Tree fruits

  • Apples
  • Kumquats
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranate
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Pears

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

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

The real surprises

  • Hops—yes, as in the “spice” ingredient in beer.
  • Aloe Vera
  • Strawberries
  • Tea (well, herbal tea)
  • Quinoa!


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

And many more, plenty of extra tips online if you are willing to search