Container Planting


  • Many fruit varieties are perfect for growing in containers.

  • Fruit trees in containers allow fruit to be grown in settings where growing in the ground is not an option.

Although our backyard is pretty large, due to a utility easement we have a very limited planting area (the city has the right to cut down anything within 6 feet of the power line, which includes most of our backyard). So, we’ve gone to a mostly-container garden, although we did risk a grafted low-chill apple combo tree (we’re in Florida, and only get about 450 chill hours) next to our grape vine trellis.

photo courtesy of Rachel Anderson

To supplement our fruit, we’ve planted herbs in the containers with trees - the variegated lemon tree, for example, has a pepper plant in the base. The tree with no leaves is a combo Asian pear (probably from Dave Wilson stock, since it came from Raintree Nursery via mail), and around it are a baby pomegranate and a couple of new huckleberry bushes). The citrus trees are from Just Fruits & Exotics Nursery in Florida. — Rachel Anderson

photo courtesy of Christie Colla

photo courtesy of Christie Colla

photo courtesy of Brian Leu

photo courtesy of Brian Leu

photo courtesy of Brian Leu

photo courtesy of Steve Bennet

photo courtesy of Carla Johansen

photo courtesy of Yakima Belle

photo courtesy of Yakima Belle

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