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  Fruit Trees
The reason your young fruit trees have not grown may be poor soil conditions such as heavy clay, rocky soil, low levels of fertility, etc. Often it is poor weed control or trees which froze or dried out at the nursery.
Trees trained in this fashion should be on dwarfing rootstock, otherwise, they tend to grow too large and are difficult to hold within bounds.
The fruit of apples and pears is borne on spurs.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/fruit/fruits.html   (1088 words)

  Annual pruning fruit trees
For most deciduous tree fruit, flower buds for the current season's crop are formed the previous summer.
Opening the tree canopy also permits adequate air movement through the tree, which promotes rapid drying to minimize disease infection and allows thorough pesticide penetration.
For maximum yield of high-quality fruit, prune only as necessary to establish a tree with a strong framework capable of supporting heavy crops annually without damage and to maintain a tree sufficiently open to allow penetration of sunlight, air, and spray material for good fruit development and pest control.
www.emmitsburg.net /gardens/articles/adams/2004/prunning_trees.htm   (597 words)

 Fruit Trees
Dwarf trees are not as long-lived as the larger trees.
Most fruit trees planted today are semi-dwarf, because they produce a large crop from a tree with manageable size for pruning and harvesting.
Trees are commonly sold as 'bare root', meaning the roots are exposed, and the young tree is 3' to 6' tall.
eartheasy.com /grow_fruit_tree.htm   (0 words)

 pruning fruit trees
Pruning fruit trees is necessary to develop a strong structured tree, to maintain tree vigor and control size, and to produce abundant high quality fruit.
When pruning neglected fruit trees, it is not necessary or possible to correct all errors in tree structure due to the lack of pruning in the past.
Tree size is reduced by lowering the height of the tree and cutting back the lateral branches to obtain the desired width.
www.ext.nodak.edu /county/cass/horticulture/fruit/prune.htm   (1040 words)

 Training and Pruning Fruit Trees   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fruit trees are frequently purchased as whips, which are unbranched trees ranging from 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter.
Light penetration is not a problem as the maximum height of the tree is limited to approximately 6 to 12 feet, with a canopy spread of 3 to 4 feet outward from the leader.
For bearing trees, the goal of dormant pruning is to remove vigorous upright growth on the scaffolds and trunk that was not removed during the summer.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/hort/hil/ag29.html   (3600 words)

 Fruit Trees for the Home
Fruit trees tend to attract bees and may drop their unpicked fruit.
The fruit yield is comparable to a standard fruit tree and you probably need a ladder to pick it.
Standard are full-sized trees like the one you climbed on when you were a kid. Because of their size and extensive root system, they can grow quite large and produce a lot of fruit.
www.lowes.com /lowes/lkn?action=howTo&p=LawnGarden/FruitTrees.html&rn=RightNavFiles/rightNavHowTo   (859 words)

 About Fruit Trees
These fruit trees are generally limited to being background material for the lawn or vegetable garden.
Dwarf fruit trees will provide fruit that is the same size as full-sized tree fruit, but there will not be nearly as much.
Fruit trees can also be trained to grow against a wall or high fence, in much the same way that vines do.
www.aboutfruittrees.com   (0 words)

 Fruit Trees Pruning Tips
Fruit trees are usually pruned according to one of three generally recognized forms.
As fruit is borne near the base of the current season’s shoots, it is necessary to maintain an annual supply of one-year-old wood from which fruit bearing shoots will develop.
Young shade trees should be trained in the same branch patterns as fruit trees while preserving the natural habits of that tree.
www.gilmour.com /Pruning_Tools/fruittreespruningtips.asp   (3387 words)

 Fruit Trees for the home grounds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In smaller places fruit trees can be worked in with the landscape planting.
The apple tree is the most desirable fruit tree for landscape planting.
It is also possible to train fruit trees to grow against a wall, a high fence, or a trellis and thus have fruit growing on trees trained to grow similar to vines.
www.backyardgardener.com /plants/gfruittree.html   (273 words)

 Fruit Trees
Bare-root trees are just as easy to grow as container grown trees when planted correctly and at the right time of year.
Some trees, particularly peach, plum, pear, and apple trees require a certain number of chill hours to break bud in the spring and produce fruit.
Some trees are self-fertile (no pollinator needed), some partially self-fertile (will produce more reliably with a second tree of another variety), and some self-sterile (needs a different variety for cross-pollination).
www.tofga.org /pages/fruittrees.htm   (611 words)

