Fruits You Can Grow in Containers





If you feel like you want to add something new and fresh in your garden with that not being any shrub or flower, then we have something to recommend you: fruit trees. Now, this may sound like it’s going to need a lot of space and care, but we’re talking about fruits grown in containers.

Dwarf Peach

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Dwarf peaches are the best choice if you want to grow peaches, but you don’t have enough space in your garden. Besides this, the dwarf peach tree can give fruits sooner than other fruit trees and it grows very quickly. There are few varieties of dwarf peach trees that you can choose from, but no matter which one you choose make sure to see if the tree is all healthy. To ensure the best growth, plant them in later winter or early spring.

Cherries

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Cherry trees grown in a container need to be treated the same way just like an in-ground tree. They need a good fertilizer with organic nutrients – you can find fertilizers that are made exactly for cherry trees. During fall and early spring, you will need to take care of the tree with chasing bugs away. This can be done with sulfur spray, but you should be careful with the usage because too much of this spray can kill the greenery, and the tree in general.

Strawberries

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Unlike other fruits, strawberries have small root ball and that means you can plant them even in very small containers. No matter what kind of container you choose, it’s important for strawberries to be planted in well-drained soil. They need full sun position, at least 6-8 hours and make sure to rotate the container every 3-4 days, if the sunlight is coming from one directions. To ensure the best growth, feed the strawberries every 3-4 weeks with a liquid fertilizer high in phosphorus.

Blueberries

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In order to grow blueberries in container, the most important thing is to plant them in the right soil. The blueberries want an acidic soil and most garden soil don’t come close to the required acidic level, so most likely you will need to buy. Unlike the strawberries that could be planted even in a small jar, the blueberries must be planted in a large pot and also get at least 6-8 hours of sun. However, growing blueberries means being patient as well – it might take them a year or more to produce any fruit.

Figs

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One of the best things about figs is that you can eat them right away from the tree, or you can later use them in cooking. To grow fig tree in a container, make sure to grow them in soil-based potting mix and add fine bark chips. Figs need full or partial sun and they have to grow in well-drained soil. Water them regularly until they’re well-established and prune them a little bit. During the dormant season, remove all the dead, diseased, or weak branches to encourage growth.





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