Best Indoor Fruit Trees

Last update: 2021-07-28

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

Adding nature to your home space is not a bad idea. While many people love growing flowers, herbs, or greenery plants, how about fruit trees? They’re easy to grow, maintain, and the space required for them to thrive healthily isn’t much.

In this article today, I am going to share the 6 best indoor fruit trees. If that’s also what you are after, then keep reading!

Blackberries

  • Care: Easy
  • Pot requirement: 8” in-depth
  • Ready to harvest after: 1 to 2 years
  • Lighting requirement: 4-6 hours

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

If you’re a big fan of this sweet and juicy fruit, then the good news is that blackberries can be grown indoors, especially in your office or at home.

Stick to varieties Prime-Jim or Prime-Jan if you’re a beginner as they’re very easy to care for.

What you should prepare is an 8” deep pot, organic post, and rich-nutrient soil. Following this order (from the bottom up): 2” organic post + 5” potting soil.

How to care:

Make sure that the pH level of your soil is always at 5.5. Test it frequently using a home soil test kit. If your indoor space is spacious enough to grow more than one blackberry plant, make sure to keep them at least 3” apart.

About watering, do it weekly. Plunk your finger into the potting soil and feel that from 1” to 1.5” is moist.

Raspberries

  • Care: Easy
  • Pot requirement: 15” in diameter
  • Ready to harvest after: 16 to 18 months
  • Lighting requirement: 6 hours (at least)

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

Another sweet berry that’s worth a try!

It only requires watering once to three times per week due to the soil quality and the climate in your living area.

The setup is simple, too. Rich nutrient potting soil with perlite and peat most in the same quantities; underneath is two inches of pea gravel to avoid root rot. It’d better place a drainage tray beneath the pot for water spillage prevention.

Meanwhile, top the pot with 2” of wood chips for vaporization prevention.

Lemon

  • Care: Easy
  • Pot requirement: 18 to 24 inches deep (at least)
  • Ready to harvest after: 9 months to 1 year
  • Lighting requirement: 8-12 hours

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

Growing a lemon plant indoors not only makes you feel less stress, more peace, or give beauty to the corner of your house but you will also never have to search through the refrigerator for some lemon juice anymore.

Although lemon plants do best when grown outdoors, if you provide them with an ideal environment and nutrient, moist potting soil, they still thrive and produce fruits normally.

A well-draining potting mix specialized for citrus plants is a great choice to keep moisture whereas preventing soggy soil. As a result, your lemon plant roots aren’t too dry or too damp.

Oranges

  • Care: Easy
  • Pot requirement: 8” deep for young orange plant & 20-gallon container for a mature tree
  • Ready to harvest after: 7 to 12 months
  • Lighting requirement: 8-12 hours (in a southerly window away from vents)

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

During each stage of growing, orange trees do offer a specific look to your house. From green leaves to fragrant white blossoms to bright, attractive orange fruits.

This plant is simple to care and the best thing is they don’t require any expensive or complicated tools.

Due to the National Gardening Association, a young orange plant should be in a pot at least 8” deep. As they grow, move to a bigger container from 16 to 20 gallons in volume.

Aside from choosing the right pot for them, the gardener should care about applying appropriate watering, fertilizing and maintenance of size through pruning. Besides, the pH level of potting soil should be from 6.0 to 7.0.

Avocados

  • Care: Medium
  • Pot requirement: 10” in diameter
  • Ready to harvest after 3 to 4 years after planting & 5-12 years after growing from a seed
  • Lighting requirement: 8-12 hours

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

It might be quite expensive to buy this dreamy, creamy, good-for-your-health superfood at supermarkets, so how about growing one in your house?

It is a warm-weather plant so growing indoors is completely a workable project. While it is far faster for harvesting avocados if you buy and plant a tree, it’s more fun to grow from seed.

Using toothpicks pressed into the avocado seed and put it over a 65-degree warm water glass as long as the end with dents or dimples is soaked around 1” deep in the water.

As the plant grows, move it to a larger pot with at least a 10” wide mouth while the bottom is well-drained with compost and sand. Make sure to provide it with a cool condition.

Bananas

  • Care: easy
  • Pot requirement: 10” in diameter
  • Ready to harvest after approximately 9 months
  • Lighting requirement: 12 hours

Best Indoor Fruit Trees

An indoor banana plant needs 12 hours of lighting per day (or 6 hours, at least), well-draining soil, and loose, humus-like, rich-nutrient potting soil.

According to Vastu Shastra, it’s best to place your plant in the north-east direction

While this is a warm-loving plant (up to 85 degrees F), you should mind protecting it from getting scoring hot, which commonly happens during the summer. If properly cared, a banana plant can live up to 6 years.

Conclusion

Above are the 6 best indoor fruit trees for beginner gardeners. Regardless, you can try strawberries, tomatoes, olives, figs, and peaches. The maintenance required for these plants might be from medium to hard but if you’re confident of your gardening skills, then why not?

Thanks for reading!

Harry Ramos
Harry Ramos

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