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#1 Old 03-01-2016, 05:53 PM
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Grow dwarf fruit trees in your living room

I want to try a few of these!

http://food52.com/blog/16084-7-types...ur-living-room
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#2 Old 03-01-2016, 07:26 PM
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I had a lovely dwarf kumquat tree for quite a few years. It fruited the first year, but never did again (I think because you have to hand pollinate, which I never did). I gave it away when we moved out of state.

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Seems like a nice idea to try out
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#4 Old 03-04-2016, 12:16 PM
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A former co-worker of mine grew dwarf bananas which were always sending up suckers/offshoots, and he gave me one of the potted offshoots before he retired. But over the past few weeks it's suddenly lost its leaves and is just a sort of trunk now. It hasn't gotten more than a foot high so far. I don't know if it's one of the varieties that produces edible fruit.

I think the dwarf citrus and dwarf bananas are the most ornamental.
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I want olives and figs!


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^^^ I've heard that fresh figs are delicious, but they don't ship well- so quite a few people have never had them fresh- only dried.

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I had a great aunt and uncle, back in the day, who had a fig tree. I remember it always being loaded with figs. It was awesome.


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I forgot to mention.... that dwarf banana died. That's the second one I've killed, and both were given to me by the same co-worker. He told me that bananas like lots of potassium, and I think I gave it enough, but maybe not.

The wierd thing is, I had a dwarf banana for several years back in the '80s which was given to me by a friend of my father's. That one never fruited but at least it lived.

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My parents are currently growing oranges, and its really cool to see. They are so tiny and cute.
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@TidyLittlePea If home-grown oranges are as good as home-grown peaches or tomatoes, your parents are in for a treat!

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I read the article @LedBoots started this thread with again... and I'm glad I did. There was a correction: fig trees need more than indirect (i.e., northern exposure) light to set fruit. I was wondering about that the first time I read it!

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