Small Plants are the Best!

Small plants, planted early in the spring (march), need very little care after planting. They can often be watered just once and left alone.  I do all of my planting in March and April, using small, mail-ordered, bare-root stock.  This is by far the cheapest way of adding fruit trees to your landscape.

Trees planted when they are small will typically catch up to larger container grown plants within 4-5 years, depending on the species.  It is much less work to plant them, as you only need to dig a small hole.  They can often be ordered through the mail (see mail order, below, for more information).  If you are planting larger, container grown plants, try to plant them early in the season.

Click on the pages below for resources on growing figs, propagating figs, suppliers of fruit trees, and a list of other kinds of fruit trees that do well in this area