Miniature Fruit Trees
Dwarf Fruit Trees, or miniature fruit trees are available for sale from online Mail Order Nurseries, Garden Centers and Wholesale Nurseries.
Dwarf fruit trees are usually varieties have been grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock to help control growth and final size of the tree. Some fruit tree species do have true dwarf varieties however mostly trees are grafted onto dwarf or semi dwarf rootstock.
Dwarf Fruit trees such as dwarf apple trees, peach trees, apricot trees and many citrus varieties are readily available for sale online. Dwarf coconut trees, fig, pear, cherry and tropical fruit trees are also available from nurseries in the United States.
Care and Container Growing
Increasingly popular Dwarf or Miniature fruit trees are suitable for growing both in the garden and also in pots or containers.
Care requirements for dwarf or miniature fruit trees is similar to that of normal varieties. Many types are available for sale online, but choose a variety that is suited to your climate.
More information and Dwarf fruit tree varieties
Although they are smaller growing, the fruit on a dwarf or miniature tree is the same size as normal varieties. Some of the most popular dwarf fruit trees are citrus, including lemon trees, although many stone fruits and apple trees with a dwarfing habit are also popular. Some smaller growing varieties are also suited for use as espalier type trees.
So a mini fruit tree grown in a container is a realistic possibility for a small garden or even on a sunny patio or balcony. Great for fresh fruit and excellent for introducing children to the wonders of fresh home grown fruit.
Looking at Fruit Trees in more detail
Dwarf Fruit Tree root stock
- Dwarf Apple trees are grafted onto rootstocks such as CG 11, a disease resistant dwarfing rootstock. Other suitable dwarfing rootstocks for apple trees include : M27, M9, M26
- Dwarf Plum tree, peaches and nectarines are usually grafted onto the aptly named Pixy rootstock.
- Dwarf Citrus Trees often use the ‘Flying Dragon’ rootstock
- Dwarf Pears, Quinces, Cherries, Fig, Mulberries and Apricots are also available.
- Dwarf Coconut trees are also available.
Dwarf and Miniature Fruit Trees for sale online from the following growers
FOUR WINDS GROWERS
phone: 877-449-4637 ext. 1
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