Imagine delicious fruit, grown right from your home, in a wide variety of colors, flavors and types, from sweet to tart and exotic. Fruit Trees can be planted in your garden, backyard, or in a container for your patio or indoor spaces. Several of our Fruit Trees are self-fertile, but for those that aren’t, we have the perfect pollination partners for large harvests.
How to Plant Fruit Trees
Though specific directions depend on the Fruit Trees and Plants you purchase, all Fruit Trees must be grown in the proper growing zones. After you’ve determined your zone, keep sunlight and watering needs in mind.
From there, planting is generally the same across all varieties. Find an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tree’s root ball (with a bit of extra width for growing space), place your tree and back fill the hole. Finally, water to settle the tree’s roots and mulch to conserve moisture.
When to Plant Fruit Trees
We recommend planting your Fruit Trees at some point in early spring – this is the ideal season for most parts of the country. However, you can container-plant Fruit Trees nearly any time of year, especially if you keep them on your patio or move them indoors during cooler weather or excessively hot weather.
How Far Apart to Plant Fruit Trees?
Spacing and Pollination Tips
Generally, how far apart to plant your Fruit Trees depends on their mature size and pollination information. If your Fruit Trees are container-planted, they won’t grow as large, allowing them to fit into tighter spaces. If you’re planting outside and have a Fruit Tree that exceeds 10 feet in height at maturity, simply ensure you plant away from structures.
Many of our Fruit Trees are self-fertile, but you’ll almost always have bigger harvests by planting more than one. And for those that need a cross-pollinator, we’ve recommended the best pollination partners.
Here’s how pollination works: Bees help spread the pollen of one tree from bloom to bloom, helping fruit emerge, or bees carry the pollen from one tree to another tree, helping both varieties fruit.
When to Prune Fruit Trees and Pick Harvests
Wait to prune until your Fruit Trees are dormant – usually, this will be in the fall and winter seasons. At this point, remove diseased or broken branches, suckers and most competing branches on your Fruit Trees. And always ensure you’re making your cuts with a clean, sterilized pair of shears.
As far as harvesting goes, different fruits will ripen in different seasons, but here are harvest times for our most popular selections: