June is that magical warm month, straddling chilly and unpredictable spring, and before the horrible heat kicks in of July’s dog days of summer. For gardeners throughout most of the United States summer is the start of the harvest season!
NatureHills.com carries many fruit trees that ripen early in the season and in June! Go beyond raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and vegetable garden fare. Here are a few trees, regardless of growing zone, that have a reliable early harvest to delight you and your family!
While many are not the best for keeping and long term storage, most June-ripening Apples are great for fresh eating, desserts and sauces.
Kick off your summer barbecues and healthy summer snacking to help you cool off in the summer heat with these juicy treats! Fruit has all the antioxidants, natural sugars, electrolytes and hydration to revitalize you after sweating in the sun.
Nature Hills Nursery ships fruit trees with mature root systems Here’s a list of fruit trees by category that generally ripen in the early summer month of June!
While Apples are often a late summer to fall harvest crop, these varieties are quick ripeners!
One and two-bite-sized fuzzy orangy-yellow Apricot fruit are among the first to kick start the summer harvest months! Underrated and easy to grow, Apricot are wonderful ornamentals!
The delightful pairing of an Apricot and Plum, the Aprium has both the traits of its parent trees sweetness and tartness.
Many Cherry trees ripen in June. Earlier if you are in a warmer growing zone, with some California trees opening as early as April. Cooler climates may see fruit a bit later but by July.
While most ripen late summer, many with two crops and an early spring, or are greenhouse grown, Fig trees will surprise you with fruit in June!
All Serviceberry trees and shrubs are wonderful flowering, fruiting and fall color plants! Plus there’s a reason their other common name is the June Berry!
If you live in the warm climate that Guava Trees thrive in, these start summers off with unique tropical fruit.
Nectarines are some of the best summer fruits, these fuzzless peaches are a barbecue and summer party, get-together favorite.
Big juicy sweet Peaches personify summer!
Perfect summer snacking and healthy treats Refresh yourself from the heat with these sweet-tart Plum tree gems! Plums are very easy to grow and versatile!
Keep in mind, the weather patterns, a late or early spring, summer temps barging in early and your growing zone will greatly alter when fruit trees flowers and fruit ripens! Harvest dates can vary depending upon where you are growing your plants. You can always check with your local County Agricultural Extension office for information on the best trees for your area!
There is a tremendous amount of variation in ripening dates between zone 4 and zone 9 which can and will greatly affect the harvest times depending upon where you are growing the plants. Plus the amount of sun available may have some impact on ripening too.
Kickoff summer get-togethers, and healthy snacks for the kids on break from school with fresh fruit picked from your own backyard! Nothing is quite as wholesome as watching your family pick fresh homegrown food from your own tree in the backyard of your home landscape!
All of these lovely trees offer spring blooms, shade, sometimes fall color and all increase your property value while filling your pantry with fresh fruit, preserves, delicious baked goods and sauces for all your favorite recipes.
The edible landscaping craze is sweeping the nation! Secure your food access and sustainability, and increase your fresh food variety availability, regardless of the size you have with easy to grow fruit trees from Nature Hills! These double-duty trees are not just healthy food for your pantry but also ornamental flowering landscape trees that provide shade and curb appeal as well!
Don’t forget to pick up a suitable pollinator for your fruit tree if they need a pollination buddy! And check out high-density planting to save space!
June is usually the first month of the year for most growing zones to start having hot summer weather. This can take a toll on trying to establish a young tree. But it can be done! Especially for those in cooler climates, if you are in a very hot growing zone, it might be best to wait until autumn and things cool off. But with careful watering and attention, you can have a very successful June tree planting regardless.
So that means go ahead and plant!
Be sure to plant in a well watered location with ample organic and enriched soil. Avoid fertilizer at first, water will be your main focus these first few months. Saturate the planting area before and after planting your tree. Include Nature Hills Root Booster when planting and top the soil off with 3-4 inches of arborist bark chips covering the ground a couple feet from the trunk. This helps hold in moisture and keep things on an even keel. It also insulates new roots from summer heat and lowers evaporation.
Achieve successful home orchards and enjoy summer harvests into high gear by including these early starters into your orchard to extend your harvest and sweeten your life with the help of NatureHills.com today!