Double grafted and dwarf trees

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I love home grown produce; nothing like reaching up to your own tree and eating some fresh fruit directly from the source. I love buying and receiving fruit trees and watching them grown. Our little bunny passed away last week so I decided to buy a dwarf cherry tree to bury her under. I love that you can buy double grafted (or called 2-in-1 trees) and dwarf trees; these trees allow you to have a larger variety of trees to eat from.
Double grafted trees can be two or three different varieties of fruit on the same tree. I don’t have any double grafted trees yet but am looking forward to getting a few of these; I would love a plum with two different varieties on it so that they can fertilise each other, a peach and apricot tree and some other fruit trees. Dwarf trees are miniature trees so that you can have a larger variety of fruit trees and not have these huge trees all over your yard. Most garden centres now sell dwarf and double grafted trees at a reasonable price.
I really want some more fruit trees but we have decided that we need to put a new fence in our backyard first. The fence is currently made up of a hedge that we want gone and then want to put in a wooden fence. Once the fence is up I’ll plant lots of fruit trees but I don’t want any to get broken while we take the old fence out so I’m going to focus on my veggie and herb garden for now.  
  

6 thoughts on “Double grafted and dwarf trees

  1. October 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I was given 3 of the triple graft trees….apples, pears and plums….on all 3 of them one of the grafts has refused to produce….and to be honest I’m not a big fan of them….have had several other people comment that they have had the same problem, don’t know if it’s our location or what the problem is

  2. October 3, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I’ve never seen this before! Thanks for sharing.

  3. October 3, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for the comment Katrina. I don’t have any yet but when I get some I will report back. My sister in law has bought a few so will see how they grow. I love the idea of these and that you can have lots more trees. I really hope that we can get some to grow here. Fingers crossed.

  4. October 4, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your bunny :( A cherry tree sounds like a lovely tree to be buried under! I recently started looking at grafted apple trees at a local nursery (in CHCH).

    I’d never seen them before! Quite interesting.

  5. October 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry about your wee bunny Madz :( it’s upsetting to lose a special furry friend :( x x x x the trees you are talking about sound awesome… Will be interested to see how they go, wouldn’t mind one or two myself!

  6. October 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Aww thanks guys. Mumble is missed but she was 5 and had a relatively good life. This weekend we are collecting our new bunny friend as I do miss having a little friend. I can’t wait to have some of these trees too interesting the above comments about them not doing so well. Anyone else have any luck or issues with these trees?

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