There are few things finer than strolling out to your garden on a hot summer morning and plucking some ripe fruit off your trees for breakfast.
There are many trees that produce fruit over the summer, such as cherries, apricots, blueberries, cocktail kiwis, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, mandarins, nectarines, oranges, plums, peaches and pears. Be sure, however, to pick the types that are most appropriate for your climate.
Passionfruit and tamarillos are subtropical fruits, so planting them in the ground now will give them a chance to get settled and strong in preparation for winter.
Many of these baby fruit trees will require a little extra love and affection over the summer so that they don't get sunstroke, whither and die. Check regularly to make sure their roots are getting firmly entrenched in the soil.
Not all these varieties will be ready at the same time, so it's important to check the label or ask at the garden store for some advice on which fruits will be available, and at what time during the summer you can expect to reap the benefits of your hard work.
Start by choosing which fruits you'd like to add to your garden design. Most of these fruits you'll be able to freeze or make preserves from, so contemplating which you'd most enjoy over the winter can be helpful when deciding as well.
When considering where to plant your precious fruit trees pick a nice sunny spot, and have a look at the soil quality in different parts of your yard. How many fruit trees are you planting? Each one needs plenty of space to spread its roots, and you don't want it fighting another tree for nourishment.
You can also plant fruit trees in containers, and there are many advantages to this. You can grow more trees, and the trees stay smaller and are thus less difficult to care of when it comes to keeping the bugs off your fruit.