By Josh 

Of all the plantings that can be done to prepare for a future disaster, few can compete with the sheer level of production and nutrition afforded by a well-cared for orchard. Once properly established, fruit trees can provide pounds upon pounds of fruit with little more than quick pruning and some mulch and water each year. As fresh fruits are easily one of the most difficult items to store while preserving all the the nutrients and flavors, having access to them via your trees will greatly enhance your survival diet. Of course, to do this you need to get those trees planted in the first place!

I don’t have 10 acres for an orchard, does this apply to me?

Before we get into the specifics of planting, let me assure you that almost anyone with at least a small area with access to the sun can grow…

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