Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Cherries in a Pot!
Courtesy of Dorling Kindersley Limited
The best fruit trees for pots are those grown on dwarfing rootstocks that still produce full-sized fruit. Cherries are grafted onto Colt or Gisela 5 rootstocks. Good cherries include 'Compact Stella' and 'Maynard Mini Stem'. Plant in large pots of soil-based potting mix, keep in a sheltered, sunny spot, and protect the blossoms with plastic sheeting. Feed in spring with all-purpose fertilizer, and apply tomato food every week after flowering. No pruning is needed...
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