Growing certain varieties of fruit trees can be a challenge for any gardener, as they tend to be quite delicate. The first step you need to take before you run out and purchase a young fruit tree for your garden is to determine what hardiness zone you reside in. This will help you narrow down your options to those fruit trees that will actually thrive in your outdoor space.
Interested in learning a bit about five of the easiest fruit trees to grow, as long as they are able to grow in your hardiness zone? Then continue reading to check them out below.
Figs are delicious fruits that are hard to come by and quite expensive in stores, so growing your own could be the ideal way to indulge. Grow your fig tree against a south/west facing wall that gets ample amounts of sunlight. You can even try growing one in a pot if you wish. Be aware that the fruits will form once the autumn hits, and you will have to wait until the next summer to actually harvest them.
An apple tree is yet another surprisingly easy fruit tree to grow in your garden. Just choose a variety that will be the right size for your outdoor space. And remember that there are many different flavours to choose from in the world of apples as well. Choosing two different varieties will allow the trees to pollinate each other if you have a lot of space. Otherwise, you can grow a small apple tree in a tub.
A blackberry tree is petite and perfect for a variety of garden spaces. Plus, the great thing is these fruits require very little attention and will do well just about anywhere. To make harvesting easier, you can train the tree’s stems onto wires. And thornless varieties will make it a lot easier to pick off the berries too.
For fruits that you can use in desserts, jams, jellies, and sauces, plant a tree in your garden that will produce any variety of currants, from redcurrants and whitecurrants to blackcurrants. After harvesting them in the summer, freeze them to enjoy them over the winter too.
Blueberries are a great option for those who want to grow some fruit in large pots and containers. Be sure to provide an acid soil and rainwater (not tap water) for best results. You’ll enjoy fragrant flowers in the springtime, delicious berries in the summer, and gorgeous foliage in the autumn. Though these trees are low-maintenance, you’ll have to wait until they’re about 3 years old to harvest any fruit.
After you have gone through the process of planting your fruit trees, watering them and ensuring their soil is always ideal, and harvesting the fruits to enjoy with your meals or as a healthy snack, it is time to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
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