Fruit trees are a blessing as you can produce and enjoy healthy food from your own yard. These edible plants also turn your landscaping into a wonderful marvel. Take a look at several fruitful specimens to have in your home fruit garden:
This sour Asian fruit is packed with juice. It is also well-known for its lovely foliage and sweet-smelling flowers. To properly care for a Meyer Lemon, make sure the desired spot allows for up to 8 hours of sunlight, well-drained soil, and plenty of fertilizer.
If you are wanting to grow your Meyer Lemon in a pot, do use a 5-gallon container about 15 inches in height: this will be suitable for a three-year-old tree. Avoid root rot by choosing a pot with good drainage. The potting mixture should be 1/3 perlite, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 potting soil. Then, check if the roots are resting above the soil line.
If you are looking for a product to harvest mid-season, the Honeycrisp Apple is a scrumptiously crisp fruit. Juicy texture is something apple lovers most enjoy.
Honeycrisp can survive during cold periods; USDA Zone 4 is a hardiness example. Caring for a Honeycrisp Apple is as follows: location with full sun, a cross-pollinating apple tree, and soil with pH of 7.0.
A delightful Summer fruit would be the Apricot. Apricot trees are sensational and like warm climates. Some intriguing varieties are:
- Autumn Royal
- Chinese Apricot
- Garden Annie Dwarf
Apricots dwell best in deep, fertile soil that has a pH of 6.0-7.0. Add in compost, sand, and peat moss to loosen heavy soil. Apricots bloom in early Spring, so it’s important to select the right location in order to avoid frost. Apply an adequate fertilizer, and water about three times a week in hot weather.
Owning a fruit tree has several benefits, including a health-conscious life and beauty to gaze upon each day. Contact LowCo Gardeners to inquire about our fruit tree selection or the best landscaping plan for your fruit garden!