MUST GROW Fruit Trees, Vines & Shrubs in a BACKYARD ORCHARD
It's about that time of the year when mail order nurseries are sending out their nursery catalogues and I would be remiss if I didn't talk about some of the other amazing fruits that you can grow. Not just figs. In the nursery catalogues you'll see a lot of varieties of fruiting plants and you can get confused and overwhelmed pretty easily! Like where should I buy them? Which variety is best for me? Should I even grow that particular fruit? How should I organize my backyard orchard?
In this blog post I want to let you all in on a number of varieties that I am very fond of in terms of eating experience. I think they are so good that like fig trees, you must grow them to experience how amazing nature can be. After all, isn't that why we buy a nice bottle of wine or go to a nice restaurant? It's for the experience. We can do the same thing by growing specially selected varieties of fruit. It's important to realize that genetics are everything. People have grown thousands of varieties to find the very best ones. If you choose the right variety for flavor, you will be rewarded and it's the genetics that largely dictate how good a fruit, vegetable or mushroom can taste.
2 years ago I published a video that covers 8 must grow fruiting plants. I would highly recommend watching that out below:
Where should I order plants & can I order them online?
Yes. Ordering plants in the mail is a real thing and to be honest it's already become the most common way to grow special varieties of fruiting plants. While I believe in supporting your local nurseries, in the world of fruit, a nursery with the special varieties that we're looking for can be quite a far drive away.
It's important to realize that depending on what you're ordering and on what website, you can receive very different plants. Some nurseries ship container plants that have soil. Others send bare rooted plants and trees. Each style has their own positives and negatives. For any questions on what you're buying, closely inspect the website. You can also call their customer support to find out more information.
My personal favorite mail order fruit tree nurseries are: