Why Have a Backyard Orchard?
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Most likely for home food production with the hobby and exercise experiences that come along with it. Fruit trees, their form, fruit, bark, and foliage, may also serve an aesthetic role in the home landscape. Sometimes, the incentive for having fruit trees in your backyard may simply be nostalgic, by sparking fond childhood memories.
For whatever reason, the home orchard is a popular and can also be a fruitful endeavor. When the decision to create a home orchard is based on little more than the desire to plant a few trees and anticipate fruit, then failure can be the probable outcome. When a home orchard is based on an understanding that it is, in fact, a living expression of genetics interacting with soils, weather, tree spacing, pests, and many other factors, then the outcome will likely be one of success.