A Guide to Tree Fruits

Use this simple tree fruit guide to help you select the best crops for your garden and containers.
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Avalon Pride is Resistant to Frost Damage

Avalon Pride is the first peach leaf curl resistant variety. It bears pretty pink flowers followed by large, deliciously juicy fruits from early August. Tree is very productive and less susceptible to frost damage.

Stella Cherry is a Dark Delicacy

The Stella cherry tree is must for home gardener with limited space. Semi dwarf cherry tree produces large, dark red fruit is firm and sweet. It has delicious fruit, more resistant to cracking. Tree is small and compact, and bears at young age

Morello Cherry is Often Paired with Chocolate

A morello cherry is a sour cherry cultivar, distinguished by their very dark skin, flesh, and juice. They are extremely popular for things like cherry pie, jam, and preserves, and they are also used in an assortment of other desserts.

Flavorcot Apricot Good Choice for Cooler Climate

The Flavorcot apricot tree is a hardy tree that flowers in spring with a heavy fruit crop ready for picking from mid July. It is a self pollinating tree producing apricots that can either be used as a dessert apricot or be used in cooking.

Opal Plums Crops Early as Dessert Fruit

Opal is medium sized, colored dusky red plum with a heavy bloom, becoming blue when overripe. The flesh is straw yellow and fairly juicy. Opal is a free stone plum and has a wonderful aroma.

Victoria Plum Trees are Reliable Croppers

Victoria plum trees are reliable croppers that produce one of the best known eating plums in huge quantities. They are sweet and juicy and excellent for cooking, jam making and desserts. Trees are famous for breaking under the weight of their crops.

Fantasia Nectarine Deep Red Skin and Sweet Flesh

Fantasia nectarine is a popular, large, yellow, freestone nectarine. The early harvest fruit is firm ripe and tangy. A later harvest produces fruit that is sweet, with rich flavor.

Brunswick Fig Trains to South Facing Walls

Brunswick is a medium to large fig with bronzy yellow skin and rich flavor. Leaves are large hand shaped and trains well to wall. The fruit is ruined by excessive rain.


Calamondin are a small citrus with fruits that taste like a sour tangerine. The skin can also be eaten and is sweet, balancing out the sourness of the fruit. They are easy to grow and can be kept indoors, but prefer to be grown outdoors, if climate permits, in full sun to part shade. 

Kumquat are Closely Related to Citrus Fruits

Kumquats are small, oval citrus fruits. They are usually between one to two inches long and have leathery orange or yellow skin. The fruit has a sweet outer skin and a tart inner flesh. The fruit can be eaten whole or some people prefer eating only skin.

Meyer Lemons Produces Fruit Year Round

Meyer lemons, so named because they were identified in 1908 by Frank N. Meyer. They have a sweeter and more floral taste than other lemons and can even have an slightly orange tint. They also have very thin skins and ideal for cooking.

Valencia Orange Produces Orange Blossom Scent

The Valencia orange is one of the sweet oranges used for juice extraction. The dwarf Valencia orange tree is also among the easiest citrus tree to grow. It is a late season fruit with a delectable orange blossom scent.

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