Fruit Trees
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Dwarf fruit trees in a container

Zone 94025 | Anonymous added on March 13, 2018 | Answered

Hi, I want to plant a dwarf fruit tree in a 17 gallon galvanized planter, will it be big enough and can I keep it there indefinitely? Thanks!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 14, 2018

The container you choose can be determined by the size tree you start with, but for most dwarf fruit varieties you would need a container 10-15 gallon sized.
It sounds like a 17 gallon size is appropriate. Make sure it has adequate drainage.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

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