Growing In Small Spaces: Fruit Trees

Returning from the backyard with an armful of freshly harvested fruit is a true pleasure. While sprawling acres make fruit tree growing easy, don’t think you have to miss out if you’re short on space.

The backyard orchard is a goal for lots of gardeners and the vast array of fruit tree varieties often leads to questions about how to fit it all in, especially if you only have a small piece of land to grow on. Luckily, there are some clever ways to squeeze more fruit trees into tight spaces without compromising on harvest or tree health. Choosing dwarfing varieties, clever planting methods, growing in pots, making use of vertical space and trellising can all help create an abundant fruiting garden in even the smallest yard.