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Dwarf Apple or Pear

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Denton Dave, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Denton Dave

    Denton Dave Gardener

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    Hi All
    I am looking at buying a dwarf Apple or Pear tree to go in a pot on my patio, can anyone recommend a supplier or type I should be looking at.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Verdun

    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    Dave, check out Deacons on Isle of Wight. They give expert advice and supply a great range. Ask for their catalogue :)
     
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    • ricky101

      ricky101 Gardener

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      As Verdun says a good specialist will help, but if buying blind as I did then these might suit.

      Purchased this collection 2 years ago to grow in pots and retain a small size; they do sell singles as well as collections.
      Patio Fruit Tree Collection | Van Meuwen

      Unless you have some other apple trees nearby, you normally have to buy two different varieties to properly pollinate each other.

      The Cherry tree did not grow, and VM replaced without question on receipt of my photos.

      As with any mail order supplier of plants, do make sure you take a photo of the plants as they arrived and first planted up.

      This year the apples had a good dozen fruits, nearly full sized, when this lousy windy weather snapped the upper ties of the main stem to the post and due to the weight the main stem duly snapped off leaving me with just 2 small side branches :cry3:, so ensure you use stout stakes and good strong tree ties.
       
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      Verdun Passionate gardener

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      I planted an orchard for a friend a few years ago using Deacons.
      To add to the advice already given, pay heed to the rootstocks ....this is why I suggest a specialist supplier. No more expensive but you can talk to them and get exactly what you want :)
       

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