The fruit plants used for container gardens are mostly dwarf trained forms of nectarines, grapes, apples, citrus fruit, peaches, pears, plums, and cherries. All these plants can be grown in tubs and pots whose diameter and depth should be around 18-24 inches (45-60 cm). Soil-based potting fertilizer would be ideal, along with proper drainage at the container’s bottom.
Tips for Fruits Container Gardens
Proper feeding and watering are essential for all plants. Besides this, fruits will also need shelter and adequate sunlight. It is necessary to thin out big trees to eliminate the excess from the plant so that it will grow suitably in the wooden tub. It will help if you know that fruit trees require frequent pruning depending on the fruit type and the conditions in which it is raised.
Tips for Selecting Fruits
The fruits grown in the container garden are prepared as dwarf bush trees or dwarf pyramids. As the space is insufficient, they grow in stunting rootstocks to keep their capacity small. For pears and apples, you need to develop varieties to make certain that the flowers’ cross-pollination occurs. Otherwise, the fruit production would be the lowest. You can use ‘ pear tree or family’ apple for extremely confined space.
If you are interested in planting pears, two varieties should be grown to ensure they cross-pollinate. The well-known types are ‘Williams’ ‘Bon Chretien’ with ‘Conference’ and ‘Doyenne du Cornice’ with ‘Beurre Hardy.’
Apples are grown in the same way as pears. Apples on minimizing rootstock M27 or M9 should be raised as dwarf pyramid or dwarf bush trees. Ensure that the cross-pollination takes place. The best varieties you can grow together are ‘Discovery,’ ‘Egremont Russet,’ ‘ ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin,’ ‘Greensleeves,’ and ‘Ashmead’s Kernel.’
Buy a self-fertile species like ‘Victoria’ on dwarfing rootstock ‘Pixy’ grow as dwarf pyramid or dwarf bush.
The good news about cherries is that they don’t need to cross-pollinate. Buy a self-fertile variety like ‘Stella’ on the dwarfing rootstock ‘Colt’ and grow as dwarf pyramid or dwarf bush.
Nectarines and Peaches
These are raised as dwarf bush trees and what you need to do is pollinate the flowers by hand that appears early in the year. You need to dab each flower’s center with a soft artist’s brush to transport the pollen from one flower to another.
Fruits like the Seville orange, C. Aurantium, citrus Sinensis, and sweet orange should be grown as a dwarf bush tree or dwarf pyramid. As these plants are tender, they need to be strictly kept under a greenhouse to check frostbites.
Grape Vine is very open to training. The grapevine height would be about 6 inches (1.8 m), and it is grown as standard in a container, i.e., a single permanent stem with new growth being presented at the top.
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