Eight of the top fruit trees for tiny yards

Many fruit trees are suitable for small yards and can produce an abundance of fruit in a small space. 

It has long been believed that peach trees require a greenhouse to be grown as a crop. Nonetheless, contemporary varieties on shrinking rootstock are perfect for colder areas, enabling you to obtain ripe, luscious apricots even in a tiny backyard.  

1. BONANZA PATIO PEACH TREE

A fig tree can add a Mediterranean feel to any garden, no matter how little; in colder climates, they can still produce a healthy harvest of figs. Growing figs, with their enormous and lobed foliage, also provide structural design features in a space.  

2. FIGNOMENAL FIG

Another tree that can give a room a Mediterranean vibe is the lemon tree, which is perfect for compact spaces. Lemon trees can have both flowers and fruit at the same time. The fragrant blooms and fruit grow best in bright, sunny places. 

3. IMPROVED MEYER LEMON TREE

Apple trees are one of the best trees to espalier and growing fruit in such trained forms is a great way to get lots of fruit in small spaces. Another modern variation in fruit growing is a family apple tree, where multiple varieties are grafted together onto one tree.   

4. ESPALIER GRAFTED APPLE TREE

Cherries are now commonly available on dwarfing rootstock so allow you to grow sweet and juicy fruits in even small backyards. The Carmine Jewel cherry tree available from Nature Hills is a dwarf variety that produces a crop of deep red-to-purple fruit in summer.   

5. CARMINE JEWEL DWARF CHERRY TREE

Olive trees are drought tolerant and love to bask in warm sunshine and they have become a popular backyard idea in the hotter areas of the US.  

6. DWARF EUROPEAN OLIVE TREE

A pomegranate is an attractive little flowering shrub that has young coppery-red leaves that then transform to bright green and finally to a yellow come fall.  

7. DWARF POMEGRANATE TREE

Growing citrus trees such as oranges means you can enjoy the fragrant spring bloom and then delicious tangy fruit. The Calamondin Orange Tree, available from Fast Growing Trees, is a hybrid between a mandarin and a kumquat and produces small yellow-orange fruit.   

8. CALAMONDIN ORANGE TREE

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