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Planting Apple Trees in Containers


I was just wondering if any of you had any tips on planting the dwarf rootstock varieties of Apple trees in containers?

I have recently purchased the variety 'Tickled Pink M26' which states it is suitable for containers. Seeing my home is rented I would much more prefer to keep it this way so any tips on pot size, planting and upkeep would be greatly appreciated image

Thanks in advance,


  • Presumably the M26 refers to the rootstock, a reasonable choice for a container. The variety is average as far as vigour is concerned so all in all it should work in a container. You are lucky to get this variety, not a lot of it around yet.

    Plant in a container at least 50cm wide, 60cm would be better. Fertilise with a handful of blood fish and bone twice a year (April and July), water only when the top soil is dry, Pruning instructions should have been supplied when you bought it.

    Good luck, it sounds a very unusual apple tree colourwise anyway.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,501

    If it's any help it needs a pollination partner from group C - details here 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Yes I am aware it needs a partner, Im just being a bit indecisive atm of what I want to get lol 

    Thanks AllotmentDave for your advice image

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