Louisiana Fruit Trees For Sale

Want to know all about growing fruit trees in Louisiana? There are different things to consider for growing and choosing from the right Louisiana fruit trees for sale, such as the

  • Climate
  • Soil type
  • Precipitation
  • Growing zones
  • How to choose the best suited fruit trees for Louisiana

Louisiana Overview

Filled with indescribable beaches, lakes, and woods, Louisiana is predominantly the ancestral home of the Atakapa, Caddo, Chitimacha, Choctaw, Houma, Natchez and Tunica tribes. These native tribes have vast knowledge on how to take care of the land in ways that cultivate biodiversity, protect trees from diseases, and don’t harm nature. After white settlers colonized the region, Louisiana entered the Union in 1812. Due to the introduction of many different fruit varieties, Louisiana now has many orchards growing apples, peaches, and many other fruit trees. We have listed some of our best Louisiana fruit trees for sale below.


The climate has a huge influence on fruit trees, just as trees have a large impact on the climate. For example, many fruit trees require a certain number of days of cold temperature in order to bear fruit in the spring (chill hours).

  • Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold to mild winters. In fact, the Gulf of Mexico has a major effect on the climate.
  • The average high during the summer ranges from the 90s to low 100s.
  • While during the winter, the temperature stays around the 42°F.

Soil Type

Most fruit trees need mineral-rich, well-drained, and loamy soil.

  • Although Louisiana has many different types of soil, the state soil is the Ruston soil. This soil is not only well-draining and rich with mineral and marine deposits, but also covers around 730,000 acres of fertile land.
  • If you would like to know the soil in your county, check these USDA soil surveys.

If you would like to see what soil type you have in your backyard, you can do a simple squeeze test.

  • When you do the squeeze test, you will know that you have loamy soil if after squeezing a handful of moist soil, the soil holds its shape but crumbles after lightly poking.
  • If you want to also check for Ph, drainage, worms you can try these DIY easy tests.


Most established fruit trees will need about an inch or so of rainfall every 7-10 days in order to grow and be healthy. Annually this would mean a minimum from 36 – 52 inches of rain. Periods of drought can harm the tree while long periods of rain can cause diseases such as scab and canker for apple trees.

  • Louisiana gets on average around 60 inches of rain annually.
  • Moreover, southern Lousiana will get extensive rain especially during the winter.
  • Additionally while snowfall isn’t common, it can happen at least once during the winter months.

Louisiana Growing Zones for Fruit Trees

What is a growing zone?

Growing zones help growers know which trees will thrive in their region. It is defined by the temperature hardiness, or ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, certain peach trees which can grow in 5-8 growing zones, shouldn’t be planted in zone 3 because they won’t survive the low temperatures.

  • Louisiana has growing zones ranging from 8a to 10a.

The map below shows the growing zones of the different regions in the state, with some regions reaching 10°F and others reaching 35°F. You can find the zone for your zip code here.

louisiana growing zones usda
USDA Map of Louisiana Growing/Planting Zones

Best Louisiana Fruit Trees For Sale

There are many trees that will grow well in Louisiana, although you’ll have to grow fruit trees with a low required chill hours. In fact throughout the regions, there are already many apple, peach, plum and various other fruit orchards. In order to pick the right trees for your specific location and needs, you should therefore also consider the following characteristics for each tree. You can read more about these considerations here.

  • Pollination
  • Rootstock
  • Chill hours
  • Disease resistance

Some of our recommended trees to grow in Louisiana include the following.



  • Red Globe
  • Ruston Red
  • Belle of Georgia
  • Redhaven




  • Celeste

American Persimmon Tree

Paw Paw Tree

Mulberry Tree

Browse more varieties of fruit trees for sale here.