An orchard of apple trees with a bounty of red apples ready to pick

The beginning of spring is right around the corner, which means it’s fruit tree season here at Meadows Farms Nurseries. In today’s hectic and fast-paced world, finding ways to connect with nature and make sustainable choices can be challenging. Adding a selection of fruit trees to your landscape is an excellent way to accomplish both! Fruit trees benefit you and your environment, making them a perfect addition to your landscape.

A Bountiful Harvest

The most apparent benefit of planting a fruit tree is the ability to harvest fresh fruit straight from your backyard. Imagine biting into a fresh peach for breakfast or using a handful of Granny Smith apples for this weekend’s baked treat. Fruit trees provide you and your family organic and pesticide-free produce while providing unmatched flavor that you won’t get from store-bought produce. That alone makes fruit trees a valuable addition.

Environmental Impact and Sustainability

Fruit trees can also play a role in enhancing our environment. Naturally, fruit trees are an excellent habitat and food source for wildlife, including birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. You can’t produce fruit without pollinators, so fruit trees are a way to promote pollinators and their role in our food supply. Regarding sustainability, growing fruits reduces demand for commercially grown produce, sometimes requiring long travel times and packaging demands.

Economic and Health Benefits

Planting fruit trees in your landscape has economic benefits as well. We’ve all noticed the rising prices of our grocery items over the last few years, especially fresh fruits and produce. Having a reliable supply of fruit from your yard can help reduce your weekly grocery expenses. Also, fruit trees can bump your property value, giving you peace of mind in this tough housing market.

Plant a Little Happiness with Fruit Trees

Whether you’re an avid gardener or a beginner looking to impact your pocketbook or the environment positively, fruit trees provide a rewarding way to enhance both. Meadows Farms carries a wide variety of fruit trees for you to choose from. Look at some of them below and visit your local Meadows Farms Nurseries location to pick up a few for your yard today!


Growing apple trees in the home garden can be a fun and rewarding experience. There are many different varieties with various flavors, from sweet Honeycrisp to tart baking apples like Granny Smith. There’s an apple for everyone in our selections.


The popularity of peaches comes from their delicate flavor and the multitude of uses for the fruit, including eating fresh with sugar and cream or using it in ice cream, pies, cobblers, and shortcakes. In addition, peaches are used for jam, jelly, preserves, and mixed fruit desserts.


Cherries are some of the most popular fruits. Growing cherry trees is easy, aside from keeping the birds from beating you to your harvest. Bringing in a bowl of cherries from the tree can also be challenging. They usually get eaten before they get to the house!


Pears are long-lived and attractive trees. Selected varieties produce great fruit with very few management problems. Three basic types of pears grown in the United States are European or French pears, Oriental hybrids, and Asian pears.