Indoor fruit tree – enjoy taste of your homegrown indoor fruit tree, unique fruits to grow indoors, here are some plants you may consider adding to your home:
Indoor fruit tree
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Cocoa beans are used for producing chocolates. Relatively small in size (about 20-15 feet) and can be kept small, cocoa tree is a novelty choice for indoor fruit plant since it does best with filtered sunlight and should not be exposed to direct sunlight as it may scorch its leaves. The choice of soil for this plant is a light, fast-draining one and thrives in a very humid environment. For this reason, some home growers encase their cocoa trees in plastic bags to increase humidity. Cocoa flowers contain both male and female parts and can pollinateon its own.
Miracle fruit tree
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Miracle fruit is a small, red, oblong berry (with one large seed) that makes everything taste sweet. When you eat the fruit and allow the pulp to coat the inside of your mouth, it will mask the real taste of bitter foods for a few minutes to several hours. It use often consumed fresh. This evergreen shrub will only grow up to 5 feet when grown indoors. It requires a room with a very bright light to perform well. Place your miracle fruit plant in a room with high humidity. You may do this by placing a humidifier nearby or covering your plant with clear plastic bag to conserve moisture.
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Grumichama is a type of cherry which is a very pleasant fruit for nibbling. In some countries, half-ripe fruits are made into pie, jam or jelly. This plant grows very well in containers as long as you provide an adequate size pot for root development. It is an erect slender tree with small berry sized fruits hanging from long stalks and go from vibrant green to bright red then purplish black as it ripens. It is fast growing and easy to maintain. When the blooms appear, it will only take 30 days before they turn to fruits and ripening happens over a few days’ time.
Syzygium oleosum tree
Also known as the blue lilly pilly, Syzygium oleosum’s sweet-tasting berry-like blue-purple fruits fruits is typically eaten raw with crisp and apple-like taste, with a hint of cloves. It also makes good jams, relishes, desserts, tarts, pies, cakes and ice cream. Syzygium oleosum typically grows 2 to 3 meters as a shrub and can survive half or full shade but prefers rich, well-drained soil. The plant may be grown from seed or from cuttings.
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Calamansi fruits are often processed to juice, concentrate, acidulant for other juices, jellies, jam and marmalade. It is a small bushy evergreen with a mix of sweet and tangy flavor similar to lime and tangerine is what makes calamansi tree a great choice for indoor fruiting plant. Calamansi growing requirements are similar to other citrus plants. Proper exposure to sun and temperature improves its productivity. Although it needs full sun, it can also thrive in half shade. Calamansi usually starts bearing fruits 2 to 3 years after planting.
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The berries of the curry tree are black and edible but the seeds are poisonous and must be removed before consumption. These fruits can be eaten fresh or made into juice. It is a culinary plant whose leaves are used as an aromatic and the fruit of the plant is a component of desserts. Curry tree loves a warm place with plenty of light. You can grow it with direct or indirect sun light or artificial white light and is can be planted in pots in balconies or terrace. You may plant your curry tree alongside herbs you use in the kitchen.
Meyer lemon tree
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Meyer lemon tree sweeter than the fruit of other lemons and even their thin skin is tasty and great for cooking. Its juice if used to make lemonade, soft drinks, and cocktails. It may also used in marinating meats and seafoods. The rind is used to make marmalade, lemon curd and lemon liqueur. And it is smaller than the other varieties making it perfect for indoor planting. It is self-pollinating and produces fruits indoors as long as it is cared for properly. Place your Meyer lemon tree near a window with direct sunlight in order for it to thrive inside your home. Expect this plant to bear fruit even when it is still young.
Monkey Cocoa tree
Very rare tree, it is a relative of the cocoa tree with yellow lobed pods filled with edible white flesh and large seeds used like chocolate. Monkey cocoa does well in shady or part-shade locations, so it will also do well indoors. A small rainforest tree, it usually grows up to 15 to 20 feet but can grow smaller if planted indoors. You can plant Monkey cocoa anytime of the year and will take 3 to 5 years before it bear fruits.