21 Fruits You Can Grow in Balcony, Rooftop & Patio

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.

Love growing plants? Why not add fruit trees on your list! Nothing turns a balcony, a city rooftop, or a patio into a lush green paradise than potted trees laden with juicy fruits. Choose your favorite from this list of best Fruits You Can Grow in Balcony and bring a structure to your little open space.

Best Fruits You Can Grow in Balcony

1. Apple

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Botanical Name: Malus domestica

Height/Spread: 6-8/2-4 feet

An apple a day keeps a doctor away, so how about growing this in your balcony! 

2. Blueberry

Botanical Name: Cyanococcus

Height/Spread: Depends on the variety

You can even plant blueberries in hanging baskets.

3. Strawberry

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Botanical Name: Fragaria × ananassa

Height/Spread: 1-2 feet

When it comes to fruits for small space, strawberry is best, and you can grow it in any climate as an annual.

4. Apricot

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Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca

Height/Spread: 6-7/2-4 feet

As dwarf apricot varieties don’t grow tall, they’re a perfect specimen for growing in a patio pot.

5. Plum

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Botanical Name: Prunus subg. Prunus

Height/Spread: 5-7/2-4 feet

Grow plums not only for juicy fruits but also for their gorgeous display of flowers. Pixy, Johnson, and St. Julien A are the best varieties to grow.

Growing Tips

A sunny balcony, with 6-7 hours of sunlight, will keep the plants thriving.

6. Lemon

Botanical Name: Citrus × limon

Height/Spread: 3-6/2-4 feet

A Dwarf lemon plant can be the best focal point of your balcony, looking charming with glossy, oblong leaves, fragrant flowers, and juicy fruits!

7. Citrus

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height/Spread: 4-5/2-4 feet

You can grow citrus trees easily in pots–Oranges, kumquats, calamondin, and limequats, to name a few. 

8. Raspberry

Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus

Height/Spread: 3-5/1-2 feet

Raspberry bushes are a perfect fruit plant to grow on a deck garden. There are many short cultivars available.

Growing Tips

Use well-draining soil and water the plants regularly.

9. Guava

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Botanical Name: Psidium guajava

Height/Spread: 5-8/2-4 feet

If you live in a hot climate (USDA Zones 9-11), grow a guava tree on your terrace. It will look good in a pot and provide privacy as well.

10. Peach

Botanical Name: Prunus persica

Height/Spread: 5-6/2-3 feet

You can reduce a dwarf peach tree to 6 feet height and relish homegrown peaches in your patio garden. Growing it is easy!

Growing Tips

Give it full sunlight and protect the fruits from fleece.

11. Banana

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Botanical Name: Musa

Height/Spread: 4-12/ 5-7 feet

The banana tree may not be appropriate for a balcony, but growing it in a pot is possible in a patio and rooftop garden.

12. Avocado

Botanical Name: Persea americana

Height/Spread: 6-9/2-4 feet

A balcony with good air circulation can be a great place to grow avocados! Opt for Wurtz or Little Cado varieties.

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