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Growing fruit and edible plants is easy and fit's nicely in the exotic garden. Our fruit plants are a specially selected, ornamental range that are both attractive to look at and produce a tasty treat at the same time.They are fruit plants which are easy to grow and maintain as well as being plants that are attractive in the garden even when not producing fruit. Don't worry if you have never grown fruit trees or soft fruit plants before because those listed below are very simple to look after. Just remember these plant's shouldn't be restricted to the vegetable patch, enjoy them for what they are planted amongst other ornamentals in your garden.
Actinidia deliciosa 'Boskoop'
Kiwi 'Boskoop' is a self-fertile kiwifruit, meaning that only one plant is needed to produce fruit. The kiwifruit is a deciduous climbing plant, which produces large round leaves covered in tiny light brown hairs. The white flowers are produced in la...
Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny'
Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' is a self-fertile kiwifruit, meaning that only one plant is needed to produce fruit. The kiwifruit is a deciduous climbing plant, which produces large round leaves covered in tiny light brown hairs. The white flowers are p...
Arbutus Unedo Rubra
Pink Strawberry Tree
Arbutus Unedo Rubra is a large bushy evergreen shrub that blooms during mid-late fall. It has rough bark and dark green leaves. For optimal growth, it is recommended to plant the plant in a location where there is a lot of sun. It grows rosy-pink u...
Arbutus unedo, Strawberry Tree, is a beautiful evergreen shrub which grows to around 3 metres in height. The bell-shaped flowers are produced in late summer followed by orange fruits which ripen to strawberry red. Normally, the flowers and fruits are...
Pawpaw tree. This North American variety is a hardy, deciduous shrub/tree producing interesting purple flowers in May/June followed fruit that can reach about 15cm long. After a long hot summer, fruits may ripen with tasty cream flesh having a flavou...
Chaenomeles superba 'Texas Scarlet'
Flowering quince, Japanese quince, japonica. A spreading thorny shrub with changing seasonal interest. Clusters of cup-shaped, bright scarlet red oriental looking flowers are borne in spring, followed by attractive green edible quince fruits ripening...
Citrus Medica Digitata
Commonly called 'Buddha's Hand' due to the unique fruit which separates as it ripens in to finger-like projections. Once ripe the zest can be used in drinks or cooking. The fruits can be used for jam/marmalade making or sliced in to salads. As with m...
Blood Orange. An extremely delicious citrus fruit with gorgeous red orange flesh. Evergreen shrub. Can be placed on a sunny patio for the summer, but will need the protection of a conservatory or greenhouse in winter. Feed and water regularly in su...
Citrus aurantifolia x fortunella
Evergreen shrub. An unusual cross between a lime, lemon and kumquat. Can be placed on a sunny patio for the summer, but will need the protection of a conservatory or greenhouse in winter. Feed and water regularly in summer. Less water in winter. Re...
Citrus aurantium var. myrtifolia 'Chinotto'
Ornamental orange. Very ornamental with small dark green leaves and a neat compact growth habit. Masses of fragrant white flowers in spring and summer followed by oranges. The fruits, although bitter to eat, can be used in making marmalade. The lea...
Citrus australasica microcitrus
Australian Finger Lime
Australian Finger Lime A much sought after citrus boasting small finger-like fruits which are packed with exquisite lime flavoured pearls. Evergreen and can be placed in a sunny position in the summer, but will need winter protection in a conservator...
If you have a conservatory or frost free green house, lemon trees are easy to grow and if you follow a few simple rules, you can pick your very own lemons to accompany your gin and tonic! Exquisite smelling flowers are followed by small green frui...
Evergreen small tree/shrub. Wonderful scented flowers followed by mandarin fruit. Leaves are used to wrap Middle Eastern sweets. Can be placed on a sunny patio for the summer, but will need the protection of a conservatory or greenhouse in winter. ...
Citrus sinensis Orange
Orange tree. Evergreen shrub. Can be placed on a sunny patio for the summer, but will need the protection of a conservatory or greenhouse in winter. Feed and water regularly in summer. Less water in winter. Requires an acid soil.Common Names: Sweet O...
Citrus x aurantiifolia 'Key Lime'
Round fruit, 2.5-5cm diameter, green, tuning yellow when ripe, but picked green commercially. Valued for its flavour, best picked then immediately sliced and added to a gin and tonic, alternatively use in a key lime pie. Water with rain water o...
Citrus x limonia Osbeck
A cross between a lemon and a mandarin. Evergreen shrub. Can be placed on a sunny patio for the summer, but will need the protection of a conservatory or greenhouse in winter. Feed and water regularly in summer. Less water in winter. Requires an acid...
Cordon Apple 'Blue Moon' (Starline)
‘Blue Moon’ has crisp, juicy, purplish-blue apples with a flavour that combines sweetness and sharpness and is ready in August and September. Eater columnar apple. Resistant against fungal diseases such as scab and mildew, resistant against la...
Cordon Apple 'Fire dance' - (Starline)
Cordon Apple 'Fire dance' - (Starline)...
(acca) Pineapple Guava
Fejoia / Feijoa sellowiana or Acca sellowiana, the Pineapple Guava, is a choice evergreen from South America. During the summer the compact silvery green foliage is topped with beautiful red and white flowers. The petals somewhat surprisingly taste o...
Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
Brown Turkey' is a large deciduous shrub with bold, deeply lobed leaves and insignificant flowers followed by edible fruit to 10cm in length, at first green, but purplish when ripe. Usually one crop of fruit per year, but sometimes two in a hot summe...
Ficus carica 'Brunswick'
An attractive self fertile tree with handsome foliage, that produces a heavy crop of medium sized pear-shaped figs. The green skinned fruits have a delicious, sweet flavour and yellow and red flesh. Fruits develop in spring and ripen from August to S...
Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal'
This new introduction has fantastic deeply cut leaves shaped like ice crystals, turning bright yellow in the autumn. Very architectural and tolerant of coastal conditions. Minute petalless flowers are contained in a hollowed-out receptacle, which enl...
Ficus carica 'Nazareth'
Ficus carica 'Nazareth'Common Names: Ficus carica 'Nazareth'...
Ficus carica 'Panach'
Ficus carica 'Panaché' Eventual Size: Up to 4 metres, but can be pruned Position: Full sun, sheltered Foliage: Deciduous Habit: Bushy Fruit: Usually one crop of fruit per year, but sometimes two in a hot summer or under protection Soil: All soils...