Your garden is too small to grow fruit? You Can Grow This 10 Fruits in Containers –  Gardening Tips

Your garden is too small to grow fruit? You Can Grow This 10 Fruits in Containers – Gardening Tips

Think your garden is too small to grow fruit? Many fruits grow well in containers, making them ideal for patios and balconies. Keep your plants well watered and fed, and you could soon be picking your own delicious fruits. Here are the 10 best fruits to grow in containers. Figs are perfect for containers as they fruit better when their growth is restricted. Give them a warm, sunny spot and keep watered. Not all figs are fully hardy in the UK, so be sure to choose a hardy variety. Pot size: 35-45cm wide. Recommended varieties: ‘Brown Turkey’ or ‘Brunswick’. Strawberries are perfect for pots and alpine strawberries can be grown in a window box. Plant in late summer or early autumn and give them a sunny position. Make sure the crown is level with the surface of the compost. Discover how to create a strawberry hanging basket. Pot size: Any container, at least 10cm deep. Recommended varieties: ‘Florence’, ‘Pegasus’, ‘Aromel’. Blueberries need acidic soil, which is easy to provide in a pot. They also have pretty fruits and flowers and attractive autumn leaves. Give them a sheltered, sunny spot and water with rainwater rather than tap if possible. Protect the ripe fruits from birds.. Recommended varieties: ‘Ozarkblue’, ‘Duke’. Cherries have masses of blossom in spring, summer fruits, and often vivid leaf colour in autumn. Sweet varieties need sun, while sour varieties tolerate more shade. They are shallow rooted, so water well in their first year and in any dry spells.. Recommended rootstocks: ‘Gisela 5’ for sweet cherries, ‘Colt’ for sour. Thanks to dwarf rootstocks, apples now grow very well in pots. Give them a sheltered, sunny spot. If you only have room for one plant, choose a self-fertile variety or a family tree, on to which several varieties are grafted. Recommended rootstocks: M26 or M9. Blackcurrants are attractive plants and bees like the flowers. Mix a third grit into the compost and place in full sun. To encourage shooting from the base, plant them deep, about 6cm below the soil mark of the original container. Recommended varieties: ‘Ben Sarek’, ‘Ben Connan’. Plums in pots can also be moved to the right spot to protect early flowers from frost, covering with fleece if necessary. Plums need good drainage so add plenty of grit to your compost. Choose a self-fertile variety if you only have room for one plant. Rootstock: ‘Pixy’. Gooseberries are very productive, so you’ll get plenty of fruit in small space. They grow best in a sunny, sheltered spot, although they will bear some fruits in shade. Leave space around the pot as gooseberries to ensure good air flow around the plants. Recommended varieties: ‘Greenfinch’, ‘Invicta’. Both summer and autumn-fruiting raspberries are available, enabling you to enjoy your harvest for months on end. If space is limited, go for summer fruiting varieties, which are less bushy. Give them a sheltered, sunny spot. Recommended varieties: ‘Glen Ample’, ‘Glen Moy’. Peach trees are hardy, but their flowers are not So growing them in a pot means you can give them a sunny, sheltered spot and protect their fragile Early flowers against frosts by covering with fleece. Repot every two years. Recommended rootstocks: St Julien A’, ‘Pixy’ and ‘Bonanza’.