If you are experienced in planting and maintaining trees, this is an additional reason for you to maintain and orchard perfectly.
It might seem a hectic work to perform but it is fairly simple. All it needs is true commitment.
If you have never grown a tree at your land before than you might be thinking not to misuse money and time. If you are inexperienced, you might start with one tree so to get to know about the growing process.
Once you have seen your tree growing to adulthood successfully, now this is the time you are able to maintain multiple trees. Do not try to plant so many trees which make you over burdened. Only plant what you can maintain easily.
If you get start with a large amount of trees, try all plant to be of same type because if they all required the same quantity of water and nutrients so you will never have to spent a lot of time on catering them on individual basis.
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It will familiarize you with the process of growing such specific tree and this will make you a master for such trees.
If any tree is growing on your property since its childhood then the soil is quite acceptable for the type of tree or for the similar one. Since you already have planted that type of tree for a long time, now there is no need to test the soil for its suitability.
Now you just have to grow more trees and keep the process as same as it was before. Since you have enough past experience to deal with the possible problems, so now you will surely have good idea about how to deal with pest during growth.
Generally trees are planted in a row and then pruned into two dimensional shapes. This is known as a fan or an espalier shape. The main branch is in the middle and completely vertical with multiple branches. Branches in horizontal are known as an espalier and those which are sloped are known as a fan.
Generally these two type of shapes are used in orchard depends on how strong they are. By doing this you can keep you trees in within a certain available amount of space. However if land space is not a problem for you, good space is available than it is recommended to go with the traditional tree shape.
To support your watering system it is better to install irrigation system or sprinkler system. The sprinkler system needs more maintenance but if you make an irrigation channel then it is quite easy to just run the faucet for a few minutes every day and all trees get watered. It is up to you what you prefer.
When you tree collection starts to bear good amount of fruit, you can think about establishing a fruit stand or can participate at farmers market. You can let the rest of the world to enjoy your product instead of wasting it or trying to consume them all (which can lead to some stomach aches).
Once you get popularity you can get uncountable return on your investment. Maintaining an Orchard should not be a capitalistic investment. You should start only if you have a passion for trees.