Top Questions About Dwarf Fruit Trees

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Questions About Dwarf Fruit Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 25, 2011

Q. Container Grown Dwarf Fruit Trees

I want to buy several dwarf fruit trees to grow in containers (apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes and bramble berries and strawberries). What size containers do I need for them and what do I have to do for them regularly to keep them healthy? I live in eastern Tennessee, Zone 7, and will not be able to bring them in for the winter, but I can put many bales of hay around the containers for insulation. I don’t want to plant them in the ground until I can get a place where I know I won’t move from.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 25, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 28, 2011

Q. Dwarf Orange and Key Lime Trees

When should I plant these trees? I was told in the spring or late Feb. or March. I live in southern California.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 28, 2011
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Yes, spring would be the best time. There is normally more rainfall and lower consistent temps at that time and so the trees have a better chance of establishing.

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Anonymous on
February 13, 2011

Q. Care of Dwarf Fruit Tree in a Container

I would like to know if a dwarf fruit tree planted in a container should be covered when temperatures drop to below 50 degrees and conditions become windy?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 14, 2011
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The following article should be of some help to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

Typically, container plants, such as these, are brought indoors rather than being covered.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 14, 2011

Q. Feed for Miniature Fruit Trees

What type of fertilizer do I need to feed my trees?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 14, 2011
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I would go with a phosphorus rich fertilizer. This will help with fruit production.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 31, 2011

Q. Planting Dwarf Fruit Trees

Is it ok to plant into a container now, then later transplant into the garden, say later this spring, fall, or next year? I have just received some dwarf cherry and peach fruit trees and the ground has been and still is too wet to work up at this time.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 1, 2011
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Yes, this is fine. The following article should be of some help to you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2011

Q. Dwarf Fruit Trees

Why does the newly formed fruit drop from my trees? I have a Meyer lemon and an orange tree both full of blossoms and I am anxious not to lose the fruit this year.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 27, 2011
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Most citrus fruit share many of the same issues, especially lemons and limes. Therefore, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/is-lime-fruit-and-lime-blossoms-falling-off-tree-normal.htm

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Asked by
naina1985 on
May 23, 2011

Q. What Are the Best Dwarf Fruit Trees to Plant in Cincinnati Ohio

I want to plant these in my yard in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2011
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Apple, pear, peach and nectarine would all grow where you are. Be sure to choose varieties that are cold hardy for your area. Apple and pear will mostly be good for your area, but peach and nectarine, you will need to double check their hardiness as there are some that are cold hardier than others.

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