Autumn Cultures That Pay Off. For a Business or Just Your Garden
If you have some room left in your garden that you want to use for something productive or if you’ve just come to own a new plot, you don’t have to wait until spring. Here are just a few autumn cultures that pay off and that you could go for.
Raspberries can be planted both in spring and autumn, but it’s best to plant the shrubs in autumn. Each plant costs around 50 cents. The soil needs to be fertilized before.
Blackberries are another profitable option, especially if you choose a cultivar that bears large fruit. You should be prepared to wait four years for production to reach its peak though.
A plantation of black currants doesn’t require complicated operations, but the land needs to be well plowed, around 25 inches deep. A good quality black currant shrub costs around 1 dollar.
Aronia is also best planted in autumn and can bear fruit as early as the next year. When fruiting, mainly in May and June, it shouldn’t lack water, so you should invest in an irrigation system, especially in drier areas.
Autumn cultures that pay off. Fruit trees
At the moment, the Romanian market lacks quince production. The old orchards don’t produce any more and those who have fruiting quinces say they can barely handle national and international demand. Planting a quince orchard involves relatively low costs, as those trees are very well adapted to our climate and they are easy to care for.
Saturn peaches have become very popular in Romania. They are easier to pack and ship and have that intense Romanian peach taste. A tree from an authorized grower costs around 2.5 dollars.
Autumn cultures that pay off. Roses for jam
Roses for jam are not so common in Romania, but they’ve recently gained more popularity. Small plots owners prefer this particular culture, as it pays off even on areas bellow a hectare.