Question: I’m super excited to order some fruit trees this year from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Orchard, but it only makes sense for us to have them in large containers. Which varieties would do well in containers?
It really would be better for you if you get miniatures for your containers. Unless you are a super-duper gardener, I wouldn’t recommend standard-sized trees in containers. They are just a lot of work compared to miniatures.
We are not ordering miniatures for the public at the UNCE Orchard. Typically, the fruit from miniatures is not as high-quality as we can get from standard-sized trees.
Bob Morris is a horticulture expert living in Las Vegas and professor emeritus for the University of Nevada. Visit his blog at xtremehorticulture.blogspot.com.