Dumanjug, Cebu - You don't need an orchard to grow fruits at home. You just need to determine the kind that can grow best in your place. If you live in the Philippines, here is a list of the best fruits to grow.
1. Mangoes. The mangoes are growing throughout the country. The Philippines has a tropical climate which it suits to grow mangoes. The climate helps a lot because this fruit tree needs more sunlight and because of that sunlight it grows well.
2. Banana. Growing this fruit would be easy. You just need to get a small banana tree and then plant it on the ground. The higher your soil the better it will bear fruits. As you may have noticed, banana trees do not bear fruit when planted on flat ground. But like a small mound, applying more soil will support more bananas.
3. Papaya. Papaya grows well in loam soil. It needs more sunlight to produce healthy leaves and abundant fruit. The papaya tree can be treated as vegetables and fruit. Filipinos cooked the green papaya with coconut milk.
4. Lime Tree. Like other citrus trees on this list, lime trees love heat and thrive the warmer it gets. This is because they naturally have been grown in warmer weather climates. And best of all is that you need to water or care for them very little to have success. Lime can be grown successfully in pots or in the ground. If you want less care and maintenance for your linden tree, you can grow it in a pot.
5. Orange Tree. Out of all the fruit trees on this list, oranges will thrive the most with heat. This is because they naturally have been grown in warmer weather climates. And best of all is that you need to water or care for them very little to have success.
Here are the common factors to consider in growing fruits: thrive in heat and drought, grow well in a cold environment, can grow anywhere in your yard, hardy against pests and insects, requires little maintenance, and bear heavy fruit. ND II Rodora T. Jucom, RND