Grow fruit on the patio or deck in containers as seen on KDKA’s PTL.
You don’t need acres and acres to grow some fruit. The trick is to choose the right variety that will thrive in containers.
Strawberries are an easy, inexpensive and will produce lots of berries in a pot.
Figs have a rich ethnic history and now there are varieties which are hardy in our area. No more carting the tree in and out according to the season.
Currents are tiny, tart red berries that can be eaten fresh off the vine and are often made in jams or jellies.
Blueberries are the perfect plant for containers. Even if a plant is self-fertile, get another variety to improve fruit set.
Raspberries in a big container can produce two seasons of berries.
Given support, grapes will produce in a big pot.
If you want some fruit and are tight on space, get some big pots and plant some of the varieties above.
I got everything from Hahn Nursery in Ross at Babcock and Three Degre road. They can be reached at 412-635-7475.