It is early March and the garlic under the fruit trees
planted within 18" of the trunk is thriving. Today after pruning the nectarine, apple
, plum, pear, almond, cherry, jujube, and peach trees I want to expand the understory plantings. A local
cultivator of food forest fruit trees recommended a Sugar Daddy Snap Pea
dwarf variety (Lake Valley Seed, Boulder Co) as a flavorful choice that does not need trellising, staking, or thinning. It sounds like a winner for expanding the understory, feeding nitrogen to the soil, and feeding humans.
Anyone have any other fruit tree understory planting recommendations?