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 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 vitamins, minerals, fats and protein and make 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.

olive grove

olive grove

Fruit and Nuts

Fruit and Nut Bearing Trees are Value for Money on Effort.

Persimmon

Persimmon

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.

  • 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. Bridelia mollis It is distributed mostly in the regions of Southern Africa

    Bridelia mollis leaves are alternate, ovate, with the broad extremity located away from the base, very variable in size, 3 -12cm long, light green and densely velvety on both surfaces with lateral veins conspicuously parallel. Very young leaves are furry. Leaves have been used in traditional folk medicine. Flowers are born during summer in tight axillary clusters, small greenish-yellow, unisexual on the same tree. .

    Velvet sweetberry fruit

    Velvet sweetberry fruit is an almost spherical, fleshy, edible sweet berry, 10 × 8 mm, black when ripe with two seeds. Fruit is eaten fresh or it can be made into preserves. It also loved by birds and animals and it is mostly first come first served order.

    Velvet sweetberry Propagation Methods

    Plant propagation is as a rule by seeds. Plant is not in cultivation. Velvet sweetberry is drought hardy plant with no special growing requirements. Bridelia mollis is a member of the family Phyllanthaceae the genus Bridelia

    Velvet sweetberry, Bridelia mollis

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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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  • Nara, Acanthosicyos horridus, is a creeping, fruit bearing plant/shrub, also known as desert melon, native to the world’s driest deserts of southern Angola, Namibia and western South Africa, where it grows along the Atlantic coast in places with ground water access. Nara is a long lived plant. It can […] Continue Reading…

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  • Snowy Mespilus, Amelanchier ovalis, is a rather rare North European fruit bearing, deciduous, upright small tree or shrub. It is found growing mainly on limestone rocky places and stony woods, reaching up to 5 meters in height at a very slow rate.

    Amelanchier ovalis leaves are alternate, ovate to […] Continue Reading…

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