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Hydroponic Fruit Trees

By Bailey Shoemaker Richards
Some fruit trees grow hydroponically.
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Some fruit trees grow well under hydroponic conditions, including fruits like bananas, lemons and avocados. Growing trees hydroponically requires attention and care from gardeners to ensure that the trees are stable and receiving nutrients.

Support System

Hydroponic systems do not use soil, so it is vital for fruit trees grown in hydroponic systems to have an external means of support to keep then growing vertically. Fruit trees grown hydroponically are sometimes grown in their dwarf form to make supporting them easier.

Light Requirements

Fruit trees require a great deal of natural light to process nutrients and get energy. Hydroponic fruit tree systems are often based indoors, which makes the use of grow lights necessary. Grow lights provide the same spectrum of light as the sun, which provides fruit trees with energy.

Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponic systems use water instead of soil to transport nutrients and oxygen to the roots of plants like fruit trees. Water containing nutrients is cycled through a system that takes the nutrients to the roots of the fruit trees. Water-loving fruit trees like bananas work well in hydroponic systems.


About the Author


Bailey Shoemaker Richards is a writer from Ohio. She has contributed to numerous online and print publications, including "The North Central Review." Shoemaker Richards also edits for several independent literary journals and the Pink Fish Press publishing company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Ohio University.