Guide To Growing Fruit Trees

Growing fruit trees in your home garden ensures you nutrient rich, fresh, organic juicy fruits in the season.

You can grow a variety of fruit like tomatoes, avocados, lemons, limes, bananas, papayas, pineapples, guavas, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, etc. at home. If you have enough space in your garden, then why not plant grapefruit, lychees, mangoes, mulberries, etc.

This page is your guide to all the fruit growing information on the site. Tips for growing fruit trees in pots (how to grow fruit trees in pots) and garden beds starting from seeds, seedlings and cuttings are explained in the following articles.

Most fruit trees need lot of garden space because they send their roots to a larger space. Such trees, are for example, mango, lychee, mulberry, guava, etc. But there are some trees that need small space like blueberry, strawberry, lime, lemon, banana, etc.

In modern days, dwarf varieties of fruit trees have been developed, so they can be grown in pots with a good produce of fruits. The fwraf fruit trees are suitable for smaller backyards and also to limit the height of the trees in order to make it easier when picking, pruning, netting etc.

banana tree

Blueberry bush in a pot

Mango tree
Mango tree

Longan fruit tree
Longan fruit tree
Yet another varieties of fruit trees are grafted trees which can proiduce more than one variety on the same tree, such as lemon, lime, mandarin and orang on the same tree.

The fruit trees generally grow very tall with large canopies like mango and lychee, while lemon, lime, banana, blueberry, strawberry afre slmall trees or shrubs which can be grown in large containers.


Most fruit trees grow in sun, about 6-8 hours of sun light daily; the sun gives the needed energy to build fruits.


Most fruit plants need a high draining rich soil to produce fruits. Some fruits grow in soil having neutral soil, while some need low pH and others love high pH soil. However, most fruit trees can survive in a variety of soils.

You can adjust the soil pH by adding lime to increase alkalinity or sulphur to raise the acidity.

List Of Fruit Trees For Your Garden

  1. Almond
  2. Apple
  3. apricots
  4. Avocado
  5. Banana (growing bananas at home, keep bananas fresh longer)
  6. Blueberries (growing blueberries in pots)
  7. Cherry
  8. Citrus (citrus curl leaves)
  9. Custard Apple (growing custard apple  from seed)
  10. Guavas (growing guava tree)
  11. Grapefruit
  12. Jackfruit
  13. Plum
  14. Lemon
  15. Lime (bronze orange bugs on citrus trees)
  16. Longan (longan fruit tree)
  17. Lychees
  18. Mandarin
  19. Mango (growing mangoes, growing mango tree from seed)
  20. Mulberries
  21. Nectrine
  22. Orange
  23. Papaya (growing papayas)
  24. Passionfruit
  25. Peach
  26. Persimmon
  27. Pineapple
  28. Tomatoes (growing tomatoes)
  29. Quince
  30. Watermelons


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How to prune my guava tree which is about 8 feet tall but having no flower and fruits. its a healthy tree having 12 branches.


MrSinha,cut all branches by 1/3rd after finish of fruits. The new growth will bear lot of fruits.

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