Fruiting indoor decorative tree or shrub
Hello. I'm looking for recommendations for a tree or shrub that can be grown indoors full-time and will produce fruit. This is not overwintering; I am looking for a plant that can thrive and fruit without being outside. If anyone has successfully grown a fruiting houseplant, I would love to hear about it.
I have a south-facing patio window with lots of sun, and I hope to place a decorative and productive plant just inside. See below for a photo of the cache pot in place.
I'm looking for something house-friendly -- no thorns, spikes, or irritants. It would be a bonus if the plant has lovely bark or foliage too. I understand that without access to insect pollinators, my plant may need some assistance with a paintbrush to set fruit.
Here's a few links from my further research about growing fruit trees indoors:
DIY: Potted Indoor Citrus Trees. This article features some lovely photos. The first photo shows the look I have in mind.
Suggestions from the Florida Cooperative Extension Service via California Rare Fruit Growers. They're not optimistic about the productivity, but they do include a short suggested plants list at the bottom.
Good Self-Pollinating Fruit Trees for Indoors from SF Gate. This nice article includes a long list of useful references at the bottom.
I look forward to your recommendations!
(I posted this question in the Houseplants forum, but I'm also interested in the expertise of the Fruit & Orchards folks.)