 Tree Fruit in the Home Garden
Therefore, fruit trees are propagated vegetatively by either budding or grafting scion wood of the desired cultivar on a rootstock.
Planting the Trees Preparation of the soil where fruit trees are to be planted should be as thorough as preparation of the soil for a vegetable garden or ornamental planting.
As fruit is borne on wood of the previous yearºs growth, it is necessary that the peach be pruned annually to stimulate new growth and maintain production near the main body of the tree (Fig.
www.ext.vt.edu /pubs/envirohort/426-841/426-841.html   (6890 words)

 Fruit Trees
Dwarf trees are not as long-lived as the larger trees.
Trees are commonly sold as 'bare root', meaning the roots are exposed, and the young tree is 3' to 6' tall.
The tree has only so much energy to use to produce fruit, so thinning (removing some of the fruit) is essential to produce large fruit in some species, such as peach and apple.
www.eartheasy.com /grow_fruit_tree.htm   (1757 words)

 Fruit Trees
All of your fruit tree needs may be met by our outstanding specialty trees which include dwarf patio peaches, fruit cocktail, Asian pears and persimmon varieties and outstanding semi-dwarf varieties which are known for their distinctive fruit, hardiness and productivity.
Fruit is green to greenish yellow, smooth with some lenticels (small spots).
Fruit is yellow-green to pale yellow, smooth with small lenticels.
virginiaberryfarm.com /Fruit_berry_plants/fruit_trees.htm   (813 words)

The mature size of a fruit tree is determined by rootstocks and sometimes by an INTERSTEM graft.
Fruit trees are deep rooted, so good drainage of the subsoil is critical to proper root development.
After planting, all fruit trees should be pruned to a height of 24 to 28 inches.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /mg/manual/fruit6.htm   (1852 words)

 Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bloom
Most hardy fruit trees need a certain amount of cold winter weather to end their dormancy and to promote spring growth.
Some species of fruit trees have perfect flowers, where both the anthers, which contain pollen, and the pistils, which develop into fruit, are located in the same blossom.
Trees that bear fruit as a result of pollination from their own anthers are considered self-fruitful.
www.uri.edu /ce/factsheets/sheets/fruittreesfail.html   (1114 words)

 Dwarf Fruit Trees   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Commonly grown dwarf fruit trees are generally about thirty to forty percent smaller than standard fruit trees.
However, dwarf fruit trees are not as easy to grow and generally have more problems than standard size fruit trees.
Also, dwarf fruit trees are more susceptible to problems brought on by poor soil conditions.
www.ag.fvsu.edu /teletips/fruits_nuts/322.htm   (348 words)

 Organic Fruit Trees - The Helpful Gardener
Your fruit trees may not bare fruit for many years after they are planted, but will produce delicious fruit for generations once matured.
Fruit trees are ornamental as well as useful.
When selecting a fruit tree, be sure to visit a specialist or nursery in which you can examine a variety of plants for the best and strongest.
www.helpfulgardener.com /organic/2006/fruit.html   (0 words)

 Trees: Other Fruit
Water the tree no more than twice a week or the fertilizer will be leached through the soil before the tree can use it.
Trees that overbear are weakened and need extra fertilizer to recover.
The trees may not have been old enough or had enough nutrition to carry the fruit to term.
www.a-garden-diary.com /trees_other_fruit.htm   (2200 words)

 Growing Fruit Trees
In selecting a location to grow fruit trees, good light is essential for a good crop of fruit.
Shade from nearby trees or buildings is a major cause of failure in growing a successful crop of fruit.
Most fruit trees bloom for a period of 7 to 15 days and the pollinating process must be completed during this period.
www.americanplantfood.com /Pages/PlantCareInfo/GrowFruitTrees.html   (852 words)

 Fruit Trees
They were prominently used as accents in dooryards, or to turn a sunny corner into a shady spot suitable for relaxing, sipping sweet jasmine tea and reading scrolls of poetry to your sweetie on a hot summer afternoon.
Fruits are small, but with small unfertilized seeds (known as "chicken tongues").
The tree in the photo at right, is planted here at the nursery and is about 25 feet, or so, high.
www.plantcreations.com /fruit_trees.htm   (323 words)

 Fruit Trees for Every Household   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fruit trees can be divided broadly into two categories; citrus and deciduous.
Deciduous fruit trees are the apple, pear, and stone fruits.
Fruit flies are the main pest to attack stone fruits like peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines.
www.biodelice.com /Fruit-Trees.asp   (677 words)

 Dwarf Fruit Trees
Dwarf Fruit Trees is my attempt to bring together some of the interesting world of trees that are short, small, yet produce, hopefully, larger amounts of fruit.
Dwarf Citrus Trees-They grow a variety of dwarf trees which are as large as 8 feet tall.
The trees that are TRUE dwarfs, and the traditional dwarfed and semi-dwarfed trees that have full-size tops grafted onto dwarf rootstocks.
www.earth-house.com /Natural_Elements/Pit_Greenhouse/Seed_Suppliers/Dwarf_Fruit_Trees/dwarf_fruit_trees.html   (254 words)

