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12 of the Best Fruit Trees You Can Actually Grow Indoors

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When we think of farming or gardening for food, we think of the great outdoors. If you want to squeeze a fresh orange or lemon in the morning, you’ll need a certain amount of outdoor space for those trees, after all.

Except sometimes you don’t. A wide variety of fruit trees actually grow well inside, which means you can combine the decorative beauty of indoor plants with the practical benefit of being able to reach over from wherever you’re sitting and grab a delicious, healthy snack. There are two things to keep in mind if this sounds like your next indoor gardening project, though: One, in almost every case you should be looking for the “dwarf” varieties of the fruits you’re targeting, as they don’t require the space their full-size cousins need. Two, buying a mature tree and transplanting it to your home will always increase your odds of actually getting viable fruit. Planting from seed can work, but will usually take longer to produce less.

That being said, here are your best choices when it comes to growing fruit trees inside.