Fruit Trees & Pecan Trees
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 the tree and taken a bite. The juicy, delicious taste will not only surprise you but offer savings from buying fruit and nuts from the grocery store.
An edible landscape is both rewarding and beautiful with lush foliage, gorgeous fruit tree flower blossoms, and abundant harvests year after year. A worthwhile investment to your home landscape and it can even increase home value!
There are hundreds of types of fruit trees and nut trees you can add to your landscape for both aesthetic appeal and tasty home grown fruits. Perfect Plants offers over 50 varieties of high quality fruit and nut trees that you can purchase online and have shipped right to your front door! Not sure where to start? These are the Easiest Fruit Trees for Beginners!
Create an outdoor space you can feel proud of and share the bounty with friends and neighbors alike! Use our Fruit Tree Planting Mix to amend any containers or garden beds for the perfect soil for fruit bearing trees!
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.
None of our trees ship bare root for the safety and health of the plant. They ship rooted in a nursery container with soil. Read more on Shipping Info.
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Fruit Tree Care
How to Plant 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 of at least 4 hours a day. The best time for planting fruit trees is in fall or spring when the weather and soil are ideal.
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.
How Far Apart to Plant Fruit Trees
Each fruit tree spacing guideline differs based on the maturity size of the tree. It is recommended to space your trees half the length of its mature width.
How to Grow Fruit Trees
Growing fruit trees is a very rewarding experience. In order 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.
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 are the Easiest Fruit Trees to Grow?
How to Care for Fruit Trees
Once planted you will want to maintain your fruit tree properly to get the most out of it as possible. First, you will need to properly water it 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. Lastly, you will want to regularly prune 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 is 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.
What Is the Best Fertilizer for Fruit Trees
The best fertilizer for fruit trees is using organic matter such as manure, compost, etc., but an all purpose slow release fertilizer will also be beneficial for your fruit 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
When using fruit tree fertilizer you want to make sure you don’t over-fertilize. To avoid over-fertilization read the instructions of the fertilizer you have and make sure to put that exact dosage or less.
Best Mulch for Fruit Trees
Whether you choose to use wood mulch or straw both are great choices for providing nutrients and warmth to your tree.
Chill Hours for Fruit Trees
Chill hours vary on the type of fruit tree you have. Chill hours are the average numbers of hours that are below freezing in your area.
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 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.