Fruit Trees are a great addition to any yard. They not only have beautiful blossoms but they also produce tons of fresh fruit for the stay-at-home gardener.
Keep in mind that a Fruit Tree's most important requirement is at least 6 hours of direct sunlight along with adequate watering. As far as planting, Fruit Trees can be planted as soon as the ground is thawed.
Start by cutting through the soil in a circle that is about a foot wider than the diameter of the root ball. Dig a hole wide enough to allow the root system to fit without roots wrapping around the edge of the hole in a circle. Trim off any broken or damaged roots before planting. Place the trees in the hole and fill the hole with topsoil.
Pack the soil in the hole by gently stamping it with your feet. After the hole is filled, water the trees slowly.
Watering the new trees is important to help get it started, especially in the first few weeks after planting. A good rule is to apply water around the base of the trees every week of the growing season in which there is less than an inch of rainfall.