Gardening

Which fruit tree for my balcony?


A fruit tree on the balcony, it's possible! Fall for dwarf varieties and treat yourself to a real miniature orchard.

The sun and an exposure sheltered from the winds promise tasty fruit to be picked directly from the terrace. Discover 8 varieties of fruit trees that grow well in pots or containers.

Cherry tree

  • Variety: Prunus x 'Cherry Boop'
  • Height: 2m
  • Flowering period: March April
  • Fruiting period: June July
  • Ornamental interest: the tree reveals small white flowers in spring appearing before the leaves
  • Fruiting: small sweet dark red cherries, self-fertile variety
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : fresh and light
  • The little extra? Hardy variety up to -20 ° C.

Grenadier

  • Variety: Punica granatum ‘Nana’
  • Height: 1m
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Fruiting period: October to December
  • Ornamental interest: very floriferous variety producing bright orange flowers
  • Fruiting: pomegranates of small sizes in the heart of winter
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : deep and rich (choose a pot taller than it is wide)
  • The little extra? This Mediterranean plant tolerates dry summers but also temperatures dropping to -15 ° C in winter.

Apricot tree

  • Variety: Prunus armeniaca ‘Garden Aprigold’
  • Height: 1m
  • Flowering period: March April
  • Fruiting period: July
  • Ornamental interest: a pretty rounded silhouette adorned with small single white, pink and fragrant flowers
  • Fruiting: generous fruits of 5cm in diameter with soft orange skin
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich, fresh and drained
  • The little extra? Self-fertile variety that does not need another subject to bear fruit.

Fig tree

  • Variety: Ficus carica ‘Figality’
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Flowering period: July August
  • Fruiting period: August to October
  • Ornamental interest: its large dark green lobed leaves with a gray and downy underside
  • Fruiting: unified variety that produces a large harvest per year, its fruits have dark purple skin and tasty flesh
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : deep and loose
  • The little extra? Its compact port suitable for balconies.

Strawberries tree

  • Variety: Fragaria ‘Cirano’
  • Height: 10cm
  • Flowering period: May to October
  • Fruiting period: June to October
  • Ornamental interest: this repeatable variety flowers and produces fruit several times between May and October
  • Fruiting: red strawberries, medium, conical and sweet
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : rich, deep and drained
  • The little extra? Easily cultivated in a planter in which to put several plants.

To fish

  • Variety: Prunus persica ‘Diamond® Zaipevi’
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Flowering period: March April
  • Fruiting period: July
  • Ornamental interest: its opulent bloom of a bright pink
  • Fruiting: peaches with red skin and white flesh, tender and fragrant
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : deep, light and drained
  • The little extra? Its large fruits of 7cm in diameter.

Pear tree

  • Variety: Pyrus communis ‘Belle Helene®’
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Flowering period: March
  • Fruiting period: September October
  • Ornamental interest: generous white bloom in spring
  • Fruiting: refined and tender flesh, sweet and tangy flavor
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : fresh and drained
  • The little extra? Despite its small size, the fruits have a large caliber and store well.

Apple tree

  • Variety: Malus pumilla ‘Croquella® delgrina’
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Flowering period: April
  • Fruiting period: September
  • Ornamental interest: small, white, single flowers with five petals and many stamens
  • Fruiting: bright red apples with juicy and sweet flesh
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich, fresh but drained
  • The little extra? Good resistance to diseases, self-fertile and hardy to -20 ° C.

To read → Remarkable varieties of apples and apple trees

Video: Planting Fruit Trees In The Fall (October 2020).