36 thoughts on “How to Plant Dwarf Fruit Trees Orchard in Container Gardening

    nery colon 1

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Awesome video. Loved and Subbed.

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    UPDATE – We are still enjoying the fruit from the trees.  We do not take the trees out of the pots for winter.  We do though live in Western Washington and we have mild winters.  We have had success with apples, cherries, grapes, blue berries and of course veggies.  For whatever reason we have not had success with pears.  There could be location factors that have caused it to have problems.  Good luck in your Potted Orchards!!!

    Benificent Millipedius

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    35 fruit trees in my front yard !! Off-grid Passive Solar on Micro-Farm for under $45000   35 fruit trees, huge garden
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    Ann Caers

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    oh dear this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your project. I'm planning to move on to growing fruit trees, after learning from my chestnut and oaky friends who are doing great! can't wait (but will have to 😉 )

    Martin B

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Is it possible to propagate dwarf fruit trees???? Please, I really need an answer to this question. Not knowing is driving me crazy! 

    AveIvy

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Very nice!!

    dyazkiprit

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Wow

    DJMovit

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Did you self pollinate the cherry tree?
    We ended up with one dwarf cherry tree and was told we needed two….

    Maidenfairy12

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    How big are your containers??

    Matthew Weir

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Based on the comments it looks like the trees should be 4 years old now and about 2+ years in the pots. Have you seen any drawbacks to putting them into pots? How do you secure them against winds from blowing them over?

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Damian,

    I am not really sure. We purchased ours from a local nursery. You might look at your local nurseries and see if they can help you. Best Wishes on your tree adventure!

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Glad you liked it. Enjoy your adventure with the trees!
    Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Thanks for letting me know. We lost the cherries this year. Peaches would be a fun replacement. Thanks again!

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Good Question! No. We keep them in the pots all of the time. My husband found a fertilizer that is organic for trees. It worked well. It was like a stick composite that he put into the pot. It worked well.

    Sherri McFerran

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Do you have to pull the trees out of their containers every year (or even more often) to clip back their roots and add fresh Miracle Grow soil? Can Miracle-Gro Organic Choice products be used instead of their Chemical-based line of products? Thanks!

    theartist53

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    how do you winter them over?

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Thanks for sharing the source.

    TheAdisah

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    If you want dwarf peach trees, I think Stark Brothers has them.

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @caholaway I am sure there are. When we put the orchard together we could not find dwarf peach trees at the time. We have so many trees we have not bothered to add peach. Never know though in the future we might.

    caholaway

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Are there dwarf peach trees?

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @kellydjelly If we had the soil we might have planted dwarf trees in the ground. Our soil is so rocky that was impossible. We wanted an orchard so badly that we decided we would try containers. This is our 3rd year and the trees are doing very well. Soon I will be posting a video on this years cherry crop. Thanks for asking!

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @Magesandrogue Glad you enjoyed the video. We are in our 3rd year with the trees. The blooms are strong and hopefully we will have a bumper crop this year. At this point the trees are doing well in their containers.

    The Lazy Gardner

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    thank you for sharing. Will your dwarf trees ever outgrow the container? Or do dwarf trees generally do well in containers. I'm going to try this, this really looks like fun and addicting.

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @hollybearyhaleystar The trees were 1-2 years old when we purchased them. They produced a small crop the first year. The second year the apples produced at least 30#s. The pears will do better this year because we are going to hand pollenate them. Big mistake last year not doing that. The cherries just keep increasing in their production each year. Have fun with a potted orchard! Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @alz123alz We purchased them as dwarf trees from a local nursery. We used Miracle Grow Potting soil, and Miracle grow trees and shrubs soil. My husband feeds them each year. Sorry to be so slow in answering. Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @hollybearyhaleystar Our produced the first year. The 2nd year we did not pollenate the pears – big mistake. They year we will hand pollenate them. Apples just keep producing. Several apples the first year on each tree. 30#s or more second year. Have fun with potted trees! Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @jgochan1 Good Question! Our trees are going into their 3rd year now. Hard to believe! We live in a temperate climate [Western Washington State]. Yet, we got down 9 degrees. That was for only a couple of days. A week of the teens in the temp as well. The only protection is the fence and buildings. We did not wrap them. They are blooming now. We had 30#s of apples last year. You might start small and put them in a sheltered area or purchase a portable green house for them. Good Luck! Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @lslavychecker I am sorry I can not read your language. Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @hollybearyhaleystar Good Question! Our trees are going into their 3rd year now. Hard to believe! We live in a temperate climate [Western Washington State]. Yet, we got down 9 degrees. That was for only a couple of days. A week of the teens in the temp as well. The only project is the fence and buildings. We did not wrap them. They are blooming now. We had 30#s of apples last year. Some cherries which the birds got a large portion. The pears this year we are self pollenating. Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @hollybearyhaleystar Good Question! Our trees are going into their 3rd year now. Hard to believe! We live in a temperate climate [Western Washington State]. Yet, we got down 9 degrees. That was for only a couple of days. A week of the teens in the temp as well. The only project is the fence and buildings. We did not wrap them. They are blooming now. We had 30#s of apples last year. Some cherries which the birds got a large portion. The pears this year we are self pollenating.

    jgochan1

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    how do you prepare the trees for winter and will they survive in the Northeast? Thanks.

    lslavychecker

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

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    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @alz123alz
    I purchased them at a local nursery garden center. There were dwarf trees. We used Miracle Grow potting soil and Micracle Grow garden soil for trees and shrubs. Hope that answers your questions! Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @alz123alz I purchased them at a local nursery garden center. There were dwarf trees. We used Miracle Grow potting soil and Micracle Grow garden soil for trees and shrubs. Hope that answers your questions! Judy

    Judy Justice

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    @hollybearyhaleystar

    They produced the first year a small crop. This year an abundant crop. I hope to post pictures over the next month. Thanks for aksing!

    alz123alz

    (March 27, 2017 - 4:58 am)

    Where did you order your fruit trees. What size. What type of potting soil do you purchase. Thank you very much. I am glad to see that you are success and having so much fun.

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