Melons are a type of fruit that belong to the Cucurbitaceae family and grow on vines that sprawl across the ground or can be kept upright with support. These plants are not typically attractive in their own right but are widely cultivated for the delicious fruits they produce. They have been grown for over 4,000 years as an important food source in areas such as Egypt and Africa.
There is only one species of Coconut Palm tree in the world, and this is Cocos nucifera. However, many cultivars exist within this species, which bear a wide variety of different types of coconuts. The Coconut Palm cultivars are split into two groups; dwarf varieties and tall varieties.
Lemon trees have so much to offer; they are ornamentally attractive, produce fragrant flowers, and bear delicious fruits that offer versatility in the kitchen. They are also surprisingly easy to care for and can be grown in almost any climate.
Paw paw trees produce banana-like fruits, but you have to help them pollinate. Read our tips for how to do so below.
Olive Trees can grow in a variety of climates, but if you want them to bear fruit, make sure to keep outside in a moderate climate with plenty of water. Here we'll discover more about how to take care of this popular tree for its maximum growing potential as ornamental trees as well as for fruit production.
Mulberry trees are easy to take care of and produce sweet fruit in abundance. The most difficult aspect of growing mulberry trees is propagating them, so it’s best to buy a start.
Pomegranate trees are usually fairly small and can be grown as either a tree or a shrub depending on how you choose to prune and train it. Pomegranate trees are also an ideal choice of tree to create a vibrant flowering hedge, as they can become quite dense when grown alongside each other.
Persimmon fruits ripen on the tree in fall, providing a source of food throughout the winter. There are two main types of American persimmon tree, which produce either astringent or non-astringent fruits.
Apricot trees are small trees that grow well in warm climates, but most are also cold hardy, making them suitable for growing in most western regions. They yield fuzzy-skinned peachy-orange colored stone fruits, which are sweet and juicy.
If you’re a fan of fresh limes, why not try growing your own lime tree? Be careful, though, as they can only survive in temperatures above 50º F, so you’ll need to grow them inside or at least bring them inside when the temperatures drop.
Orange trees aren’t as difficult to grow as you might think. Keep them outside if temperatures in your area don’t fall below 25⁰ F or grow them indoors for fresh, homegrown, oranges. Read here all about the orange tree facts and how to grow and care for it the right way.