Dwarf Apple Trees

 
 

   Dwarf apple trees have many advantages to standard sized apple trees. First of all, dwarf apple trees are          smaller.

   This means that they take up less room in a garden.

   The reduced size of a dwarf apple tree makes it easier to prune, spray and harvest fruit. Additionally, dwarf      apple trees will produce fruit earlier than standard apple trees, often only three years after being planted, as      opposed to as many as ten years.

   There are generally two ways to create a dwarf apple tree. One way is to      specially breed them smaller.

   This is very hard to do and may take hundreds of years.

   A faster, and much more common way is to graft the tree onto a rootstock    that has been selected for its dwarfing characteristics. There are several        different types of rootstock, and each works best with specific trees.

   Dwarf apple trees often require much less care than full sized apple trees.

   The rootstock chosen for the dwarf apple tree will often be much hardier        than the original root system of the tree. Also, the smaller stature of a          dwarf apple tree will mean that less pruning needs to be done, and the          tree will require less spraying. Less tree to care for means less work to          do.

   Just about every breed of apple tree can be dwarfed. The type of the            dwarf apple tree depends on the variety grafted, while the size depends        on the rootstock used.

   Some rootstock will dwarf apple trees more than others. It is important to      select not only the breed of tree desired, but also the size. A dwarf apple      tree will grow better in a home garden than will a full sized apple tree.

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