we're looking to do an orchard in the spring and have settled on nut tree (seems to be less maintenance). we'll be dedicating about 1/3 to 1/2 acre of our 5 acre lot to it. wanted to gather opinions on the variety to use. we are not closed minded to having just one variety in the orchard but would prefer multiple varieties that do well together. a few things:
1) would like them all to be about the same height. perhaps 30-35 ft max. 2) the area is close to our septic field so would appreciate a tree with a non evasive root system.
we'll be using it for coverage an mostly to remove pockets of grass to cut <grin>. occasional fruits are a bonus but more for landscaping and looking at :-)