Tropical Fruits


Cold Hardy Avocado
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Convenient patio plant
•  Lifetime of healthy fruit
•  Low maintenance


 
Meyer Lemon Tree
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Easy to grow
•  Best disease resistance
•  Very fragrant


 
Arbequina Olive Tree
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Unique olive tree
•  Easy to grow patio tree
•  Lifetime of fresh olives


 
Cavendish Banana Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Tropical look
•  Healthy bananas
•  Low Maintenance


 
Glenn Mango Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Healthy delicious fruit
•  Easy to grow in containers
•  Sweet, silky fruit


Key Lime Tree
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Most popular lime
•  Grows anywhere potted
•  Very fragrant


 
Grand Nain 'Naine' Banana Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Great patio plant
•  Fast producing bananas
•  Sweet & creamy fruit


 
Arabica Coffee Plant
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Great for containers
•  Grow your own coffee
•  Easy to grow


 
Miracle Berry Plant
Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors
•  All-Natural Sweetener
•  Small compact shrub
•  Exotic Fruit


 
Papaya Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Delicious Flavor
•  Easy to grow
•  Perfect patio plant


Elite Gold Pineapple
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Healthy delicious fruit
•  Easy to grow in containers
•  Little Maintanence


 
Ice Cream Banana Tree
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Sweet, creamy bananas
•  Tastes like ice cream
•  Easily grown in a container


 
Soursop 'Guanabana' Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Can grow in a container
•  Sweet and sour
•  Delicious in smoothies


 
Guava Tree
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Grow Guava at home
•  Great for containers
•  Easy to grow


 
Wonderful™ Pineberry
Growing Zones: 5-8
•  Tons of unique berries
•  Tropical pineapple flavor
•  Easy to grow


Owari Satsuma
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Most cold-hardy orange
•  Seedless & easy to peel
•  Sweet, delicious oranges


 
Dragon Fruit Cactus
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Great for smoothies
•  Fruiting cactus
•  Large, white flowers


 
Lychee Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  King of Fruits
•  Attractive evergreen
•  Cold Hardy


 
Loquat 'Japanese Plum'
Growing Zones: 7-10
•  Tolerates wind and drought
•  Tropical look and fresh scent
•  Produces sweet fruit


 
Fuzzy Kiwi
Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors
•  Vibrant green flesh
•  Full of sweet tropical flavors
•  Produces tons of kiwis


Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors
•  Rich, Delicious Chocolate
•  Flowers year round
•  Can grow in a container


 
Passion Fruit Vine (Flower)
Growing Zones: 6-10
•  Incredible purple flowers
•  Refreshing tart fruit
•  Tropical fruiting vine


 
Emperor Lychee Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Thrives in containers
•  Largest Lychee variety
•  Compact fruit tree


 
Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Grows almost anywhere as a patio plant
•  Ornamental fruit tree
•  Cold hardy down to 28F


 
Sugar Apple Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Fruit filled with tropical flavors
•  Juicy and refreshing
•  Excellent container tree


Cinnamon Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Tons of health benefits
•  Easy to grow in containers
•  Add spice to your garden


 
Ruby Red Grapefruit
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Delicious, Juicy Fruit
•  Easy to grow indoors
•  Loads of fruit!


 
Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Unique flavor
•  Star shaped fruit
•  Easily grown in a container


 
Coconut Palm
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Perfect for container growing
•  Produces delicious coconuts
•  Beautiful lush canopy


 
Sapodilla Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Tastes like a pear
•  Grows well in a container
•  Wind tolerant


Jaboticaba Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Produces tons of fruit
•  Delicious sweet and tangy flavor
•  Beautiful tropical foliage


 
Cotton Candy Strawberry Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Sweet and healthy berries
•  Beautiful flowers for months
•  Grows indoors


 
Allspice Tree
Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors
•  The perfect indoor tree
•  Tons of white blooms
•  Fragrant leaves and berries


 
Anna Hardy Kiwi
Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors
•  Sweet and tangy fruit
•  Vivid white blossoms
•  Space saving


 
Jackfruit Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Produces tons of fruit
•  Sweet and creamy flesh
•  Grows indoors


Strawberry Tree
Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors
•  Year round color
•  Beautiful flowers
•  Delicious sweet fruit


 
Puerto Rican Plantain Banana Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Incredibly sweet plantains
•  Lush tropical beauty
•  Perfect for container growing


 
Tamarind Tree
Growing Zones: 9-11 outdoors
•  Sweet and tart fruit
•  Full of nutrition
•  Thrives indoors


 
Abiu Tree
Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors
•  Delicious, sweet fruit
•  Fragrant blooms
•  The perfect houseplant


 
Noni Tree
Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors
•  Delicious and nutritious fruit
•  Fruits and flowers all year
•  Grows indoors


Now you can add a tropical feel to your patio with these three tropical fruit trees, no matter where you live!

