Fabric pots for fruit trees
I've been reading about fabric bags in the Container gardening forum. The air root pruning (root hits the edge , the tip dries, and the root branches rather than circling) and over-watering protection (lots of surface area for evaporation, which also keeps it from over-heating) sounds like a good idea.
I was wondering if anyone (Fruitnut?) here has used these for fruit trees (peach, apricot, apple, etc) and how it went? I was going to use 5 gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottom, but I think this could change my plans...
1.) Is there an ideal size which works well, but isn't too heavy? 5, 7, 10, or even 15 gallons are possibilities- actually even larger is possible, but too big for me.
2.) Which brand (Geopots, Smart Pots, Aerobag, Optipots, etc) have you found to be most durable? This trait would be far more important with trees, than vegetable gardening where it is just a "nice to have".