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Growing dwarf fruit trees...

12 years ago

Hello everyone,

I'm wondering if someone can give me a few basics for growing dwarf fruit trees in a container on a balcony. I've been looking around online and it seems pretty confusing. Some sites talk about dwarf trees that stay between 3 - 5' tall (which is what I want), and others talk about dwarf trees that get upwards of 15' tall (which don't seem dwarf to me!), some sites say you need to prune the roots, others say you don't, because the pot is what keeps the tree dwarf. That seems weird to me, because pots most definitely don't keep my tomatoes dwarf lol!

I've also had a hard time finding a list of varieties and the plant hardiness zones they can live in (I'm Zone 6A).

Any tips/variety names would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for any help you can give me!


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