Fruit Trees - Container trees can be planted most of the Year

Any time of the year is okay to plant fruit trees that are already growing fine in a container. Of course, fall, winter and spring are easier than summer. Some fruit trees grow with little care and some need you to look after their special needs (but having your favorite fruit makes it worthwhile). Spring flowers, even with too much rain give you hope and dreams of future bowls of sweet juicy fresh delights. This picture is of a Santa Rosa Plum.

Heirloom Apples - Grow your own - Yumm

Fall and Winter are great seasons to add to your food and beauty in your yard, big or small. We are featuring both modern and heirloom fruit tree varieties. Seven of the old apple types we are selling are as follows and the date after the variety name is an estimate of the year it has been enjoyed and protected since.
Arkansas Black 1886
Ashmead's Kernal 1700
Northern Spy 1800
Bramley's Seedling 1813
Golden Russet 1845
Belle de Boskoop 1856
Waltana 1910

Citrus Tasting

Lucky friends and customers visiting or shopping at Main Street Trees landed in front of this table full of a dozen different citrus that were ripe on that day last month. It's helpful to taste the fruit before buying a tree. Grow what you and your family will most enjoy. Dozens of folks had a hands-on taste test of fruit ripe at that time.

New style gardeners are now growing plants in their yards that provide fruits and vegetables year round. To that, we add our backyard eggs and small-scale natural beekeeping for honey. And so we shop a little less. We know our food's source and that it's wholesome and good.

Fruit / Food Hedge


Growing a lot of what you eat can be a pleasant way to live. Gardening can be a lifestyle choice where you get your exercise, fresh air, sunshine, a visit with nature and food for eating and sharing. Even if you rent or are moving soon you can have a container garden that can move when you do. Thinking of expanding your fruit trees soon? You can keep your fruit trees small enough to pick the fruit and prune without a ladder if you train it to be small and keeping it in a container is one way of dwarfing it.