Fruit in containers

With careful selection of cultivars and appropriate growing methods, it is possible to grow fruit such as apples, cherries, pears and plums in containers. This is a great way to grow fruit in a small garden, particularly as it keeps trees smaller than if they were grown in the ground.

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Blueberries are a good choice for growing in containers. Image: RHS/Tim Sandall

Quick facts

Suitable for A range of fruit trees, vines and bushes
Planting time Spring
Difficulty Easy to moderate

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