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3 of the best indoor trees for growing your own fruit

by Elicia Revelle 11/20/2023

If you're interested in taking your edible gardening to the next level, consider growing fruit on an indoor tree. There are many varieties of fruit trees you can grow in your home environments with the right care, providing you with a personal source of fresh fruit and a beautiful indoor plant at the same time. Here are some suggestions for growing indoor fruit trees:

Meyer lemon

The Meyer lemon tree is the most well-known fruit tree to grow indoors. It has a compact size perfect for any indoor space, and with enough sunlight and patience it will bear delicious lemons. It can take a few years to produce fruit, but until then you can enjoy the fresh scent and beautiful foliage. Keep your Meyer lemon tree in a room where it will get at least six hours of direct sun per day, and keep the soil consistently moist.

Calamondin orange

Calamondin orange is a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin orange. The trees are small enough to plant on a kitchen counter, but can grow tall given years of consistent care. If you're interested in having a self-pollinating source of tangy fruit with super-sweet skins, the calamondin orange tree makes an excellent addition to your home.

Arbequina olive

Olives might not be widely considered fruit, but olive trees are an excellent example of an indoor fruiting tree. There are many types of olive tree, some of which are better suited for growing in containers. If you want to grow your own olives and enjoy the fragrant foliage of the plant, consider trying an Arbequina olive tree for your home. Just make sure to move it somewhere cooler and dark for at least two months in winter to encourage it to produce fruit.

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