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Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2020 2:03pm
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bobcurran

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Looking for recommendations for a garden centre in tabernas area and has anybody had any success in planting fruit trees please.

Jen jen

Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2020 11:11pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2020 11:11pm

Hi,if you want success with fruit trees don't plant now,unless your buying mature trees which can still be touch and go with winter approaching, we do get frost and even snow,April is the best time to plant

Hope that helps!

JJ

juanida

Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 6:14pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 6:14pm

Hi Bob, 

I live nearer to your climate area as I'm near Sorbas.  You won't have problems with frost for planting fruit trees where you live. About 15 years ago a very unusual  frost killed off some of my flowering shrubs but not my fruit trees.  

I have had good success with apricot, quince, fig, Japanese Loquats (nísperos), pear, orange, lemon  and  mandarin.  Citrus trees do need watering quite a lot for decent sized fruit.  You can also grow plum, peach and nectarine but they often don't last more tan a few years where I live because of my quality of soil  and they often got gumosis caused by extreme temperature changes.  My soil is  heavy, pale and not well draining, but your soil may be better.  You might have success with grapefruit.  I have a tree which some years bears a few decent fruits but is growing very slowly. Almonds grow well and pistachios but not any other kind of nut as they need more water and colder winters.  You probably won't have success with cherries or cane fruit as you need to be at a higher altitude and with more rain.  I had no success with mango, avocado or papaya as my soil is too heavy and doesn't drain well but I do have a guava tree which does OK and also two mulberry trees, the fruit of which is similar to a  raspberry. I planted an apple tree and two persimmon trees last March.  The apple tree is still alive and seems OK but the persimmons are struggling.

The best time to plant is from October to March.  Prepare your holes  and wait for the first decent rain and plant as soon as the soil is workable. That will give your trees the best start.  Drip watering is recommendable. 

We went to buy almond and pistachio trees at a vivero near Abla, direction Estación de Abla - Aulago, but your best bet if you are not wanting to buy dozens, is to go to Vera or Antas where there are a few garden centres and also near the airport I have seen one There is one in Viator but I think they  specialise more in ornamental plants.

bobcurran

Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 3:13pm

bobcurran

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Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 3:13pm

juanida wrote on Fri Sep 4, 2020 6:14pm:

Hi Bob, 

I live nearer to your climate area as I'm near Sorbas.  You won't have problems with frost for planting fruit trees where you live. About 15 years ago a very unusual  frost killed off some of my flowering shrubs but not my fruit trees.  

I have had good success with apricot, quince, fig, Japanese Loquats (nísperos), pear, orange, lemon  and  mandarin.  Citrus trees do need watering quite a lot for decent sized fruit.  You can also grow plum, peach and nectarine but they often don't last more tan a few years where I live because of my quality of soil  and they often got gumosis caused by extreme temperature changes.  My soil is  heavy, pale and not well draining, but your soil may be better.  You might have success with grapefruit.  I have a tree which some years bears a few decent fruits but is growing very slowly. Almonds grow well and pistachios but not any other kind of nut as they need more water and colder winters.  You probably won't have success with cherries or cane fruit as you need to be at a higher altitude and with more rain.  I had no success with mango, avocado or papaya as my soil is too heavy and doesn't drain well but I do have a guava tree which does OK and also two mulberry trees, the fruit of which is similar to a  raspberry. I planted an apple tree and two persimmon trees last March.  The apple tree is still alive and seems OK but the persimmons are struggling.

The best time to plant is from October to March.  Prepare your holes  and wait for the first decent rain and plant as soon as the soil is workable. That will give your trees the best start.  Drip watering is recommendable. 

We went to buy almond and pistachio trees at a vivero near Abla, direction Estación de Abla - Aulago, but your best bet if you are not wanting to buy dozens, is to go to Vera or Antas where there are a few garden centres and also near the airport I have seen one There is one in Viator but I think they  specialise more in ornamental plants.

Hi Juanida.thank you some much for taking the time  in giving a very informative and thoughtful reply ,a lot of information to take in.i have only recently moved into a property just outside Tabernas not far fr the rout66 bar.the place has three acres of land but has not been lived in for over seven years.i have a few grape vines which were here when I move in also quite a lot of olive trees which have sadly been neglected and need bringing back to life.i also have a vegetable patch which is also pretty rundown but that's a job for the future.as I said I am new to the area and don't know much about this part of the world and am just winging it

Can I expect a good downpour of rain any time soon

Once again thanks for the useful advice

Regards Bob

juanida

Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 10:23pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 7, 2020 10:23pm

bobcurran wrote on Mon Sep 7, 2020 3:13pm:

Hi Juanida.thank you some much for taking the time  in giving a very informative and thoughtful reply ,a lot of information to take in.i have only recently moved into a property just outside Tabernas not far fr the rout66 bar.the place has three acres of land but has not been lived in for ov...

...er seven years.i have a few grape vines which were here when I move in also quite a lot of olive trees which have sadly been neglected and need bringing back to life.i also have a vegetable patch which is also pretty rundown but that's a job for the future.as I said I am new to the area and don't know much about this part of the world and am just winging it

Can I expect a good downpour of rain any time soon

Once again thanks for the useful advice

Regards Bob

Hi Bob, our house has about the same amount of land as yours.  When we bought it nearly 30 years ago it had only a few almond trees and a 4 small citrus trees.  We got a bulldozer in and landscaped it into terraces and planted over 200 olives trees and about 20 fruit trees but we've only been living full time in the house (after an extensive renovation) 18 years. 

We know approximately where you are and your main problem is going to be providing enough water to irrigate what you plant.

A bit of advice: don't plant too much as it will be terrible tie if you ever think of spending any time away particularly in the summer.  We over planted and have to be watering all the time as the soil drys out so quickly and the rabbit problem is causing havoc so young trees must have protection around them.    Drip watering is not so easy as the drips get blocked up constantly because of the cal in the water and if you don't have your own well, it can get expensive and some town halls have a ban  on using water for anything other than domestic use or drinking (if you can stomach it) in the summer.  This doesn't stop people watering their gardens and washing their cars, but they don't do it blatantly if the property is in an area where there are restrictions.

In answer to your question about rain, no it's not on the cards I'm afraid.  We may get a little rain over the next week but nothing much.  The drop in temperature should continue.

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