growing fruits & tropical plants - Knowledgebase Question

East Meadow, Ne
Question by naali840
June 7, 2010
I live in long island, ny. I wanted to know which fruits & tropical plants can i plant. Do I have to bring them indoor in winter.

Answer from NGA
June 7, 2010


You can grow grapes and apples, blueberries and raspberries in your garden but anything tropical or subtropical will have to moved indoors in the fall to protect them from the winter weather. Meyer lemon trees make good plants for both indoor and outdoor growing and banana plants will winter over indoors, as well. Just consider anything tropical to be a houseplant - one that you can enjoy outdoors in the spring and summer but indoors in the fall and winter. Enjoy!

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