Perfect patio fruit

10 June 2016 | Posted in Food by The Marshalls Family

Perfect-for-patio fruit trees and shrubs

Grow a wide range of fruit shrubs and trees on a small patio, yard or even a balcony with our fruit varieties that thrive in pots. You can grow these varieties in small spaces and be harvesting soft fruit like raspberries or blueberries in summer and tree fruit into autumn. It's all possible, even if you don’t have a garden.

PF Three patio fruit potsHere are just some varieties that make fantastic potted fruit trees and shrubs suitable for the smallest of spaces. These varieties all grow well in pots and produce fruit at a manageable height to make plant-care and harvesting really easy. Here are some of our favourites;

The best of summer fruits

PF blueberryBlueberry ‘Blue Pearl’

Compact and heavy-cropping shrub. Simply grow in pots filled with ericaceous compost and fruits in abundance. Harvest berries in August and September and enjoy the autumn colours of the leaves from October. Prune stems lightly after fruiting to keep a balanced framework of stems.

 

PF raspberryRaspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’

Spine-free variety, producing around 1.5kg (3 ½ lbs) of fruit each season. This variety grows to 90cm (36in) so is perfect for small spaces and easy to protect from birds with netting. Simply cut back fruited stems back to the base of the plant in mid-August leaving the leafy stems to grow for fruit next year.

 

Autumn-harvests: excellent tree fruit

Fruit trees in 9 litre pots are the perfect size and stage in their development for growing on a patio or balcony. Our varieties are grown on dwarfing rootstocks so attain a manageable height perfect for harvesting delicious fruit and pruning to keep trees in good shape.

 

PF cherryCherry ‘Summer Sun’

A sweet-cherry variety, the delicious cherries which ripen from red to almost black which you can start picking from the end of July. It’s self-fertile so will produce fruit even when planted in isolation.

 

 

PF plumPlum ‘Victoria’

This self-fertile variety’s popularity comes from them reliably producing a heavy crop of superbly sweet, juicy versatile plums; perfect for pies, puddings jams or eating fresh from the tree.

 

 

PF pearPear ‘Conference’

Delicious, juicy and producing little to no central core. Easy-to-grow with tidy upright habit. Stores well for using delicious fruits through winter. What’s more it’s self-fertile, so you can grow this on its own and still get a good crop of fruit.

 

 

PF appleApple ‘Red Falstaff’

Because variety ‘Red Falstaff’ is frost resistant and self-fertile, it proves to be one of the heaviest yielding varieties apple that there is. It’s also an excellent pollinator for other varieties.

 

 

PF nectarineNectarine ‘Lord Napier’

In full sun the skin puts on a wonderful, dark crimson glow. But it's when you bite into the juicy, white flesh, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture that you can fully appreciate its quality.

 

 

PF damsonDamson ‘Shropshire Prune’

In full sun the skin puts on a wonderful, dark crimson glow. But it's when you bite into the juicy, white flesh, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture that you can fully appreciate its quality.

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