Dwarf Fruit Trees

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  1. Container Grown Dwarf Fruit Trees
  2. Dwarf Orange and Key Lime Trees
  3. Care of Dwarf Fruit Tree in a Container
  4. Feed for Miniature Fruit Trees
  5. Planting Dwarf Fruit Trees
  6. Dwarf Fruit Trees
  7. What Are the Best Dwarf Fruit Trees to Plant in Cincinnati Ohio
Asked by Anonymous on January 25, 2011
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.

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on January 28, 2011
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Anonymous on February 13, 2011
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Feed for Miniature Fruit Trees

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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

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

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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