You don't need acres of farmland to have your very own fruits orchard.
Nothing turns a city rooftop into a verdant paradise so much as an orchard of potted fruits, especially when they are in blossom, buzzing with pollinating bees, or dripping with fruit.
But even if you have a tiny balcony, it's really worth including a fruit tree.
Whether it's a single pear tree or a line of fan-trained peaches, apricots, plums, and espaliered apple trees edging a terrace, fruits bring a structure and a delicious sense of maturity to a balcony or roof garden.
On just a quarter-acre of land, you can produce fresh, organic food for a family of four—year-round.