How many fruit trees does it take to fed
A family of three? You wouldn’t think
The number would be very great at all.
A tree or two. Perhaps a nectarine.
And if you dare to eat a peach, a peach.
A plum, an apricot, an apple, pear;
Perhaps persimmon, quince, and durinan.
I know. I know. But when you dream, dream big.
Plant cherimoyas next to oranges, limes,
And lemon trees. And olives! Don’t forget
You need a bunch of them for eating, oil,
And making soap. And pomegranates too.
Noah was a piker. Two by two.
For each variety you’ll need to plant
At least a couple, maybe three or four
For pollination, different cultivars.
It’s obvious to me I need more trees.
I’m only growing forty-seven now.