Your zipcode will help us determine which plants are suitable for your growing area.

Tips For Buying Fruit Trees

At Plant Me Green, we sell a wide variety of fruit trees. Our fruit trees not only enhance the look of your yard, they also will eventually provide you with a bounty of fresh fruit. Before you select a fruit tree, consider the following information.


Location, Location, Location


Because our vast nation’s climate varies widely from place to place, your own geographic location is quite important when you are shopping for a fruit tree. Your first step should be awareness of your plant hardiness zone. Under the Green 101 tab near the top of this web page, you can select the “Plant Hardiness Zone Lookup.” Simply type in your zip code, and you will see in which zone you live.


Once you know your zone, you can select fruit trees that grow well in your specific climate. Under the description of each of our fruit trees, we include the zones in which that specific tree grows the best. For instance, our Golden Delicious fruit trees grow well in Zones 4-8, while the Burbank Plum fruit trees do well in Zones 5-9.


Some Fruit Trees Need To Chill Out


Another fact you need to consider are the Chill Hours for your trees. If you purchase fruit trees that do well in Zones 4-8 and you live in Zones 5, 6 or 7, you probably don’t need to worry that much about Chill Hours. But if you live in Zones 4 or 8, this might be a factor.


Chill Hours indicate how many hours a tree will be exposed to temperatures between 32 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Trees and flowers often have a chilling requirement or a specific amount of time exposed to these temperatures. Often if your area doesn’t have the correct amount of Chill Hours, your fruit trees won’t flower as much or produce as much fruit. Still, there are some great varieties of fruit trees for our customers who live in areas where the temperature rarely gets down below 45 degrees.


Pick What You Love


When purchasing a fruit tree, it’s always best to select a variety of fruit that you truly love and we have a huge selection of fruits trees with something to please everyone. For instance, we offer more than one dozen varieties of apple trees, so simply select your favorite variety and ensure that it will grow well in your area. Our varieties include Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan, MacIntosh, Gravenstein, Ein Shermer, Fireside and many more.


In addition to apple trees, we also sell many other types of fruit trees. This includes fig trees, persimmon trees, olive trees, peach trees, pear trees, plum trees and pomegranate. We also offer free shipping on all orders of $100 or more.  Remember that your local extension office is a great place for planting advice for your area.  Your local extension office will be able to make recommendations of what grows well in your specific area.

April 10, 2015 by Richard Roccanti
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