I am looking for a plant for my indoor container garden. I live in an eastern-facing apartment in central Tokyo, which means I get about a half day of sun. I realize that all fruiting plants (with few exceptions) prefer full sun, but locally, it is said that fig, quince, pomegranate, persimmon, sour cherry can tolerate some shade. Persimmon being an extremely common supermarket fruit (and having grown up eating way too many of them) is not being considered. Sour cherry is sadly out of stock everywhere.
That leads to the remaining three. Now, I realize that with only a few hours of sun a day, there's a chance that the plant might not fruit at all, but as I need to fill an empty container in the apartment anyway, I'd like to pick the plant that has the highest possibility of giving maybe even one fruit.
So, I'd like to hear what people's experiences are with growing the above fruits in partial shade and would love to hear people's opinions of what they think would work nicely indoors. If there are any recommended cultivars, please let me know.
I know that there's no guarantee for fruit with these levels of sun, but I love plants with potential. :)