For all you Foodies and Fruities out there, Fall is the best time to be thinking about fruit trees! Especially for all the varieties that lose their leaves! If your ground freezes by late October you may want to hold off until the spring, but here in Arizona, it is the perfect time to plant!
We’re talking about Peaches, Plums, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Berries, more…
Top 5 Most Productive Fruit Trees types to plan-in this fall are:
Apples: Dorset Golden, Anna, Pink Lady, Winter Permian
Peaches: Bonanza, Desert Gold, Florida Home
Plums: Santa Rosa,
Figs: Black Mission, Brown Turkey,
Berries: Chester Blackberry, Sunshine Blueberry,
Cherries? Pears? Persimmons?
Planting in the fall is beneficial because the roots have time to settle in and then wake up with nature the following spring. This helps with more productive trees with heartier fruiting. It is also cooler outside so there is less watering required and less stress on the trees.
The next step is to figure out what fruit trees you want to have to produce next spring and get planting!