Posted: 10/11/2012 at 23:00
I know you said 'tree' but had you thought to start with fruit bushes? You will get a good yeild from blackcurrants, gooseberries and raspberries. The yeild is pretty well guaranteed, unlike some of the suggestions up-thread.
As I presume you are not the cook as well as the grower, find out what will go down well in the kitchen.
If you decide on a fruit tree, do a bit of research first, because some fruits and varieties are much more challenging than others.