Gardeners in South Carolina are able to grow a huge variety of productive fruit tree. Apple Fruit trees are favored by every S.C. Gardener. Coastal South Carolina gardeners prefer to plant the Israeli apple trees such as the Anna apple and the Ein Sheimer apple, because the temperature for fruit set in Israel is similar to the Coastal S.C. Garden. The Anna apples are red in color and the Ein Sheimer apples are yellow, much like the Dorsett Golden apple.
In colder S.C. Locations the Red Delicious apples and the Golden Delicious apples are still important organic, pick-you-own apple choices. The Arkansas black apple and the Red Rome apple produce reliable in the Fall and are good cooking apples or for baking apple pies or apple cider. Peaches have become a very important commercial orchard fruit tree in South Carolina: Some South South Carolinians claim that S.C. Has actually displaced the State of Georgia as the “Peach State.” Elberta peaches are still good peach tree choice as a yellow peach, followed closely by the white Belle of Georgia peach and the Redhaven peach tree. Favorite S.C. Choices of food supplements are peach pickles (Indian blood peach) and the peach cobbler for Thanksgiving and Christmas banquet tables. Juicy plums are a summer treat that delights both children and adults. Extra large specimen plum trees will usually bear the first year if planted in the Fall.
The A.U. Plum trees are very well adapted for growing in S.C. The A.U. Rubrum plum is red in color with a delicious, sweet, Juicy taste. The A.U. Homeside plum tree grows very well in backyard South Carolina gardens. Wild plums are native to S.C. Forests and wildlife animals flock to this first fruit tree bearing in Early spring to eat these plums. Red plum fruit is a favorite color followed closely by yellow, blue and orange.
Coastal S.C. Gardens should plant the low chill Flordahome pear tree or the North Korean Giant Pear tree. Pears usually ripen in South Carolina in late fall and many plantation wildlife game operaters plant hard pears like the kieffer pear tree that has pears that hang on the trees late in to the Fall which feed wildlife game birds and wildlife deer when other fruit tree food is scarce. Hard pears are chopped up by cooks to make pear preserves, one of the most delicious breakfast treats ever.
Sour cherries grow well in South Carolina gardens and the Montmorency Red Cherry and the North Star Cherry trees are very productive. The Bing cherries and Black tartarian cherries are black, sweet fruit that grow better in the cold. The Carolina King banana tree is a cold hardy excellent banana tree that bears large clusters of tasty bananas in the Fall throughout South Carolina. Figs are a favorite fruit tree in S.C., and the old Brown Turkey Fig tree and the Celeste Fig trees have been replaced with improved new hybrid fig trees. The Paw Paw tree and the pomegranate trees flourish in the South Carolina gardens. The Paw Paw tree is cold hardy throughout the State, but the plantation sweet pomegranate should be the only Pomegranate cold hardy enough to fruit pomegrates on a consistant basis. Apricot trees and Mulberry trees will both produce apricots and mulberries throughout S.C. The Chinese Jujube is a rare, exotic fruit tree that grows a plum sized brown fruit that tastes much like apples. The Japanese persimmon tree has become a permanent part of most S.C. Fruit orchards. Fuyu Japanese Persimmons are non-astringent and can be eaten even in the green stage. The Hachiya Persimmon grows a fruit as large as a grapefruit.
Papershell pecan trees are inter planted in peach orchards in S.C. And when the peach trees die out an established orchard of bearing pecans is very productive and lucrative. New hybrid grafted pecan trees are now replacing older pecans like Stuart and the schley. Walnut trees are productive in a backyard garden, especially the North Carolina cannonball walnut, with black walnuts that weigh one pound. The Hall's Hardy almond tree produces excellent almonds and this almond tree is very cold hardy. The Filbert, chinquapin and hickory nut trees all are native S.C nut trees that are eaten by people and wildlife animals.
Berry plants are planted in organic pick-you-own berry plant orchards in South Carolina. S.C Rabbiteye blueberry plants are organic in nature and tifblue blueberries are old berry favorites. Blueberry plants can produce blueberries the first season of planting if bearing size plans are purchased. Blackberry plants can be planted in orchards as thorny blackberry plants or as thorny blackberry plants or as thornless blackberries.