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Fruit Trees

    Landscape Design

    Top 10 Fruit Trees

    By Sheereen Othman | March 20, 2017

    With the weather warming up in the southern hardiness zones, tree shipping has begun at the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Nursery.  If you’re thinking about adding trees and shrubs to your yard this spring, it’s not too late to order. Here are the top 10 fruit trees sold from the Arbor Day Tree Nursery , in order of the most popular. Bing Cherry (Prunus avium ‘Bing’) When it comes to cherries, the Bing variety tops the list in terms of…

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  • Tree of the Week

    Elberta Peach: America’s Favorite Peach

    Prunus persica ‘Elberta’ The Elberta Peach—one of the most popular varieties of peach trees—was first introduced in Georgia in 1875 by Samuel H. Rumph. Rumph,  who introduced peach tree farming to the south around…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | August 30, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    Moorpark Apricot: A Monticello Mainstay

    Prunus armeniaca ‘Moorpark’ The Moorpark apricot tree was first introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson in 1790 after he made a formal request that the tree be planted throughout his home at…

    By Kim Peacock | July 12, 2016
  • Tree Planting

    Caring for Fruit Trees Together

    A guest post from our friends at Orchard People Fruit trees are a wonderful addition to our urban and rural landscapes. But unlike native and ornamental trees they are quite vulnerable to pest and…

    By Susan Poizner | February 5, 2016
  • Tree Care Tree Planting

    Lodi Apple: The Apple to Your Sauce

    (Malus x domestica) The lodi apple —a hybrid of the yellow transparent and montomgery apple —is a popular choice used in baking pies and making applesauce for their ability to cook down quickly. These yellowish-green…

    By Sheereen Othman | September 23, 2015
  • Tree Care Tree of the Week

    Red Jonathan Apple

    (Malus X Domestica) This fruit may be a little less persistent at ripening than its counterpart the early harvest, but the red Jonathan is still packed with a succulent taste—tart and well-balanced. It’s a…

    By Sheereen Othman | September 9, 2015
  • Misc Trees

    When Science Meets Art: The Tree of 40 Fruit

    Tree Grafting is an old practice of inserting a section of a stem with leaf buds into the stock of another tree. It’s a way of bringing two varieties of fruits together in a…

    By Sheereen Othman | July 29, 2015
  • Tree Planting

    Peaches, cherries, and plums! Oh my!

    Wouldn’t it be fun to pick fruit from your own trees at home? We have selected a variety of choices that are both delicious and add beauty to your landscape. Each selection grows in…

    By Kaitlin Johnson | May 15, 2015
  • Landscape Design

    Adding Trees and Shrubs to your Garden

    Gardening has been a hot topic around my house lately.  The past few summers my wife has been interested in creating a garden but the timing has never been right.  This summer she is…

    By Rick | April 21, 2011