Fruiting Plants

Looking for the best fruits or fruit trees to grow in your yard or garden? Not sure which types of fruiting plants grow well in your hardiness zone? In this section, you'll find all the information you need on growing fruits in your garden. You'll have growing guides, fruit variety comparisons, and everything else you need for growing a great fruit harvest this season.

Strawberries Grown in Hardiness Zone 7 Garden in Organic Soil

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When Should You Plant Strawberries in Hardiness Zone 7?

Are you planting strawberries in your garden that happens to fall in USDA hardiness zone 7? If so, understanding the timing around when to plant is critical. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey examines all you need to know about planting strawberries in this hardiness zone.

A close up of a popular apple tree variety producing fruit. Up close you can see the pink fruits ready to pick, with green foliage behind them.

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28 Different Types of Apple Tree Varieties to Grow This Season

Are you trying to figure out which types of apple trees to grow this season? There are many different apple tree varieties you can grow, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs looks at some of her favorite types of apple trees you can grow.

Fast Producing Fruit Tree Called PawPaw

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21 Fast Producing Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Are you thinking about adding some fruit trees to your garden or fruit orchard this season? Fruit trees can take time to grow, but there are some that produce fruit faster than others. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at some of the fastest-growing fruit trees you can plant.

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How to Overwinter Strawberries in 6 Easy Steps

Are you trying to overwinter strawberries in your garden, but aren't quite sure where to start? In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through the entire process to overwinter strawberries to keep them alive and productive into next growing season.

Blueberry Seasonality

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When Are Blueberries in Season? A Guide By Hardiness Zone

Not sure when blueberries are in season based on where you live? Blueberries season a bit differently depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through everything you need to know about blueberry seasonality across all USDA hardiness zones!

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7 Tips For Faster Growing Apple Trees This Season

Looking to maximize your apple yield this season? While most apple trees have a traditional growth pattern, there are a few things you can do to encourage them to grow a little faster. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs walks through her top tips for faster growing apple trees!

A close up image of blueberries growing in direct sunlight. The fruits are blue, with some that are unripe and are green. Some are slightly pink as well and not ready to be picked.

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Do Blueberry Shrubs Need Full Sun, Partial Shade or Full Shade?

Confused on how much sunlight your blueberry shrubs need to grow properly? Getting an adequate amount of sunlight is essential for the growth of any plant. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen examines how much sunlight blueberry shrubs need. You'll find out if they perform better in full sun, partial shade, or fully shaded garden areas.

A close up image of blueberry shrubs growing in the garden. The fruit are blue and ripe, and you can see some unripened fruits on the branches as well which are green. They are surrounded by green foliage.

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Are Blueberry Shrubs Considered Annual, Biennial, or Perennial Plants?

Are you thinking of adding some blueberry shrubs to your garden, but want to make sure they'll come back each year before you start planting? Blueberry shrubs can be a great addition to any garden, so it's only natural to do your research. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen examines if these popular shrubs are considered annual, biennial, or perennial plants.

A close up image of apples on a tree in full sun exposure. The foliage is visible and the rays of the sunlight are yellow, and glinting off the foliage and fruit at the same time.

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Do Apple Trees Need Full Sun, Partial Sun, or Full Shade?

Looking to plant some apple trees this season, but aren't sure if they need full sun, partial shade, or full shade? Finding the perfect place for your trees can be the difference between plenty of fruit, or none at all. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs looks at the sun requirements for Apple Trees in your garden.

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12 Dwarf Fruit Trees For Small Garden Spaces

Are you looking for a dwarf fruit tree to place in a smaller garden area? These days, a compact growing space isn't necessarily so limiting. There are actually plenty of small fruit trees you can plant, depending on your hardiness zone. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs looks at some of her favorite fruit trees that come in smaller sizes.

A close up image of an apple tree planted and blossoming at the right time after planting.

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When Should You Plant Apple Trees This Season?

Are you thinking of adding some apple trees to your garden this season, but aren't quite sure when you should actually plant them? Depending on your location, there's a few best practices to follow. In this article, gardening expert Merideth Corhs walks through the best times of year to plant Apple trees in your garden.

A close up image of fruiting blueberries. The fruits are dark blue in color, and they appear next to some un-ripened fruits which are green in color.

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How Long Does it Take For Blueberry Shrubs to Produce Fruit?

Blueberry bushes are well known for producing delicious berries during their fruiting season, but how long after planting should you see them start to produce fruit? In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen examines how long it takes for blueberry bushes to become fruit productive, and what you can expect.

A large blueberry bush grows in the garden. It is full sized, around 2 feet in total height. The image is focused on the plant, the fruits, and the green foliage grown by the shrub.

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How Big Do Blueberry Bushes Actually Get?

Looking to find out how big blueberry bushes get before you add them to your garden this season? While they can range in size depending on the plant, there are some size consistencies you can rely on. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at how big blueberry shrubs can get to help you properly plan for the space you'll need.

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11 Reasons You Should Be Landscaping With Blueberry Shrubs

Are you thinking of adding some blueberry shrubs to your home or garden landscape, but aren't quite sure where to start? "Foodscaping" is quite popular, especially for gardeners that are looking to conserve a little space. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen walks through how to successfully add blueberries to your home or garden landscape with style.

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Where Will Blueberries Grow Best in Your Garden?

Are you thinking of growing blueberries in your garden, but aren't sure where to plant them? Blueberries are a garden favorite, but there are definitely areas of your garden that will allow your shrubs to reach their full potential. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen explains where you should be planting blueberries for the best results.

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How to Grow and Harvest Blackberries in Your Garden

If you are considering adding blackberries to your home garden this season, you've come to the right place! Garden grown blackberries can be equally rewarding and delicious! In this article, gardening expert and farmer Taylor Sievers walks through each step you'll need to follow for a bountiful blackberry harvest this season!

Marigold Next to Strawberries in Garden

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Can Marigolds Be Planted With Strawberries in Your Garden?

Thinking of planting some marigolds with your srtawberries this season, but aren't quite sure if it's a good idea or not? In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker examines if marigolds are a decent strawberry companion, or if you should stick to other companion plants.

Cucumbers and Strawberries

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Can You Grow Strawberries and Cucumbers Together?

Are you thinking of growing cucumbers with your strawberries this season? Companion planting has many benefits, but some companion plants can also create more problems. In this article, homesteader and gardening expert Meredith Cohrs examines if planting strawberries with your cucumbers is a good idea or not.