Gardening

Fruit trees … also on terraces!

When choosing fruit trees for terraces and attics , the decision is somewhat more complex than when we opt for the vegetable option .

In the case of fruit trees for terraces and attics , aspects such as space, climate or the need to have more than one fruit tree of the same species as a pollinator, will notably mark the available options.

To be objective, the first thing is to place ourselves in a specific climate , such as the Mediterranean and in the northern hemisphere. In this area, the range of options from the climatic point of view is very wide. But we return to the concept of space… and weight!

The main advice is to choose species that have proven their effectiveness in the area where we are.

The second, that they are fruit trees that allow, through their pruning, to keep them in controlled dimensions without thereby excessively reducing their fruiting capacity.

The third, the ideal time for planting. If we start from the modality of ‘bare root’, the moment will be during its winter rest, between the months of December to February. If, on the other hand, we start with a fruit tree in a container, which is the most advisable option, they can be transplanted at any time of the year, although it is also advisable if the decision is made, to do it during the vegetative rest since its sprouting will begin. with more force and without interruptions during its natural development.

The fourth its weight. We have to take into account the future pot and its substrate … plus the humidity that it will contain and that of the fruit tree itself. If we do not know if the structure of the building is not prepared for it, we consult with the architect who designed it.

The fifth its orientation. All fruit trees are outdoors and therefore should be in the sunniest area and for as long as possible.

Of course, also the collection of irrigation water. As well as knowing the particular cultivation techniques of each species to adequately carry out its pruning, fertilizing, irrigation , etc. moments .

Among the fruit trees for terraces and attics that can be grown in Spain are Avocado, Apricot, Algarrobo, Almond, Hazel, Persimmon, Chestnut, Cherry, Cherimoyo, Chumbera, Plum, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Fig, Kiwi, Lemon, Mandarin, Mango, Apple, Peach, Quince, Orange, Medlar, Walnut, Olive, Date Palm, Papaya, Pear, Pineapple, Pistachio, Banana, Grapefruit, Table grape , …

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