Using Dwarf Fruit Trees in Your Home Orchard

Dwarf fruit trees produce normal-sized fruit in a fraction of the time. Plus, a short guide to growing nut trees.



Dwarf Fruit Tree
Although dwarf fruit trees are only a fraction of the size of conventional trees, they produce the same size fruit.
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When to expect your trees to yield fruit.
ED ROBINSON
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Here is one plan for less than a half-acre homestead showing how you can attractively landscape your grounds with fruit trees. Note that tall trees are generally planted on North boundary. In this plan trees are planted as close as is practical and size (spread) at maturity indicated. Scale: 1 inch equals 40 feet.
ED ROBINSON
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A comparison of when standard trees bear fruit versus dwarf trees.
ED ROBINSON

















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