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Top 3 Food Trees That Are Also Ornamental

Updated on February 23, 2019

Making the Decision

Growing your own food can be a big decision. There are lots of questions that need to be answered before you can begin the process of growing your own food. You may have asked yourself do I have the time, space, and patience to Garden? This article shows you that it is possible to grow your own food in minimal space. To begin you must decide what type of food you enjoy eating. You may also want to consider whether the plants are high maintenance, Do they require a lot I've space? Do they need constant care? These are all things to consider before choosing plants for your home. Below are the top three fruit trees that serve as ornamentals

Arabica Coffee Plant

Choosing the right Plants

Did you know that arabica coffee bean plants are native to Africa?

Most Arabica plants only grow to a maximum height of about 12-to14 ft but with periodic pruning will remain at a manageable compact size suitable for indoor growing. There's very little maintenance needed to grow these plants. They have been domesticated to grow in nearly any soil type as long as it is well-draining. Choose a decorative flower pot and you're on your way to Growing your own food. The Arabica coffee tree is comparable in size to a mature rubber tree plant making it an ideal choice.

Dwarf Hass Avocado Plant

Did you know the Avocado tree is thought to have originated in Southern Mexico?

Hass Avocado Tree

Healthy Choices

Delicious and healthy the avocado tree can grow to massive size reaching a whopping height of about 80 ft. Don't Panic these trees have since been domesticated and are now and drawer sizes which reached an average height of about 10 ft tall and with some pruning can be at a manageable 7ft tall making it ideal to grow indoors as a lush beautiful green plant. Avocado trees are low maintenance and compact. While some avocados require an additional plant to pollinate and fruit the dwarf avocado plants are modified to be self pollinating and produce huge crops which is why it is a commonly grown indoor plant.

Meyer Lemon Tree

Fruity Choices

Did you know the lemon tree is thought to have originated from China?

"When life hands you lemons make lemonad"

Fresh and Lemony

Most lemon trees can grow to massive sizes reaching Heights of 20ft and upwards . In recent years the lemon cultivar is grown on dwarf rootstock making it perfect for growing indoors as ornamentals. Although small and compact When In Bloom these trees offer a very aromatic pleasing fragrance. The Meyer lemon tree is thought to be a cross between a mandarin and lemon giving it a sweet and tart taste making it an excellent choice for plant lovers

Other Plant Choices

* Dwarf Fig Trees

*Dwarf Citrus Trees

*Sweet Potato (Leaves)

*Dino Kale

*Tomatoes (cherry)

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Planting Alabama

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