Is this the best patio tree you can have? "Yes" according to the breeder, our fruit expert Will Sibley! We know this tree well and we think he has a very valid point! This naturally dwarfing variety has been grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks to produce a tree which will look great on the patio. Not only look great but produce up to 50 attractive yellow fruits within 3 years! Perfect for quince jelly or for adding to apple pies. Just pinch out the growing tips twice a year to keep the tree in shape and you can admire the decorative nature of this prolifically fruiting tree - a pinky-green flower and petals unravel to reveal a bright but pale green leaf. Very resistant to mildew too. Image for illustrative purposes only.
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Our patio range of fruit trees is made up of both true genetic dwarf varieties and conventional varieties which are grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks in a special way.
Naturally occurring genetic dwarf fruit trees have been known about for hundreds of years and have been used by gardeners and nurserymen alike. The main characteristics of genetic dwarfism in fruit trees are very short internodes shown on the branches, full size flowers and full size leaves, and most importantly, full size fruits.
Creating very compact trees by utilising special grafting technics has been carried out for a very long time indeed by exploiting much of what has been learned over the years of rootstock and scion interaction. Dwarfing rootstocks are utilised and these are budded very high with the scion variety, chosen for their naturally occurring compact habit, to create even more dwarfing characteristics for the whole tree. The resulting trees can be planted to best effect in large pots and a suitable regime of root pruning can be carried out to maintain the dwarf appearance. Similarly, root pruning technics can be employed in the open ground to very great effect. Couple this with a little shoot pinching in spring and summer and the result is perfect for interest and variety in all gardens.
All patio fruit trees will be supplied in 4.5 litre pots and will come with a full growing guide.