Want to know what we have growing? It's more than I thought:
- Peter's honey fig tree (just planted last summer)
- Strawberries (2 plants in our rain barrel lid)
- Blueberries (2 bushes)
- Thornless blackberries (2 bushes)
- Columnar apples (2 trees)
- Grapes (3 plants)
- Arbequina olive tree
- Dwarf cherry tree (5 different kinds grafted onto one rootstock)
- Cavendish banana (indoors)
We have height restriction covenants in our neighborhood so I can't grow anything too huge. I am planning on planting some privacy screening trees on the back end of our lot (on the other side of our fence in a huge 30 foot raised bed set back from a somewhat busy street) and am interested in putting in a Pindo palm, which produces edible fruit.
There are a couple species of palms that do really well in Seattle (we are Zone 8). We have two windmill palms already. I'd also love to sneak in a few winter hardy Basjoo banana plants for the same reason. I can cut them down each winter if they get too unruly and they'll grow back to full size each year. They produce fruit, but it's not really edible. There are also prickly pear cacti that produce fruits that grow well (and huge!) up here, but I'm not sure I want to add that to my tropical oasis.
What kind of fruit trees/plants/vines do you have growing? What aren't you growing that you desperately wish you were?