Welcome to our delicious gallery of fantastic fruit tree ideas for your backyard!
If you are looking for some great additions for your garden and yard that will give you something in return, you may want to consider fruit trees.
Fruit trees can be hardy and long lasting installments in your landscape. They can also cut down on your food costs and provide your family with nutritious snacks.
Fruit trees are a great choice for your yard because they not only provide food but they look great. They don’t need to be sectioned off into garden corners. They can serve their purpose out in the open, and even provide shade as well as nutrition.
What are the pros and cons of planting fruit trees in your yard?
- Food – Fruit trees provide great additional nutrition to you and your family. The yield of these trees can cut down your grocery bill and provide you with healthy and fresh fruit in your diet.
- Low maintenance – If your trees are appropriate for your region, there is not much required maintenance needed to keep them healthy and productive.
- Long lasting – Barring any unforeseen incidents, fruit trees should grow and produce delicious fruit year after year.
- Pests – The fruit that your tree produces may attract a variety of animals to your property for food. You may have to take additional measures to prevent them from invading your yard.
- Regional – There are some things you simply will not be able to grow depending on where you are. Your orchard will be determined by your location and the local climate.
- Spray vs insects – If you want to maximize your harvest you will have to treat your fruit and trees to keep the insects off of them. Not everyone likes to use insecticides. If you do not, you should expect to lose a percentage of your bounty to bugs.
- Time commitment – When you buy fruit trees they are typically planted young. You will have to care for young trees for some time before you are able to see them produce large bounties.
Fruit trees are not typically expensive. You can usually find fruit trees for between $15 and $20 per tree, depending on availability and the particular tree that you are looking for. (Source: Arbor Day)
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This nice little eating spot is located under some shady fruit trees. This is a wonderful place to sit back and relax. You don’t even have to go back to the house to grab a quick snack.
Fruit trees can be purchased quite young. These young trees will likely need to be replanted as they grow. But, until they mature, you can keep infant trees in planters.
Even small fruit trees will produce fruits for you. It may be just a few here and there, but the longer you care for the tree the bigger it will get and the more fruit it will grow. Source: Zillow Digs™
Even if you don’t have a massive amount of space for trees in your backyard you can still fit at least one fruit tree. One fruit tree is enough to be of benefit to any yard.
If you want a functional and beautiful centerpiece to your patio, a fruit tree is an amazing option. This fruit tree stands tall on this patio, providing shade and nutrition to the people who want to relax there.
This yard has planters that hold a combination of flowers and fruit trees. Fruit trees pair well with flowers because they can contribute fabulous colors and textures to the garden profile.
Even on their own merit fruit trees look great. This yard is dotted with a few fruit trees. These trees bloom with dots of color that can then be picked, eaten, and enjoyed. Fruit trees are not only beautiful but functional. Source: momentcaptured1 / Flickr
A couple of fully grown fruit trees can provide quite a haul of fruit. If your family is small you will have more fruit than you will know what to do with; you’ll be knee deep in pies and yogurt mix-ins. Source: Zillow Digs™Mediterranean Landscape by Morro Bay Landscape Contractors Gardens by Gabriel, Inc.
Fruit trees do a great job of punctuating large gardens. Their color profiles and textures can really be exemplified with a well placed fruit tree. And unlike most flowers, you can eat what the tree produces.
Even a single fruit tree will produce plenty of fruit. Make sure to pick a fruit that suits your area, as well as one that you like enough to eat often. It may be beneficial to look into one that produces a fruit your friends and family won’t mind taking off your hands once in awhile.
Fruit trees go with almost any design. No matter what kind of interesting and unique style you have going on in your landscaping, you can add a touch of utility with a fruit tree. Source: Zillow Digs™
There are lots of different fruit trees out there that you can mix and match to get a variety of fruit in your harvest. This is one way to make sure that you don’t get overly saturated with only one type of fruit.
This sleek and modern design has incorporated fruit trees. The design introduces nature to the minimal and clean lines of the modern look.
If you are really ambitious you can fill an entire area with fruit trees. At that rate you may have so many fruits that you will be able to sell them for profit. This is a great way to make fruit trees work to your advantage.
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Some fruit trees have great color and bloom with lovely blossoms. This is a great feature of stylish and beautiful trees.
If you have a large outdoor space, you may decide to place a few large mature fruit trees on your property. Unlike spaces where your fruit trees are close to your dwelling, it may be less of an issue when critters get into the fruit.
Here is a fruit tree in a small backyard space. A small yard can still be a great space for some fruit trees. Fruit trees can liven up your small yard and freshen up the entire area. Source: Spender Tweedy / Flickr
A bench is a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy a stunning fruit tree. Sitting on this bench, enjoying the outdoors while snacking on a nice fresh piece of fruit is a marvelous way to get back to nature.
If you have an indoor space that can support plants you can extend the growing season of your flowers, fruits, and vegetables. This may potentially allow you to grow fruit that may not be possible in your climate normally. Source: Zillow Digs™
Your entire family will eat healthier when there is fresh fruit readily available. You can cut down on processed snacks and increase vitamins.
When you have an outdoor eating area like this one it’s always nice to have food at the ready. The fruit tree nearby will provide you and your guests with a fair share of fresh fruit.
The more space you have, the more variety of fruit trees you can manage. You can even build your own personal orchard. Find a few complimentary fruits and you can supplement nearly every meal with healthy and fresh fruit.