Fruit trees are one of the best things you can do with your garden. There’s nothing like having your fruit whenever you need it. You like to buy local organic fruit; it doesn’t get more local and organic than your back yard! If you feel like doing something new with your garden and picking up a hobby, why not consider planting some fruit trees? Growing fruit isn’t as complicated as you might think, and there are many choices out there.
There are many varieties of fruit, including common ones like apples and pears. There are also many unusual plants and trees that you can grow. These trees are outside the norm but still easy to grow in the right climate. These are fruit trees you should be able to grow without spending hours creating a climate-controlled environment.
Here are three rare fruit trees you can grow in your garden.
Meyer Lemon Trees
Meyer lemon trees are one of the first things people think of when it comes to rare fruit trees. Growing lemon trees in your yard is a rewarding experience, to say nothing of how delicious these lemons are. Not only do Meyer lemon trees produce heaps of fruit, but they are also fragrant and beautiful to look at. The white blossoms of the Meyer lemon tree are surprisingly elegant, as are the dark green leaves. Unlike other lemons, which are sour, Meyer lemons are quite sweet. The peels also taste good, making Meyers the perfect choice for cooking lemons.
Meyer lemon trees tend to look like shrubs in nature, but you can prune them and turn them into a proper tree shape. When planted in your garden and appropriately treated, these trees can grow up to ten feet tall. You can also keep them in pots. Potted Meyer lemon trees grow according to the size of the pot and tend to be smaller. The seedlings grow at a moderate pace for a fruit tree, bearing fruit within four years. We recommend that you plant your trees in early spring to give them the best chance of growing smoothly.
These lemon trees do best in warmer climates. When kept in pots, they can grow to be grown indoors or outdoors. One of the best benefits of growing Meyer lemons is that they require very little work to maintain. The main thing you need to do is find a suitable environment for them.
While Meyer lemon trees can tolerate some shade, they like to have eight hours of direct sunlight per day. If you choose to bring your plants inside, keep them by a south-facing window to ensure they get all the light they need. These fruit trees also need regular fertilization, well-draining soil, and enough water to keep the soil they are planted in moist.
Fig Brown Turkey
The fig brown turkey tree is most commonly associated with Asia and the Mediterranean. With that said, you should have no problem growing them at home to add a touch of the exotic to your garden. Fig brown turkeys are remarkably versatile and durable and can grow in several different climates. They are so versatile, in fact, that you can grow them in pots on your patio instead of planting them directly in the ground.
If you do plant your fig brown turkey in the ground, you can expect it to grow up to fifteen feet. Don’t worry if that sounds like too much, as you can prune it to keep the size at a manageable level. The fig brown turkey is recommended for beginner fruit growers because it is self-fertile. Keep your tree in a slightly sheltered position where it can still get some sunlight for the best results.
Figs themselves are very sweet and super versatile. They can be used for all kinds of kitchen creations. Get a fig brown turkey tree to grow your own figs and see what you can make with them.
Green Sensation Apple Tree
Apples seem like a strange thing to come across in a list of rare and unusual fruit trees, but who doesn’t love apples? Everyone could do with an apple tree in their garden, given how versatile and hardy these sweet fruits are. However, there’s no need to limit yourself to common apples like golden delicious and Bramley apples.
Green sensation apples are one of the rarer varieties of apples. Green sensation apples are also suitable for most gardens because you can grow them on the patio if you want. These apple trees blossom in spring and produce plenty of fruit in the summer. Don’t worry about the tree getting too tall either, as these trees can grow as small as five feet tall.
There are plenty of other rare fruit trees you can find and grow in your garden. We hope that this list has inspired you to try growing something a little different this year to add a splash of color and charm to your garden. Grow something unusual and enjoy the delicious benefits for yourself come harvest time.