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Tony starts with ...
I have a couple of Babaco's, some strawberry guava, and 2 dwarf nectarines in pots. My question is, living in the Inner West of Sydney, what fruit are suitable, other than what I have, for pot culture, and what size containers would I need.
I love growing fruit, and living in a terrace with a small yard is difficult at times.
My oldest Babaco is 4 yrs now, and I pick a lot of fruit from it yearly.
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21st June 2007 5:22pm
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Correy says...
I too am a huge fan of growing fruit trees in pots.

I have a Babaco in a pot so it is great to hear that you are having success.

Kath who works for Daleys swears by her Panama Berry and I have one in a pot in my backyard which I have high hopes for.

There is some discussion here about growing it in pots.

Panama Berry

Do people grow Mulberries down there? If so you absolutely have to get a Dwarf Black Mulberry (video of it at the bottom of this mulberry page). I have a normal mulberry and it is just massive. Then I went down to Kyogle where the nursery is and they had a dwarf mulberry and it was about head high packed with mulberries.
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paradisi says...
any citrus will thrive in Sydney - pot size is up to you - the bigger the better, but if space is a constraint most citrus will self prune their roots and limit fruit production

feijoa would be a good small shrub for a pot, you could try some of the pole apples in a pot.

most pots would have to be too big to lift once they are planted - to give the plant as much root room as possible - check out the pot sizes at the nursery/bunnings/big w and see how many you can fit into your area

the worst thing that can happen is that you kill a fruuit tree and loses some dollars.
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tony says...
Correy,are you in Sydney? And how long have you had your Panama Berry? and has it fruied yet. I think that is something I will look into myself.
Thankyou for the feedback, I will take a photo of my largest Babaco when it has a bit more fruit set, and send it to you.
cheers
Tony
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Tony says...
Thanks Paradisi, I didn't add that I have feijoa, and some citrus already, the feijoa in in the ground, and 2 Guava, a Tamarillo and a Carambola are also planted in the ground. So far, they are all growing along well, but no fruit yet.
I had thought of the pole apples, and the size of the pot is only restricted by how much room I have left.
Aslo, as Correy suggested, I am thinking of the Panama Berry, I just need to do a bit or research about it.
cheers
Tony
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randey watson says...
hi, i live in perth and have a star apple that is about 6yo,planted in the ground, looks so healthy and yet refuses to throw any flowers. it receives good water and regular fertilizer, i have even taken to standing next to it with a pair of secateurs mumbling about severe surgery all to no avail. any ideas??
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Anonymous says...
Randey, does it get lots of sun?
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