In this guide, we’ve found all the best fruit to plant in your garden from January through December, something for every month of the year for you to get on with.
If you’re anything like us, we like something to keep us busy in our back garden and smallholdings with planting or livestock, anything to make us feel productive.
This is why we’ve found the best time for you to plant every fruit you could want, from strawberries to tomatoes (is it a fruit?) and even passionfruit.
We’ve put together a handy guide for each fruit we advise so you know when to plant them, when to harvest them, how to care for them and common issues.
Tips and tricks for growing fruit
Find the dwarf variety of your desired fruit trees, these stay small enough for you to pick the fruit from the ground. It’s a safe and easy way to harvest your fruit.
Use tree bands to catch crawling pests climbing up your fruit trees. Sticky bands will catch ants and creeping caterpillars before they ruin your hard work.
Net your plants during the fruiting season to outsmart the birds. Hungry birds could leave you with no fruit to harvest for yourself if you leave it late.
Don’t prune until highbush plants have been in the ground for four or five years. Stems that are six years or older don’t produce optimally.