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Fei starts with ...
I am planning my small orchard in a suburban backyard. Already created a plant list for the plants I want and planning to get them from daleys. However I do have a problem, cus I can't seem to find any information about how far I should plant these fruit trees. Thus I cound not estimate where I should plant them and prepare the soil in advance to planting. Please help. Most plants I have selected are suitable for planting in the subtropics and they are dwarf varieties with a max height of 5-8m and min of 1-2m. Thank you.
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Manfred says...
Which fruit trees?
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trikuslaptop1 says...
pick a number between 2 and 5 and make that your spacing distance in meters .. be prepared to prune a lot if you choose a lower number
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Scott 10 says...
Really depends upon the type of plant some require more space than others. A list of the plants would be helpful.
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Waterfall says...
Hi Fei,

I was in a similar situation 3 years ago when I started planting out my yard. I would recommend spacing no less than 2.5m trunk to trunk with most fruit trees.

Some trees may need a little more space it just depends on the specific species as some have a narrow upright growth pattern whereas others will spread out wide.

If you can list what you are planning on growing that may help with some advice.

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Fei says...
Thank you for the wonderful help. The fruit tree list that I had in mind is quite long. Here it goes along with the height of the trees.They are all dwarf varieties.

1)Jackfruit dwarf 5-8m
2)Longan dwarf 4-6m
3)Lychee No Mai Chee 4-6m
4)Macadamia Dwarf 2-4m
5)Guava 2-4m
6)Custard Apple 3-4m
7)Persimmon 2-3m
8)Peach (Sunset black beauty) 1-2m
9)Apple Dwarf 2-4m
10)Mulberry 3-5m
11)Grumichama 2-4m
12)Madrano 5-8m
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Waterfall says...
I will only comment on the ones I am growing myself and have experience with.

1) Jackfruit. This will have a wide canopy and cast a lot of shade so don't plant it next to something that needs sunshine like a lychee, however, I think you could plant reasonably close to something that does not need full sun, possibly Madrano?

3) Lychee needs full sun for fruit, give it plenty of space from taller trees.

5) I grow guavas in pots, can move them around as needed.

6) Custard apple will spread out very wide, not very tall.

8) I have an angel peach, it is very wide but some are more upright.

9) The apple should be tall and narrow.

10) The dwarf black mulberry Daleys sell is a great tree, very long fruit season and will just keep fruiting the more you prune it back. Can easily be kept at head height.

11) Grumichama is a good hedge tree, won't take up much space and can be pruned.

12) I grow some other garcinias, very slow growth but will end up large and tall in the long run 10+ years.

Some of those trees will grow rather slow but ultimately be large in the end so you can space them appropriately but plant some short lived fruit trees in between them in the short term like tamarillo, paw paw or panama berry for example.
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