How Much Do Fruit Trees Cost
Written by craig braddick

How Much Do Fruit Trees Cost?

The average cost of a fruit tree with proper maintenance and labor for its first 4 years is $236.25. The total cost for the first 4 years of the life of a fruit tree with proper maintenance and labor is $945.

In our example, we are going to be using apple trees. Do not forget the experts at AP Nursery can help you choose the tree you want and the tree most likely to be successfully grown. With apple trees, you need to buy them as a pair so they pollinate with one another. It is best to order the trees in December, that way they will arrive in February with bare-rooted and ready to be planted. Also, some of the costs can be offset if you have some of the equipment on hand. Keep in mind you may also save labor costs but if you are not an expert gardener and want to maximize your chances of success, the labor charges are well worth the investment.

You can learn more about the fruit tree growing process here.

Year One:

  • Two apple trees: $50.
  • One-hour labor for planting: $20.
  • Spray materials (that should last several years) $45.
  • Sprayer: $25.
  • Ten-foot tripod ladder: $130.
  • Lopper for pruning: $45.
  • Hand shears for pruning: $25.
  • Handsaw for pruning: $30.

Year one total costs: $390.

Year Two:

  • Three insecticide sprays with labor: $30
  • Two fungicide sprays with labor: $20.
  • Training and pruning with labor: $20.
  • Fruit thinning with labor: $20.
  • Cleanup of fruit and leaves in the fall: $20.
  • Four pheromone lures and traps: $30.
  • Fertilizer: $10.

Year two total costs: $150.

Year Three:

  • Three insecticide sprays with labor: $30.
  • Fungicides: $30.
  • Two fungicide sprays with labor: $20.
  • Training and pruning with labor: $20
  • Fruit thinning with labor: $20.
  • Clean up of fruit and leaves in the fall: $20.
  • Four pheromones lures and traps: $30.
  • Netting for the trees: $25.

Year three total costs: $205.

Year Four:

  • Insecticides and fungicides: $40.
  • Fertilizer: $10.
  • 4 pheromone lures and traps: $30.
  • Three insecticide sprays with labor: $30.
  • Two fungicide sprays with labor: $20.
  • Training and pruning with labor: $20.
  • Fruit thinning with labor: $30.
  • Clean up of fruit and leaves in the fall: $20.

Year four total costs: $200.

AP Nursery Sells Fruit Trees

AP Nursery is excited to help you transform your outdoors with fruit and citrus trees in Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Tempe, and the rest of the East Phoenix Valley. Contact us, today!

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