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!
Perfect Plants offers over 50 varieties of high-quality nut & fruit trees that you can add to your landscape for both aesthetic appeal and tasty homegrown fruits. Buy fruit trees online and your mature fruit trees will be shipped right to your front door! None of our fruit and nut trees ship bare root for the safety and health of the plant. We ship our fruit and nut trees rooted in a nursery container with soil.
When you buy our fruit trees or our nut trees for sale, you can trust that they'll arrive safely thanks to our shipping guarantee. It has never been easier to find a quality nut tree or fruit tree for sale. Buy your fruit tree online today!
How To Order A Fruit or Nut Tree
When buying a fruit tree, you’ll want to consider a few of the following factors:
Ease of Growth
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!
When choosing fruit trees, be sure to select trees that have the ability to thrive within your growing zones.
Fruit & Nut Trees by Feature
Yes, fruit trees can grow in cold climates! In fact, we stock fruit trees that can grow in USDA zones 4 and above. The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree is particularly resilient to the harsher northern winter.
One of the fastest-growing fruit trees is Peach Trees. Peach trees grow about 1-2 feet per year, easily making them one of the most rapidly growing fruit trees available for sale. The June Gold Peach is a great option to try!
You don’t need a giant garden to plant fruit trees at home! Our collection of dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees are perfect additions to your patio, porch, or balcony. The Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree is an ideally suited option for smaller gardens.
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.
Growing fruit trees in pots are 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 banana trees.
Caring For Your New Fruit & Nut Trees
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.
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.
The tips in the section below will get you started, but 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.
Fertilizing Fruit Trees
Spring is the best time to fertilize fruit trees because it gives your tree the boost it needs to produce new growth. It’s better to use a slow-release organic fertilizer combined with compost or mulch for small fruit trees.
The best fertilizer for fruit trees includes organic matter such as manure or compost. Our Fruit Tree Planting Mix includes organic matter and is great for amending soil for containers, pots, and garden beds for fruit-bearing trees!
Pruning 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.
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.
Watering 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.