Table 1. Recommended Planting Distances, Time To Fruit, Pollination Requirements And Pruning Systems For Texas Fruit Crops.

FruitSpacing
between plants
Years to
first fruit
Pollination
requirements
Pruning
systems
Apples
Seedlings25 ft.5Cross2Central leader
MM111 RS120 ft.4Cross
MM106 RS114 ft.4Cross
M9 RS110 ft.3CrossTrellis
Apricots18 ft.4Self3Open center
Blackberries3 ft.1SelfRemove old canes and top new canes
Blueberries6 ft.1-2CrossThin center
Citrus20-25 ft.2-3Most selfMaintenance
Figs12 ft.2SelfBush or central leader
Grapes, bunch4-8 ft.2-3SelfCane or spur
Grapes, muscadine10-20 ft.2-3Self and crossSpur
Peaches18 ft.3SelfOpen center
Pears25 ft.5CrossCentral leader
Pecans40 ft.4-7CrossCentral leader
Plums18 ft.3CrossOpen center
Strawberries1 ft.3 monthsSelfAnnual planting

1RS=Rootstock
2Cross: At least two different varieties needed for fruiting
3Self: Self-fruitful

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