Apr 23 , 2020
Sure, you can walk into the grocery store and toss a bag of nectarines or Honeycrisp apples into your shopping cart. But wouldn’t it be better if you could walk out your back door and grab a few? A new book, Fruit Trees in Small Spaces by Colby Eierman, describes how to grow fruit trees, care for them and — most importantly — reap the rewards. Best of all, these trees won’t take over your yard. The dwarf options are endless, and some will even flourish in containers.
We’ve suggested one variety for each type of fruit tree. As with any new plant, make sure the one you choose works in your zone and growing conditions. Keep in mind some fruit trees, like apples, require two plants for cross pollination and fruit formation. Stop by your favorite nursery or local extension office to find out which varieties will do best.