Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead

Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead Orchard

Select the best fruit and nut trees for your homestead orchard before you plant! Fruit and nut trees take several years to bear and may produce fruit for years to come. So take some time to research the best varieties of fruits and nuts for your area. Find out what conditions they need and where to plant them for successful harvests!

What are the Best Fruit and Nut Trees For Your Area?

Before you order fruit and nut trees, determine which species will do best on your homestead. Your growing conditions depend on your local plant hardiness zone, microclimates, common pests and diseases in your area, and your soil type.

USDA Hardiness Zone

Start by finding out what USDA Hardiness Zone you live in with this interactive map. Choose only fruit and nut trees that do well in your hardiness zone. Most gardening catalogs list the proper zones for each variety based on average temperatures and chilling hours.

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4 comments on “Select the Best Fruit and Nut Trees for Your Homestead

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  3. WT Abernathy

    What perfect timing! We are putting in a good selection of apple and pear trees this year to compliment not only our table, but for the benefit of our bees as well. Apple trees are everywhere up here in New Hampshire, but we need to be selective on our pears as not all do well in our growing zone (5a/5b).

    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!

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