Fruit and Nut Trees – Fruit Bearing Plants

Fruit trees, Nut Trees, Edible Nuts and Fruits, Fruiting Vines, Bushes, Shrubs and Berry Plants, Deciduous and Evergreens from Tropical, Subtropical and Temperate Regions

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Fruit and Nuts

Fruit and nut trees are special and unlike vegetables they will produce for a lot of years with a better return on effort than anything else in the garden.

In addition to fruit and nut production these trees can be value for shade, timber and as a support for climbing plants. Their crops are good sources of minerals, vitamins, protein and fats and make the perfect snacks for kids.

While the planting location of a tree is highly important for a successful production of fruit and nuts, when selecting a fruit tree or a nut tree from your local nursery, some additional factors you should consider are:

tree shape and size
taste, texture and use of fruit
time of harvest season
disease and pest resistance.

Multi-Grafted trees are an alternative for small gardens where space is limited and several types of fruit are desired.

Persimmon

Persimmon

olive grove

olive grove

Sustainable Garden

Trees provide great ecological, economic and cultural values.

A Garden with Fruit Trees and Nut Trees is a Fulfilling, Meaningful and Worthy Undertaking.

Fruit and Nut Tree Enthusiasts

Backyard orchardists are generally small-scale agriculturists of rare and exotic fruit and nut trees and/or plants. However, some of their growing methods and innovative practices are uniquely suited to both the small-scale enthusiast and the commercial grower.

  • Issai Kiwi, Actinidia issai, is a vigorous, fast-growing, fruit bearing deciduous woody vine that grows 8-9 meters long but can fill more than 60 square meters trellis in time. The plant is native to Asia, hardy to around -35°C and thrives almost anywhere, except in extremely wet soil. Issai Kiwi, in its native habitat, vines typically grow wild on large trees. In cultivation, since vine grows rapidly, requires a sturdy support system, which should be built before or soon after planting.

    Actinidia issai foliage is dense and glossy dark green throughout the growing season. Flowers appear in May-June and are faintly fragrant and greenish white, but are not particularly flashy and they are largely hidden by the foliage. The plant is exceptionally productive and self pollinating. First fruit appears in 2-3 years, full cropping in about 4-5years.

    Issai Kiwi Fruit

    The fuzz free, large grape size Issai Kiwi fruit, is ripen in early fall and is exceptionally tasty and sweet and vitamin C rich – with 20% natural sugar and eight times more vitamin C than oranges and, does not need peeling. Fruit is eaten fresh on its own or in fruit salads, made in to desserts and jams or jellies.

    Issai Kiwi Propagation Methods

    Plant cultivation is by cuttings and/or seeds. A period of winter chill is necessary for successful cultivation. However, young shoots can be vulnerable to frost in the spring. The plant is exceptionally productive. Actinidia issai is a member of the Actinidiaceae family the genus Actinidia.

    Issai Kiwi, Actinidia issai

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  • Red Quince, Cryptocarya wyliei, also known as red-haired laurel, is an evergreen, fruit bearing, ornamental shrub or small tree, ranging from 2 to 6 meters tall. The plant is confined to Eastern Cape of South Africa’s sandstones, coastal bush and forest margins. Red Quince can make […] Continue Reading…

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  • Velvet sweetberry, Bridelia mollis, is a spreading, fruit bearing, deciduous shrub or small tree, reaching up to 7 meters in height. Bark dark brown to grey, rough with longitudinal ridges. It is found in sandy soils among rocks or on granite small hills often with no soil at all. […] Continue Reading…

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  • Running serviceberry, Amelanchier stolonifera, also known as Quebec Berry, is a deciduous, fruit bearing shrub which typically suckers and spreads to form thickets. It generally grows up to 2 meters tall and it is found in shrub borders or in woodland, along stream banks and ponds but also does […] Continue Reading…

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  • Natal plum, Carissa macrocarpa, also known as Noem Noem, is a fruit bearing, spiny, dense evergreen shrub, native to South Africa. It is commonly found on coastal areas owing to its high tolerance to salt-laden winds. However, for best growth, the plant requires a warm, moist, subtropical climate. […] Continue Reading…

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