Most people like fruit, and depending on what area of the country he lives in, may find fruit varieties plentiful or sparse. Fruit is a popular food for most families, and is also important in nutrition. The demand for fruit may make raising and cultivating fruit trees popular for some gardeners, and choosing which type or types to grow will depend not only on demand, but on the region of the country you live in as well as climate and adequate growing conditions.
Apple trees have been cultivated in the United States since colonial times and will continue to be one of the favorite fruits of young and old alike. Some of the most popular; Macintosh, Fuji, Granny Smith and Red Delicious have been and will be used for baking and fresh fruit recipes by millions of Americans every year. Dwarf apple trees will mature in about 2 years and produce quickly.
Cherry trees have also been cultivated in the U.S. since colonial times (for example, remember the tale of George Washington not telling a lie and admitting to chopping down the cherry tree?) and offer opportunities to growers from California to Florida with their multiple varieties; Bing, Black, Maraschino and Sweetheart just to name a few. As a fruit rich in antioxidants, the cherry has and will continue to be a popular favorite for generations. Dwarf cherries will propogate quickly and harvest faster.
Oranges are great for growing in warm weather climates such as California, Texas, and Florida, and are consumed as a favorite of Americans, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, stating that Americans drink or consumer nearly 2 1/2 more times orange juice than apple juice every year.
Americans love lemonade, a perennial favorite since colonial days as well. Lemons are hardy and can be grown in just about any southern region of the United States. They prefer warmer climates, and some may even produce fruit all year round, depending on geographical location.
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