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Savour the Flavour: A Look at the Top Fruits Grown on Vines

If you live in an apartment or house with not enough space to grow plants in bulky pots, then you can consider creating a vertical garden by growing fruits that grow on vines. Let us take a look at fruits that can grow on the vine.

Aarushi Chadha
Fruits that can grow on the vine

Are you having trouble growing fruits in your yard due to a lack of space? We have gathered a list of fruit trees that can readily grow around fences, arbours, and pergolas in your garden. Some will even survive in pots and may be trained on trellises.

Passion Fruit- Passion fruit or Passiflora edulis is a species of vine plant that is native to South America. Commercially, this plant is grown in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. The fruit grown on this plant has an appealing taste. The fruit is popularly used in salads, desserts, ice cream, and juices. The plant can be propagated by germinating seeds or by using vine cuttings. It thrives in well-draining and rich soil and requires mulch and well-aged soil for vigorous growth.

Kiwi Fruit- Kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry is a species of berry that grows on woody vines. It has a thin and fuzzy brown exterior and light green flesh with edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and unique flavour. The kiwifruit plant is a perennial climbing plant that grows in warm areas in a short winter. This plant is perfect for growing on a trellis and needs plenty of space to grow properly.

Grape- A grape is a fruit that grows on deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. The fruit produced by this plant generally grows in clusters. This plant has been around for centuries and its fruit has always been used to provide nourishment and sustenance. Grape is a rich source of essential nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, Vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. You can find a local nursery that is growing a cultivar that suits your environment easily. This plant is low on maintenance and harvesting grapes are relatively easier than other fruits.

Armenian cucumber- Armenian cucumber is a slender fruit that looks and tastes just like a cucumber. While it is closely related to cucumber, Armenian cucumber is actually a variety of muskmelon. It is popular in several Asian countries and is known as ‘kakadee’ in Hindi and ‘tar’ in Punjabi. This plant can be trained to grow vertically on light trellises and garden stakes. This plant tends to thrive in a well-draining and fertilize the soil and in a warm climate.

Melons- Who doesn’t love eating watermelon, cantaloupe, or muskmelon during summer? A wide variety of melons are popularly consumed and eaten around the world. These fruits are famous for their sweet and refreshing taste, as well as their cooling effect on the body. Melons grow on vines that can stretch across your entire garden. They can also be grown on a heavy-duty trellis that can support the weight of the melons. Melons should be planted outdoors as they require a lot of direct sunlight throughout the day. It thrives in a warm environment and should be watered often in order to help the soil retain its moisture. During the active growth phase, fertilizer needs to be applied to this plant every three to four weeks.

Strawberry- Strawberries are an excellent summertime fruit that is a welcome addition to any cool dish. This fruit is juicy, sweet, tangy, nutritious, and very refreshing. Strawberries can also be very expensive. If you have an open space that fulfils the requirements of growing strawberries, then definitely consider growing this plant.

Blueberry- While the blueberry vine takes some time to establish itself, however, the plant ends up growing fruits that are rich in antioxidants and are great for our health. Like strawberries, blueberries are the perfect addition to salads, desserts, and ice cream. They can also be frozen and kept in the freezer for months and can be used to make delicious jams.

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