Small Fruit Trees For Small Gardens


pruning-trees jpgFocusing on small fruit trees for small gardens allows learning to know the fruits that are suitable for your small garden would be a big relief to potential gardeners. This article will also highlight how often these trees bare fruits, whether the trees have to be pruned regularly or not and whether they attract animals or insects.

The rewards many gardeners are looking for when growing small fruit trees will allow them to really enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Planting fruit trees might seem daunting, but for many who have tried it, it is really worth the effort. Planting fruit trees brings trials as well as triumphs. Luckily, there are experienced gardeners and experts who can offer tips and tricks to prepare gardeners for a successful fruit tree planting season this spring.

Common Fruits In Home Garden

Small fruit trees are always good in pot so long as they are grown on a dwarfing rootstock. If you are unsure about the fruit trees to grow in your home garden, any specialist fruit tree supplier can help you select the right one for your garden. To ensure good pollination, always check with suppliers to see if you need more than one tree. Some fruit trees are self-fertile, so you should get fruit with only one tree; such trees include cherries, apricots and peaches. However, fruit trees like pears and apples need a partner nearby to ensure pollination.

It is ideal if you have room for only one pear or apple tree in which three varieties can be grafted onto one rootstock.  Unfortunately, these small fruit trees attract a wide range of pest, so it essential to apply pest control method to deter all the insect and animal pests before they destroy your trees.

Below are examples of common fruits in home garden

• Lemon trees
• Strawberries
• Blueberries
• Fig
• Autumn Raspberries
• Apples
• Pears
• Grapes
• Peach Trees


You may not see fruit for years once you have successfully get your tree in the ground. If fig trees are planted in spring, it could grow fruit within the first year or by summer. However, most trees won’t bear fruits until at least their second year of planting. Peach trees for instance can take up to three to four years before it will bear fruits.
Gardeners are advice to see the first year as a year of establishment and gardeners should also pull off any flowers during this period. It will direct the energy to the root system thus making the plant larger and stronger. The challenges varies depending on the trees, there is nothing like growing your own fruits as it is very rewarding.


There is a lot to be learnt when planting a small fruit trees for small gardens. Learning about the care and maintenance. Fruit trees can be ordered as bare-root trees, leafless and with roots exposed, or even bought online.  The fruit trees in your small garden need six to eight hours of direct sunlight. During the trees first few years, It should be pruned regularly and receive plenty of water. Depending on the tree and the stage or season the tree is, the amount of pruning and watering will vary. Gardeners are advised to consult a local garden centers or nurseries for best practices for each type of fruit tree.

D Boone

D Boone

Love the outdoors. Unlucky in real estate but lawn and gardening I can excel at.

One thought on “Small Fruit Trees For Small Gardens

  1. Great instructions Mario! I landed on your website while searching about small plants/trees to grow in a garden of limited size. After carefully reading this article, I have decided that next year, I will be planting blueberries, peach and lemon trees in my garden. Keep up the good work Mario!

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