Kumquat

This is quite an interesting fruit. Instead of the pulp, the sweetest part of this citrus fruit is actually the peel.

Nagami Kumquats make delicious marmalades, preserves, and dried fruits. The tartness also makes them an excellent addition to marinades.

Enjoy the distinctive taste of the Nagami Kumquat. It is the only citrus fruit that can be eaten skin and all. If you have a sweet tooth, eat the skin separately, as it is the sweetest part.

Delicious kumquats are small enough to pop into your mouth, and the Nagami bears these delicious fruits in great abundance.

There’s no need to worry about harvesting your Nagami Kumquats at the right time. You simply pick them off the tree when you’re in the mood for a great tasting, healthy snack.

Your whole family will enjoy the great tasting marmalades and desserts you cook up from your citrus tree.

It isn’t often you find a fruit tree that can grow in almost any soil, but Nagami Kumquats will reward you well in any condition.

This dwarf citrus does great in a container as well. This way, no matter where you live, you can grow juicy kumquats!

The kumquat is so hardy and disease resistant there is no need for chemicals. You’ll always be able to pluck and eat your fruit straight from the tree because it isn’t prone to pests or diseases.

Mid-summer blooms give you an elegant fragrance that will entice you to step out on your patio every morning.

Your kumquat harvest will be fully ripened and ready to eat in February. You’ll be excited to know that the Nagami Kumquat is actually cold hardy to temperatures as low as 20 degrees.

No matter where you live, you can grow these trees as patio plants. Just bring it inside near a sunny window during the winter.

They'll mature to a height of just 8 feet tall. If you plant them in the ground, they prefer growing zones 8-11.

Papaya

It combines delicious fleshy fruit with the health benefits of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, and vitamin E. This tropical delight is sure to please.

Papaya trees can be container grown. If you live in a colder area, simply plant it in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter months. All of your guests over the winter will be delighted by seeing such a unique tree growing in your sun room or living room. When the temperatures began to warm up, place it back outside in the hot summer sun.

This exotic plant can grow up to 15 feet when mature, prefers warmer temperatures (70°F-90°F), and enjoys most types of well-drained soil. It prefers full sunlight, which will ensure the healthiest growth and maximum fruit production. Trees are male, female, and bisexual, so having several trees will increase your chances of producing a bountiful harvest. Fruit yields can vary from 60 to 80 pounds depending on the size of the tree.

The low-maintenance papaya does not need pruning and will provide you with luscious fruit that can grow up to 20 inches in length. The fruit has a thick green skin that ripens to gold. Inside the soft flesh is bright orange and the center of the fruit is packed with black seeds.

The juicy fruit has a musky aroma and a sweet and succulent taste. Even the peppery-flavored seeds are edible. Ripe fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Papaya is delicious straight from the tree and can also be made into drinks, jellies, pastes, and desserts dried or candied.

Guava

This beautiful tropical tree adds a unique touch to any landscape. Originating in Mexico and Central America, the tree is now naturalized to subtropical regions of North America. The tree has dark green, oval leaves and produces an array of stunning white and yellow flowers throughout the summer months.

The guava is a fast growing tree that will grow to a height of 10 feet, though it can easily be maintained at a height of 6-8 feet by regular pruning. Unpruned trees will flower during October. Trees that have been pruned will usually flower 10-12 weeks after pruning. The flowers can self-pollinate though pollination, which is usually carried out by bees.

The tree is drought tolerant, but will produce more fruit if watered regularly. It will easily adapt to most soil conditions and enjoys full sunlight. Guavas thrive in areas with hot summers and cool winters, and can tolerate temperatures up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

The guava fruit is round to pear-shaped and can grow between 2-4 inches long. When ripe the rind softens and is edible. The inner flesh creamy white in color and has a soft, pulpy texture. The fruit have a delicious sweet flavor and pleasant aroma. In warmer climates, the fruit will ripen year-round, but it may be picked while green and allowed to ripen at room temperature.

Mature green fruit will stay fresh for up to five weeks in a temperature between 46° and 50° F. You can speed up the ripening process by placing the guava in a brown paper bag along with an apple or banana. Once the fruit begins to, ripen it will change color.