If you missed the opportunity to plant your fruit trees in the fall, don’t worry; it’s not too late. Early spring is still a great time to plant backyard fruit trees.

Willow Ridge has many varieties of fruiting trees and shrubs in stock, with more on the way in the coming weeks. You can choose from a wide variety of options, such as apple trees, peaches, plums, sweet and tart cherries, pears, Fuyu persimmon, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, and even pawpaw trees.

When it comes to apple trees, Willow Ridge has eleven varieties available. They can help you find the right combination of apples to cross-pollinate so you don’t have to worry about which trees are compatible.

If you have limited space in your yard, consider one of the five varieties of available peaches or plums. Though sometimes overlooked, plums are durable, smaller trees that produce fruit with minimal effort.

If you’re looking for something different, Willow Ridge offers several sweet and tart cherries, pears, and Fuyu persimmon. Their rabbiteye blueberries are in bloom and ready for planting. They also have several kinds of highbush blueberries.

Are you an adventurous gardener ready to try out some different fruiting shrubs? They have currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, and even pawpaw trees.

And coming to Willow Ridge in the next few weeks: Muscadines, seedless grapes, several varieties of raspberries and thornless blackberries, dwarf fruiting mulberry, honeyberry, and southern highbush blueberries.

Fruiting plants don’t require much time and effort to produce fruit. Even with minimal care, edible fruiting plants are highly ornamental and beneficial to wildlife. Fruiting trees have incredible displays of spring flowers, and along with shrubs such as blueberries, their leaves have vibrant fall colors. The seasonal care of fruiting plants is a great way for young children to learn about gardening and wildlife. And there’s no better gift at the end of the season than to harvest the fruit that has been cared for all year.

So, if you’re looking to add some delicious and beautiful fruit plants to your garden, Willow Ridge has a wide variety of options to choose from. Their knowledgeable staff can help you select the best plants for your needs and provide you with all the information you need to care for them throughout the year.