7 Fast Producing Fruit Trees Every Florida Homestead Garden Should Grow

7 Fast Producing Fruit Trees Every Florida Homestead Garden Should Grow

Growing fruit trees in Florida is a no brainer for Florida homesteading. I show you 7 fast producing fruit that I grow in my small urban food forest. I’m located in St. Petersburg so it is a blending of south Florida fruit trees and a central Florida food forest. All of them fit in small spaces, offer fast fruit production, and are easy to grow in a Florida homestead garden. These tropical fruit in Florida will put a smile on your face and fruit in the fridge!

0:00 Fast Producing Fruit Trees
1:34 Mulberry Tree
2:20 Banana Tree
3:24 Jamaican Cherry Tree
4:31 Citrus Tree
5:34 Jujube (Chinese Date)
7:11 Barbados Cherry Tree
8:08 Blueberries
9:20 Fast Fruiting Varieties in Florida

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  1. Justin Stamper on June 10, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Hello, did you come to Mobile and discuss Hops not too long ago? Thank you for the video.

  2. Evelyn M. on June 10, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I have the banana, Jamaican cherry, and Meyer lemon. Barbados cherries are so yummy. Hopefully I can fit that and some blueberries into the yard here.

  3. vidsbyme on June 10, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    You mentioned jelly and peanut butter fruit. Did I miss the peanut butter tree? Really need to know that one please. Thanks.

  4. Wardrobelion on June 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I noticed that your trees are all in dapple light…that is great to know since my yard is mostly dapple light minus a small section on the east side of my house. Thanks

  5. Linda Thielmann on June 10, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    This was a great video I want to plant them all! Thank you Elise!

  6. Steph on June 10, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Do you have blackberries? Mine are huge bushes but not producing 😭

  7. Anything Interesting on June 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Never heard of a Jamaican cherry, but having a year round cherry tree sounds too good to miss! Growing in Charleston, SC and imagine these would all grow well here too

  8. Heidi W on June 10, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Our Jujubes have never made fruit. We have two different varieties in full sun.

  9. A Fishes & Loaves Life on June 10, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    I planted the Jamaican Strawberry/cherry great for kids but tiny fruit for adults. Still fun if you have space. Mine tastes like cotton candy, never make it inside just pop the centers out into one’s mouth while working or playing in the yard.

  10. 7Hagit on June 10, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Thx for video. What zone are u in Florida?

  11. Adolfo Hidalgo on June 10, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I was surprised how soon my Mulberry tree fruited. First year even though it was only 3-4 ft.

  12. Saylum & Loki American Bulldog & Husky on June 10, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    have you tried jocotes? ( spondia purpurea)
    You can grow them from cuttings even full branches can be planted.
    Thay are call many different names like Spanish plumbs, the trees are medium size , but you you can also plant them in a large pot.
    For me this fruit is in taste much like a mango and you can eat them at any time, greens are very sour and when ripe they’re sweet,
    you can get the baby fruit that still has no bone and use them in salads or pickle onions and carrots for your carne asada.

  13. Stacy A Smith on June 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    I’m going to add mango 🥭 😋 to the list for when I move to Florida.

  14. lady ryan on June 10, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    So.i have an area in front yard no shade next to driveway how do I plant there? I put a baby boysen berry tree grafted off the large tree n it’s hanging in there…suggestions would be appreciated..n yes my oranges lemon limes all died during that time

  15. Pete on June 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    What blueberry cultivars do you like? I heard some don’t do well in central Florida and some absolutely rock.

  16. Shannon Burke on June 10, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Do jujubes have chill hour requirements?

  17. melbel4247 on June 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    I live in Tampa. Do you have any suggestions of what nursery’s to buy from in the area?

  18. Miah Grace on June 10, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    I didn’t know mulberries could grow down here! I’m so excited!

  19. Jerry Roberts on June 10, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    I don’t know if you can grow them as far north as you are, but Sapodilla and Jackfruit are fantastic varieties here in SW Florida. I have several hundred different varieties of tropical fruits in my yard. Florida is great. There are a lot of possibilities for the zones. Microclimates make a big difference.

