Below are descriptions and a guide to numerous fruit trees that will do well in the lower elevation of the southwest.
Most are available at "Color Your World Nurseries". Or you can purchase them online here.
Fruit trees need so many chilling hours in order to produce fruit. Call and ask your friendly nursery what kind of fruit trees do well in your area.
Make sure the fruit trees that you want are good for your gardening zone. Click area to find your hardiness zone area.
You should prune your apple trees in the summer and winter months. The best time to plant fruit trees is
Februray, March and April but can be planted in summer as well. Just be sure provide ample water.
Use a dormant oil to control scale insects for the overwintering of aphids, and spider mites.
Do this in the early spring. You can also spray with a fruit tree Spray Concentrate insecticide - 8oz.
Check your local nursery for further information. They usually have good knowledgable employees.
Planting your own fruit tree ? Click here for some tips on doing just that.
Garden Delicious - Sweeet, crisp, excellent dessert quality apple fruit. Self Fertile, ripens in September.
Fuji - Started in Japan. This fruit is reddish green flesh white, very cruncy an juicy. Medium size apple. Pollinate with Red or Golden Delicious. Ripens in August.
Granny Smith - Bright Green apple. Good for pies and sauces and fresh eating. Self Fertile. Produces heavy fruit.
Jonathan - Usually large size apple. Bright Red stripes on yellow background. Very juicy, crisp, and white flesh. Very good all purpose apple. Self fertile. Ripens in October.
Red Delicious - Very Crisp and jucy. Does well in colder climates. Pollinate with Golden Delicious. Ripens in September.
Yellow Delicioius - All purpose apple. Very large golden yellow and juicy fruit. Good pollinator for Red Delicious. Self fertile. Ripens in September.