3 Fruit Trees for Small Spaced Yards and Patios

Growing your own food at home is a huge trend among gardeners but it  seems to stop short of growing your own fruit.

There's a misconception among newer gardeners that a large yard is required in order to grow and  enjoy a crisp apple, juicy orange or luscious avocado straight from a tree!

It's exciting to share information about dwarf and compact fruit tree varieties that grow well and thrive in containers.

Enjoy the short video from my "Way to Grow" series on the Digs channel on Youtube where I present a multi-grafted apple tree growing in a container, a dwarf avocado tree named "Minicado" and an espaliered Meyer lemon tree.

"3 Fruit Trees for Small Spaced Yards and Patios"


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Tags: citrus tree varieties, dwarf avocado tree, espaliered meyer lemon tree, fruit trees for small spaced gardens, grow fruit trees in containers, minicado, multi grafted apple trees, multi grafted fruit trees, potted fruit trees


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Comment by Shirley Bovshow on December 30, 2012 at 5:04pm

Jane- I believe that if you tried growing avocados and couldn't make it happen, it's probably a dead deal. You know what you're doing! That's too bad. So delicious!


Comment by Dave Hunter on December 30, 2012 at 7:56am

That would be great Shirley.  How best to get that to you?

Comment by Jane Carol Gates on December 30, 2012 at 7:12am

Hi Shirley. I tried a 'Little Cado' (probably the toughest of the dwarfs) in a huge pot so I could wheel it into the greenhouse in the winter. But the summer sun was just too intense for it out here and it burnt even in half-day shade. Worse, avocados love acid soil and even with acid potting soil, our water is so hard it kept neutralizing the my best efforts. Additionally, avocados tend to bloom at the time of year we get our heaviest freezes making pollination difficult. I LOVE the fruit, but the battle is just too demanding in the higher elevations of the inland chaparral. :-(

Guess I'll just have to come and visit you out your way!

Comment by Shirley Bovshow on December 30, 2012 at 1:11am

Thanks for watching and joining us at GCTV Dave.
I welcome a guest blog post on beekeeping!

Are you up to the task?


Comment by Dave Hunter on December 29, 2012 at 10:13pm

All you need are a few bees to pollinate!  What a great blog.

Comment by Shirley Bovshow on December 29, 2012 at 5:15pm

Hi Gieo-

Great to hear from you! I love the multi-grafted trees. Great space savers.


Comment by J. Gieo Pensoneault on December 29, 2012 at 5:07pm

I am planning for fruit trees in my yard.  So crazy that we can plant small trees that have so many varieties on one tree!

Comment by Jane Carol Gates on December 29, 2012 at 2:01pm

What fun. I love this segment. I just wish we could grow those avocados here in the higher elevations of inland CA.

Is it too cold in your area for avocados? How about your greenhouse?



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