The problem is the delay between planting and harvest. So far, other than a few berries, the only thing I’ve harvested at a rental is a single Asian pear.
I procrastinate about many things, but ordering more trees is not usually one of them. During the winter there is plenty of time to plan out what you want to do. In fact, I had things mapped out and ordered a month ago. Now, pulling weeds, eliminating animals, and keeping things properly mulched are things I tend to put off more than I should.
JFaE is a bit different, as they will hold until spring if needed. Grow Organic doesn’t hold anything- they just ship when they are ready.
I may get another Contorted from JFaE and a few more persimmons. But that is one I’ve been putting off, as the property hasn’t closed yet. I may pull the trigger on that once we’re a bit closer, as worst case scenario is that I can maintain potted trees for a bit. I probably wouldn’t have them deliver until mid March anyway.
But that property doesn’t have much space anyway. Just a few trees in front and maybe 1 on the side. When I mentioned this unfortunate fact to my wife she responded “You got plenty of space in the last one…”. Which is true- I have 13 trees planned for there (9 jujube, 4 persimmon, and maybe a couple muscadines). The previous owner had almost the entire backyard as a garden and a fig tree in the back corner, along with peach and pear out front.
Here’s a pic of the back…