Fauquier/Rappahannock County
 Master Gardeners
Fruit Trees

Plums, and Quince are all suitable for growing in Fauquier County. Here is general information on selection of variety, site preparation, cultivation, harvesting, pruning, and pest and disease control.

Because Peach and Apple trees tend to set more fruit than the trees can bring to maturity, thinning of fruit will increase the fruit size and quality and promote overall tree vigor. Thinning also reduces limb breakage: