Want to know what the best fruit is to grow indoors? Choose from one of these ten fruits or go for our best choice! You won’t regret it.
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Believe it or not, you can grow fruits indoors. As long as you set everything up correctly and you know what each plant needs, you can definitely have a thriving fruit orchard right inside your home. Check out the best fruit(s) to grow indoors!
So, finally! You’ve decided to start a new hobby, and that is growing fruits inside your home. Hmm! Well, that’s great! And mind you, a clever idea as well.
In this day and age, growing your own food is becoming more and more important. With prices skyrocketing and food sources either becoming scarce or increasingly being disrupted by questionable modifications and the like, more people are embracing the value of growing their own food.
If you want to grow your own organic food but you feel that you don’t have the backyard to really go all out, then why not try an organic garden indoors? There are so many ways you can successfully create a food-producing garden despite the lack of space.
There are many types of indoor gardens but if it’s fruits you want, then you’re reading the right post. This contains a list of fruit trees that even a beginner can easily grow and maintain indoors.
Below is the list of the best fruits that can be grown.
You can grow a peach tree in a five-gallon container indoors but obviously, you should be going for a dwarf tree. The most popular variety is the Bonanza, which grows four to 6 feet tall.
Just make sure that you place the tree in an area with direct sunlight for at least four hours.
In addition to the fruit, you also get to enjoy fragrant, hot pink blossoms in the spring.
It’s a win-win.
The drawback? At four to six feet, it’s obviously not the smallest tree around so if you’re really tight on space, this might be the only tree you could squeeze in.
Or go for a smaller one, like Tiny Tim Tomatoes.
Yes, grapes grow quite well indoors, too!
Imagine having your personal vineyard inside your house. Not bad at all, right? Packed with high anti-oxidants and Vitamins C, what’s not to love?
Grapes have a few more requirements though (like a trellis) and also require a bit more space (a 15-20 gallon pot).
That said, grapes only requires good ventilation and as long you have an area where you can let its growing vines crawl handily, you’re good to go.
You know what they say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”.
While life brings out many trials, let’s account it as a learning process and make the best out of it, too. Lemon will not only provide fresh visual sight inside your home but will also help you in digestion and weight loss. Proper air ventilation with humidity is the key to grow this fruit successfully. Make sure though that it’s the Meyer variant as it’s the one usually recommended for indoors.
This pear-shaped fruit is an excellent source of fiber – delicious too. However, since this is a warm season plant, avocado should not be exposed to the cold.
You also need to make sure that you choose the dwarf variety and that you place it in an area with great sunlight. Keep in mind that the soil should be constantly moist but not over watered.
A lot of people simply love this red and sweet fruit!
This can be a promising one to grow indoors, too!
A strawberry will add beauty to your home, especially if you’ll be placing it in a hanging pot. The Red Alpine breed is recommended for indoors as it will make a tidy potted plant. Since this fruit have shallow root system, as long as it has the right soil, light and water, strawberries will surely be an easy one to grow.
Strawberries can endure winter indoors, too.
This berry simply loves the sun! As long as you place them in a direct sunlight for at least 6 hours, you’ll be able to have this blue-colored berry added to your collection in-house. It’s important to know that this plant requires 25-50 mm water per week during the growing season.
Be sure to follow watering instructions. A week without water can stress blueberries severely.
For the soil, blueberry loves the acidic kind, so don’t just settle on a regular mixing. Make it 50-50 for peat moss and soil.
Blueberries also need cooler temperatures.
Go with a dwarf variety, like Top Hat.
This fruit will thrive indoors and it’s easy enough to grow from seed. Make sure to choose the average to late season type of apricot. Go for the Goldcot variety as these are recommended for indoor planting (aside from the dwarf varieties like Stella or Stark Golden Glo).
Although to be honest, you can grow any apricot as a dwarf simply by pruning and and keeping it small. This fruit is best nurtured with Mediterranean climate.
Though it’s not easy to produce the orange fruit itself, the tree itself will flourish indoors and the very refreshing scent is almost irresistible. Unlike others, the orange tree is satisfied with indirect sunlight, so you can just have them beside the window.
You also need to pick the right pot that has good drainage. This is important for the ventilation of its roots.
The soil that you’re going to use should be a lightweight mix.
When watering, make sure the water is thoroughly soaked into the soil and flows down to the root system and out through the drainage holes.
Again, make sure you choose dwarf varieties: Calamondin, Trovita or Satsumas.
Though the regular pomegranate reaches up to 30 feet (9.14 m), the dwarf variety only goes as high as two to four feet (1.22 m). This plant needs a well-built pot with a diameter of about 12 to 14 inches. Fill the pot with a lightweight commercial soil then have it rest in a sunny spot. Pomegranate needs as much sunlight as possible.
Normal room temperatures are fine.
Just FYI, the dwarf varieties are mostly considered ornamental plants. They do bear edible fruit but they’re quite small and not particularly tasty so you might want to consider going for the semi-dwarf variety. You’ll need more space of course. The Red Silk Pomegranate is compact and still bear decent fruit.
Mulberry — The Best Fruit To Grow Indoors!
This, by far, is the best fruit to grow indoors. They’re fast growing, don’t require much effort but will surely produce a lot of fruits. Choose the Morus Nigra, Geraldi Dwarf, Contorted or the Pakistan Mulberry.
Maintain it at two to six feet tall.
And unlike some of the other fruits, you won’t need to obsess about direct sunlight or over- or underwatering. Just place your mulberry plant on windowsills or even at table-top and it will still flower and produce a lot of berries.
Final thoughts on the best fruit to grow indoors
Keep in mind that knowledge of the plant’s essential needs is necessary if you don’t want to kill your plant. Proper soil, temperature, container or pots, accessibility to sunlight (you might need grow lights), watering needs and fertilizer, choosing whether to grow your fruit tree from seed or starting with a two-to three-year-old dwarf tree, air circulation and placement inside the house are very important.
Finally, nothing beats a gardener with a heart. Producing your own fruit requires passion and dedication. It doesn’t only need list of procedures to follow, but most importantly, commitment.
There’s a reason why people who grow plants are called plant parents. Just like our loved ones, we take care and grow with our plants.
Devote yourself to your fruit plants, and they will surely flourish. Enjoy!