7 Easy Container Fruits
If you're thinking about creating a container garden, be sure to check out these seven easy container fruits.
May 31, 2013
Meyer Lemon Tree photo courtesy Conrad and Peter/Flickr
Berries Galore Everbearing Strawberries
Size and yield: 6- to8-inch plants. Three plants per square foot of soil surface.
Growing requirements: U.S.D.A. hardiness zones 3 to 9. Plant in pots that are 14 inches in diameter and 6 inches deep; hanging baskets also work. Water regularly; keep evenly moist.
Harvest: Berries Galore Everbearing Strawberries should be harvested after 75 days.
Dwarf Top Hat Blueberry
Size and yield: The Dwarf Top Hats global-shaped bush reaches1 to 2 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide
Growing requirements: zones 3 to 7. Thrives with well-drained, acidic soil and full sun. Self-pollinating
Harvest: The Dwarf Top Hat Blueberry produces berries when mature at 3 to 4 years of age. Harvest in August.
Sunshine Blue Berry
Size and yield: The sunshine blue berry reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide
Growing requirements: zones 5 to 10. The sunshine blue berry needs full sun to partial shade and well-drained, acidic soil. Self-pollinating
Harvest: 3 to 4 years until mature. Harvest June through July.
Columnar Apple Trees
Varieties: Northpole is similar to the Mclntosh apple, Golden Sentinel is similar to Golden Deliciousm and Scarlet Sentinel produces greenish-yellow apples with a red blush.
Size and yield: Columnar apple trees grow straight up, reaching 8 to 10 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.
Growing requirements: zones 4 to 9. Needs full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. Water regularly. Plant at least two trees for cross-pollination.
Harvest: Harvest in September. Some varieties produce the first year; others take two to three years.
Growing requirements: Fig trees are best grown in a 15-gallon container. They need full sun and warmth to produce to produce fruit. Fig trees don’t like soggy soil. Many varieties can be overwintered in an unheated garage or basement in cold regions. Self-pollinating
Black Mission – most popular variety; purple-skinned fruits. Best adapted to California. Harvest in spring and fall.
Brown Turkey – cold-hardy to zone 5. Fruit matures to dark brown when ripe. Harvest twice; late springs and late summer
Petit Negri – zones 7 to 9. Groves only a few feet tall and produces black –skinned fruits. Harvest in spring and late summer or fall.
Size and yield: The Meyer lemon can grow 8 to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide; it can be pruned to any size.
Growing requirements: The Meyer lemon can be grown outdoors in zones 9 to 10. Bring indoors in colder zones. Thrives with full sun, regular watering and well-drained soil
Harvest: The Meyer lemon tree produces continuously.
Peach Crimson Rocket
Size and yield: The Peach Crimson Rocket reaches 10 to 12 feet; pink flowers
Growing requirements: zones 5 to 8. Full sun; well-drained soil. Deep watering, especially during hot weather. Self-pollinating
Harvest: mid-August – E.S.
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