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8 Fast-Growing Fruit Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

If you are the one looking for fast-growing trees, vines, or shrubs with low maintenance then check out these 8 Fast-Growing Fruit Trees, Shrubs, and Vines.

Aarushi Chadha
Plants, trees, and shrubs that produce fruits, are quick to grow, and are low on maintenance
Plants, trees, and shrubs that produce fruits, are quick to grow, and are low on maintenance

If you are looking for plants, trees, and shrubs that produce fruits, are quick to grow, and are low on maintenance then you have come to the right place.

Peach Trees- Peach trees are low-on maintenance trees that produce delicious fruits fairly quickly when properly cared for. This tree thrives in well-draining, slightly acidic, and extremely fertile soil. It is the perfect tree for a garden that receives ample amount of sunlight throughout the day as peach tree loves full direct sunlight. Most varieties of this plant are not great at handling cold temperatures and frosts, therefore, if you live in a cooler place then look for varieties that are cold-resistant.

Papaya- Papaya or Carica papaya is a fast-growing fruit-bearing tree that will bear fruits within a year of planting. The papaya tree needs access to warm and direct sunlight for the majority of the day. They are also very heavy feeders and require regular fertilizing during the active growth period.

Experienced papaya growers recommend applying a heavy layer of compost to the soil before planting this tree. In terms of care, this tree needs to be watered regularly, especially in warm weather. The best time to harvest the fruit is when the majority of the fruit has begun yellowing.

Strawberry- Strawberry is a small plant that belongs to the wild strawberry genus of the rose family. This plant will produce fruit in the first year. However, expert strawberry growers recommend pinching off any blossoms or fruits in the first year to improve the taste and yield of the harvest in the following years. This plant thrives in full sun and in well-draining moist soil. After the first year, the strawberry plant will produce a bountiful of fruits for the next four to five years.

Lemon- Lemon is a widely cultivated citrus fruit that is enjoyed in many cuisines around the world. Several varieties of lemon are fast-producing fruit trees. Lemon is a species of small evergreen trees native to Northeast Asia, Northern Myanmar, and China.

While a newly potted lemon plant doesn’t require direct sunlight, however, as the plant starts to mature and produce new growth, then it is ready to be moved to a place that receives direct sunlight for at least 6 plus hours. Other than bright light, good air circulation, and cool overnight temperatures are also vital growing requirements as they helps stimulate flowering in early spring.

Banana- Banana is a tropical fruit that can be grown in a tropical landscape. Bananas are not officially classified as trees or shrubs but large herbaceous plants. They are great outdoor plants and can withstand the winter months. They thrive in a warm, humid environment with plenty of sunlight.

Blueberry- Blueberry shrubs are fast-growing shrubs that can thrive in almost any garden situation if they receive plenty of sunlight. Improper access to sunlight can lead to less yield. It is advised to grow this plant in slightly acidic soil with another variety of blueberries nearby that’s blooming at the same time in order to bear lots of fruits. 

Usually, this plant can produce fruits a year or two after being planted. Blueberries are ready to be harvested two to four months after flowering.

Ber Tree- Ber Tree or Indian Jujube is fast-growing tree that grows in a crown shape with droopy branches. The tree bears round drupe fruits that are juicy and tarty-sweet. It thrives in semi-arid situations and can tolerate salinity and alkalinity.

Fig trees- Fig trees are native to the Middle East and prefer warm weather. They thrive in a warm, sheltered spot in full sun. The trees need to be well-watered and need to be fed high-nitrogen fertilizers during the active growth period.

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