Raspberries just do not seem to like long term cultivation in containers of any kind and they’re natural growth tendencies does not really suit such a practice. You can also grow many types of soft fruits (fruits that don’t grow on trees) in pots. The best choice for container gardening are smaller and sturdier, everbearing raspberry variants, but all other will do fine, if proper conditions are met. Growing Everbearing Raspberries in Containers. 12 Fruits to Grow in Containers . A dwarf thornless raspberry bush that grows to just 1m in height but can produce up to 1.5kg of fruit. The best fruit trees for containers are fruit trees that have been grafted onto dwarf rootstock. I am considering re stocking my raspberries as they are a few years old. It reaches just 2 to 3 feet tall and has a mounding habit. Ideal for growing in containers. So long as adequate sun is available, the container can be placed on a patio, deck, balcony or anywhere else you have space. There is a question on whether raspberries can be grown in containers due to their spreading root system. Thanks to dwarf rootstocks, ... To encourage plants to develop shoots from the base, plant them deep, about 6cm below the soil mark of the original container. Add compost to the container throughout the season and mulch the soil surface for weed and moisture control. Blueberries (dwarf variety) can be grown in 5-gal containers. Growing raspberries in containers has both benefits and drawbacks for backyard gardener. Pot size: ... You can grow both summer and autumn-fruiting raspberries in pots, enabling you to enjoy your harvest for several weeks. The spring after your first growing season, fertilize your container raspberries again with the 10-10-10 fertilizer, once in March and again in May. December 2014 in Problem solving. It has been suggested, because I am knocking on a bit, that I should grow the dwarf variety, as they are very low maintenance. 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