An indoor lemon tree is your absolute best choice if you’re wondering what type of indoor fruit tree to start with (or just like lemons!). They’re easy to grow, prolific with fruit, and inexpensive too! In general acidic fruit isRead more
If you enjoy sweet and delicious fresh fruit picked right off the tree, why not grow your own fruit indoors?
A wide variety of indoor fruit trees and indoor citrus trees provide bushels full of fresh fruit year after year with a minimum of care. These small trees, topping off at 3-4 feet in height, are designed to grow in containers. Perfect for any indoor environment, even small apartments, these handsome little trees only need a bright, sunny window. some misting to add humidity, and weekly watering.
Indoor fruit trees give you fresh, healthy fruit inside your own home – apartment dwellers can finally rejoice in home-grown produce! Growing fruit indoors is not a new concept. From as early as the 17th century, fashionable and wealthy housesRead more
The fruit cocktail tree was created in the 1990s by grafting multiple fruit trees of the same type on to one root system. They were not very resistant and needed to be grown by experienced gardeners. The fruit cocktail treeRead more
An indoor fig tree is one of the least known varieties of container trees and arguably yields the sweetest, most delicious fruit! These beautiful dwarf fig trees are a fig lovers dream and a joy to grow. Topping out atRead more
If you happen to live in a northern state as we do, you’ve probably experienced sticker shock when shopping for oranges in the grocery store. Oranges, like most citrus fruits, are susceptible to freezes and inclement weather conditions, so pricesRead more
Indoor olive trees are one of the latest additions to the indoor fruit tree selection. These handsome (and very prolific) trees are becoming exceptionally popular, and not just for the health benefits of their fruit yield. They thrive beautifully inRead more
Also known as indoor banana trees, these plants are one of the most tropical looking indoor plants for your home! They offer large green foliage that drapes across and around the plant which provides an exotic feel to any livingRead more
If you’re anything like we are in the kitchen, chances are you use limes in cooking as much or more than lemons. And while limes usually aren’t as expensive as lemons, an indoor lime tree is a wonderful addition toRead more
We never thought we’d see the day when it’d be possible to grow gourmet nuts indoors, but that day has arrived … Introducing … Gourmet Nut Trees to Grow in Containers Most nut trees grow too tall when planted inRead more
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying a grapefruit freshly picked from a tree in Florida, you’ll know what a treat it is. Now you’ve got the same opportunity at home with an indoor grapefruit tree. This prolific littleRead more
Indoor Strawberry Plants Growing up as a young child, we used to spend parts of our summers at our grandparent’s summer home in southern Wisconsin. My grandmother particularly enjoyed growing strawberries and blueberries in her garden … but so didRead more
For apple loving gardeners who are a bit cramped for space, dwarf apple trees are an excellent solution. As opposed to regular apple trees which grow to 25 feet tall, these handsome specimens top out at about nine to tenRead more
In addition to the more well known indoor fruit trees like lemon and lime, quite a few tropical indoor fruit trees have been introduced recently. In fact, there aren’t many fruits that don’t offer an indoor tree variety! While it’sRead more
There’s a brand new variety of indoor citrus tree now available, and if you’re into healthy, vitamin rich tangerines, this one’s for you! It’s the indoor tangerine tree, specifically designed to grow indoors. This indoor citrus tree will grow toRead more
People often claim that organic coffee tastes best. We’re not much on coffee, only drinking it on occasion, but for those who enjoy coffee as much as they like to garden, here’s a plant that is sure to strike yourRead more
We are really enjoying seeing all the latest introductions of indoor plants and trees that yield edible fruits! Indoor Avocado Trees The very latest is the Indoor Avocado Tree, which can be used as a patio plant in warmer climates,Read more
Over the past few years, all sorts of fascinating new indoor fruit tree varieties have been introduced. The very first indoor citrus trees were dwarf lemon trees, but the selection has expanded significantly. Indoor fruit trees are developed by plantRead more
If you like to experiment with cooking like we do, you likely appreciate the fresh, vibrant taste of herbs picked directly from your garden. A few years ago, our garden started getting a little crowded, as we grow several differentRead more
With the overwhelming popularity of this healthy fruit, it was just a matter of time before an indoor pomegranate tree was introduced to gardening enthusiasts. This tree, more commonly known as the dwarf pomegranate tree, is about the same sizeRead more
If you’re considering growing fruit indoors, or even in a patio container, far and away the most popular and prolific choice is the dwarf lemon tree. Happily, the term dwarf doesn’t refer to the size of the fruit the treeRead more
In recent years, dwarf citrus trees have become increasingly popular with gardeners of all skill levels. These handsome small trees offer the ability to grow fresh fruit at home with the convenience of a small tree grown in a container.Read more
Along with the indoor citrus trees we have in our home, we’re also growing a couple of indoor palm trees to give our home decor even more of a tropical accent. It’s a bit of a well kept secret, butRead more
The most common, and most popular indoor fruit tree is the dwarf Meyer lemon tree. This hardy little specimen is a gardener's delight! The beautiful white blossoms act as a natural air freshener and air cleaner for your home, and the tree yields several pounds of full size lemons every year.
The fruit from the dwarf Meyer lemon tree and other indoor citrus trees is sweeter than any fruit you'd buy in the grocery store, partly due to the tree's small size. Instead of expending energy to grow taller, these trees are designed to devote more energy to fruit production. Once you taste the fruit from your very own tree, you'll never want to buy store bought fruit again! Many of these great little trees offer seedless fruit too.
Other than the dwarf Meyer lemon, there are a surprising varieties of indoor citrus and fruit trees you can add to your home. Browse our website to discover which is best for you! In fact, just about any type of fruit you can think of can be successfully grown inside your home!
Buying Indoor Fruit Trees
For such a unique type of tree, the cost is surprisingly reasonable - you can have an indoor fruit tree delivered to your home for less than $20! Some of the more unique varieties will cost a bit more, as well as trees that are more established. Almost universally though, an indoor citrus tree won't set you back more than $60 or so.To learn more about these unique trees, be sure to download your very own copy of our exclusive e-book; "Indoor Fruit Trees: Care for Your Own Indoor Orchard". It's the definitive guide to these wonderful small trees and answers just about any question you might have. Be sure to explore the rest of the site to see all the varieties of indoor citrus and fruit trees, and how to bring one into your home. The best part is, these trees more than pay for themselves in bountiful yields of sweet, delicious fruit!
Caring for Your Indoor Fruit Trees
With standard citrus trees grown outdoors, sunshine is the most important ingredient to their long term health and success. The same is true with indoor fruit trees, they need a sunny window or bright room with ample sun exposure. The more the better in fact, although six to eight hours a day is usually sufficient. Don't worry if your climate tends to be on the cloudy and rainy side though, outdoor citrus trees endure cloudy and rainy spells just fine. Generally, it's safe to assume the more exposure to sunlight for an indoor fruit tree, the better. They also crave humidity (think Florida!), which you can create by misting the tree with lukewarm water every other day or so.
You should only have to water your tree once a week or so, just enough so the soil is on the dry side of moist. These indoor trees don't like to sit in a puddle of water! Of course, indoor environments differ, as some are drier than others, but in general, watering once a week is plenty. If you'd like, you can also place your tree outdoors in the warmer months on a sunny patio or balcony. They like being outdoors a few months of the year, and while we recommend doing so, it isn't a requirement.
We talk in depth about caring for indoor fruit trees in an article on our site, so be sure to check it out. We also have an article page for nearly every type of indoor citrus tree available. On each page you'll find pictures of the tree, as well as specifications, care and maintenance tips, and other important information.
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Tom & Jan Bailey