11 Best Climbing Fruits To Grow In The Garden
Botanical Name: Actinidia deliciosa
Kiwis grow on perennial vines that reach 14-18 feet tall and 12-16 feet wide. They thrive best on pergolas or tall trellis, where they can bask all day in the sun.
2. Armenian Cucumber
Botanical Name: Cucumis melo var. flexuosus
Armenian cucumbers or any cucumbers can be trained vertically in garden stakes or light trellises. The plant needs a warm, well-drained, and fertile medium to produce juicy cucumbers.
Botanical Name: Vitis
Grapevines are a treat to the eyes for their lush foliage and clustered hanging fruits. The vines spread rapidly and need regular pruning to grow on arbors and pergolas in the sunny garden corners.
Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis
Exotic fruit with a sweet tarty flavor that grows on tall vines spreading 15 to 30 feet long. The plant needs high structures to thrive well.
5. Dragon fruit
Botanical Name: Hylocereus undatus
Dragon fruits are purple scaly fruits that grow on ornamental, succulent vines reaching 20 feet in size. Once established, the plant keeps producing fruits for the next 20-30 years.
Botanical Name: Ribes uva-crispa
These power-packed sweet-tart fruits grow on 3-4 feet tall vines in rich-well-draining soil. Train the plant on garden fences or walls to provide the necessary support.
7. Mouse Watermelon
Botanical Name: Melothria scabra
Mouse Watermelons resemble tiny watermelons but taste like cucumbers. They thrive in full sun and bear delicate stems; hence can be trained along long trellis and garden fences.
8. Honeydew Melon
Botanical Name: Cucumis melo L.
The oval, whitish-green fruits grow on creeping vines and rank among the tastiest fruits available. The vines need good support to resist the weight of fully developed melons.
Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
Watermelons are warm-weather fruits that need 6-7 hours of direct bright sunlight. The vines grow nearly 6-8 feet tall and need sturdy support to hold the heavy fruits.
Botanical Name: Rubus fruticosus
Blackberries are juicy tarty fruits that grow on a thorny shrub that behaves more like a short climber. A 5-6 feet trellis would work well to support this exotic fruit. It is actually a shrub but also trails as a vine.
Botanical Name: Cucumis melo
Muskmelons are a species of melons that need a strong trellis to vine vertically. Each melon needs to be supported with a cloth or jute bag to hold them upright.
Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus
A rare vining variety, hops are considered vegetables and grains. Train the plant across pergolas or arbors to grow the tastiest fruits in partial shade.
13. Sugar Cube Cantaloupe
Botanical Name: Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
A hybrid variety of muskmelon, this fruit is exceptionally juicy and sweet. Growing it is also easy as it is resistant to powdery mildew, fusarium wilt, and papaya ringspot virus.
14. Swiss Cheese Plant Fruit
Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa
Don’t be surprised to see the name of this vining houseplant here; it does produce a tasty fruit that you can relish after it ripens fully! Avoid eating the unripe ones as they can irritate the mouth due to the calcium oxalate crystals.
15. Chocolate Vine
Botanical Name: Akebia quinata
Not only this vine looks beautiful, but it also grows tasty fruits. Its pulp has a mild taste, and you can relish it with lemon juice. The fruits can also be pureed and used in squash and other cocktails.