Growing Fruit Trees Indoors
Growing dwarf fruit trees indoors can add a lively touch of freshness, color and fragrance to your indoor setting.
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Dwarf fruit trees add a lively touch of freshness, color and fragrance to an indoor setting. They can provide years of fruit, as well. Author and horticulturist Lance Walheim explains the basics of growing beautiful trees indoors.
- Dwarf fruit trees result from grafting a fruiting variety of tree onto dwarf rootstock, in essence inserting the stem of a citrus tree onto the roots of another tree so the tissues can fuse together. This process is done at a nursery.
- Try growing the sour citrus varieties, like lemons and limes, which sweeten the most easily without lots of sunlight.
- Dwarf trees can be purchased at a local or nursery or through a catalog. Mail-order trees arrive with bare roots, with all the soil carefully rinsed from the root system, leaving it exposed.
Master gardener Chris Dawson shares these tips for growing fruit trees in pots.