10 Green Fruits For Your Garden

Growing green fruits is an excellent way to get more nutrients into your diet.

As well as being highly nutritious, these fruits also look great growing in the garden.

Here are 10 beautiful green fruit plants to plant in your garden.

Most of these plants can be grown vertically or in containers, so they’re ideal for small gardens, courtyards and even balconies.

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green fruits


1. Grapes

There are many different varieties of green grapes that can be grown on a trellis or pergola.

Thompson seedless are ideal snacking grapes that are also great for making raisins.

Another good option is cotton candy grapes, which have a sweet candy-like taste.

Grape vines grow best in full sun and they need regular pruning to control the size of the vines.

green grapes

2. Avocados

Avocados are one of the most beautiful green fruits and they look great on the tree.

As well as looking good, they’re also packed with nutrients including folate, vitamin C, potassium and monounsaturated fat. [1]

Avocado trees grow best in warm tropical or subtropical climates but there are some varieties that can tolerate cooler temperatures.

If you don’t have room for a full size avocado tree you can plant a dwarf avocado variety in a large container.

green avocados on tree

3. Apple

Granny smith apples are one of the most popular green apple varieties and they’re ideal for cooking.

Most apple trees need another tree nearby for pollination so if you have limited garden space it’s best to get a self-pollinating variety so you’ll get fruit with only one tree.

Dwarf apple trees can be grown in containers in a sunny spot in the garden.

green apples

4. Pear

Pears are popular green fruits that are considered easier to grow than apples because they’re less susceptible to pests and diseases.

Most pear trees aren’t self-pollinating so you’ll need two trees to get a crop of fruit.

Pear trees are frost hardy during winter while the trees are dormant but they need protection from frosts when there are flowers on the trees.

pear tree

5. Nashi pear

Nashi pears, also called Asian pears, are small round fruits that are ideal for snacking.

They grow on compact trees that reach 12 to 20 feet (3 to 6 metres) tall, so they’re ideal for small gardens.

Nashi trees are easy to care for and will grow well in most climates and soil types.

nashi pear

6. Kiwi fruit

Kiwis are small fruits that are fuzzy and brown on the outside and green on the inside.

They grow on long vines that can reach up to 20 feet (6 metres).

Kiwis are ideal for vertical gardens and they can be grown on a trellis, pergola, fence or arbor.

RELATED: How To Grow Kiwi Fruits Vertically

kiwi fruit vine

7. Gooseberries

Gooseberries are another type of green fruit that can be grown as a bush or trained to grow on a trellis.

The small green berries can be sweet or sour and the plants are self-fertile so you only need one plant to produce fruit.

It’s a good idea to cover gooseberries with bird proof netting to stop the birds eating the berries before you get a chance to pick them.


8. Honeydew melons

Honeydew melons have a cream colored exterior and light green flesh on the inside.

They have a long growing season and it takes between 65 to 100 days for the melons to mature.

You can start honeydew melon seeds indoors about 3 weeks before the last frost of the season and plant them out in the garden once the weather has warmed up.

honeydew melon

9. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are usually considered to be vegetables but they’re actually classified as fruits.

There are many different varieties of cucumbers that are ideal for small gardens including Lebanese cucumbers and Burpless cucumbers that are said to prevent burping and gas.

Cucumbers can be grown vertically on a trellis or wire fence to save space in the garden.

RELATED: How To Grow Burpless Cucumbers

mini cucumber plants

10. Limes

The last green fruit on this list is limes.

They’re popular citrus fruits that are easy to grow in your backyard.

Lime trees grow best in areas where temperatures stay above 50 ℉ (10 ℃).

The trees need regular watering, especially during hot weather and they’ll drop their leaves if they’re left to dry out too much.

lime tree

So there are 10 beautiful green fruits to grow in your backyard garden.

Planting a few of these green fruit plants will ensure that you have plenty of fresh fruit to snack on during the summer months.


Here’s a quick video that explains the best way to grow an avocado plant from seed. I think you’ll find it interesting.

Have you tried growing any of these green fruits in your garden? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a landscape gardener and designer with over 10 years experience. I have a passion for small space gardening and I love designing and creating beautiful outdoor spaces that maximize the potential of small urban gardens. Read more

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Doris Jean

    What an informative article. My mom lives in NYC and grows grapes…the best grapes I’ve ever tasted!!

  2. Trish Veltman

    Feijoas are another one – we’ve got two trees in our garden and they are full of fruit this year. Planning on trying avocado next

  3. Stephanie S

    I would love to grow avocados! I’m actually going to try growing limes this growing season. I’m so excited, and I hope all goes as planned. Great article, and list of fruit plants.

  4. Smita

    We used to see a lot of gooseberries in gardens in Switzerland! I’m inspired to grow them here in Australia now. Also, Avocados! How amazing would it be to have your own avocados for an avocado toast!

  5. Stella

    I had no idea that pears are easier to grow than apples. We have three apple trees in our garden that pretty much take care of themselves and produce enough apples for our entire extended family. I recently planted a lemon tree, but lime is a great idea, too. My mum has kiwi fruit. I’d plant it, but nobody but me really likes eating it.

  6. Subhashish Roy

    All the fruits so fresh and inviting. Love fruits and we used to grow some of this at our home when we were young. I wish we could continue now. Very refreshing post.

  7. Erica (The Prepping Wife)

    I’ve often wondered if I could grow an avocado tree in a container! One of my favorite things about avocados is the fact they don’t start to ripen at all until they are picked from the tree. Which would eliminate waste or having too many for me. I’m tucking that little gold nugget of info about the lime leaves drying out into the back of my mind for when I am able to start a greenhouse and add in fruits and vegetables. That is a great tip that I didn’t know. I also need to make a note to ask my husband if he’d like to add honeydew melons to our list of things we want to grow. I hadn’t thought about that one.

  8. Lyosha

    Green apples and gooseberries are my personal favorites when it comes to the garden

  9. Britt K

    You have some great suggestions here. We grew cucumbers for a few years but I’ve always been talking about wanting to plant my own apple tree. After all, we have a nice yard – it would provide not only apples but also some shade on those hotter, sunny days. I feel like that’s a win/win across the board!

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