Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are a great addition to any home landscape. They provide privacy and shade, look beautiful, and can produce large quantities of delicious, edible fruit. Did you know a single mature apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year? Fruit trees are some of the best options for long-term, sustainable, and low maintenance growing and can continue to produce fruit for decades. Fort Collins Nursery has one of the largest selections of fruit trees in the region with over 80 varieties of fruit trees including apple, cherry, plum, peach, pear, crabapple and mulberry. Our trees are picked for their ability to grow and thrive in our Northern Colorado environment. With so many fruit trees to choose from, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Contender Peach
The large, round freestone fruits of the Contender Peach have bright yellow flesh with red-blushed skin. This is a wonderful tasting variety that matches the Reliance Peach in cold hardiness and tolerance of spring frosts. The sweet, extra-juicy fruits ripen in mid-to-late August and are an absolute delight for fresh eating, canning, baking, and freezing. Contender peaches and are self-pollinating and don’t require a companion.

Height: 12-15 ft.
Width: 15-18 ft.
Water: Moderate
Bloom: Pink/ Spring
Zones: 4-7

Kindercrisp Apple
Like its parent, the Honeycrisp, this early ripening apple features exceptional flavor and crisp, fine texture, but with much smaller fruit. These apples are a perfect size for snacking or for kids’ lunches, with a good balance of sweet flavors and a crisp, juicy bite. Kindercrisp Apples are an outstanding variety for homeowners, flowering early in the season and ripening in late August. The fruit is best fresh from the tree, after hanging on for an extended period. Apples are not self-pollinating so you’ll need another apple or crabapple variety nearby in order for it to produce fruit.

Height: 12-15 ft.
Width: 12-15 ft.
Water: Moderate
Bloom: White/ Early Spring
Zones: 4-7

Haralson Apple
The Haralson apple is known for its cold hardiness, productivity and fruit quality. Its growth is moderately vigorous, and the tree can set large corps of red striped to bright red apples. They often bear fruit in their first year. This is a multi-use apple, with a unique sweet tart flavor that is good for canning and eating fresh. The fruits keep well and can be stored until March. Apples are not self-pollinating so you’ll need another apple or crabapple variety nearby in order for it to produce fruit.

Height: 15-18 ft.
Width: 15-18 ft.
Water: Moderate
Bloom: White/ Mid-Spring
Zones: 3-6

Originally published on June 1, 2018.

2 Responses to “Fruit Trees”

  1. KaSandra Gess says:

    Do you have fruit tree seedling for sale?

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