For a large percentage of our client base in Manhattan, space can often be an issue in their gardening plans, but don't think for a second that limited outdoor space should preclude you from growing and enjoying your own delicious fresh fruit.
If you crave fresh, homegrown fruit picked ripe from the plant, consider growing fruit in containers at home. Even if your garden is already crammed full of plants or your yard consists of a tiny patio with limited space, there are a variety of fruiting shrubs and trees that will produce a bountiful harvest when grown in pots.
You can grow many varieties in containers, including Citrus, Figs, Avocados, Apples, Pomegranates, Pawpaws and even cherries – you may need to bring the tropical less winter tolerant plants indoors during winter months
Blueberries are favorites for containers. Blueberry plants are notoriously fussy about the pH level in soil. In pots, however, a high-acid potting soil takes care of that. "Blueberries are the easiest fruit to grow in containers," he says.
One group of fruit trees, however, doesn't make great container plants. Peaches, plums, nectarines and other stone fruit are so vigorous that generally the roots will outgrow the container in a short period of time and, in some cases, even before the tree is able to produce fruit.
So take these tips and enjoy some delicious home grown fruits this season and if you need some help or advice make sure to call on the experts at Plant Specialists.