Nov 23, 2020 12:43 PM ET

iCrowdNewswire   Nov 23, 2020  7:43 AM ET

As the name implies, Evergreen Fruit Trees are fruit-bearing trees that maintain their foliage all year round. Evergreen Fruit Trees should not, however, be mistaken for bearing fruit year-round. Evergreen trees will retain their color and foliage throughout the year but will generally have specific periods when their fruits bloom and can be harvested. Then they’ll have periods where they bear no fruits. Evergreen Fruit Trees are useful, not just for their ability to maintain their foliage and beauty throughout the year, but also for their ability to produce delicious organic fruits that can be eaten and even incorporated into many homemade recipes.

Nature’s Heavenly Gift

Evergreen Fruit Trees are nature’s gifts that keep giving and are an excellent choice for your garden or property. Most Evergreen Fruit Trees are citrus trees. Some other fruit trees might not fall into the citrus category but are still evergreen trees. Many of the popular fruits you eat and buy in the supermarkets are actually from Evergreen Fruit Trees, which is all the more reason you should consider planting one on your property. 

Planting Evergreen Fruit Trees 

Choosing to plant an Evergreen Fruit Tree on your property has a number of benefits but also some challenges. To start with, planting an Evergreen Fruit Tree assures year-round foliage, provided your tree is planted under the right conditions and has proper care. While Evergreen Trees are durable, they are not invincible, so you should do your research and ensure you select the best tree for your location. Check your growing zone for reference.

Certain Evergreen Fruit Trees like the Feijoa and the Cherrie Berry trees are great for a windbreak, offering the advantage of wind protection. The abundance of fruit can be a huge benefit, whether you choose to eat it or sell it. On the flip side, Evergreen Fruit Trees, when ignored, can also litter your property with fruits that can drop and rot. This can cause a mess and attract many pests. Be sure if you choose a fruit tree to offer it proper attention to avoid this pitfall. Certain Evergreen Fruit Trees like the mango tree are also invasive and can grow out of control if not monitored and pruned regularly. 

Popular Evergreen Fruit Trees 

As stated previously, many of the popular fruits you like to eat are from evergreen fruit trees, and you may be surprised to see a number of them on this list. 

  • The Avocado Tree is an evergreen tree, whose fruit (avocado) is used for a wide variety of food recipes, as well as hair and skincare recipes. This Evergreen Tree doesn’t do well in extreme cold, and prefers well-drained, organic soil.
  • The Mango tree is another famous Evergreen Fruit Tree that grows well in USDA zones 10B to 11. The Mango tree can grow out of control and needs to be pruned regularly. Mango trees also tend to drop fruits and can cause a mess. 
  • The Lychee tree is an Evergreen Fruit Tree imported from China. This tree prefers full sun and well-drained, organic but regularly moist soil. This Evergreen Fruit Tree will produce mature fruits between June and July, and sometimes until September. 
  • The Olive tree is an Evergreen Fruit Tree that does well in USDA zones 8 to 10. This Mediterranean import prefers full sun and well-drained, moderately moist soils. Olive tree fruits bloom from June to July and are popularly used for any food, drink, and cosmetic recipes. 
  • The Lemon tree is an Evergreen Fruit Tree that can be grown inside, provided it’s placed in a well-lit room without too much heat. If you want the tree to bloom, you’ll need to take it outside in May for the flowers to be pollinated. It does well in USDA zones 9 to 11

Other popular Evergreen Fruit Trees are bananas, pawpaw’s, loquats, blueberries, limes, oranges, grapefruits, guavas, and kiwi berries. With a variety of tropical fruits to choose from, planting your own evergreen fruit tree can be exciting.