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Deciduous Fruit Trees

Surprisingly, there are a few deciduous (meaning they lose their leaves in the winter) fruit trees like peach, plum and nectarine suitable to grow in North and Central Florida landscapes. Be sure to look for the "low chill" cultivars that are better suited to our mild winters.

Use the University of Florida recommended plant lists to help you choose varieties that will work best in your area.

Before you buy trees, inspect them for signs of insects, diseases, and other problems. Only bring home healthy trees, and plant them right away in a sunny location.

Container-grown fruit trees may be planted at any time of the year, but December and January are the best months. Select a site near your home to make harvesting easy.

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