While many people think Arizona’s not well suited for fruit production, there are many types of citrus that grow well in our climate. Feel free to click on one below for more information on the specific types we carry, these are just some of the many we have avaialble:
While there are many types of trees to choose from, remember that your primary purpose for these trees is fruit production…if you’re looking for big shade trees, then it’s best to look elsewhere. Growing fruit and citrus trees is an easy task and it starts with planting them in the right location, you want an area that gets sun at least half the day. Once you have your location picked you can than decide how many trees you want to plant. You are able to plant these trees relatively close together since they are smaller growing trees. Planting a variety of fruit and citrus trees not only gives you a wide range of fruit producing trees, but also helps with cross pollination of the trees, often resulting in greater fruit yields.
Citrus are great for the desert southwest because they are actually pretty drought tolerant and easy to maintain. Citrus trees prefer to be watered deeply and then allowed to dry out completely before the next watering. Citrus trees of all kinds are generally slow growing and require very little to no pruning at all. Citrus trees are designed to look like big bushes and over trimming them can actually hinder fruit production. So if you’re thinking of growing your own fruit, know that it grows easily and requires little care for them to make your back yard work for you.