If you want to relish homegrown organic fruits in a very short space, then try growing Bonsai Fruits Plants that are also ornamental!
Bonsai is the practice of growing a dwarf variety of trees and shrubs in the containers. It is one of the best ways to grow your favorite tree in a remarkably short space! Let’s have a look at the best Bonsai Fruits Plants!
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1. Meyer Lemon
Botanical Name: Citrus × meyeri
Meyer lemon can effortlessly grow as bonsai indoors, and they reward their owner with a fresh and flavorful harvest year-round. Just make sure it gets plenty of direct sunlight.
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Botanical Name: Citrus x microcarpa
Though the calamondin orange plant can grow up to 15-20 feet long, you can keep its size in check by regular pruning. The plant also produces scented flowers that fill up the indoor space!
Botanical Name: Malus cerasifera
One of the best fruit plants for a bonsai display is a crabapple. Besides the edible fruit, its spectacular blooms, and leaves, both add a timeless charm to the interiors.
Botanical Name: Punica granatum
Surprisingly, the dwarf cultivar of a pomegranate can also be grown as a bonsai specimen. For indoors, opt for ‘Nana’ dwarf cultivar or ‘Nejikan.’
Check out our article on growing Pomegranate in India here
Botanical Name: Diospyros kaki
This fruit bonsai can be trained as a single or multiple trunks. Cultivars named Diospyros decandra (gold apple), and Diospyros peregrina (Indian persimmon) are the popular bonsai choices in India and are frequently spotted in Buddhist temples of Thailand.
Botanical Name: Prunus avium ‘Bonsai’
Varieties like ‘Bright n Tight’ and ‘Yoshino’ cherry are dwarf cultivars that can be trained into bonsai. This evergreen tree bears stunning spring flowers that serve as the focal point for interiors.
7. Fig Tree
Botanical Name: Ficus carica
According to the variety grown, the ficus produces fruits in summers, or fall. Though this deciduous bonsai tree has rapid growth, regular pruning keeps it in ideal shape and size.
Have a look at the best types of Ficus you can grow here
8. Black Currant
Botanical Name: Ribes nigrum
This bonsai is not prone to drying and cracking, unlike other bonsai. Just provide it plenty of sunlight, ample watering, and the plant will reward you with abundant berries and an ornamental appeal!