Each time we have moved to a new home, I've said "We're going to plant fruit trees right from the start!" Growing up we ate oranges, grapefruit, lemons, cherries and almonds fresh from the trees in our yard (2 acres). I took that for granted. We often bought lugs of fresh peaches and pears and canned them for the coming year.
I stayed with Aunt Jonnie and Papa every year that I can remember for a week. During that week we often had fresh apricots from their trees growing at the very back of their small yard. We had fresh peaches in homemade ice cream. What a treat! So during our years of marriage, many of those years we have also canned or frozen large quantities of fresh fruit -- all of which we had to buy.
Moving to Nevada I realized that once again I had never planted those trees while living in Connecticut for nearly 20 years. Now we have come to Nevada and once again, we have lived here for nearly 7 years and, you guessed it, no fruit trees. So today I attended a class on caring for fruit trees. I learned a lot! We're about to re-landscape our yard and it will include fruit trees!
So my word to the wise is, don't procrastinate -- plant those trees this week or as soon as your climate allows or you, too, may be . . .
~ Fruitless in Logandale