Many different fruit trees grow well in containers, from familiar apples to exotic pomegranate (pictured). Dwarf fruit trees provide earlier yields in smaller spaces, and can even be grown in large containers. They bear fruit sooner than standard fruit trees, usually within two years.
Dwarf fruit trees also look good, with a compact form that bears normal-sized fruit. They generally reach 2 – 2½m in height.
Instead of planting a full size apple tree, you can plant 3-4 dwarf trees in the same space. You can grow these in your apartments or backyards. Its good for the environment and is sustainable method of living.
Dwarf fruit trees are either genetically natural dwarfs or regular fruit trees grafted onto dwarf root stock.
Examples of Dwarf Trees.
Dwarf Banana – Tropical Flair for Your Home
Imagine plucking tasty 4-in. bananas from your very own tree! plant adorned with large, glossy green leaves will produce fruit within 3-5 years. Potted.
They do not produce seeds at all. This one we sell is simply a mini or small version of those which are purchased in the supermarket.
Dwarf Calamondin Orange
Shiny, dark evergreen foliage provides the back drop for fragrant white flowers followed by small, juicy, tart oranges. Plant in a container to bring inside during the winter months. Potted plants.
Four hours or more of direct sunlight from a South window. Let plant approach dryness before watering. Average indoor humidity levels. Day temperature 65 – 70 degrees F.; night temperature 50 – 55 degrees F. Use an acid-balanced fertilizer throughout the year and add trace elements in the Spring. Leaves will drop if soil is too wet or too dry. High pH or high soluble salts can cause leaf yellowing. Will not bloom if light is too low. May need to hand pollinate for better fruit production. Not unusual to drop fruit as they will typically set more fruit than they can support.
Dwarf Meyer Lemon
A taste of the tropics! Dwarf citrus trees bear fragrant flowers followed by tasty fruit! Bears medium-size, round orange-yellow fruit year round (move plants indoors for winter in Northern zones.) Fruit is tangy, juicy and slightly sweet when fully ripe.
Nothing freshens the air like the pleasant fresh citrus fragrance given off by the beautiful, waxy white blossoms of these unique tropical plants. Move to a bright light indoors for the winter. Four hours or more of direct sunlight from a South window. Let plant approach dryness before watering. Average indoor humidity levels. Day temperature 65 – 70 degrees F; night temperature 50 – 55 degrees F. Use an acid-balanced fertilizer throughout the year and add trace elements in Spring. Leaves will drop if soil is too wet or too dry. High Ph or high soluble salts can cause leaf yellowing. Will not bloom if light is too low. May need to hand-pollinate for better fruit production.
Bright coral-red flowers and fruit make a striking houseplant. Perfect for outdoors, too; with stands temperatures as low as 40 degrees. Set plants out side in summer—funnel-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds! Fruit is great in salads; makes a juicy snack. 2ft. mature height. Potted.
This plant attracts hummingbirds! 2-ft. mature height.
Easy to grow. It’s compact habit lends itself to window-sill culture or bonsai training. Minimum temperature of 40 degrees F. in Winter. Fruit is edible. Tolerates drought once established. Gorgeous rich coral-red blossoms, jeweled toned fruit, every bit as delicious as larger varieties. In warmer climates it can be grown outside, in cooler areas, bring indoors for the Winter. Funnel-shaped flowers will attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Dwarf Pacas Coffee
You can enjoy your own coffee, as well as enjoy the glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers of this easy-to-grow, unique plant. In 3-4 years your plant will bear fruit, which will ripen to red in the fall, with a sweet pulp surrounding each bean. Simply harvest the desired amount of beans, roast in an oven or roaster and cool completely. You’re now ready to grind and brew your own homegrown coffee! Can be moved outdoors in the summer for pollination.
Species is the major source of the best quality coffee. Very easy to grow. Coffee beans are the seeds of the plants pulpy fruit. Variety stays dwarf, up to 4 feet tall.