10 Tips for Growing Fruit Trees at Home (Slideshow)

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There's not much that can compare with plucking off a juicy peach from your own fruit tree. From spring's sweet cherries to fall's crisp apples, fresh fruit is one of nature's most delicious products -- plus it's super-versatile, adding a refreshing sweetness to everything from glazes and chutneys for winter roasts to spring salads, smoothies, and dessert.

Whether you want to add a fruit tree to your at-home garden for an annual harvest of peaches, cherries, apples, pears, or citrus -- or whether you just like the look of these flowery, budding plants -- here's everything you need to get started, from how much space you'll need to which trees do best in which climates.

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