About Fruit Trees
A fruit tree is a tree which bears fruit that is consumed or used by humans and some animals — all trees that are flowering plants produce fruit, which are the ripened ovaries of flowers containing one or more seeds. In horticultural usage, the term 'fruit tree' is limited to those that provide fruit for human food.
When deciding on a fruit tree, consider not only your available space, but also how much maintenance it needs. Smaller trees are generally easier to care for when you’re pruning, spraying, thinning, netting (to keep birds and squirrels away from the fruit) and harvesting. Choose smaller trees, and plant more of them, for a bigger variety of fruits and a longer harvest season.