Grow Indoor Fruit Trees

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Our Meyer lemon tree was in bloom last February! I wish I could capture the smell and share it through the internet since it is completely intoxicating.

Last summer, inspired by the extraordinarily tall windows in our new home, I purchased five fruiting trees that are not native to Zone 5 or 6: Black Mission Fig, Hass Avocado, Cold-Hearty Avocado, Meyer Lemon, and a Key Lime. In the summer these trees live outside on our north-facing deck; In the winter each tree has a home inside near our biggest south-facing windows. I am no expert in growing these types of fruiting trees and everything I share is as a hobby gardener growing fruit that I otherwise have only picked from a tree on a road trip through Arizona as a teenager. Might I mention, you have never truly eaten an orange unless it has ripened on the tree!

Below you will find links to three posts that track the progress of these trees and the journey from potting to fruiting. So far the most interesting tree and the only one to fruit has been the Meyer Lemon. Like any gardener new to a plant variety, I have my work cut out for me learning what these trees like and don't like in my arid 70-degree indoor garden. Enjoy the journey with me as I periodically add updates to these posts as the trees respond (or don't) to my attention and care.

Photo of cold-hearty Mexican avocado on bloom   Growing Avocados Trees Indoors

Photo of ripened Meyer lemon fruit   Growing Citrus Trees Indoors

Photo of fig leaves on an indoor fig tree   Growing Figs Indoors

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