Fruit tree selection / planting guides

Asked December 26, 2020, 4:58 PM EST

We have acquired 3 acres and were wanting to plant a variety of fruit trees on a portion in January/February. Looking at a section that gets good sunlight.

Wanting to get recommendations on good varieties for Salem area / flavor etc.
Also how to prevent common bugs, disease etc. Also, persimmon trees for this area?

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

Greetings,

Thank you for reaching out to Extension. Do you know your Soil Classification and Soil Type? This may impact your option. Please see the first publication below which will explain that in more detail. I am also including additional resources to get you started, feel free to circle back with follow up questions.

Site Selection and Preparation for Orchards:
https://extension.psu.edu/orchard-establishment-site-selection-and-preparation

Growing Fruit Trees and Nuts: (This publication will cover variety selection and will answer your persmmon question). https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec819/html

A collection of publications that will help at all stages of orchard development: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/berries-fruit/home-orchard-concepts-start-finish


Fruit Tree Management: Search our library of resources https://extension.oregonstate.edu/crop-production/fruit-trees