With the price of fruit and vegetables always on the rise, it makes sense to invest in your own nutritional future by planting a home-grown greengrocers in your own backyard! While this might sound like something only people on acreage do, it doesn’t have to be.
There are a wealth of fruit trees just perfect for urban spaces and with their colourful fruits, they can often boost the good looks of a great home.
Picking the right variety can also save on the time you need to spend in the garden. Many fruit trees require little attention to thrive and begin producing a delicious harvest. No green thumbs required! And some even come in ‘patio varieties’ perfect for people living in apartments.
So what should you plant? Well it very much depends on your location and climate – what’s ideal to plant in Melbourne can be very different to what’s ideal in Sydney. Below is an example of the top 10 fruit trees to plant in urban areas in the Illawarra. They’re the easiest trees to grow and produce pretty massive harvests. So just pop them in the ground and watch your grocery bill shrink, as they grow!
3. Banana (Williams Cavendish)
6. Hawaiian Guava
These tips have been provided by Happy Earth, the blog by Alison Mellor and Richard Walter, both recognised on the cover of the Wollongong White Pages and Yellow Pages by Sensis as Australians Creating a Better Future,