A broad range of fruiting plants thrive in the warm climate garden and
provide a diverse range of tropical fruit for snacks, desserts and juices. The most popular fruit would have to be bananas,
citrus (including oranges,
lemons, lime, grapefruit and mandarins) and pineapples.
Citrus would have to be the most common of all fruiting plants found in gardens across Australia. Lemons and oranges have long dominated the suburban block.
Bananas (Musa x paradisiaca cultivars) have long been a favourite in warm climate gardens. Regulations exist which limit the number of plants allowed to be grown in the home garden in some states – a regulation to protect the banana industry.
Pineapples (Ananas comosus) have historically been grown in gardens throughout coastal subtropical and tropical regions of Australia.