You don’t need an orchard to grow your own fruit. Many varieties of fruit are suitable for the amateur grower. You can even grow fruit in a hanging basket or window box!
A container full of strawberry plants will reward you with fresh, tasty and unlike many supermarket strawberries, fully ripe fruits. Kids love eating fruit they’ve picked themselves. Strawberries are also a great starting point for growing your own fruit.
If you want a container fruit plant with the added bonus of year round interest then take a look at the page on growing your own blueberries.
You will find advice on how to grow both hard and soft fruits, including how to choose a suitable variety, planting, propogation and pests.
If you are new to fruit gardening we would suggest starting with soft fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. If you want to move on to growing hard fruit such as apples, pears, oranges, lemons etc then be sure to read the relevant article before buying fruit plants.
Whether you are just at the planning stage or have run into problems, we are here to help. See the left hand menu for a list of articles on how to grow different fruits. We are constantly expanding the site, so come back soon.