This selection of mini fruit trees is recommended for growing in large patio pots and small gardens. They are perfect for children to learn about growing fruit trees, but there will be no swinging on these modest sized branches!
Dwarf fruit trees produce the same size and quality of fruit as a normal tree of the same variety, it is only the tree itself that is small and slow growing; this is achieved through clever grafting techniques and specific rootstocks that inhibit the tree's growth.
Growing Fruit Trees in Pots
- Patio fruit trees are only sold in pots, never bareroot, and can be planted year round.
- The pots they arrive in are too small to grow in. Plants can rest in them for months if you keep them moist, not soaking or dry
- You should work your way up through larger pots to at least 25 litres.
- Going in stages requires only a few reusable pots: it saves potting soil, water, feed, and gets better performance from the tree when repotting is done well.