When I was younger, my father and I always discussed planting him as a fruit tree when he passed away. He passed away this year and while I knew he wanted to be a tree, I really could not decide which tree.
I mean, how do you pick the best fruit trees to plant?
I have had fruit trees, but somehow the idea of planting one with my father’s ashes seemed so permanent. I really began thinking it over on what tree exactly he would be best as based on a variety of factors.
What are the best fruit trees to plant?
This is highly dependent on your area. Citrus will not do well in Alaska. But like, I mean, that is pretty much a given.
For me, deciding what the best fruit tree to plant is entirely up to you and your family. My family loves eating apples. I’m talking like 5lbs a week. This makes apples an important part of my homesteading plan.
Not only that, but deciding on the best possible variety is important, too. All of these are based on your location. This is also based on the availability of varieties; luckily with the internet, getting varieties is easier than ever!
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Which fruit tree is easiest to grow?
For me, I love my orange tree. It has produced hundreds of oranges with little maintenance. But honestly, I really think this is dependent on your environment.
The truth of the matter is that there is no true easiest fruit tree to grow. Most trees require some work. Unlike a garden, the amount of work is usually pretty minimal!
I have also found that more native fruit trees are much easier to grow than others. Like mulberry trees and elderberry. These grow wild around me and the ones we own have flourished with minimal effort.
Elderberry is known to contain immune-boosting properties and is renowned for making gorgeous syrups!
Which fruit trees bear fruit fastest?
Peaches are by far the fastest to produce fruits. This is because they mature much faster than others. They have been hands down one of my favorites to grow due to their beautiful blooms and delicious fruits.
Peach trees produce fruit the fastest. Peaches also produce fruit for about 10 to 20 years. That is a fantastic yield!
I have also found that peach trees are much hardier than other varieties like citrus. You can grow them in colder environments and will not need to cover them as much as a citrus tree.
That does not mean you will never need to protect your tree from frost. Check out my article on protecting a tree from frost for more information on the subject!
Which fruit trees are the most beautiful?
While this is mostly a personal opinion, I have really grown to love the look of cherry trees. The blooms are unmatched in beauty.
Cherries can be slightly more difficult to grow. For sweet cherries, you need two trees for pollination. This can be difficult for those of us who struggle with space.
It is said that cherries contain melatonin, which can be great for those of us who are sleep-deprived with children!
These trees also do not do well in the heat and need a cooler climate. This makes them a poor choice for Florida.
Overall, I love all fruit trees and find each one unique and purposeful! Choosing one for you is just about finding what you eat and combining that with a tree compatible with your location!