Fresh fruit picked right off the tree is a treat you can readily enjoy when you’ve planted some of the best fruit trees to grow in your own Fresno backyard.

There are so many delicious fruits that your family may enjoy, but it’s important to consider our climate and your soil conditions when choosing which ones to plant in your backyard. You also need to think about your space and the time you can commit to caring for your tree(s).

Of course, the ultimate definition of the best fruit trees to grow in your Fresno backyard will come from your family’s preferences and appetites.

Best Fruit Trees to Grow in Fresno Weather

A lot of fruit trees do well in the hot summers and relatively mild winters that are typical of Fresno. Here are some of them:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerine
  • Tangelo
  • Kumquat
  • Lime (although these may require a bit more care)
  • Peach
  • Nectarine
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Fig
  • Kiwi
  • Persimmon
  • Pear

If you’re planting a single tree, be sure that it is self-fertile — meaning that it doesn’t need another tree nearby to cross-pollinate it in order to produce fruit.

Space Needed to Grow Fruit Trees in your Backyard

Before you plant fruit trees in your backyard, be sure they’ll have 6-8 hours of sun each day. You’ll also need to be able to access the tree from all sides, so be sure your chosen spot accommodates that.

Each species of fruit tree has its own estimated height and width that they’re expected to reach at maturity. Look for that information on the tag or ask a garden center tree expert before buying your tree(s).

And if you’re planting more than one fruit tree in your backyard, you need to plan for 3-4 feet between trees at their full-grown width for proper air circulation.

Choosing the Best Fruit Trees to Grow in your Fresno Backyard

You should take the time to properly research all aspects of the tree(s) you think you’d like to have growing in your backyard. In addition to mature height and width, you also need to know care requirements, irrigation needs, and even harvest projections.

(Depending on expected fruit yield, you might need more than one apple tree if you plan to make a lot of apple pies in addition to allotting an apple a day for each member of your family!)

Many of your fellow Fresno homeowners have found it easy and convenient to leave the details to the experts at Mike’s Evergreen.

Mike’s Evergreen is the right choice to help you find the best fruit to grow in your Fresno backyard because we are the Valley’s premier outdoor living experts. We work hard to understand your goals and provide quality results that will exceed your expectations.

We also understand that your home is one of your biggest and most important investments. Your objectives, lifestyle, and personality, as well as the specific needs of your property are carefully considered to reflect a landscape that will provide beauty, function, and value to you and your family.

Mike’s Evergreen offers a complete range of landscape services, and we can find the perfect fruit trees for you and your family to enjoy.

Let Mike’s Evergreen help you with the best fruit trees to grow in your Fresno backyard!

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