If you’re new to gardening or simply want a plant/tree that will need minimal care then you need to take a look at the following 5 fruit trees and plants.
Having a fruit tree in your garden can be very rewarding once the fruit starts to appear. All you have to do is choose the right ones for your home.
Before you make your final decision it’s a good idea to grab one of the many agricultural tours in your area. You’ll find out interesting facts about the local community and discover where crops the local farmers are utilizing. That will help you to make the right decision.
This is a vine that needs virtually no attention. sIn fact, looking after it has been known to kill it! The passionfruit vine is tough, it can break through the hardest of soils. All you have to do is plant it and create a structure for it to climb up.
Fences and trellises are perfect but it will also grow on pergolas and almost anywhere if it has the right level of support.
You don’t need to water it, just trim it almost completely back in the winter to ensure a good crop the following year.
Although the mulberry prefers clay-based soil it will do well in almost any soil type. They do need a little attention when first planted to ensure they have enough water and become established properly.
However, once they have solid roots it take s a lot to kill them.
The dwarf mulberry is a good choice as the standard mulberry can reach over 10m tall, the dwarf version is much smaller and more manageable.
Purchase your mango tree, dig your planting hole, and loosen the surrounding soil. Then, put a puddle of water at the bottom of the hole and place your tree into it. Give it plenty more water as you backfill the soil.
You’ll need to water it daily for the first couple of weeks and surround the base with mulch to help the soil maintain the water.
Then you can relax, watch it grow, and wait for your mangos to be ready to taste.
Dragon fruit is often called Pitaya, it’s a great climber and can easily reach 6ft just on one stem! When it reaches this height you’ll need to trim the top. The plant will respond by creating cascading branches that will fill with fruit.
You won’t need to do anything else other than enjoying the fruit.
Australia has the perfect climate for limes, lemons, oranges, and even mandarins. For this reason, they are very cheap to buy but there is something to be said about growing your own.
They need very little care but they do best in full sunshine to avoid pests targeting them. If you’re worried about space you can always use dwarf citrus. These offer the same delicious fruit but are much smaller, minimizing the effort involved annually.