As you all know, every year, my husband and I plant a vegetable garden. We love feeding our family with fresh fruits and vegetables grown right in our front yard. We know exactly where our food is coming from and we know that no chemicals are ever used in the growing on these vegetables. One of my dreams is to eventually add fruit trees to our home-grown produce, so as you can imagine when I found the offer of reviewing a live fruit tree, I jumped at the chance.
The call out was originally to review a lemon tree, but by the time I got my pitch sent in, they had no more lemon trees available. They did offer me an olive tree instead, and I quickly said yes. Actually, I’m kind of glad that this one came available to me. I have much more use for olives than I do lemons. I use them in salads, pasta dishes and we eat them for snacks, so this was a great choice for my family.
Fast Growing Trees sent me a two foot Arbequinas Olive tree, that was started from a branch cutting. From what I understand, a branch cutting will yield fruit years earlier than a tree grown from a seed. The tree arrived in very sturdy box, that protected the tree quite well during shipping. It was so well-packed that I had to have my husband help me get it open. Once we got the packaging open, I saw that the tree was shipped in its own planter, which it had been started in. This means that the plant was not dug after my order, so the tree arrived in a growing state, not a recovery state.
I did go out and purchase a much nicer and larger planter for the tree and have since transplanted it to its permanent home. Since we live in a mobile home, I don’t have much yard space, so will grow this tree in a container. I’m happy to say the tree did well with the transplant and is already showing buds that I am hopeful will turn into fruit in its season. If you are in the market for fast growing fruit or flowering tree, I highly recommend you check out Fast Growing Trees to see if they have what you are looking for.
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