Top 9 Easy To Grow Fruit Trees & Plants

Growing your own fruit at home does not call for an orchard. A British garden will suit apple trees with strawberries, rhubarb and figs.

Try growing your fruit in containers if room is restricted. You know you could even grow strawberries in hanging baskets.

Ten simple to cultivate fruits are shown in our infographic here For the whole infographic, go to the bottom of the page; alternatively, scroll the list for a little further information on every one. These are our 10 favorite fruits perfect for novices:

1. Strawberries

Sun-warmed strawberries fresh from your own strawberry vines have an amazing, sweet, juiced taste. Just make sure you plant them in a sunny spot and in well-drained soil; versatile fruits that flourish in patio pots, hanging baskets, window boxes, or the ground.

Grow our strawberry full season collection bundle for three popular kinds to harvest between June and July. Easy strawberry varieties to try And for a lovely, pink-flowered and incredibly delicious variation grow “Just Add Cream,” berries from June to September.

2. Raspberries

Happy in raised beds, pots, or the ground as long as the soil has sufficient drainage and they get plenty of sun, raspberry plants are energetic growers. For an extra lengthy harvest season, plant a mix of summer or autumn-fruiting types or choose one.

Visit our “How To Prune Raspberries” page for particular guidance on timing your annual pruning of your canes.

Simple raspberry variants worth experimenting with: Real customer favourite, the autumn-fruiting raspberry “Polka” offers a luscious crop from July to October.

The thornless raspberry “Glen Coe” generates an unusual purple crop of very delicious fruit for a summer-fruiting choice. And if you want something for containers, consider dwarf Raspberry ‘Yummy,’ which simply reaches 45 cm tall.

3. Blueberries

Growing in pots is perfect for blueberry plants, which also look great on the patio where their perfumed spring blossoms and vibrant fall foliage create seasonal interest.

To flourish, they need moist, acidic soil; so, load your pots with ericaceous compost and water them with gathered rainfall. Lime included in tap water helps to gradually lower soil acidity.)

If you only want one bush, choose a self-fertile variety such as blueberry “Duke” or the little self-fertile variety “Top Hat,” which matures at 60cm tall. Try blueberry “Pink Sapphire,” which creates clusters of brilliant pink, super-sweet berries, for something a little unusual.

4. Figs

Plant fig trees against a bright, sunny south-west facing wall as they appreciate warmth and sunlight. Fig trees make a great container since they crop best when their roots are limited.

At the end of summer, savor the flavor of newly gathered, sun-warmed fruits and shield your figs from extreme cold.

Easy fig types to try: Although self-fertile, the traditional fig “Brown Turkey” is perfect for UK conditions. Choose the Chelsea Flower Show popular and naturally dwarfing cultivar “Little Miss Figgy” for containers; grows at 1.8m tall and can yield a harvest twice a year.

5. Gooseberries

One of the easiest berries to cultivate is a gooseberry since, save than sporadic watering during fruiting, they require very little upkeep.

To make effective use of a gloomy and unproductive area of your garden, load it with gooseberries. Excellent in cakes, crumbs, jams and cordials; gooseberries can also be eaten fresh from the bush.

Simple types of gooseberries to experiment with From July to August, new gooseberry “Giggles Gold” yields brilliant golden fruits with great flavor. For red-skinned delicious fruits in June and July, choose gooseberry ‘Hanonmaki Red’. Both heavily cropping bushes yield fruit perfect for cooking.

6. Apples

Apple trees fruit from mid-summer to late fall. Plant them in rich, well-drained ground with lots of sunlight and give your trees a winter trim to maintain their health.

While cooking kinds are fantastic for baking into pies and sauces, dessert apple kinds are delicious enough to consume directly from the tree. You can grow little dwarf versions in patio planters even if you don’t have room for a full-sized tree.

Easy apple tree kinds to try: Choose an apple pair patio fruit tree for tiny gardens. Two mouthwatering types of this unique little tree have been grafted onto its primary stem and poll each other.

Apple ‘Appletini’ is a little new self-fertile cultivar with little red fruits and pink flower in spring. Plant the traditional Apple ‘Bramley’s Seedling’ for ideal apple crumbs.

7. Blackberries

Perfect fruits grown in sun or shade, blackberries require little care to yield a plentiful harvest of dark, glossy fruits. Perfect eaten fresh or cooked into pastries, the sweet berries can be gathered June through September.

Easy blackberry kinds to try: Choose a small garden’s compact variety, blackberry “Black Cascade,” which grows to around 45cm and looks beautiful trailing from a hanging basket. Blackberry “Apache” is a nice child-friendly choice; it is delicious and thornless.

8. Honeyberries

Unusual fruit packed in nutrition and incredibly delicious are honeyberries. Easy to cultivate, they are strong, highly resilient plants requiring very little care.

Grow honeyberries in pairs to raise the possibility of pollination and get the highest results. Right from the bush, the blueberry-like berries are a mouthful of delight.

Simple honeyberry kinds to try: Super delicious berries are from Lonicera kamtschatica “Kalinka.” This beautiful edible may be placed in borders and flower beds where the perfumed blossoms provide interest in spring.

Reaching a height and spread of one meter, lonicera kamtschatica “Balalaika” is a wonderful choice for containers.

9. Goji berries

Given its rather hardiness and salt tolerance, goji berries are ideal for a windy, seaside garden. To provide the fruit the greatest circumstances for maturing in August, grow your goji berry shrub against a south-facing wall or in a protected sunny area.

Taste sweet and liquorice-like, the “superfood” berries are perfect for adding to smoothies and drinks for a great start to the day. They also include vitamin C and protein.

Goji berry “Synthia” achieves a height and spread of 2m, with berries that reveal a somewhat higher than normal sugar content. Easy goji berry kinds to try Plant the bigger goji berry “Sweet Lifeberry,” which stands 3.5 meters high and has a 5-meter spread, in a bed with lots of room to sprawl.