Easy fruit trees to grow in portland
This summer I did some extensive research for you on how to choose fruit trees for your garden. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best fruit trees to grow in your garden. So, in honor of Father’s Day I thought I would share some of that research with you!
I have to admit, it’s been a while since I’ve had any apples. I remember my dad loving to eat them when I was a kid. Now my daughter loves to nibble on them!
Why Fruit Trees?
If you are growing any of your fruit in your garden, it needs to be productive or you won’t want to bother. This is probably the easiest fruit to grow and many even make the front lawn look good.
Fruit trees grow in the most unusual places, however, there are four varieties of trees that produce some of the best tasting fruits and they are listed below. We chose three of the most popular:
Apple — A great addition to your garden, it produces a wide variety of fruits and flowers.
Peach — My personal favorite, great for eating, it’s very easy to grow and flowers beautifully.
Apricot — A bit hardier than peaches, they are great for pick-your-own farms, but not so many commercial options.
These are some of the best fruit trees to grow, but there are some great fruit trees that you won’t find mentioned here. However, if you have a favorite, we would love to hear about it in the comments below.
These Fruit Trees Are the Best To Grow
Apples — A variety of apple trees are the best to grow for fruit production. They are easy to grow and produce juicy, delicious apples. They are also a great size to fit in small gardens.
Peaches — These great fruit trees will produce delicious peaches with ease and a few years of hard work and care. Their fruit is delicious when sliced right from the tree! Peaches are easy to grow and require no staking.
Apricots — The most drought resistant of the fruit trees mentioned above. Apricots will usually produce from late summer to early fall and produce fruit up to the height of a person. They are very hardy and will not die in a major downpour or freeze.
Cherry — The cherry is a sweet fruit tree that produces cherry-like fruits. There are many commercial varieties you can buy, but cherries do well in cold climates if they are protected from wind and rain.
There is a small space requirement for fruit trees, but the size of a tree is also important. Fruit trees can grow up to 80 feet and if they are spaced well they can grow for many years. Some fruit trees have been known to produce fruit for a decade or more, so they are definitely a good long term investment!
Fruit trees can be planted in all different types of environments and the best type of soil depends on the type of fruit tree you plan to grow. We have listed the best kinds of soil for different fruit trees, but it is always good to make sure you know what the tree can and can’t do before planting it in your garden.
Are you planning a garden this year? If you do, you may want to make room for fruit trees. You can find out more about the different kinds of fruit trees you can buy from the online retailers listed above.
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