Searching for an attention-grabbing container garden plant this spring? Look no farther than dwarf fruit trees. Regardless if you ever harvest an apple or peach from them, these tiny gems pack quite a powerful punch of flower color in the spring.
What is a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Dwarf fruit trees make a great focal point for terrace gardens and balcony. These little assortments make normal size regular fruit. It is just on tinier trees, like apples, peaches, lemons and limes that grow just a few feet tall.
Be aware that not all varieties of fruit trees come in little versions. Growers produce them in many ways. Though, some are genetically dwarf, this means their DNA causes them to grow short with heavy parting.
Most dwarf fruit trees can be grown in containers as little as 12 inches wide. Use fertile potting soil heavy in vermiculite or perlite to encourage good drainage. It last for about eight hours a day, even working well in the full sun.
One of the most popular varieties is a peach called Prunus persica. Like many fruit trees, dwarf peaches necessitate a certain number of cooling hours which is when temperatures are from 32 to 45 degrees. Therefore, based on your area, it could take up to a good number of years for a tree to grow its first fruit.
Plant your dwarf fruit tree in heavily composted soil with excellent drainage. Put the container in a sunny and sheltered spot. You want it to be a south-facing place to safeguard it from late frosts. Water completely to hydrate the tree from gusty winds. During the first 12 months, don’t fertilize.
In the second year, feed the dwarf tree with a balanced fertilizer. You can get balanced fertilizer at any tree service company in Rochester. During the summer months, put a layer of mulch on top of the soil to aid the soil in keeping its moisture and thin limbs as needed to encourage adequate air circulation.
Contact Rochester Tree Service for advice about fruit trees and locating the best place to plant them.
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