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The Best Fruit For Containers

Not enough space for a backyard orchard? Try these space-conscious plants instead

Fine Gardening - Issue 167

Fruit trees and shrubs, unlike many other edibles, can take up a lot of space when grown in the ground. An average semidwarf apple tree, for example, takes up anywhere from 15 to 30 feet in all directions. If you want to enjoy delicious, organically grown fruit but don’t have a lot of space, growing certain dwarf varieties in pots is the solution.

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