10 Easy Fruit Trees To Grow In Containers

by Sasha Ridley

    Like herbs, vegetables and flowers, some fruit trees can also be grown in pots and containers. They bring you a lot of fresh fruits at all times, and you also easily move them around as needed. You can move them inside when it’s colder, and return them back to the patio or deck when it’s warm. This help your fruit plants grow better and produce more. Doing this will also save you a lot of space. If you live in an apartment, you may even give these a go.

    10 Easy Fruit Trees To Grow In Containers

    And, here are 10 easy fruit trees to grow in containers I would like to share you guys. They promise to work with both beginning and experienced gardeners. The point here is you love growing plants and harvest plenty with them. To make your fruit plants grow well in containers, you should choose suitable potting soil and compost for each. The material of the container needs also be considered. Plastic, clay, or something else. Hope you have fun and good crops with your fruit trees!

    #1 Apples

    Apples come first in this category. You can grow it pots as they’re big enough to handle the tree. And, make sure that you use cordons to make a frame for your tree. This encourage the tree to branch out like a bush.

    Another tip is to raise more than one apple tree at a time so they will pollinate each other. For example, you can grow Fuji and Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady and Jonagold.

    #2 Cherries

    Cherries appreciate larger containers for their best growth. These fruit trees fertilize themselves (except for Bing), and that means you only need one pear tree.

    Birds love cherries. So, you should hang netting as a defense once the cherries ripen if you place your container outdoors. Popular varieties of cherry include Stella, Lapins, Duke, and Morello. These grow well in partly shady places.

    #3 Apricots

    Dwarf apricot species like Stella and Stark Golden Glow thrive in containers. If you want to raise any kind of apricot in a pot, just prune it back. Apricot trees prefer water-soluble fertilizer, and go well in sunny places. And their fruits are ready to harvest when it’s firm and yellow.

    Low chill varieties of apricot like Blenheim, Flora Gold, and Gold Kist are suitable for areas with balmy winters.

    #4 Figs

    Figs are great to serve on their own or with strawberries in a strawberry-fig jam. You can raise them in a smaller container, then upgrade as their root ball fills the space. Fig trees don’t require a lot of pruning, but they can grow up to 15 feet high if you don’t trim them back once in a while.

    Provided that you give your pots adequate drainage, you can grow these fruit indoor in the cold weather. It’s a reminder for you that some people have an allergic reaction when handling figs, so always use gloves when working with your tree or the fruit just to be safe.

    #5 Oranges

    Orange trees are one of the best dwarf fruit trees to grow in containers. It’s easier to grow oranges with new plants rather than with seeds. Try the Calamondin variety if you’re new to growing oranges.

    Pot the rootstock with the graft scar above the soil level, but cover the roots. And orange trees prefer moist ground, plenty of sunlight, and frequent feedings of fertilizer.

    #6 Peach

    Peach appreciates full sun for their healthy growth. You should keep these dwarf fruit trees well-watered. Slow down the water evaporation by spreading mulch over the soil. And use potting mix that contains vermiculite and peat moss to conserve moisture.

    #7 Olive Tree

    Olive trees grow easily in larger containers. They prefer six hours of light each day, so place the pot in a south-facing window. Dwarf olive trees thrive in a cactus mix that’s well-drained.

    They also do well in drier air indoors. Be sure to confirm the variety you choose is fruit-bearing like Picholine or Arbequina. And, place them in spots that have cooler temperatures to encourage them to produce fruit.

    #8 Pears

    Like apples, pear trees grow like bushes from dwarfing rootstock or with cordons. Some varieties like Anjou, Bartlett, and Kieffer, can pollinate themselves, making it possible to experiment with only one tree. But that doesn’t mean you can’t raise more than one because if they cross-pollinate, you’ll end up with more fruit.

    Other popular species include Bosc, Comice, and Seckel. Please note that Asian varieties like Chojuro and Shinseike require another compatible tree to pollinate them.

    #9 Plum

    It’s easy to grow dwarf plum tree in containers. They will produce lots of fruit without the need for pollination as most varieties are self-fertile.

    In summer, You should keep an eye on them to make sure the plums are at least two inches apart. Thinning out their fruit ensures the tree will have a bumper crop next year, too.

    #10 Pomegranate

    Pomegranate trees  are fast-growing tree, and can grow up to 30 feet high. So, you should choose the dwarf variety for your container garden. Terracotta containers and soil with good drainage will need for their best growth.

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