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Can I grow fruit trees that are on sale from local supermarket..(2 for £10) in pots?

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  • Depends on the rootstock. Should say on the label. They would need to have been grown on a dwarfing rootstock like M26 for apples.

    The ones sold in supermarkets tend to be on general purpose  rootstocks like MM106 for apples, colt for cherries etc.

    Those aren’t suitable for pots.
    East Yorkshire
  • cowslip2cowslip2 Posts: 137
    Is it not far wiser to buy fruit trees from a Nursery or Garden Centre. They are able to give all the advice one would need.

  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,388
    edited February 2021
    If it's a suitable rootstock then potted fruit trees can be grown as single, double or even candelabra style cordons in a pot. Which would be easier to manage than trying to grow it as a small standard. But they would need to be on a very dwarfing rootstock.

    So if you can't see the rootstock mentioned on the label then assume that they won't be suitable!


    There are a lot of bargains to be had but only if you're clued up on what you're getting, so it was wise to ask first.  :)
    East Yorkshire
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