6 Fruit Plants You Can Grow In Your Home Garden
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If you have moved to your new home which has an attached backyard or garden, nothing can be more blissful than this. Pick up planting and gardening as your hobby and fill your garden with trees and herbs. India is a tropical country that yields several fruitful plantations of your choice.   

You can plant flowers, fruit, or vegetable trees. Along with other trees, growing fruit plants in your home garden can be rewarding, offering a bounty of fresh, organic produce and a beautiful garden space. Owing to the country's diverse climate and rich soil you can grow a wide variety of fruit plants. Besides, plucking fruits directly from the trees enables you to experience fresh ingredients.  

Here are six fruit plants that can thrive in Indian gardens and can provide delicious, home-grown fruit for your family.  

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  • Mango  

Also referred to as the ‘king of fruits, mango is a tropical delight and staple in many households in India. Mango trees are suited for warm, sunny climates and can happily thrive in a variety of soil types. Most importantly, they require well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. A mango tree may take several years to bear fruit, but it is definitely worth the wait. Some of the mango varieties are Alphonso, Kesar, and Banganapalli, which are best known for their sweet, rich flavour. It is important to water regularly and pruning annually to help maintain the health and productivity of the tree.  

  • Guava  

This is a hardy fruit that adapts well to the Indian climate. Guava can grow well in tropical as well as subtropical regions. The fruit can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils. Guava trees require full sunlight and moderate watering. They produce fruit within 2-3 years of planting, making a quick rewarding experience for gardeners. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C and dietary fibre, making it a healthy addition to your diet. Do not forget to prune regularly which helps to maintain the tree’s shape and encourage fruit production.  

  • Papaya  

This is another fast-growing fruit tree that thrive in the warm climates of India. Papaya trees can survive in well-drained soil receiving full sunlight. Papaya trees can produce fruit within a year of planting. They also fall under the low-maintenance category and require regular watering and fertilisation. The fruit imparts sweet taste and offers numerous health benefits, aiding digestion and boosting the immunity system.  

  • Pomegranate  

If you’re living in the arid and semi-arid regions of India, you can easily plant pomegranate trees. They prefer a well-drained, loamy soil and adequate sunlight. Besides, pomegranate trees are drought-tolerant and can sustain with minimal care. Pomegranate plants start bearing fruit within 2-3 years. Besides, the fruit is known for its sweet-tart flavour and is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  

  • Banana  

Bananas are regarded as a great choice for Indian home gardens, especially in regions with warm, humid climates. They thrive well in rich, well-drained soil and with plenty of sunlight. They are fast-growing plant and produce plants within 10-15 months of planting. Besides, they need regular watering and fertilisation. The fruit offers potassium and other essential nutrients. Banana trees can be grown as a standalone plant or in clusters.


  • Citrus  

Citrus plants include lemon, lime, and orange and can be grown in various climates across the country. They prefer well-drained, sandy loam soil and require full sunlight. These trees require regular watering, especially during dry spells, and benefits from periodic fertilisation. They typically bear fruit within 2-3 years. However regular pruning and pest control are essential to maintain a healthy citrus plants.