Fruits on Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs can be started from seeds, as dry roots or potted seedlings. Generally the seeds need stratification (a cold or wet period) before they start germinating. Young plantings can be subject to deer and rabbit browsing, and likely will need some protection in the few first years. Some species require male and a female plants to come to fruition. There are so many species in this category, so make sure you do some research before you purchase and plant your species.

Tropical and Cold Weather Sensitive Fruits

These fruits need protection from frost. Make sure your climate is right and if not, many of the tropical fruit have mini-hybrids that can be planted in pots and brought indoors when needed. Examples of tropical and cold weather sensitive fruits: Avocado, Banana, Orange, Mandarine, Tangerine, Nectarine, Kiwi, Coconut, Clementine, Lychee, Lemon, Lime, Papaya, Peach, Jackfruit, Persimmon, pineapple, Grapefruit, Figs, Pistachio

Fruit and Nuts for Moderate Climates

There are a green number of  beautiful fruit bearing plants, shrubs and trees available. Whether you decide to eat the fruit yourselves of leave it for the birds, they are a welcome addition to any yard.  Examples of shrubs and trees with fruit and nuts for moderate climates: Mulberry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Currants, Cranberry, Gooseberry, Rasberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Pear, Peach, Cherry, Plum, Pawpaw, Goji berry, Rose hip, Grapes, Pecan, Walnut, Hazelnut, Almond, Acorn, Beech, Chestnut, Betel, Cashew, Pinenut, Hickory Nut

Wild Foods