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Citrus and Stone Fruit Trees are a great and healthy addition to any garden and now is the time to plant them. Planting your own fruit trees is a bit of a time investment, but with some advice from Andrew E. and Little Red Hen Plant Nursery, you can on your way to adding a healthy and organic option to your garden that you can enjoy all year long.

It may take a few years of tending before your garden "bears fruit" but once they do you can look forward to many years of having fresh fruit, all year long, right in your own backyard. Let take a look at how to grow your own Stone and Citrus Fruit Trees. 

Stone Fruits get their name because the pit or seed often resembles a large "stone." These fruits include mangoes, apricots, cherries, nectarines, and plums. Andrew went onto say that the best time to plant these trees is during the late winter or early spring months. These plants require medium sunlight to grow after they bloom you may want to cover them with a tarp.

Stone Fruits also are known to boost the immune system by increasing blood flow. They are also a great source of fiber, which is a great way to manage weight loss and lower cholesterol. Stone Fruits also contain antioxidants called carotenoids, which have properties that help strengthen your vision. They are found in vibrant colored fruits such as peaches. 

Another popular type is fruit tree to plant is Citrus. Most people associate citrus with oranges, but they also include lemons, limes, and grapefruits. These trees normally fruit in the winter. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamins and plant compounds, they also can be used to boost your immune system, and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Fruit All Year Long

If you are ready to get started, you will need to know when each fruit is in season, once your plants begin to bear fruit. Citrus Trees should be planted in the winter, which is also when they are in season. When has Spring has sprung, stone fruits like mangoes, and apricots are at their best.

Eating lots of fruit is all part of a balanced healthy diet. Embrace your green thumb, head over to Little Red Hen Plant Nursery. Don't forget you can use your employee discount on fruit trees all year long.  

Posted by Sam DeLong

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