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March 4, 2014 9:48 AM

5 essentials for pickingfruit trees that will produce

You can’t judge a book by its cover, so a photo of the fruit is the worst reason to select a fruit tree. All over America folks will spend the spring bare root season picking out their trees based on staged photos of luscious, ripe fruit on labels and catalogs. Years down the road when a tree fails to fruit, it’s a huge disappointment – and most never learn why theirs refused to bear.

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