Can I grow fruit trees in pots?
Yes, fruit trees can be grown in pots, but not without extra work. If you are doing so, you must select a tree that is grafted onto dwarf rootstock, and the pot should be at least 50 gal or bigger. They will need additional care such as extra watering, fertilization, and being brought inside a garage or garden shed in the winter to ensure the roots don’t freeze, but it receives its required chill hours.
The vast majority of fruit trees we sell are planted directly in the ground, so we are not experts on growing them in pots. We strongly recommend doing your own research beforehand - it is considerably more work to grow fruit trees in pots than it is to plant them in the earth.