On a suburban block we have self sown pumpkins growing out of the compost and rambling passionfruit vines along all fences. It is really fun for the kids to grown their own vegies too, like tomatoes, corn, beans and lettuce which are very easy to grow, and don't take up too much space.
Not fruit, but we have a macadamia nut tree. It's amazing how low maintenance they are - I don't even water it, but it produces nuts every year! Getting into them is a bit of a challenge, but we've perfected the art of smashing them with a hammer.
We have been trying to grow oranges and lemons for 10 years, we just cant get the fruit to set and mature. Tried all sorts of recommendations from nurseries etc but no success. What a waste of water and fertiliser .. but we "Live in hope". We have to nectarine trees, we have a really good crop every other year, and in between not much, once again hardly worth the fertiliser & water we put in.
Last year we had a really full vegetable garden, but this requires daily attendance and care to get good quality veg, and one hot day can just ruin a crop. This year we only have what has come up self sewn. Other than strawberries which we have let runners go between the rose bushes, which is working well, but need to keep covered with netting to stop birds.
So it's vigilance every day to maintain a good productive fruit & veg garden!
We planted quite a lot of fruit trees over winter (the best time to plant any of the deciduous trees). We are espaliering them, as we only have a suburban backyard. At the moment, we seem to be sharing everything with the local birds and possums.
At our old place we had apples, oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins, blueberries and strawberries, but now we live in a small unit with almost no garden, we don't have that anymore. I really miss my own fresh fruit.
No. The condo complex we currently live in has a community garden. I was hoping to start growing some things in the garden this year but the person who organizes it doesn't have time this year, so the community dropped the idea.