Tree fruits – including apples

  • Apples
  • Kumquats
  • Avocados (plenty of extra tips online if you search)
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries (sometimes helpful videos are available online)
  • Pomegranate
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Pears

Citrus fruits
Citrus trees in particular are said to be good for beginner gardeners and are easy to grow
indoors, so don’t let inexperience or lack of outdoor space stop you from enjoying freshly-picked,
hyper-local fruit.

  • Dwarf oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerines
  • Meyer lemons
  • Limes

Tropical fruits

Tropical fruits can also be surprisingly easy to grow indoors, even in non-tropical climates. Such

  • Bananas (look for container gardening tips online)
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Guavas (several varieties)

The real surprises

  • Hops—yes, as in the “spice” ingredient in beer. Turns out they’re easy to grow!
  • Aloe Vera
  • Strawberries
  • Tea (well, herbal tea)
  • Quinoa!


  • Small cantaloupe
  • Jenny Lind melon (an heirloom cantaloupe)
  • Golden Midget Watermelon