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Cold Hardy "Fruit Salad" 3 on 1 Multiple Grafted Fruit Tree
(Semi-dwarf)

Item Number: FT313

$39.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

$39.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/16/2016

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock with at least 3 different varieties.

Possible Varieties: Harcot Apricot, Harko Nectarine, Polly Peach, Harken Peach, and Superior Plum.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: 800-1000
  • Harvest: June 5 - July 25
  • Looks: Red-skinned medium size yellow freestone and white-fleshed, crimson-blushed white skin peaches, large, firm, delicious plum, one of the highest scoring nectarines in taste testing, and medium to large frost hardy apricot.
  • Personality: All are cold hardy; needing at least 800 chill hours.
  • Facts of note: A selection of all-purpose, reliable producers popular for great flavor, heavy crops, and versatile uses. All varieties bloom late in the spring, therefore are less susceptible to damage from spring frosts.
  • Pollination: The varieties on the tree are self fruitful.

Each Fruit Salad tree is grafted with at least 3 of the 5 possible varieties. Enjoy three different fruits or varieties on one tree! Multi-grafted trees have three different varieties grafted onto one rootstock so you can enjoy more variety and extended harvests in one quarter the space. Its the perfect solution for smaller families, smaller spaces, container gardening and urban gardening. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 3rd to 5th year. Citation reach .5 to 2/3 standard (about 8-14'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.

To increase survival rate of grafts it is important not to let one graft overtake the tree. If the different fruit varieties (the limbs) are not well-spread on your trees, use a spreader to separate them. Always plant the smallest limb (the “weakest” bud) to the south/southwest to insure that it gets plenty of sun. Prune back the strongest growing varieties by 2/3. Prune back the weakest variety by 1/2 — or not at all. During the summer, watch the growth-rate of the smaller limbs to determine if pruning is necessary at that time. If the weakest variety is 1/2 the size of the others, it’s best not to cut it back. Prune back the more aggressive limbs. Summer-prune when necessary in order to let sunlight get to all the developing varieties. Keep even sunlight available to all the developing selections. After the third season, maintain the multi-budded tree so that each fruit-type grows in balance with the others.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Freestone
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Cold Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 700-1000 hours Fruit is Good For Canning, Dehydrating, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers, Puree/Sauce
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year, 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 5 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 700-1000 hours
Fruit is Good For Canning, Dehydrating, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers, Puree/Sauce
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 1 Year, 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 5 - 9

Planting & Care

To increase survival rate of grafts it is important not to let one graft overtake the tree. If the different fruit varieties (the limbs) are not well-spread on your trees, use a spreader to separate them. Always plant the smallest limb (the “weakest” bud) to the south/southwest to insure that it gets plenty of sun. Prune back the strongest growing varieties by 2/3. Prune back the weakest variety by 1/2 — or not at all. During the summer, watch the growth-rate of the smaller limbs to determine if pruning is necessary at that time. If the weakest variety is 1/2 the size of the others, it’s best not to cut it back. Prune back the more aggressive limbs. Summer-prune when necessary in order to let sunlight get to all the developing varieties. Keep even sunlight available to all the developing selections. After the third season, maintain the multi-budded tree so that each fruit-type grows in balance with the others.

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for As Low As $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Offer applies to those shipping West of the Rocky Mountains. $35 Flat Rate available to those shipping East of the Rocky Mountains. Actual shipping cost will be calculated based on your zip code. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied. Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st, or June 15th for persimmon trees) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

Reviews

Looks good

Got it late December. Planted it in a few days time. All grafts leafed out beautifully in spring. The nectarines even bloomed. Can't wait to see whether other grafts will bloom next year. Very happy with the tree. Planning to get more trees next year.

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I Got All 5 Grafts!!!

Received in the middle of winter. Planted in a 15 gallon pot and kept in my garage. Pulled it outside in the middle of March. Located in St. Louis, MO. 4 of the 5 branches have leafed out and the one that hasn't still has nice green bark/wood so I think it's just running a little behind. I got blooms on 3 of the branches already, while it's still in the pot! I cut the biggest branch(superior plum) on mine, back to just a couple inches so it wouldn't dominate the other varieties and it already has new shoots coming off of it. I'm excited to watch this one grow. Thanks GrowOrganics!

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