 The Fruit Salad Tree Company Home Page
The Fruit Salad Tree can be grown in the ground as for normal fruit trees, or in pots for those people with very limited space.
Instead of having numerous different trees with more fruit than your household can consume there is only one tree with all of the fruits ripening naturally over a period of months.
A fruit salad tree, developed by the West Family in New England, New South Wales, Australia, bears up to eight different fruits of the same family on the one plant.
www.fruitsaladtrees.com   (0 words)

 AZ Master Gardener Manual: Fruit Trees
Tree fruits add beauty to the landscape, excitement to meals and are a place to grow and work.
A well planned fruit garden will supply fresh fruit at peak quality all summer long which cannot be matched in the grocery market.
Fruit provides vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber which are all important to the human diet.
ag.arizona.edu /pubs/garden/mg/fruit   (160 words)

 The Fruit Salad Tree Company Home Page
The Fruit Salad Tree can be grown in the ground like normal fruit trees, or in pots for those people with very limited space.
Instead of having numerous different trees with more fruit than your household can consume there is only one tree with all of the fruits ripening naturally over a period of months.
A fruit salad tree, developed by the West Family in northern New England, New South Wales, Australia, bears up to eight different fruits of the same family on the one plant.
fruitsaladtrees.com /default.asp   (330 words)

 How to Prune Dormant Fruit Trees - eHow.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are several important chores that fruit trees require during the dormant season, one of which is pruning.
Water sprouts can be identified as long, straight branches that usually grow straight up from the main framework of the tree, while the fruiting spurs are dark in color, very crooked or gnarled and are close to the main framework.
Trees have a healing collar that is a ring at the base of each limb.
www.ehow.com /how_15255_prune-dormant-fruit.html   (497 words)

 WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Mapping Tucson's Fruit Trees
Of course, for residents who can't afford market prices (and who don't have their own tree-filled yards), a fruit tree does equal food, but it's not always easy to locate and obtain things that are growing on private property, and even in public space, it can be hard to know what's what.
This is reminiscent of the fantastic Fallen Fruit project, which was started in Los Angeles as more of a spatial intervention and local networking endeavor than a direct community service effort (although the resulting neighborhood walking maps of ready-to-pick fruit offer similar potential benefits to Angelenos).
Some are designed to get fruit off trees in rural areas to discourage visits by the local bears, others have a more entreprenurial bent where fruit is pressed into juice and then sold to make some money for the project.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/005408.html   (1175 words)

 Gardening : Fruit / Citrus : Uncommon Fruit Trees : Home & Garden Television
Not to be confused with a papaya, which is sometimes called pawpaw, this is a hardy, easy-to-grow tree.
"You can see the fruit is just loaded on all the branches, and I can never come close to using all the fruit." That's a problem with a lot of uncommon fruit trees and vines, but one your friends, family and neighbors are sure to help solve.
Until these uncommon fruits become common, the only way to ensure a steady supply is by planting them in your yard.
www.hgtv.com /hgtv/gl_trees_shrubs_fruit/article/0,1785,HGTV_3647_4855210,00.html   (823 words)

 Grafting and Budding Fruit Trees
In other words, fruit trees cannot be reproduced "true" to the original cultivar from seed.
Grafting describes any of a number of techniques in which a section of a stem with leaf buds is inserted into the stock of a tree.
It is also used to repair injured fruit trees or for topworking an established tree to one or more different cultivars.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/horticulture/dg0532.html   (0 words)

 Orchard Fruit Trees Delivered
Check which plants are best in your fruit growing region, wherever you are having a plant sent.
These handmade fruit basket selections are woven wicker with dark rope bottoms filled with our favorite fruits and gourmet items.
Fruit basket products consist of three collections: our Northwest Collection Fruit Baskets are a celebration of the Pacific Northwest's finest, packed with a smorgasbord of premium fruit and gourmet delights.
pacific-gourmet.com /fruit_gifts/fruit_trees.htm   (0 words)

 Fruit Clubs - Fruit Club Gift
Every fruit is picked at its peak of flavor and delivered in our exclusive Watercolor Art Boxes, each month with its own exclusive Watercolor design.
Choose one of our fixed monthly combinations, or contact us to create your own custom monthly fruit club.
Your generosity and thoughtfulness will be remembered throughout the year and have family, friends, or business associates anxiously awaiting their next shipment of the season's best fruit!
pacific-gourmet.com /fruit_gifts/fruit_club.htm   (0 words)

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