How To Grow Fruits : A Beginner's Guide

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 individual fruit articles.
banana tree
Bananas

Mango tree
Mango tree
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. Many fruits can be grown in pots.

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 dwraf 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.

Yet another varieties of fruit trees are grafted trees which can produce 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 are slmall trees or shrubs which can be grown in large containers.

Position

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

Soil

Most fruit plants need a high free-draining rich soil to produce fruits. Adding compost (composting at home) is good to the plants.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

(Best Fruit Trees to grow in Pots).
  1. Almond
  2. Apple
  3. apricots
  4. Avocado (Growing avocado from seed
  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 from seeds)
  11. Grapefruit
  12. Jackfruit
  13. Plum
  14. Lemon
  15. Lime (bronze orange bugs on citrus trees)
  16. Longan (longan tree)
  17. Lychees
  18. Mandarin
  19. Macadamia (how to crack open macadamia nuts)
  20. Mango (mango tree information, growing mango tree from seed, how to ripen a mango, How to prune a mango tree, Polyembryonic Mango seeds that grow fruits quickly)
  21. Mulberries
  22. Nectrine
  23. Orange
  24. Papaya (growing papayas)
  25. Passionfruit
  26. Peach
  27. Persimmon
  28. Pineapple
  29. Pomegranate (growing pomegranate from cuttings, Pomegranate growing tips)
  30. Strawberries strawberry propagation from seeds and runners)
  31. Tomatoes (growing tomatoes)
  32. Quince
  33. Watermelons

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