Fresh fruit, harvested from your own home garden!
Imagine picking apples with the whole family on a crisp fall day. Some of them, you’ll eat right off the tree—the rest will be baked into mouthwatering desserts. Or, picture a homemade peach cobbler after a beautiful summer day spent picking fresh, juicy peaches from your very own home orchard. And don’t forget about the stunning blossoms that will light up your landscape!
This is what Bower & Branch Ripe is all about. It’s more than a collection of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs—it’s a celebration of fruit and the joy it brings. And with our team of dedicated and knowledgeable Plant Whisperers ready to help you bring your vision to life, growing your own fruit is easier than ever!
Ready to get started with Fruit Trees? Explore our most popular fruit-bearing trees and shrubs below. You’ll find a wide variety of Apple Trees along with Peach Trees, Cherry Trees, Pear Trees, Blueberry Bushes, Apricot Trees, Persimmon Trees, Chestnut Trees, and more—all meticulously grown with the care and expertise of Bower & Branch nursery experts.
While being juicy and delicious, apples are also among the most popular and versatile fruits grown in home orchards today. There really is an apple for every occasion, and it’s incredibly easy to incorporate them into your very own family traditions—whether you love baking pies or making fresh apple juice.
Growing tip: Plant Apple trees in a spot that gets at least half a day of full sun during the summer months.
Shop our full collection of available apple trees—including favorites like Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Gala, Empire, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Fuji, and many others—below!
The peach is one of the oldest known fruits, and it is grown all over the world. It is incredibly juicy and sweet, and we just can’t get enough—just holding a freshly picked peach in your hands will make you think of old-fashioned peach cobblers or peach ice cream on a hot summer day.
Growing tip: Plant peach trees during the dormant season (from November until March) in well-draining soil.
You can browse some of our most popular peach trees below. Varieties offered include Bonanza, Reliance, Redhaven, Empress, and more!
Prunus persica ‘Bonanza’
Dwarf Peach is one cultivar you won’t want to overlook! Although it only grows five to six feet tall, it yields delicious medium- to large-sized peaches that are deliciously sweet when ripe in mid-to-late summer. It’s also quite the looker with its tropical foliage and hot pink flowers. Bonanza Peach is best suited for zones 5-8.
Prunus persica ‘Reliance’
What’s not to love about ol’ Reliance? Hardy in zones 4 to 8, takes up very little space in the garden, and doesn’t need to be pollinated by another tree. Its beautiful pink flowers are the frosting on the cake, and its wonderfully sweet peaches are well worth the wait when late summer comes around.
Prunus persica ‘Redhaven’
With pink flowers during spring, vibrant fruit during summer, and bright golden foliage during the fall, Redhaven is a charmer all year long. Its fruit is good for canning and freezing as well as in pies and cobblers (and for eating plain, of course!) This particular variety is hardy in zones 5 to 9.
Cherries are typically categorized in two different ways: sweet or sour. Sour or tart cherries, such as North Star, are the ones used in pies, pastries, cheesecakes, and other desserts. Sweet cherries such as Stella, on the other hand, are best when picked and eaten fresh. And if you needed another reason to plant a cherry tree, there’s nothing more picturesque than one (or many) in bloom!
Growing tip: Apply mulch around the base of your cherry tree to insulate the roots while protecting against moisture loss.
Some of our most popular cherry varieties include North Star, Montmorency, Stella, Blackgold®, and Lapins.
Prunus cerasus ‘Montmorency’
The tartness of this cherry is absolutely delicious in pies and jams. Its fruit, which ripens in June, is bright red with yellow flesh, and it stays bright red when dried or frozen. You can also expect beautiful white flowers during the summer months! Montmorency grows well in zones 4 to 7.
Prunus cerasus ‘North Star’
North Star is a petite cherry tree with lots to offer. In the spring months, its gorgeous white blossoms make a grand entrance, and in fall its foliage takes on rich red hues. It truly shines during summer, however, when its dark red cherries are ready to be harvested. North Star is hardy in zones 4 to 8.
Blueberries are fairly easy to grow—and thank goodness for that! They’re one of nature’s superfoods, high in antioxidants and nutrients. They’re also great in pies, muffins, cobblers, and almost any other dessert you can imagine! They come in lowbush form (up to two feet tall) or highbush form (growing as tall as eight feet).
Growing tip: Blueberry Bushes do well when grown in containers. This gives them protection from birds and pests, and it makes them easier to harvest.
At Bower & Branch, we grow a variety of highbush blueberry cultivars, including Blue Jay, Bluecrop, Chandler, Legacy, Spartan, and more.
Other Fruit Trees
Other Fruit Trees
Prunus armeniaca ‘Harcot’
We love apricots! They’re flavorful, nutricious, and versatile. The Harcot variety, first developed in Canada, has grown quite popular all across the US. It’s easy to see why—it’s frost hardy and disease-resistant, and its bright orange-gold fruits indicate that summer has arrived.
Harcot does best when planted in zones 5 to 8.
Prunus domestica ‘Green Gage’
Green Gage isn’t just another plum tree—this particular variety has been highly cherished since the 16th century! It’s unique in that its fruit isn’t the typical red-purple color you picture when you think of plums. Rather, they remain yellow-green. Don’t be fooled, though—they’re incredibly sweet!
We recommend planting Green Gage in zones 5 to 9.
Pyrus communis ‘Bartlett Pear’
Bartlett is the pear we all know and love. It’s sweet and versatile, complementing wine and cheese or enhancing salads. And, of course, it’s delicious right off the tree! Another plus: Bartlett is a miniature tree, so it you won’t have to worry about it overwhelming your garden.
For best results, plant Bartlett in zones 4 to 9.
The Chinese Chestnut is tons of fun, especially if you’ve ever wanted to roast your own chestnuts during the cold winter months. You’ll appreciate its quirky catkins and its beautiful fall color along with its sweet chestnuts.
Grow them in pairs for cross-pollination, and keep them in zones 4 to 8.
Diospyros virginiana ‘Magic Fountain’
Magic Fountain™ is one distinctive tree! It still remains relatively uncommon in most landscapes, but we’re hoping to change this. In spring and summer, its flowers attract all kinds of pollinators. Unlike many other fruit trees, its fruit won’t show up until fall.
Best planted in zones 5 to 9.