Fruits in Pots
Story Title: Fruits in Pots
Date: 10th April 2010
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Looking to grow peaches, pears and nectarines? Trevor shares a few handy tips on how to grow your own fruit in tubs.
Searles Kick a Long Organic Fruit & Flower
- Made from blend of blood and bone, fish and kelp, natural potash, minerals and concentrated manures.
- Long lasting, up to 2 months.
- Ideal to use on all citrus trees, fruit trees, tropical plants, flower gardens and even in pots.
- 100% organic BFA registered.
- Concentrated form will cover more than some traditional fertilisers.
- Easy to use, does not burn like traditional chemical fertilisers.
Dwarf Fruit Trees
- There are basically 3 types of dwarf fruit trees; there are varieties that are grafted onto dwarf rootstocks which means you can still have your favourite type of fruit, there's those that are naturally dwarf like the Pinkabelle apple which just grows as a compact tree, and then there are some like the dwarf citrus sublime which grows on its own root system and this keeps it compact and perfect for pots.
- If you love nectarines and peaches then you'd go for these Trixzie Pixzee and Nectazee, they are perfect pot specimens producing excellent quality fruit.
- How to grow them in a pot? First get a top quality potting mix, look for the red tick it's always a giveaway as it shows the Australian standard premium certification.
- Ease your Trixzie fruit tree into a pot with 60% of the potting mix and then top up around the outside. Firm it down.
- The only thing you need to be careful of is the initial planting, and helping the tree sustain growth once it's established. The best way to do that is to apply a seaweed fish tonic like Searles Kick a Long Fertiliser. It reduces transplant shock but stimulates growth immediately afterwards with its rich fish emulsion mix.
- These trees are naturally compact and will grow beautifully in the pot on a balcony and produce decent crops of fruit.
Special thanks to Flemings Nurseries for providing the dwarf fruit trees and special thanks to Northcote Pottery for supplying the pots.
Click here and here for more information on the dwarf trees.
Click here for product information on the pots.