No Yard? 3 Fruits You Can Grow in Pot!
Another fruit that can be grown in a container is lemons. Libson and ponderosa dwarf are two of the best varieties to grow in a container. Lemons also require constant and regular water. If they dry up, the leaves will fall off. A slow release fertilizer is also a good idea for lemons in containers.
Lemon trees in containers are much more susceptible to sucker branches, which will try to take over the tree. They grow at the bottom of the tree. If seen, it must be pruned ASAP. They are also much more vulnerable to cold. They cannot tolerate even mild cold.
However, lemons contain a lot of vitamin C, which is needed for healthy cells. Iron is also available from lemons, as is a small percent of vitamins A and E. No cholesterol is in lemons.
A final fruit that grows in containers is apples! While known for small amounts of cyanide and arscenic in the seeds, apples are another source of vitamin C. On average, an apple has about thirteen grams of sugar (natural, of course). Fiber is also in an apple.
Growing an apple tree in a container can be difficult. A P-22, M-27, M-9, or M-26 variety of tree will grow best. Depending on the variety, the seeds will need to chill between one hundred to six hundred hours at twenty five degrees below zero (Fahrenheit). Insulate the pot, though; the roots need to be warmer. Water initially and when dry to the touch after the seeds germinate. Prune correctly (a diagram can be found online).