Fruit Trees: Enjoy a Mini Orchard at Home

Fragrant spring flowers, tasty summer fruit and a bit of shade all in one package! Many varieties of fruit trees are available in a wide range of colors, textures, flavors and uses. Excellent selections are available for every need, whether for preserving, baking, or eating fresh-picked from the tree. All fruits are an excellent, low calorie source of nutrition and a great way to save money on the grocery bill. It’s best to plant several varieties to assure cross-pollination and high fruit yields. Don’t be afraid to prune trees to maintain size, shape and growth habit. Dwarf varieties are great for smaller landscapes and make for easier harvest. Try an heirloom variety to experience the unique flavors that our ancestors enjoyed.