Welcome to our 2023 Fruit Tree Program:

We’ve started our Urban Farm Fruit Tree Education Program for 2023.  The way our program works is that we offer fruit tree education throughout the year with monthly fruit tree chats online and then in the fall we schedule our core fruit tree classes.

You can pre-order your fruit trees and keep offering information to help you get prepared. Then, just like with a pumpkin lot at Halloween, we open at the perfect time to plant.

Generally the nursery is only open for about 20 days per year in two “seasons” for you to pick up your pre-ordered fruit trees.  However, we do have small item pickup the rest of the year, and we are here for you at fruittrees@urbanfarm.org  Download our 2023 catalogs for details!

STEP 1

LEARN

Our education is designed specifically to lead you on the path to success! Everything you ever wanted to know about choosing, caring for, and harvesting from your trees - with updated and new classes for 2023.
Let's get planting!

STEP 2

ORDER

Working with selected growers, you can be confident our inventory is the best choice for planting in the low desert of Phoenix.
All live plants and large items are for
local pick-up only - no shipping.
Online Ordering:
Citrus Limited Pre-ordering in Aug-Sept for September pick up.
Deciduous Pre-ordering open now until for January pick up.

STEP 3

PICK-UP

The Urban Farm Pop-Up Nursery opens seasonally twice a year right before planting season for you to pick up your orders, extra supplies and see what's new. Check dates and location here to find out everything you need to know.
Let's get you loaded up!

The 24th Annual Fruit Tree Program

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Educational Videos

Fruit Tree Blog & Podcasts

Are you Overpaying for Fruit Trees?

How much should you be paying for your fruit trees? That is really a good question. I’ve been playing with and planting fruit trees since 1974 in the low desert, so I have seen a lot! Recently Janis and I got a crazy impulse and decided to

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760: Pro Gardening Tips

A Garden Chat with Zach Loeks. This month we will chat with our friend and author Zach Loeks about his tips and tricks for getting the most out of your garden. He is willing to share some of what he learned managing his award-winning farm.

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761: Tom Spellman on Heat Stressed Trees – A Tree Chat

This is an excerpt from our July 2023 TREE Chat discussing Heat Stressed Trees. We have our mentor Tom Spellman join our monthly Tree Chat to talk about how the heat is affecting our trees in the southwest and how we can help them survive the brutal extremes of the summer season. Tom brings decades of experience to the table as we chat with our zoom audience.

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722: Donna Balzer on Growing Lemons for Profit

Making a little side income growing citrus in the Pacific Northwest. – Do you wish you could grow citrus but live outside of California or Florida? Donna Balzer is growing lemons in Canada and she loves to teach others how she does it. She and Greg discuss all the juicy details, covering topics…

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695: Joshua Burman Thayer on Food Forests for First Timers

Making growing fruit trees easy and affordable for beginners. – Joshua Burman Thayer believes everyone can and should grow food, but with so much to learn, it is easy for a beginner to get overwhelmed. Where do you start? What do you really need? Where should you spend your time and…

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658: Mike Biltonen on Regenerative Orcharding with Climate Change

Growing fruit trees while adapting to changing climates. – Mike Biltonen explains how he applies pre-industrial farming principles to help food farmers plan for the unpredictable weather that affects their crops. He remains a positive voice in the often negative conversation surrounding climate change, and advocates…

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