Container gardening is an easy way to grow a fresh supply of vegetables, fruits, or herbs without having to plant an entire garden. It's perfect for individuals with limited space who still want to be able to enjoy fresh produce. Below, we'll take a look at a few of the best fruits to grow in containers.
Lemons are always at the top of my list for an easy fruit to grow in containers. Although there are many varieties to lemon suitable for container gardening, I believe either Dwarf Eureka, Improved Meyer, and Lisbon to be the best.
Yes, apples are easy to grow in containers, but only if you choose the right variety. No matter what variety you choose, make sure it is a 'dwarf' tree. When shopping, make sure to look for rootstocks such as M27, M26, Bud9, G16 or M9. Trees grown from these rootstocks will stay under 8' in height, making them the best apple trees for container gardening.
Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit to grow in containers. Strawberries are hardy plants, and are easy to grow. Just one plant can provide you with a handful of delicious berries every now and again if you take proper care of it.
Peaches are easy trees to grow in containers, and come in several varieties. Golden Gem, El Dorado, Garden Gold, and Southern Sweet are just a few that will grow to a height of between 6' to 8'. The great thing about these varieties is they are self-fertile, so you can grow only one if that is what your space allows.
Blueberries can be tricky to grow, especially if your soil is not very acidic. They also require a fairly large pot along with an acidic growing compound in order to thrive properly, but the extra effort is worth it when you make a batch of muffins filled with berries you grew yourself.
Although this is is not a complete list of fruits suitable for container gardening, they are my favorite.