spinach, tomatoes and peppers that are doing well so far. I was wondering if there are any types of fruit trees that produce and thrive in a patio container?
A. Yes, there are. I worry a bit about the weight that this will place on your patio. Make sure it can handle this type of load before you attempt containers there.
There are light weight soil mixes that can be used to lessen the weight load on the patio. These mixes frequently use amendments like perlite that replace heavier components of the mix.
A good citrus to grow in containers in our climate is cumquat. It is tolerant of very low
temperatures, as far as citrus goes, and
stays very small. Tender citrus to use would be limes and calamondin, sometimes
called calamansi, but they will need protection from winter cold temperatures.
|Cumquat fruit about 1 1/2 inch long|
|Citrus espalier or some might call "trellis"|
|Citrus in an espalier|
If your patio is protected from wind and cold you might consider kiwi, passionfruit, giant passionfruit or dragonfruit.