Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Truths About Fruit Tree Seedlings

From a vintage issue of The Workbasket, the truths about getting fruits from fruit trees: don't get seedlings (unless you can wait years!), get grafted fruit trees.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've started a variety of fruit seedlings in the Spring and I've heard the same thing give it at least 5 years and you should start producing fruits. But, I never heard of grafted trees. Thanks for the tip. I will look into it.

Pop Tart said...

Nancy, about 5 years ago when I was looking at trees in the nursery, I did see a huge difference in price between 'normal' seedlings and grafted one; but it is also possible that now most trees you find in a nursery are of the grafted variety... Remember, these are vintage tips ;)

(Proceed with caution & be prepared for odd looks from the nursery staff lol)

Luke said...

The vast majority of fruit trees I have seen in nurseries are grafted. One of the reasons is to provide a hardier root system.

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