You can pick fresh fruit almost year-round with the right trees and the pollinating plants. See how in our Test Garden plot
Trees like pluot and dwarf Meyer lemon are all Western innovations, and we’ve been covering them from the start—our first story on fruit trees was in 1934. To highlight the best of the best, Homestead Design Collective selected 22 fruit trees, suitable to Sonoma’s climate, which ripen in succession, from early apricots to late-season apples. And because fruit needs pollination, a lush underplanting of flowering perennials draws bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds for a visit.