I am planning to plant a mix of fruit trees. Is there a term for that?

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  1. Papaw-John

    Papaw-John New Seed

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    I am planning to plant a mix of fruit trees. Peach, satsuma, plum, pear and some grape vines--is there a term for that? I know grapes make a vineyard and apples make an orchard. What would you call a mix, or even just a mix of fruit trees without the grapes?
     
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    A piece of land planted with fruit trees is an orchard.....not just apples. So basically you would have an orchard and a vineyard.
    Good luck with your plantings and let us see photos as they get going.
     
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    A mix of fruit trees and grape vines is called "a little bit of heaven!" Make sure that you have trees and grapes that pollinate each other. Crabapple trees are a universal pollinator for apple trees, our Mars grapes are close to a wild Muscadine vine, and sets fruit. We have yet to see a pear, although we have diligently tended our four pear trees.
    If you have questions about varieties, care, pruning, contact Texas A&M. They have tons of information.
    https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/fruitlist.html
     
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    We have peaches, apples nectarines, two types of pears, plums and indian peaches that never do anything but drop quarter size fruit everywhere. The old grapevine finally died ! If you want pears,, leave the tree alone. No matter what they say.
     
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