Fruit Orchard – South Georgia

Q: We are moving to Bacon County, in southeast Georgia, and I have five acres to play with. I have visions of a backyard fruit orchard dancing in my head! Where do I go for information on the what and where I should plant? Would gardeners in the area offer advice to a novice?

A: You’ll find south Georgia gardeners to be just as kind as those in Atlanta! Your first move is to call the local Extension office (800-ASKUGA1) and ask for their advice. The Georgia Master Gardener organization (georgiamastergardeners.org) has many members in south Georgia. To guide you further, I have a list of UGA fruit culture publications at http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/uga-fruit-and-nut-publications/. Good luck!

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