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The Best Fruit to Grow in Your Garden!

Eating homegrown fruits plucked right off your own fruit trees, shrubs, and vines is terrific. As an added bonus, many of these fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, and vines become striking ornamental assets in the landscape. While some require a bit more efforts than most landscape plants, they reward us with so much joy to both our eyes and our taste buds, that they should be included in our yard. Imagine eating your homegrown apples, peaches, grapes, berries and other fruits!

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Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)

Prized for its foliage, flowers and fruit, Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava) is an evergreen shrub of rounded habit or small tree with handsome gray-green leaves, 1-3 in. long (2-7 cm), densely white-felted on the underside. Blooming in late spring to early summer, ravishing bicolor flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), bloom singly or in clusters in the leaf axils.

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Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Hardy Kiwi Vine)

Grown for its attractive foliage and edible fruit, Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Hardy Kiwi Vine) is a compact, deciduous climber that produces grape-sized, smooth-skinned, green fruits in late summer to early fall. While they are smaller than grocery store varieties, they are slightly sweeter and enjoy an excellent flavor.

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Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwifruit)

Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwifruit) is a vigorous, deciduous, woody-stemmed, twining climber with broadly ovate, heart-shaped, lustrous mid-green leaves, 5-8 in. long (12-20 cm). Slightly fragrant clusters of cup-shaped, creamy-white flowers are borne in late spring.

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Actinidia kolomikta (Variegated Kiwi Vine)

Prized for its flamboyant foliage, Actinidia kolomikta (Variegated Kiwi Vine) is a large vigorous deciduous climber producing a striking foliage mass of heart-shaped leaves, 3-5 in. long (7-12 cm), some in solid green, others white-splashed green and others heavily variegated with pink.

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Actinidia polygama (Silver Vine)

Creating a sparkling effect, Actinidia polygama (Silver Vine) is a vigorous, scrambling/twining, deciduous climber producing a striking foliage mass of heart-shaped, dark green leaves, 3-5 in. long (7-12 cm), adorned with silvery-white tips - as if each leaf has been dipped in paint.

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Ananas comosus (Pineapple)

Native to Brazil, Ananas comosus (Pineapple) is a short-stemmed terrestrial bromeliad forming a dense evergreen rosette of 30-50 stiff, sword-shaped, gray-green leaves, up to 3 ft. long (90 cm), with spiny edges.

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Ananas comosus var. variegatus (Variegated Pineapple)

Native to Brazil, Ananas comosus var. variegatus (Variegated Pineapple) is a short-stemmed terrestrial bromeliad forming a dense evergreen rosette of 30-50 stiff, sword-shaped, dark green leaves, up to 3 ft. long (90 cm), with a broad creamy stripe along each edge, and spiny margins.

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Asimina triloba (Pawpaw)

Noted for its great foliage effect, Asimina triloba (Pawpaw) is a large, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with large, slightly drooping, oval, rich green leaves, 6-12 in. long (15-30 cm), turning brilliant yellow to golden hues in fall.

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Citrus × aurantiifolia (Key Lime)

Delicious and easy to grow, Citrus × aurantiifolia (Key Lime) is a spiny evergreen shrub or small tree, prized for its rounded fruit, 2-3 in. across (4-6 cm), with juicy green pulp. Green and glossy when immature, the fruit turns pale-yellow when ripe. It is aromatic, juicy, very acid and flavorful. Valued for its unique flavor, it lends itself to many culinary uses.

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Citrus × latifolia 'Bearss Lime' (Persian Lime)

Citrus × latifolia 'Bearss Lime'(Persian Lime) is a dwarf, nearly thornless evergreen shrub prized for its oval fruit, 2-3 in. across (4-6 cm), with juicy light greenish-yellow pulp. Vivid green and glossy when immature, the fruit turns pale-yellow when ripe. It is aromatic, juicy, acid, but without the distinctive bouquet of the Key lime. It is bigger and seedless, with a lower acidity and a thicker rind than that of the Key lime (Citrus x aurantiifolia).

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Citrus × latifolia (Persian Lime)

The most widely cultivated lime, Citrus × latifolia (Persian Lime) is a medium-sized, nearly thornless evergreen shrub or small tree, prized for its oval fruit, 2-3 in. across (4-6 cm), with juicy light greenish-yellow pulp. Vivid green and glossy when immature, the fruit turns pale-yellow when ripe. It is aromatic, juicy, acid, but without the distinctive bouquet of the Key lime.

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Citrus hystrix (Thai Lime)

Native to Southeast Asia, Citrus hystrix (Thai Lime or Kaffir Lime) is a thorny, multi-stemmed, evergreen shrub or small tree, prized for its citronella-scented foliage, profuse flowers and bumpy green fruits. Its glossy, evergreen two-segmented leaves densely cover the woody stems. Highly aromatic, they are an important ingredient in many Thai dishes. Blooming throughout most of the year, the small, fragrant flowers are beautiful with their 4-5 pinkish-white petals and free stamens.

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Citrus japonica (Kumquat)

Remarkably cold-hardy, Citrus japonica (Kumquat) is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree prized for its glossy lance-shaped leaves and very small, oval, orange fruits. The orange rind is sweet and the light orange flesh is acidic. The fruit is unique in that you eat the whole thing, skin and all. Heavenly scented white flowers bloom in summer.

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Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara' (Navel Orange)

A popular navel orange variety, Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara' is a medium-sized evergreen tree prized for its nearly seedless, juicy oranges with deep reddish-pink, ultra-sweet flesh. Low in acid, the fruit enjoys an incredibly sweet citrus flavor with notes of berries. Cara Cara Orange is the result of the cross-pollination of a Washington Navel Orange and a Brazilian Bahia Navel Orange.

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Citrus sinensis 'Moro' (Blood Orange)

A popular blood orange variety, Citrus sinensis 'Moro' is a medium-sized, evergreen tree prized for its medium to large, juicy oranges with deep, wine-colored flesh. Frequently borne in clusters, they are the most intensely colored of the blood oranges.

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