Several things are important with containerized fruit trees, the foremost being nutrition. Normally, a trees roots have a horizontal size that often extends outside the canopy/leaf drip zone. Mycorrhizal fungi can infect the roots and increase the trees nutrient availability. Since these are not practical in containers, broad spectrum fertilizers produce the best results. Mix up the types and don’t stick to one brand. Keep an eye on iron, as it is easily depleted. Seaweed foliar fertilizer can be very helpful at supplying micronutrients.
Deep roots tend to primarily pick up water and anchor the tree. The shallower roots are better at picking up nutrients. So, “deep feeding” is a myth. Nutrients migrate downward. There’s no need to give them a head start to the drain holes.
Watch the flowers for pollinators. If there are not a lot of bees, using small watercolor brushes, tied to a thin bamboo stake can help fruit set if you do the bee work. Do this in the morning. Many years ago, we had Cherimoya trees, growing in the greenhouse in big pots. Manual pollination was the only way to get fruit. It was worth it!
If, by some chance, the tree is loaded with fruit, you may need to pick some off, “fruit thin”. Ideally, fruit should not be touching each other.
In hot regions, it may help to shade dark-colored pots so the soil does not heat up. Roots, in general, like to be cooler than the tops. There are white and light colored materials which can help. Otherwise, as the day goes on, the soil and root zone heat up. It takes awhile in a big pot. At night, when there is no photosynthesis, the hot root zone is metabolizing faster and in need of more sugars. There can become competition for metabolic resources.
Some things easily sneak up on you, like high winds! As fruit forms, it can get heavy, watch for stressed limbs and support them or thin fruit. Be sure to examine your trees every spring to make sure any strings, labels, support lines, etc. are not getting tight on the bark! You don’t want “girdling”.
There are protective, mesh bags, with drawstrings, which can help keep damaging insects off fruit. Surround brand of kaolin clay can be very helpful repelling insects and/or preventing sunburn. Keep in mind, it’s messy!
There are better bird nets than the black, thin poly type usually marketed. I’m fond of AviGard. Just remember: apply the netting after fruit is about half ripe and take the netting off when you don’t need it, before branches and new leaves grow through it!
Sorry, I don’t have any humane ways to stop fruit-thieving squirrels, rats …or camels.