List of American Fruit Bearing Trees
Planting fruit trees is a great way to become more sustainable and grow your own food, plus they are beautiful to see. Pears and figs are wonderful, but they are not native to North America. There are many wonderful fruit bearing trees that are American.
The apple tree is a true American classic. They can be difficult to grow and prone to disease. Don't expect perfect fruit like you get in the grocery store, but with a little loving care you can expect many apple pies.
Cherry trees are gorgeous with their early spring blossoms. They tend to bear fruit early. Some prefer sweet cherries, but the sour varieties have their appeal as well.
- Planting fruit trees is a great way to become more sustainable and grow your own food, plus they are beautiful to see.
Persimmon trees produce small round orange fruit that lends a distinctive flavor to puddings and cakes. It is very common in the Midwest.
Mulberry trees have low branches that are good for climbing. They fruit all through June and July. Mulberries attract a lot of birds, but this can help keep birds away from your other fruit trees.
The paw paw is a curious fruit. It tastes tropical like a banana, but it is all American. The fruit peels and breaks very easily making it an easy fruit to enjoy.
- Persimmon trees produce small round orange fruit that lends a distinctive flavor to puddings and cakes.
- The fruit peels and breaks very easily making it an easy fruit to enjoy.
American plums make excellent jelly or jam because they contain lots of pectin. They are native to the central and eastern United States and prefer areas with colder winters. Plums are very easy to care for because they attract few pests.
There is nothing like a fresh ripe peach. Peach trees are prone to Japanese beetles, but the beetles only eat the leaves. Some varieties do not require cross pollination, meaning you can have just one tree.
List Of Fruit Bearing Trees
Fruit trees can be a gorgeous addition to your garden as well as your dining table. There is a large list of fruit-bearing trees from which to choose that will give you an abundant crop of fruits. They require full sun during the growing season and a companion tree to blossom. They do well in full sun or partial shade but don’t like to get their branches cold below 32 degrees. If you aren’t sure about the weather conditions, a peach tree will grow just fine in a large, well-drained container that can be moved indoors when the temperatures dip below freezing. Although not as plump as its plum cousins, the fruit from the damson is perfect for preserves, jams and jellies. It provides fragrant flowers for cutting and placing in the home as well as abundant clusters of tiny berries that are used for making fruit wines and cordials and flavorful jellies.
* Pomegranate – These drought-friendly flowering trees begin as large, bushy trees that produce fruit fairly early on after planting. Cacao tree – The bulbous yellow and brown fruit from this tree droop in heavy pods from relatively thin branches. Fruit bushes include blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
- American plums make excellent jelly or jam because they contain lots of pectin.
- If you aren’t sure about the weather conditions, a peach tree will grow just fine in a large, well-drained container that can be moved indoors when the temperatures dip below freezing.
Kathryn Keep is an eco consultant and full time mother. She is a graduate student studying ecology. Her favorite topics are environmental issues, alternative health, home decorating, green building and general sustainable living.