up a lot of space. Personally I like figs the best of all the trees mentioned so far.. If you water deep or use a soaker hose there is no problem. I have a neighbor who has a fig tree that is very large and over 20 years old.
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