This article will guide you in picking the best Fruits You Can Grow on Balcony, Rooftop & Patio to have a small space fruit orchard!
Love growing plants? Why not add fruit trees to your list! Nothing turns a balcony, a city rooftop, or a patio into a true garden than potted trees laden with juicy fruits. Choose your favorite from this listicle of the Best Fruits You Can Grow in a Balcony or Rooftop and relish them in your small garden.
Check out our article on the best plants for balcony here
Best Fruits You Can Grow in Balcony
Botanical Name: Malus domestica
Height/Spread: 6-8/2-4 feet
An apple a day keeps a doctor away, so how about growing this on your balcony! Learn about the best apple varieties and the container size here.
Botanical Name: Cyanococcus
Height/Spread: Depends on the variety
You can even plant blueberries in hanging baskets. Learn more about it here.
This article will guide you into growing Blueberries in containers easily
Botanical Name: Fragaria × ananassa
Height/Spread: 1-2 feet
When it comes to fruits for small space, strawberry is best, and you can grow it in any climate as an annual.
Check out our article on growing strawberries here
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Height/Spread: 6-7/2-4 feet
As dwarf apricot varieties don’t grow tall, they’re a perfect specimen for growing in a patio pot.
Here’s a detailed guide on growing Apricots in pots
Botanical Name: Prunus subg. Prunus
Height/Spread: 5-8/2-4 feet
Grow plums not only for juicy fruits but also for their gorgeous display of flowers. Pixy, Johnson, and St. Julien A are the best varieties to grow.
A sunny balcony with 6-7 hours of direct sunlight will keep the plant thriving.
Botanical Name: Citrus × limon
Height/Spread: 3-6/2-4 feet
A Dwarf lemon plant can be the best focal point of your rooftop, looking charming with glossy, oblong leaves, fragrant flowers, and juicy fruits!
Here is all you need to know about growing lemons
Botanical Name: Citrus
Height/Spread: 4-5/2-4 feet
You can grow citrus trees easily in pots–Oranges, kumquats, calamondin, and limequats, to name a few. Read this article to learn more about the types of citrus.
Check out our article on growing oranges here
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Height/Spread: 3-5/1-2 feet
Raspberry bushes are a perfect fruit plant to grow on a deck garden. There are many short cultivars available.
Use well-draining soil and water the plants regularly.
Botanical Name: Psidium guajava
Height/Spread: 5-8/2-4 feet
If you live in a hot climate (USDA Zones 9-11), grow a guava tree on your terrace. It will look good in a pot and provide privacy as well.
Check out our article on growing guava in pots here
Botanical Name: Prunus persica
Height/Spread: 5-6/2-3 feet
You can reduce a dwarf peach tree to 6 feet in height and relish homegrown peaches in your patio garden. Growing it is easy too!
Give it full sunlight and protect the fruits from fleece.
Botanical Name: Musa
Height/Spread: 4-12/ 5-7 feet
The banana tree may not be suitable for a balcony, but growing it in a pot is possible on a patio and rooftop garden.
This article will help you in selecting the dwarf banana varieties
Botanical Name: Persea americana
Height/Spread: 6-9/2-4 feet
A balcony with good air circulation can be a great place to grow avocados! Opt for Wurtz or Little Cado variety.
Check out our article on growing Avocado in pots here
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