Think about a tree’s mature size when planning where to plant it.
Not too deep, not too shallow. Plant it just right.
Don’t let the roots dry out.
Newly planted fruit trees need regular watering. Unless your weather has been rainy, your new fruit tree needs to be watered often as it starts its life in your yard.
Make sure your tree won’t be damaged by your staking material.
Trees that are dug up and shipped bare-root have lost much of their root mass and need to be pruned to have the top match the bottom
Mulching around a newly planted tree is essential, one of the easiest things to do, and one of the most commonly screwed up.
Some fruit trees need another fruit tree flowering at the same time to provide cross pollination.