Growing your own food is a better way to you and the environment. Planting them in the pot is a great way to produce healthy and tasty fruits that guide your health. There are many other factors that are essential for the growth of crop plants. It includes soil fertility, water & sunlight, climatic conditions. When you plant indoors make sure it gets enough sunlight throughout the day. Here is the list of top 10 popular fruits that are grown in pots or large containers worldwide.
Blueberry fruits are sweet and are grown for its commercial use. They can be easily grown in large pots or containers. Soil should not be the type of acidic. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins that help to cure several health problems.
Select a blueberry variety as different varieties to grow in different temperate zones. If planted in the spring season, the fruit develops in late-summer. Prefer organic fertilizers to boost the productivity of berry plants. Harvesting time depends upon plant varieties. You can eat berries only when the fruit is ripe.
Strawberry grows well in both hot and cool climatic conditions. Hybrid variety grows to a height of 40-60 cms. Fruit is red in color and tastes good. It is grown worldwide for its fruit and many other products. They grow easily at both indoors and outdoors. To eat berries select the fruit before it is ripe. Here is the procedure that illustrates the growth of berry plants from seeds in a pot.
Apples are cultivated worldwide and originated in central Asia. Gardeners often propagate apples using grafting mechanism for a hybrid variety that yields high gain. It grows up to 10 feet tall. Fruit matures after 2-3 years. Apple varieties are classified depending on size, taste, and color. It is used in salads, juices, sweets, jams, and ice-creams.
Yes, you can grow apples easily from seed indoors to increase the success rate. For this collect seeds from a nursery that blooms well in warm climates.
Banana is an edible flowering plant and fruits are elongated & curved. It is 5 meters tall and can grow in a variety of soils. Leaves are composed of stalk and blade. Fruits can be eaten or juiced. You can grow bananas in pots or large containers than growing outdoors. With proper care, you can grow a banana tree in your home. Choose the desired pot containing rich fertile soil.
Harvesting time depends on banana plant variety. After harvesting, place them in a cool place for the fruit to turn yellow and can be eaten.
Mango fruits have a sweet smell with a single seed in it. If you have space then you can enjoy growing your own mango fruits. It thrives in the summer season and prefers more sunlight.
Test the fruit and when it is a green wait for a week. If the fruit turns yellow color then it is ready to eat and also the raw. You can make juices, pickles, jams, salads and also in cooking dishes.
Pineapple is a flowering plant and the leaves have spines on margins, stripped of red or cream color and when stem elongates produces purple or red color flowers. Fruit can be preserved and consumed fresh.
It’s easy to propagate the plant from cuttings under controlled conditions. Prefer light, well-drained soil and place it in sunlight. It takes 2 months to establish roots when you can start fertilizing. Also, shift the plant to outdoors during late spring or summer season. Eating or juicy pineapples contain anti-oxidants that help to fight against the diseases and stay healthy.
Watermelon species are native to Africa and grow well in both tropical and sub-tropical areas. It is a berry with a hard rind and no internal division in it. Melons grow well in warm conditions so maintain the temperature above 60F.
Melon also contains vitamins, proteins, and nutrients that help to lead healthy and happy life. Harvesting time depends upon climate, season and variety but only after flowering. Flowering and fruit set continues until the weather remains favorable. Ripe fruits have no change in color and smell.
Papaya is a plant that grows well in tropic and subtropic regions. It is a small tree with a stem about 5-10mts long. Leaves are confined at the top with palmate lobes. Flowers are sweet-scented, open at night and pollinated.
Fruit is a large berry about 20-35 cms tall and harvests only when it turns yellow in the hot-temperate zone. It takes 9-11 months time to harvest using gardening tools like sharp knife and scissors. Store them in a refrigerator for 2-3 days before eating and consume the fruit when it turns half yellow.
Avocado trees are native to Mediterranean climates. Fruit is a large berry with a single seed in it. It is high in nutrition, flavor and has many health benefits.
Avocado trees propagate through grafting and result in quick harvests and quality fruits. It’s a wonderful natural way to grow an avocado tree from seed. Here are the factors that explain the growth of avocado, starting from a seed to an avocado tree.
Pomegranate plant grows to a height of 5 meters. Flowers are the bright red color of thick skin and seeds inside it. Dwarf variety may produce fewer fruits during 1st year but gives better results after planting (2/3 years).When tree matures, it starts flowering and then produces fruits. You can also prefer grafting technique that produces sweet fruits and also promotes fast growth for a long time.
When you wish to eat pomegranates pick deep red color fruit and cut the fruit using a sharp knife. Now Store them in the fridge for 2 weeks to have delicious fruit.
What are the best fruits to grow in pots?
Here is the list 10 best fruits that you can grow easily in pots at home.
How to grow fruits in pots?
The following are some factors that are responsible for the better growth of fruits in pots…
- You must use a well-drain soil which is high nutrient content.
- Plants should receive sunlight for a minimum of 8 hours a day to bloom quickly.
- Pot size should be of 16-inches both deep, wide and drainage holes at the bottom.
- Water the plant adequately and maintain gap between 2 successive waterings.
Can you grow fruits in shade?
If you have a shady location in your garden still you can grow some tasty fruits like berry varieties. Though most of the fruit varieties grow and thrive in full sun, it is not compulsory to grow under warm climatic conditions. If you provide extreme hot conditions to the plant then there may be chances of leaf drooping, yellow leaves and dull foliage. Hence we can also grow such fruits in a shady location that yields a high crop gain.
Start growing fruits from seed indoors as it monitors your health and makes the surrounding environment look beautiful. If you have grown delicious fruits in large containers please share your experience with us.