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Hydroponic fruit trees: What are they and what care do they need?

 

Everyone knows about growing fruit trees in pots or on land, but very few have heard of hydroponic fruit trees.

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What is hydroponic cultivation?

To focus on the subject, we will say that hydroponic cultivation is a method that consists of the development of plants and trees through the use of mineral solutions in place of soil or soil.

Basically, the roots of the tree receive all the nutrients they need thanks to the dissolution of chemical elements in water, washed sand or gravel, without ever using agricultural land.

In short, the transport of nutrients and oxygen to the roots of plants or trees is done through water, instead of land, and it will be this aquatic element that deals with a whole cycle through the artificially created system to get everything that the tree or plant needs naturally.

Hydroponic fruit trees

When hydroponic cultivation is applied to fruit trees, what we call hydroponic fruit trees are obtained. These trees do not make use of the land and, for this reason, it is necessary to apply some external support that helps them grow vertically (support system). It is very common to use dwarf fruit trees so that the level of difficulty in the field of vertical growth is lower.

On the other hand, we already know that fruit trees need a lot of sunlight to be able to develop properly. This is a major drawback in the cultivation of hydroponic fruit trees indoors and it is necessary to use artificial light to make this type of tree thrive.

In addition, it is important to emphasize that any fruit tree that needs water to a greater extent than any other tree, will be in ideal conditions when grown with hydroponic systems, since water is used instead of soil.

Do you dare to try the cultivation of hydroponic fruit trees?

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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