There is much and more to be said of organic gardening and home farming, and growing your own fruit trees are no exception. In fact, organic fruit offers significant benefits and is one of the more likely items at the grocery store to be contaminated with pesticides and other undesirable chemicals.
As for the benefits of planting and growing fruit trees, they don’t stop at those pertaining to your health. While surely apples grown at home have the advantage of lacking pesticides, chemicals and anything else that may come into contact with your fruit between the orchard and the store, apple trees (and other types of trees as well) are also relatively inexpensive, and can grow to be productive and return on their investment almost immediately, depending upon the size of the tree when planted. And, as opposed to being annuals, which will flower and produce flowers or crops only the year they were planted, trees will continue to produce fruit each year for many, many years to come!
Aside from financial and health reasons, fruit trees also provide you with significantly more options. Rather than only having varieties that travel well available to you, you’ll be able to grow and eat whatever varieties of apples, peaches, plums, lemons and more that you desire, rather than being at the mercy of your nearest grocery store!
Fruit trees can also benefit your backyard in other ways. Their blossoms are visually appealing in the spring prior to their fruit production, and they can enrich the soil around them. Once full grown, they’re also a great source of shade – as well as a great climbing spot for rambunctious children!