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fruit trees #167752

Asked February 22, 2014, 10:28 PM EST


can a fruit tree be planted and grown in a pot in a green house if necessary? if so what trees can grow in southern Colorado 81089 area code.

                                  thank You
                                   marlene

Huerfano County Colorado

Expert Response

Fruit trees have long been grown in greenhouses. It was very popular practice in Europe during the 1700s through the 1800s by the wealthy. Gardeners would plant fruit trees in containers and roll them in an out of the greenhouses depending on the season.

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=XyAUAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&authuser=0&hl...

Growing fruit trees in the greenhouse demands focus on quality potting soils, training and good irrigaiton. Additionally, one thing that you should remember is that most fruit trees require a set number of chilling hours to flower and bear fruit. What this means is that you must allow your fruit trees to go dormant for a period of time and then "wake" them up mimicking spring.

Review the information at the links below and you should have a good place to start.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/gardennotes/771.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/02800.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/02804.html





Steven Newman Replied March 06, 2014, 11:18 AM EST

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