A Small Orchard's Big Monetary Returns From Dwarf Apple Trees

Bill Cahill gains the best monetary returns with dwarf apple trees that produce full-sized fruit with better fruit quality and in greater abundance than standard-sized trees.



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They produce full-sized fruit, though—indeed, better than full-sized—and of better quality and in greater abundance than standard-sized trees or the semi dwarfs that have become the commercial grower's favorite.
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Diagram: Hill planting rules.
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Bury a 2-foot-high hardware cloth cylinder several inches into soil to protect against rodents.
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A spreader widens main scaffold limbs.
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