I don't know why, but my mother's instruction to me in planting in pairs stuck to me. Wonder if she took the "two's company, three's a crowd"!
As a young girl, I remember asking her why that was so...and hopefully I recall right, she answered:
1) It balances landscape outcome. Maybe that is why 2s, pairs are synonymous to Even Numbers...it balances. Left and right. Back and front.
2) We were such fruit lovers, that produce from one (1) tree will not be enough ahahhahah
3) If one (1) tree doesn't fruit well, you still have another
4) If one (1) is damaged by a storm, you still have another
I may be blabbing here now if I go on. I think the only real logical answers were the ones stated. But that 2s carried on to me..really! I buy trees in 2s and in several varieties. Actually, in almost everything, I panic buy and get all colors when I like something.
When I get the chance to do tree shopping, I cart a loot. I got these from Teresa Orchard of Zac Sarian.
That must have been about two (2) months from now. They are all settled now, in Isabela soil.
Do...if you can..plant everyday. Before you know it, you are reaping the sweetest and the freshest of them all! Remember....no chemicals please.