  20. Himadri Katharani on June 10, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Do you a class for fruit trees in Houston TX area?

  21. Omega_Dawg SuperQue on June 10, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    WOW im in the Burg too! looking for a reliable great producers! glad i found this channel

  22. Kolap Yellow on June 10, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Matured jujube is very crunchy, yummy.

  23. 2075vj on June 10, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    I’m love growing in the summer,now since I will be moving to Fl next month. I’m excited to grow year round.

  24. Nancy Fahey on June 10, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    There are exceptions to every rule. I have a navel orange that has to be over 30 years old.
    Elderberry, super easy but will spread and take up alot of room. Papaya, thornless blackberries, nectarine, meyer lemon, moringa, turkey fig. I’m only mentioning these cause if I can grow these then anyone can.

  25. tampatrees on June 10, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Where can I buy jujube tree?

  26. Truth Love111 on June 10, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Tried Citrus 4 different times and citrus greening killed ours before we got any real fruit. The citrus disease stops the fruit from ripening. Don’t bother with any citrus.

  27. Star of The Highest Powers on June 10, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I noticed alot more fruit production from my barbado cherry plant after I fertilized a little heavier than I used to.

  28. REG3305 on June 10, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    My Barbados Cherry is an 8′ tall, 12′ around martini glass shape tree. It’s awesome!

  29. Nonya Damnbusiness on June 10, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Citrus is best planted under the drip on the south side of an oak tree. The mechanism is still unknown, but citrus growing under oaks is less affected by HLB.

  30. Twin Mountain Cottages on June 10, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    when should I plant I am new to florida and love to learn to garden

  31. Miss Jones on June 10, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Welcome back! Ive missed your content! How is the new bundle doing btw?

  32. Agriculture + Gardening News on June 10, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Fruit plants.

  33. The Farmer Tv on June 10, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Hello happy new year

  34. sherri conklin on June 10, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Just subcribeded

  35. Jessie McBride on June 10, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Awesome suggestions!

  36. Carmen Gomez-Muñoz on June 10, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Came across your channel, what a treat !!! Very informative !!! I love gardening and enjoy listening and reading from those who are knowledgeable within gardening.

  37. Lisa Chiesa on June 10, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    My banana tree must be unhappy. I have had it for years and it has never produced fruit 😞

  38. Javier Coiseau on June 10, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    You forgot papayas and guavas

  39. Ms. Penguin on June 10, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    My land slopes the front is taller so all my water drains towards the back… Therefore, should I level the land closest to the backyard with mulch to make raise beds???
    Or do I let it grow on a slope??

  40. Mary T on June 10, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Good video. Mulberries do well for me reliably. Looks like the Jamaican cherry is not cold hardy enough for me in zone 9a but I am going to try the jujube from seed.

  41. Alfredo Hernandez on June 10, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    What part of Florida you grow all that?

  42. VS D on June 10, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Where can I buy a jaimcan tree?

  43. Julia McClatchy on June 10, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    What part or zone of Florida is this? Thank you!

  44. Seaz Cheese on June 10, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Don’t normally see mount shasta shirts in Florida… ✌🏻

  45. REG3305 on June 10, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Someone is near "Henry’s" range.

  46. Virginia Hoffman on June 10, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    NIce video, learned some good stuff, but I am surprised the Paypya was not included.

  47. Scoutdogs on June 10, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Can the Jamaican cherries be sun dried?

  48. spearageddon on June 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    I have all but 2 of these. My Barbados at 2.5 years old, after much pruning, is still at least 8-ft tall and just as big around, shaped into a bushy tree. It is also super prolific, so many cherries we can’t keep up with eating them fast enough – and that includes my neighbors that I tell to help themselves. Mine is planted facing the hot western afternoon sun and it definitely grows thicker on that side … I also have a ton of mulch around it. She is happy. Def one of my favorites. Zone 9b.

  49. Dman on June 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Don’t forget to mention blueberries only thrive in a very acidic soil! 😁

  50. Linda Mick on June 10, 2022 at 10:27 pm


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