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Posted - 27/02/2015 :  13:11:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was thinking of buying a small fruit tree for the patio. Anyone know what sort would do well in a container, and any tips looking after it? Would it be able to withstand our winter, outside or not?

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Posted - 18/05/2015 :  00:58:59 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe one of those dwarf apple or pear trees would suit. We have quite a variety of dwarf trees here in OZ, oranges, lemons, mandarins, mango, avocado etc. I don't know what's available in UK.

My dearest wish would be to grow red/blackcurrants........ our winters are just not cold enough!
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Posted - 18/05/2015 :  10:06:09 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My son has a lovely apple tree in a container, bought it 18 mths ago and last aug/sept they had around four apples, loads of very pretty blossom this spring, so probably more apples this year, don't know how it would fair in a really bad winter, I would guess it would need some protection at the roots but it's lovely and has quite a small footprint

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