Fruit Cocktail Tree
|Soil Type||Loamy Soil, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AR, AZ, CA, ID, LA, OR, WA|
Imagine stepping into the bracing heat of a warm summer afternoon to harvest a variety of sweet, succulent fruits in your backyard!
The Fruit Cocktail Tree is a hybrid plant that offers up to 4 fruits in one tree – fruit you can use for cooking preserves, baking pies, or enjoying right off the branch.
This tree is a picturesque cultivar that perfectly fits in any small garden or landscaping concept. In the past, if you wanted a selection of self-cultivated and quick-growing fruits, you had to devote a good deal of space for several trees at once. Now, the Fruit Cocktail Tree makes it possible to plant one tree that can yield up to 4 fruits, saving both time and planting space!
You'll get a combination fruit that can include peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots from our most popular varieties, a surprise medley that can give you a harvest as soon as your first year.
In addition, Fruit Cocktail Trees are self-pollinating. They grow to about 10 feet tall, so you don’t have to lug any heavy ladders around your garden during harvest time. All you’ll need to collect a basket of mouth-watering fruit is a step stool or basket picker.
The Fruit Cocktail Tree is beautiful throughout spring, summer, and fall. It will burst into an abundance of blossoms that are gorgeous enough to make it a specimen tree in your front yard in the spring.
You can put on your gardening gloves and collect all the fruit you’ll need, even as soon as the first season with our larger sizes. Don't miss out - get your Fruit Cocktail Tree today!
Can a fruit cocktail tree grow indoors?
It is best to plant your fruit cocktail tree outdoors as it needs full sunlight to reach its full fruiting potential.
When will my tree bear fruit?
Fruit will initially appear in approximately 6 to 8 months of planting. It is best practice to remove these first fruits when they are the size of a small pea. Removing the fruits during this phase allows the branches of all the grafts to develop fully.
What is the mature height of the fruit cocktail tree?
These trees grow to about 10 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide.
To plant your fruit cocktail tree, dig a hole that is deep enough to place the base inside the hole but not too deep, so the top of the root bulb is sticking out about 1 inch above ground level. Then, backfill the hole with potting mix. You can add a layer of fertilizer, but keep it about 1 to 2 inches away from the trunk of the tree. Then, water the soil and add a thick layer of mulch–once again, being careful not to crowd the trunk.
Suppose you’re planning to create a lush orchard of several fruit cocktail trees or even 2 or 3 to begin. In that case, you’ll want to plant your trees about 10 feet apart to allow their canopies to fully develop and have access to full sunlight throughout their lifespan.
Water your tree every other day for the first two weeks upon planting. Beyond that, water two times a week for the first 3 or 4 months. Keep in mind that a good rain counts as a good watering so that you can adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
You should see fruit growing on your fruit cocktail tree within the first 6 to 18 months. Once you do, simply collect the fruit while it’s still in its first stages of growth to ensure the framework of the grafts can develop.