Fruit trees and nut trees are an excellent way to bring fresh grown (possibly organic) fruit and vegetables to your yard and belly! You have not lived until you have picked an apple or plum directly off your own fruit tree and taken a bite. The juicy, delicious fruit will not only surprise you but offer savings from buying fruit and nuts from the grocery store. Fruit and nut trees are a worthwhile investment to your home landscape and can even increase home value with gorgeous fruit tree flower blossoms and abundant harvests, year after year!
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When to Plant Fruit Trees
The best time to plant fruit trees is in the spring, since temperatures, soil conditions, and timing are ideal. Your plant will have plenty of time to become established once planted in Spring unlike in fall where winter is right around the corner.
Planting Fruit Trees & How to Grow Fruit Trees
When planting fruit trees you will want to make sure they have a planting site with the correct sun requirements. Most fruit trees need full sun for at least 4 hours a day. Check out the Best Fruit Trees for the Midwest for more information.
Growing fruit trees is a very rewarding experience. To grow fruit trees, you will need to have the correct amount of sunlight, water and you will need to make sure you have enough trees to produce fruit. Some fruit trees are self-pollinators while others use cross pollination and need more than one tree to produce fruit. Check out our Grow Guides page for specific information on individual species and information on care and planting your new fruit and nut trees.
The growing needs are different for each type so it is important to check things such as USDA zones, soil conditions, planting site, mature tree size, and so much more before planting your new trees.
How Far Apart to Plant Fruit Trees
It is recommended to space your trees half the length of its mature width. Each fruit tree spacing guideline differs based on the maturity size of the tree.
When to Fertilize Fruit Trees
Spring is the best time to fertilize fruit trees because it gives your tree the boost it needs to produce new growth.
How to Fertilize Fruit Trees with The Best Fertilizer for Fruit Trees
It’s better to use a slow release organic fertilizer combined with compost or mulch for small fruit trees. To avoid over-fertilization read the instructions of the fertilizer you have and make sure to put that exact dosage or less. The best mulch for fruit trees includes Wood mulch or straw, which are both great choices for providing nutrients and warmth to your tree.
The best fertilizer for fruit trees includes organic matter such as manure or compost. An all purpose slow release fertilizer will also be beneficial for your fruit tree. Our Fruit Tree Planting Mix includes organic matter and is great for amending soil for containers, pots, and garden beds for fruit bearing trees!
Fruit Tree Care
Once planted you will want to maintain your fruit tree properly to get the most out of it as possible. Water it adequately and add a two-inch layer of mulch to the soil for the fruit trees. This mulch will help winterize the tree, give it nutrients, and help it retain moisture. Prune it regularly for the best fruit production.
How to Prune Fruit Trees
When pruning fruit trees you want to make sure you’re properly trimming the fruit trees. It’s an easy mistake to cut off a branch and lose all of next year's crop, so you want to be sure to prune each type of fruit tree to its specific needs. A basic guide to pruning for all fruit trees is to cut off any dead, broken, or diseased limbs, from there research the type of tree you have and how you should properly prune it based on its needs.
When to Prune Fruit Trees
The best time to prune fruit trees is in early spring while the trees are still dormant, but will be starting their growing season. You will want to avoid pruning fruit trees in winter since this is when they are dormant and aren’t having new growth so they won’t be able to heal as easily.
How Often to Water Fruit Trees
When watering fruit trees you will want to provide them with daily water when first planted for at least a month so that they can become established. After the first month or so you will want to water your tree a few times a week unless there's rainfall or abnormal heat. The best way to tell if your tree needs water is by putting your finger in the soil knuckle deep and water if the soil is dry.
More Fruit and Nut Tree Information
Companion Planting Fruit Trees
Growing fruit trees in pots is definitely possible as long as you choose the right container for fruit trees. The best types of fruit trees for containers are small fruit trees or mini fruit trees. A few potted fruit trees we would recommend are; Arbequina Olive Tree, Ein Shemer Apple Tree, and the banana tree.
What Is the Fastest Growing Fruit Tree
One of the fastest growing fruit trees are Peach Trees. Peach trees grow about 1-2 feet per year making them one of the fastest growing fruit trees. As for the fastest producing fruit tree, the mulberry tree produces fruit within its first few years.
What About Fruit Tree Pollination
Fruit trees can be self pollinating fruit trees or many need cross pollination. The difference between the two is that fruit trees that are self-pollinating only need one tree in order to produce fruit, while cross-pollination involves two types of fruit trees to produce fruit. Read more about Pollination in Fruit Trees.
What are the Easiest Fruit Trees to Grow?
Some easy to grow fruit trees include trees that are disease resistant. These fruit trees include Raspberries, blueberries, figs, and blackberries. Not sure where to start? Learn more about the Easiest Fruit Trees for Beginners!