Fruit and Vegetables

Land x fruit trees


Question: land x fruit plants


I have sandy soil on the two sides of which there is a ditch that is filled with water in summer. What types of fruit trees can I put, with what possible precautions and at what distance. I live in Jesolo.
Thanks for your answers.
Joy

Answer: soil x fruit trees


Gentile Letizia,
Jesolo is a beautiful town in the Veneto region, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the climate is favorable for the cultivation of most fruit trees, such as cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, plums, persimmons, pears, some varieties of apples, grapes ; even the sandy soil is well suited to these plants, which do not like water stagnation in any way, and even the proximity to the canal should not be annoying, even in this case due to the presence of a very sandy and not very compact soil, which allows excess water to flow out, without "drowning" the tree roots. I have been many times in the area of ​​Jesolo and I have the memory of a rich agricultural territory, with fields planted with wheat and corn, splendid vegetable gardens with all imaginable vegetables, and sumptuous orchards, where I also saw fruits now in disuse, such as jujubes and beautiful jujube apple plants, which you surely know, they are jujube of the size of small apples. The only problem your plants may have is exposure to the salt wind, which could harm fruit plants, as it dehydrates the foliage, and salt deposits are borne by a few plants; an example is the tamarisks, very beautiful and decorative, but without fruit. So if your garden is facing the sea, before planting fruit trees you should think of a sort of windbreak, made for example by arranging trellises that protect the trees; or you could plant cane or bamboo, even though this type of plants tend to become invasive over the years, especially if they find a lot of water and a suitable soil. If, however, as is generally the case in Jesolo, your garden is still far from the sea, then you can safely place the fruit trees you want. Remember to take into account how large your fruit trees will become, which can reach in a few years the two or three meters of height, as well as in diameter of the crown; if the space you have available is little, then I recommend jujubes, plums, plums and pears, they are fruit plants that produce a lot even if they remain decidedly small, the same is true for many varieties of peaches; some varieties of apricots instead grow a little more, and can reach 3-4 meters in height, and cherries even more. However, consider that usually a fruit tree remains productive for only a few years, and therefore consider that when a tree becomes too large, you will have to start thinking about replacing it with a new, more productive one.