Short on space, but want your own orchard at home? Plant your fruit trees in pot, here’s how.

Growing fruit trees in your patch

Growing fruit trees for pots is becoming popular, particularly as more of us are living on smaller sections and in apartments. Growing fruit trees for pots also allows those who live in the colder areas of the country to enjoy citrus and other subtropicals by moving the plants under cover or inside during winter. Fruit trees are also becoming more appreciated for their visual appeal, and are being used to decorate outdoor living areas and entrance ways.

Here's how

Choose a large pot or container to give your chosen fruit tree a bit of room to grow.

Fill with a good quality potting mix such as Tui Pot Power and pop your fruit tree in so it sits in line with the top of the pot.

Give your fruit tree some fertiliser and water in well.

Plants in pots or containers dry out much quicker in warm weather so keep well watered during the summer months to keep your tree thriving.