Growing fruit and vegetable plants in patio containers is a great option for gardeners with limited space. Other gardeners like to grow fruit and vegetable plants in pots near patios and entrances because they just have to take a few steps outside to harvest their plants. Burgess Seed & Plant Co. offers fruit trees and vegetable plants for sale that grow well in containers. Favorites include peppers, tomatoes, exotic fruit trees, blueberry bushes and more for sale. Often varieties for container gardening have shorter or more compact habits than other varieties. When selecting plants to grow in containers, take into account their hardiness zone, light requirements, height, harvest time and flavor.