Eight notable Fruit Plants that you can grow in pots/आठ विशिष्ट फलदार पौधे।

Eight notable Fruit Plants that you can grow in pots/आठ विशिष्ट फलदार पौधे।


Hello friends! Namaskar! I’m your host, Brahmdeo. Friends! When potted fruit plants in container get filled with fruits, the pleasure that we gain is beyond explanation. To grow flowers in pot is rather easy, but to grow fruits in a potted fruit plant has never been easy. Every fruit plants produce flowers and only after that it bears fruits. That’s why a fruit plant requires more care than a flowering plant. However, if you have the right knowledge about these plants, it becomes easier to get fruits. So friends! Today I’ll tell you about eight such notable fruit plants that I have grown over my terrace in pots, successfully. Among from these eight amazing fruit plants, the top listed one is Strawberry plant. Friends! Although Strawberry is a perennial plant of temperate climate that fruits whole year. But, this is possible only if the ambient temperature lies between 15 deg C and 28 deg C If compared to North Indian climate, we get such a climatic condition during September,October to March, April. That’s why during this time-period only, Strawberry cultivation is possible in this region. Instead of a limited time period for strawberry cultivation, this beautiful, attractive and highly nutritious fruit allures us a lot The second important reason to keep it at the first position is its very low space requirement. It’s a shallow rooted plant which can be grown even in a hanging pot easily. This plant lives for a period of 4 to 5 years. However, every year between August and October, it produces a lot of runners which can be converted to new plants easily. Friends! Strawberry-plant likes a well drained, organically rich and soft soil If the soil of this plant is slightly acidic which has a pH between 5.5 and 6.5, it gives best performance. We should not use fertilizer with Calcium to its soil as it increases alkalinity of the soil which is disliked by this plant To initiate the flowering in this plant, at least for ten days and for 6 to 8 hours daily it should be exposed to full sunlight. During the fruiting season it requires a regular watering. As an organic fertilizer, during fruiting season, bonemeal, vermicompost, neem-cake powder etc. can be applied. To avoid any kind of pest infestation, at an interval of ten days, spray neem-oil over the plants. The video to prepare effective neem-oil spray is available to my channel and its link can be found in the description box also. Friends! If you want a detailed information about growing strawberries, videos related to it are available to my channel. The link of all them can be found in the description box too. Friends! In the list of fruit plants, the one that is kept at second position is Calamondin Orange. Most of the people grow it as a decorative plant only, but you’ll feel better to know that the fruit of this plant is edible. In South Asian countries, Calamondin Orange is a very popular plant. Belonging to Rutatia family, this plant is a cross product of the two other plants of the same family, Mandarin Orange and Kumquat . Fruits of this plant looks like orange, but is comparatively smaller. The avarage size of the fruits of this plant is of 1 inch diameter only. The peel of the fruit is very tender, thin and sweet to taste but the pulp inside the fruit has a mixed taste of lemon and orange, that is sour. Just like Lemon and Oranges the its fruits can be used to prepare either refreshing drink, or marmaled, or jam, or jelly. Calamondin Orange can be grown in a 12″ pot too . I have two such plants which are potted in 12 inches pots. It can be grown either indoor or outdoor. But if you want fruits, you’ll have to ensure that it gets at least 4-5 hrs. of initial sunlight daily. Initially, the color of fruits is deep green, but at maturity they turn golden yellow first and finally into deep orange in color. The soil of the pot should be well-drained and organically rich. The next watering should be done only when the upper layer of the soil gets dried up to half inch deep. However, if it has fruits, keep the soil moist all the time. Every month add to its soil, Neem-cake powder, Vermi-compost, Bone-meal in addition to Banana-peel fertilizer, so that the fertilizer requirement is fulfilled. To stop any kind of pest infestation, every second week, neem-oil should be sprayed over the plants. Friends! About growing Calamondin orange, or Chinease orange, a detailed video is available to my channel and its link will be included in the description box too. Friends! In my list of fruit plants, the third is my favorite plant is Key Lemon, or Kagjee Nimbu. Being very delicious and juicy, the fruits have thin peels. At this time, I have two plants of it which are planted in 15 inches pot. Both of them are of dwarf varieties of Key Lemon which produces fruits year round. These days, in all good nursuries, you can find such plants. For Lemon plants, a slightly acidic soil which is well drained and organically rich is very good. This plant needs a regular and deep watering, but there must not be water-logging in the pot. The Lemon plants require warm and humid climate, so keep it in a sunny spot so that sufficient sunlight is available to it. In dry season, keep spraying water over the plants, so that a virtual humid climate is maintained. In the growing season of lemon plants, use nitrogen-rich fertilizer, however, during flowering, use potassium and phosphorus rich fertilizer in excess. As an organic fertilizer, I add to its soil, every month; vermi compost, neem-cake powder, mustard cake powder and bone meal in little amounts. At an interval of 15 days, I do spray neem-oil over the plants to keep them protected from all kind of pest infestation. Friends! There are three exclusive videos available to my channel in which about every aspect of growing them, a detailed and accurate informations. You can get the links in description box too. Friends! In the list of fruit plants, at fourth place is my favorite plant Guava. I have two guava plants; one of which is a grafted plant and 2 yrs old. The size of its fruit is small and the pulp is red. Friends! Whenever you purchase a fruit plant to grow in a pot, do ensure that it was not grown directly from a seed. To grow in a pot, always prefer either a grafted plant or one that is grown from a cutting. They are of compact size and soon after planting, start producing flower and fruits. The second guava-plant that I have is grown from a cutting. This is Thiland guava variety and is also known as One Kg Guave. It is 3 yrs. old. The fruit-size of this variety is very big. One fruit of this variety may have a weight of 200 to 400 gms. They have very few seeds and the pulp is white, soft and very delicious. In my view point, this variety is most suitable to be grown in a pot. Initially, it was planted in a 20 ltr,. bucket, but due to a gain in size, recently I have shifted it in a big size 40 ltr. plastic pot. Friends! For Guava, a hot and dry climate is most suitable. It can tolerate a hot or a cold climate quite well and can be grown in almost all kind of soil.