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.
An indoor lemon tree is your absolute best choice if you’re wondering what type of indoor fruit tree to start with. They’re easy to grow, prolific with fruit, and inexpensive too!
An indoor fig tree is one of the least known varieties of container trees and arguably yields the most delicious fruit! These beautiful dwarf fig trees are a fig lovers dream and a joy to grow.
Indoor fruit trees give you fresh, healthy fruit inside your own home – apartment dwellers can finally rejoice in home-grown produce! Growing fruit indoors can be traced back to the 17th century.
Indoor Fruit Trees
The most common, and most popular indoor fruit tree is the 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 Citrus 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 a copy of our exclusive e-book, “Indoor Fruit Trees: Buying and Caring for Your Own Indoor Orchard”. It’s the definitive guide to these wonderful small trees and answers just about any question you might have. Read the Indoor Fruit Tree Care article to get your very own copy
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!
Indoor Fruit Tree Care
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 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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