Companion plants for fruit trees, including apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and plums. Great article with lots of good information. http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/il/newsletter-stories/fruittree_friends/
Grow your own organic apples! Plant trees in either spring or fall. Explains how to: choose disease resistant varieties, use permaculture techniques like guilding, prune branches and thin flowers, bag young fruit to protect from pests, and identify nutrient deficiencies.:
Fruit trees work hard for their keep, providing a strong winter outline, a spring show of beautiful blossoms and a bountiful harvest in summer and fall. Here's how to choose and plant the right types for your garden.