Planting fruit trees will provide you and your environment plenty of nourishment and fresh air. Planting a fruit tree in your patio can greatly enhance the beauty of your home. Specially, delicious and crunchy star fruit tree, which is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper, and potassium. It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Before planting your star fruit trees, you need to assess your geographical location as star fruit trees do best in tropical climatic condition. Star fruit trees need enough water to grow properly, so try to provide adequate amount of water. Water newly planted trees once a week to help them establish a strong root system. You can grow your star fruit tree in any type of soil; however it is advisable to grow them in slightly acidic soil for healthy growth and productivity. Fertilize your new plant on time and plan to re-fertilize approximately 4 to 5 times a year. Star fruit trees take long time to mature and produce fruits. They rarely need to be pruned unlike other fruit bearing trees. These trees do better in an area that is protected or sheltered from the wind.
Check your tree for symptoms of high pH range as this fruit tree cannot absorb organic nutrients if pH range is above 7. Since star fruit trees prefer moist conditions, it must be regularly watered in summer and during arid periods in winters. Always try to supply nitrogen rich fertilizer every 2 to 3 months. If the shoots of your 1 to 2 years old trees go beyond 3 feet, then it is a correct time to trim them. Do not allow any sort of vegetation to grow within 4 to 5 feet of the trunk, otherwise your tree will be deprived of soil nutrients. Planting fruit trees in your own garden can be very rewarding when you get to harvest and enjoy its healthy fruits.