How To Create Your Own Fruit Garden

How To Create Your Own Fruit Garden

By Felipe Benavides on March, 15 2018
Citrus and Fruit

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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

How to create your own fruit garden

Imagine waking up to a variety of fruits right outside your back door. How about enjoying a peaceful moment in a beautiful backyard seating area where you can enjoy the many colors and fragrances? When we create our own fruit garden, we can enjoy picking the sweetest fruits in our yard, and all that comes with it! As a bonus, we can grow fruit the way we want to - with nothing suspicious!

We want to get fruit and citrus trees while they are blooming so they can start fruiting immediately. At Moon Valley Nurseries, all citrus and fruit trees are grown for our local climate, and we have them for sale at fruit producing age so that you can enjoy the sight, scent, and taste of oranges, peaches, lemons, apricots, limes, plums and so much more right now. In fact, this is the best time of the year to start planting a fruit garden!


Planning For A Fruit Garden?

We do not need to have a large yard to enjoy the many rewards of a fruit garden. We can grow fruit trees in a small space and enjoy a healthy dessert of freshly picked fruits! Fruit trees are excellent landscape trees too. We can use them to block unwanted views, and when they are flowering, we can enjoy the intoxicating scent that fills the air. Visit your nearest nursery and ask us about our semi-dwarf fruit trees (fruit size is not affected by plant size). Smaller-sized fruit trees are easier to manage; no need to climb a ladder to pick fruit!

Sunlight: Most fruit plants grow best in a location that receives at least 6 hours or more of unobstructed sunlight.

Climate: We live in an area that enables us to grow a wide variety of the sweetest fruits. Yes, we can enjoy stone fruit too thanks to the low-chill varieties that we grow and sell, such as peaches, apricots, and plums.


Citrus Rootstock Matters

Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing citrus for decades, and we developed a custom rootstock, so you know that you are always going to get the sweetest and juiciest fruit. When it comes to citrus trees, those grown on Carrizo rootstock are going to be the best for our area. This vigorous rootstock is resistant to many common citrus diseases, and very cold hardy so that you can have high yields of the tastiest and juiciest citrus available. One taste is all it takes – visit your nearest nursery and taste for yourself! 



Citrus Trees at Moon Valley Nurseries


OrangeNavel, Valencia, Sweet Orange, Trovita

Plant any of these orange trees and you’ll get to wake up, smell the sweet blossoms in the air, and handpick the sweetest, juiciest oranges! Oranges such as Valencia are the best for juicing and all the oranges we sell are going to be full of luscious, juicy flavor.





LimeMexican Lime, Bearss Lime

Do you remember the lime shortage of 2014? During that year’s limited supply, the price of limes skyrocketed and was harder to find. Grow lime trees, and you will never have to worry about a shortage again. These are attractive landscape trees that can produce great tasting fruit all year long too. Mexican limes and Bearss limes are the two most commonly grown in our area, and the latter is the one most often used in cocktails.




LemonEureka Lemon, Lisbon Lemon, Meyer Lemon

Growing lemon trees in your landscape is an excellent way to take full advantage of the many health benefits lemons offer. These attractive landscape trees feature thick and lush year-round foliage so that they are an excellent choice for planting in rows for use as a privacy screen. Lemon trees love to grow with full sun exposure and are drought tolerant once established.




GrapefruitRed Grapefruit, Oro Blanco, Mellow Gold

Grapefruit trees are an excellent source of vitamins and are easy-to-grow trees. These attractive trees can produce a plentiful bounty of fruit on one single tree. In late winter and early spring, they can fill the air with a wonderful citrus blossom fragrance. Grapefruit holds well on the tree, and they are also an excellent addition to drinks, cocktails, and culinary recipes.




TangerineClementine Tangerine, Satsuma, Mandarin

Enjoy sweet and juicy mandarins! Some of the best varieties in our area are Clementine, Mandarin, and Satsuma; and, these are also beautiful landscape trees with lush green foliage and orange-colored fruit that is slightly bigger than a golf ball. These easy-to-grow trees love the heat and when planted in rows, can block unwanted views in style.






Low Chill Fruit Trees

Chill hours are the amount of time the fruit trees have spent below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Low chill fruit trees, such as stone fruit, as well as nut trees, require a specific number of hours each winter to regulate growth. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow the juiciest, tastiest stone fruit anywhere, grown at the perfect number of chill hours.


PeachPeach Trees

Eat the sweetest peaches today! We make it easy to add these trees to your garden. We only sell the best varieties meeting the chilling requirement for our area! Right now, we have the best varieties such as May Pride and Florida Prince available at their fruit producing age! Peaches are flavorful and tasty snacks whether eaten whole or for baking. As a bonus, peach trees are also attractive, easy-to-grow landscape trees.



ApricotApricot Trees

All apricot trees are grown for our climate, and we have low chill fruit tree varieties including Gold Kist and Royal Blenheim apricots! One bite of a ripe apricot reveals golden fruit bursting with luscious flavor! We love to eat them whole or make dried apricots. We make it easy to grow the best-tasting, safe-to-eat fruit in your yard by offering them for sale at fruit producing age!



PlumPlum Trees

We sell one of the best tasting plum varieties on the planet – the Santa Rosa plum! These low chill fruit trees are easy to grow and can enhance the look of any landscape, with or without fruit! Plum trees are self-fruitful and have a beautiful bouquet of white flowers.




NectarineNectarine Trees

These are smaller trees and a low chill variety that can produce beautiful pinkish-white flowers in early spring. After the flowers, we can enjoy the juicy and delicious nectarine fruits! Add these attractive landscape trees to your garden and enjoy the view. Goldmine, Desert Dawn, and Desert Delight are simply delicious, and also the varieties we carry.



AppleApple Trees

Complete a garden with an apple tree! Dorsett and Anna apples are low-chill varieties and are sweet, crisp, and juicy too! We also love the showy flowers in early spring. Let them grow free form so that you can get the best bloom cycle!




Moon Valley Nurseries makes it easy to create a fruit garden. Stop by your nearest location and see all the citrus and stone fruit trees we have ready to go home with you! 


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